Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{brave girls camp part 2}...

i am still struggling with the right words to explain fully what {brave girls camp} is. you can check their {website}, {facebook} page or even their {blog} to read all the ins and outs of brave girls club. though i don't know if that would fully explain the magic.

i am going to try and put in words how i experienced brave girls camp and see if i can do it justice.

have you ever felt that you were hiding behind something? hiding yourself behind your smile?i think at one time or another we all do this. we don't want to let the world in...we don't want everyone to know what our life is REALLY like behind our walls. i have come to realize that it is OK to share my story. that it is ok when life ISN'T perfect all the time. that it's ok to let people in. even though i have been broken, even though the trust has been broken, even when i feel like i can't go one more step. i can't take anymore heartache or trials. i have to remind myself that my journey is well worth one more step forward.
at brave girls camp it is like we shed our old skin and our new skin becomes alive. our smiles are REAL, our burdens are lifted and our hearts are filled. we learn to be OK with ourselves. that there is probably someone out there that HAS walked in our shoes. who HAS experienced what we are going through and that they are a survivor. we come to understand that boundaries need to be set, that our lives are WORTH something. that we are here, right now, at this very moment...here at brave girls camp for a reason.

our stories are not always the same. our paths are not always straight. that our souls are somehow broken. yet, we begin to feel safe!

when you are picked up by the shuttle & marq {melody's amaZing husband} you start to let go. you are then greeted by melody and are welcomed to this life changing adventure. you are asked to pull out a little handmade bag that says "do not open". then you are asked to open the bag, place the bird seed in your hand and when prompted to... you are to throw the bird seed into the sky. here you are to leave your "worries for the birds" and your beautiful life changing journey begins...
more to come...

6 comments:

Mikal said...

I love this photo of the bird seed, caught in the light, and preparing to caring away so much worry.

Can't wait to read more!

BonnieRose said...

Loved your post dear Connie.
You are so so right.
It was a special place, and it still is, in my heart. I think about it, the time I had there, every day.
thank you for putting all this into words.. I love you dear brave girl.
xoxox
bonnierose

Christine said...

I love this photo of the bird seed in the sky! I was at BGC in July and threw the bird seed but this photo is so much more dramatic than ours was. It's so amazing in the sunset!

tendingtomynest.com said...

Loved your post! You are such a dear dear brave girl and it was such a blessing for me to share the wonderful time with you!

tendingtomynest.com said...

Oh what fun we had! So enjoyed your post! Glad to have shared the Brave Girl Camp with you. You shine with love!

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

keep em coming girl! you are so beautiful!