Here we are, well into the fourth week of our summer chaplain intern program (my first time as a CPE co-supervisor!) and I am _exhausted_. But, wow, there I was, kind of fading in the late afternoon today, when I noticed a conversation one of our students was having. And all of my sleepiness was all of a sudden replaced by an intense joy. . . . I was positively kvelling!!! The way the student was talking demonstrated so clearly to me that he's really been listening to what we've been teaching and modeling for him; and that he's been working really hard to try and understand and integrate that learning.
It was definitely an "aha moment", and it made me feel great . . . . but I'm still exhausted. :)