II Corinthians 12:9-10

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities... for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
II Corinthians 12:9-10

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


In a few short days, I'll be putting my spinal fusion to the test by heading 10 hours away to counsel at a summer camp. For 10 whole weeks, I will lead a cabin of about 8 girls in hiking, swimming, playing games (the good physical ones like tug of war, relay races, big ball volleyball, etc.), tubing, and all sorts of fun stuff.

I remember going as a camper in high school, and the girls in my cabin always thought I was either a snob or a model at first because of my posture. And then they saw my brace! I had to explain my situation many times. Now I'm going back as a counselor after a spinal fusion. As a 17 year old camper, I certainly had no idea what the near future was going to be like for me. As a 20 year old counselor, I can look back and praise God for how He has worked in my life.

People have asked me if I'm worried about my back. And my answer is no. I promised my mom to be careful, so I will, but I know what my back can handle-- which is probably everything except the giant swing.

But most importantly, I have the opportunity to impact an average of 80 girls' lives this summer. And that is something that I take even more seriously than my back. It's going to be a great time, but there are also girls out there who are hurting-- girls that will need me that week. And I consider it a privilege to be a living example of someone with so many faults and imperfections, saved by God's grace, and transformed into someone who has a passion to live for Christ and point others to Him.

So I'm taking a short break from blogging, but some weekend when I get the chance, I will update with pictures and posts. And yes, Mom, you will be able to see how well my back is doing.

Have a great summer, and don't forget that June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month!


  1. Hi Katie,

    I hope camp has gone well. I am sure it was a wonderful experience. Laura is doing well and she talks about you often. I hope all is well with you this fall.
    Melissa Kirk

    1. Yes, camp was an incredible experience! I hope Laura is doing well!