Jacob is our first child to "fly the coop." Well, only for one week, but still...none of our kids have been away from us for that long without family or close friends caring for them.
But he took off this morning for a Christian camp. He said he was nervous, scared, and excited...all at the same time. We arrived at the bus pick-up location 40 minutes early. Yeah...guess I could have relaxed that a little.
Everything he needs for the week fit into one suitcase and one duffel.
Charlie gets a goodbye hug.
(The whole ride home Charlie kept telling me that he already missed Jacob).
Jacob hung out with some friends that were also going. We were so glad that we could arrange for him to go this same week with his buddies. Some of them have gone before, and they've been talking about camp for weeks!
Jacob got a seat in the middle of the bus per his Dad's advice. Don't want to have to ride 3 hours in the back of a bumpy bus.