As a former teacher and student, summertime usually means a time to slow down, enjoy a break from the daily grind. As a youth pastor and youth pastor's wife, this is no longer true for our family. Marty brings in summer interns for the entire summer to work in student ministry. This is an amazing internship opportunity for college students to grow and minister to the teens in our county. We love the new energy this brings to the ministry and are so blessed by their presence in our lives during the summer months. Because of the internship, and all the summer trips the youth take, Marty is incredibly busy in the summer.
Oh sweet August. When August comes, we are able to slow down a little before the school year starts. We decided to take a road trip to visit both families during this down time. Our first stop, Virginia.
We visited Maymont Park, a beautiful park in Richmond with a small children's farm and some zoo like exhibits.
We enjoyed showing her the bear, since we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear all the time!