26 July 2010

tears in my eyes

i tried to be strong.
i tried to not embarrass him by asking for one more hug.
he has been waiting for this week all summer.
but when he walked up the stairs of that bus,
i got tears in my eyes.

my oldest went off to nature camp this week.
it is just a day camp.
he rides the bus to a camp that is about 100 blocks away from our house.
he will play in creeks, learn about animals and be unplugged for 8 hours each day.
i am looking forward to the 4:15 pick up to hear all about his day.
i always say that being a mom is one of the toughest jobs. 
the teaching, cooking, cleaning, shopping for necessities, making sure they are safe etc. 
but i think two of the toughest days are sending them off on that first day of school,
sending them off to camp.
is it 4:15 yet?

update:  first day of camp...he LOVED it!  whew...tomorrow should be easier for me!  :)


Joanne Kennedy said...

LOL I thought you were going to say you kissed the frog and your prince didn't appear.

Be strong mom!


cityfarmer said...

this is only the beginning ... oh too soon, it's the cap and gown and then a tuxedo ... with a bride by his side!

God give the grace to let go

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