This is totally cool! I’m really enjoying these new awards.
I am so honored to be nominated by Mws R Writing for The Awesome Impact Award. Thank you so much Michelle 🙂
This award was created by Rad Gamer as a means for us to share a special moment in our lives that impacted us in a positive manner 🙂
The Rules —
- Tag the person who nominated you.
- Take “The Awesome Impact Award” Picture and add that in your post.
- Talk about an incident that impacted your life in a really positive way.
- Nominate 10 other awesome bloggers for this award.
There have been so many things that have impacted my in a positive manner over the years…meeting Jesus…the birth of my children…the love of a lifetime…
But the one thing that truly impacted me more than anything, except Jesus of course, was meeting a man by the name of Jim Draughon.
He was a Fire Chief, husband, father, Camp Director, friend and mentor.
His role as Camp Director for Camp of the Pines in Bismarck, Arkansas is how I met Jim. My best friend Joey invited me to go counsel at a church camp with him. (The origin of how he went to camp the previous year is forth coming in another post)
After that one week of being a counselor under Jim he became a father figure to me.
He taught me so much, over the course of those many summers, as a counselor, that have helped shape me into the man I am today.
I can’t hear the song One Tin Soldier or It Only Takes A Spark without getting teary eyed.
(I couldn’t find a version that was close to the one we sang at camp…but this is just freaking cool)
It has almost been a decade now since the Lord called Jim home and I still can’t sit and watch a fire without thinking of his talks on the last night of camp. I can’t look at an old school coffee perculator without thinking of Jim and his need for coffee on the overnight camping trek away from our camp site. Trying to make coffee over a camp fire was interesting to say the least. But I mastered it 🙂
So many wonderful memories of those years of having Jim in my life as a director, friend and mentor.
Thank you Father for bringing Jim into my life when I truly needed a male role model!
My nominees for this award are:
Kathy at Maggie Tiggles
Amy at A New Life
Ana at Mom Life With Chiari
Wendi at Simply Chronically Ill
Kranti at Sparkling Thoughts
Julie at Ramblings of a Wonky Girl
To my nominees, please know this is completely optional to participate as I know many of you have several posts and possibly other awards you are in the process of posting.