We were blessed to attend Starlite Shores Family Camp this year, after having scheduling conflicts the previous year. We didn’t know quite what to expect, but starting with the large crew of welcomers, our week was off to a great start. Our host family was kind and generous and helped us get settled comfortably and served us well throughout the week. William, who had finished chemotherapy the previous summer, was thrilled to see all the activities available at the Ministry Center. We all really enjoyed the water activities on Gull Lake, especially the tubing, fishing & jumping-in from the boats & drivers that were so generously provided. We adults appreciated just having time to Be…. time to connect with each other and other parents in our groups and over dinner at The Manor House, and hear their amazing stories of perseverance and hope in the midst of tough times. Starlite Shores is such a blessing to so many families dealing with childhood cancer and all the related struggles and stresses that come with that diagnosis. So, we often say as a family that, while childhood cancer stinks, there are many good things that have come out of such a scary situation — and Starlite Shores is indeed one of those good things.