The First of Many Leavings

Yesterday I dropped Maddie off at Girl Scout camp for her first extended (a week) camping experience. As we've prepared for this event, her emotions had been all over the place. She was excited. . .then angry that she was going to miss vacation bible school at our parish (and blaming me for not scheduling everything better). . .nervous. . .and then excited but nervous. On the hour and a half drive to camp Maddie ate a bag of popcorn and talked a lot. Eating and nonstop talking are her outward … [Read more...]