Sunday, August 18, 2013
On our way home from Waxahachie, I took the littles to Six Flags. We got to ride some of the smaller rides that we don't always ride when we have Parker.
Thursday when Parker was gone was July 4th. I didn't really like NOT having Parker with me on a holiday. Like REALLY! I got up early and ran the 5K with a friend. It was my fastest mile ever and a PR on time. Then we went to the parade.
The next morning, we got up early to head EAST! I had to go see a boy!
I hope I never forget what it felt like when he took off in a dead sprint to get to us.
This is one of his friends from his cabin. He lives in Taiwan. They were good friends.
AND guess where we had to stop on our 'way' home? Yep, the peach farm.
He had chiggers in undesirable places. He showered once, I think, and brushed his teeth..... well. I had a few pictures from Camp they sent us, but I may let him blog that. He had a great time and slept for a few days.
I soaked his socks when we got home. This was the water!!!
Well, it's been since 1997- 16 years since I had been to Camp Deer Run. My oldest was finally old enough to over night camp. I surprised him with a decorated trunk. He loved it! I used the Chalk Paint Pens to decorate it so we could reuse it for other stuff too.
It was hard driving off, but I knew he was in good hands. He would be covered by prayers. He would make friends and memories that would last a life time. Oh sweet boy. I love you! We emailed him every day along with family. He even wrote back- once. But, hey, he was only gone Sunday- Friday morning. I thought that was good.