Thursday, July 30, 2009

He Left On A Jet Plane

But I do know when he'll be back again.

Caleb left early yesterday morning with a group from our church for camp a whole lotta states away. And by early, I mean before the sun is up early. 4:30 am early. *yawn*

I was up from 1:30 am to about 3 am with butterflies and excitement mixed with a little nervousness about forgetting something, etc. I really felt like God told us to send Caleb, so I've been at peace with the decision, I just had the normal travel thing going on. I'd hate for my boy to get there and be without something important. Like clean underwear. Or his swimsuit. Or a pencil.

When I fell back asleep, I dreamt that we had missed the flight and no one had called to find out where we were. I began to try to figure out how to get Caleb to the airport in one hour (the airport they flew out of is two hours away). Then I noticed all the clocks in my house were totally different times.

That's when it turned into a nightmare because I realized someone had been in our house and deliberately changed all our clocks while we were sleeping just so we would know they had been there. I woke myself up as I was trying to decide how we could safely keep a loaded gun in our bedroom. But I digress, this is not about the inner workings of my mind.

I heard that sigh of relief...

Anyway, the man cub is whooping it up at this awesome camp very far from home and I am so excited for him. They've got horseback riding, water slides, a lake, arcades, go-karts, a carousel, and so much more! Not your everyday summer church camp.

He'll be back in a few days for a brief pit stop before he heads to Cub Scout camp. Brief as in less than 24 hours. Turning our home into a bed and breakfast. Oh well, I look forward to seeing his smile, hearing his stories, hugging his skinny body, and sniffing him as all good mothers do.



Jolanthe said...

I'm SURE he will have fun! :)

Jess said...

You are so pretty! I love that photo!
I had forgotten that he was going on the trip... hope the week is good for you and for him too!

The Blossoming Skillet said...

I can't wait to see you guys! Is it possible to request Richie's Beef stroganoff for lunch that day:). With onions from your garden, oh over your potatoes? ha ha ha, seriously noodles will be fine.

I hope he makes such great memories. I always loved camps. He's become quite the little traveler.

BT and Jessica said...

Oh... and by the way, he's definitely a proficient traveler... how about sending him our way :) It's not too far :)

Davene said...

Jo Ann,

I have just finished reading back through all of your archives, starting from the very beginning. I've been doing this while nursing Shav, and it has been SO MUCH FUN to read all that you've written! Thanks so much for being real, for being funny, for being serious, for being spiritual, for being honest, for being YOU! I've been blessed through this connection with you; thank you! :)

~ Davene