Sunday was my last official youth group event: The End of the Year BBQ. It was a fun celebration with the kids and other leaders. We celebrated the graduating students and as a goodbye present, I was given a cool mirror lined with the faces of all the kids. When I look at me, I will see them!
The day started with swimming and scuba. I didn't scuba this year because I felt like just swimming and hanging out. So I took pictures of all the kids in their gear. This led to one of those silly, embarrassing moments where you just want to hide.
I was taking pictures of all my youth group kids in their regulators, tanks and scuba suits. And then, I saw Mike and Ethan swimming nearby with just masks and snorkels. So I got pics of them. Just feet away, two more teen guys with masks were swimming. So I took a photo of them (right).
And then...they just looked at me. One waved. That's when I realized I didn't know them.
At the risk of looking like some pervert or creep, I just walked away. Oops.
The rest of the day went better. At the BBQ, we played Bocce Ball and Bags. Our kids ate approx. 600 hotdogs. I wrestled an 8th grader (and won, thank you). It was just a nice non-stressful outing. And a good last event. But it's not goodbye. I will still be around.
Just not around those two random guys in my picture.