Bonkers. What have I done? I completely lost my mind. Major face palm. You know what I did? I let my eldest daughter Faith leave me for not one, not two, but three weeks! What was I thinking? Oh my goodness!
Last week I dropped Faith off at the airport along with her cousin Adam of about the same age and sent them on a plane by themselves to Minnesota to see extended family and go to a two week Christian camp.
This is only Faith’s second flight ever and the first one was when she was little. You may remember the story Why I don’t Fly with Kids–A funny Travel Story. Ahem!
Oh I know, I know. Quit telling me it will be good for her! I pray it will be good for her, but I’m worried about ME! Ha ha! You should have seen us at the airport. Jason and I along with my brother-in-law sent the kids off through security at 4:30 am!
There we stood watching. I couldn’t keep my mouth shut. I know. I’m THAT mom. As I watched Faith getting ready to go through security, I was yelling, “You need to put that in the bin! Your shoes too. Take your shoes off. And the jacket. Stick it the bin. Don’t forget your ticket!!!” My poor daughter didn’t even look up. I don’t know if she heard me or not. Thinking I was probably causing a scene I covered my mouth with my hand.
My brother-in-law was handling it much better than I was. He hadn’t said anything. But I felt much better when he began yelling to his son, “Don’t forget your ticket!” Adam had left it on the counter as he sent his stuff through security and was headed to be scanned.
We all left the airport shaking our heads and wondering if they would ever make it to their destination with all of their things.
My heart just about burst with joy at the news that they had arrived in Minnesota and were standing with my brother in the flesh. Everything was going to be ok.
The kids had a great couple of days in the great out doors in Minnesota and even got to help with a Habitat for Humanity home. Now they are at camp and off grid. May the Lord bless their time and may I not have a nervous break down while she’s gone. I miss my girl! Will I be ok?