For the past eight years I have been honored to lead music at a VBS in South Dakota. I have grown to love these kids (as challenging as some of them may have been). 😉 Some I have seen graduate High School - via Facebook.
I started before we had Jackson. Today, for only the second time in 8 years, I just said, "No - I will not be able to lead music for your Bible School this year". I do not apologize for my decision because I am putting my family first. (I was stressing about wondering how Pearl would do with a stranger caring for her, as she just wants her mama right now.) This is only for a season, right? Yes, babies are for a season.
The pastor was very understanding, and I have appreciated the support of this congregation through the years. It's not that I don't think that someone else could not do the music, because they can, and the kids will have a great time and learn a lot about Jesus! It's just that I have fallen in love with this congregation, these kids, and their community!
But next year! I will hope in next year! Because babes are for a season…. 👶🏻