Youth Camp Week = Nearly Empty Nest

My teen boys just left for camp.  I have never been that mom that celebrated or even looked forward to my kids leaving.  Today is a sad day for me.  I am very proud to say that I didn’t start crying until after they left.

I know they will have a great time.  I know that their spiritual life will be changed for the better.  That is why I let them go.  That doesn’t really make it any easier.

They will only be gone for 5 days, but the realization that the day when they will really leave is quickly approaching… well, it just feels more real today.  I’m thinking we should have been saving money for therapy for a long time now.  As a side note, my kids have already decided which of them will have me committed when (yes, when is how they said it) that day comes.

I’m not actually crazy (and don’t plan on becoming crazy).  I just have amazing children, and I really enjoy spending time with them.  I love talking with them, sharing moments with them, working with them, and bouncing ideas off of them.  We frequently know what the other needs before we have to ask.  We just enjoy each other and have fun together.

So this will be an emotional week.  I am planning to keep myself busy so I don’t have time to think about it much.  I’m hoping that works.  I would be honored if you said a prayer for me.

While you’re praying, please pray for safe travels for the group as they head that way.  Pray that all those young lives are touched by God.  I know it will be an experience of a lifetime, and I am so grateful to our church and chaperons for making this possible.


About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children’s Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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