Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Another heart warming story

I'm back! I'm back - after having my computer in the shop off and on for
about 5 days. I felt like I was completely cut off from the world!

In the many emails in my inbox, I received the following from one of the
Directors for Royal Family Kids Camp:

"Just got back from Royal Family Kids' Camp. WOW! What a week! It's so
fun to watch the kids as they anticipate getting a blanket. The returning
kids tell them that they will get a special blanket that night. So-o-o it
was 95 degrees and we were handing out blankets!! But they wrapped up in
them and enjoyed them anyway! We had one girl who had prayed for a pink
blanket. Guess what she got. Yep, pink. We didn't know.

Another girl was scared of bugs-she got a lady bug quilt and we worried that
she wouldn't like it because of the bug fear. (We didn't know when her
blanket was selected.) By the end of the week, she was CATCHING bugs for a
bug box and enjoying her blanket. The kids were delighted with their
blankets-lots of smiles. At breakfast, a number of them had their blankets.

AND there were blankets that showed up from previous years as their campers
returned for another year of camp. The kids talked about how much they love
their blankets and take them when they have to move. One little boy I'll
call Freddy had just left an adoptive placement (it wasn't finalized) in
what we term a "failed adoption." He was afraid of everything and so very
sad. My heart ached for him. The second night he went to bed more easily,
all wrapped in the comfort of his new blanket. So sweet. Thanks to you and
all those who make these treasured blankets for kids."

Royal Family Kids Camp is for kids who are in foster care that have been
neglected, abused, abandoned, etc. They pretty much have one counselor per
child at the camp.

Donna Aten

Boise/SW Idaho Chapter


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