Jaysen is gearing up to go to his first ever sleep away camp on Wednesday with his Royal Rangers outpost. He is so excited! Right now, he is making himself a chart to mark off the last few days before camp. He's almost ready, just have to finish washing some clothes and packing his gear.
Am I ready? Not so much. I am scared to death that this is the worst possible thing we can do. I know Jaysen is in good hands, his outpost commander is a great guy who cares about these kids a lot. I'm worried for Jaysen. I'm worried that he will have major behavioral issues. I'm worried that he won't make it through one day before he's begging to come home or we get a call from the grown-ups begging us to come get him.
I know I just have to pray and have faith that he will be fine and will have the time of his life. Like my mom says, he can't keep going through life getting disapointed and left out at every turn. He has to have a chance to try.
So here we go, God! I am putting him in your loving Hands and trusting You to help him be the brave and awesome kid I know he is.