Tomorrow my son goes to Youth camp for the first time. He has never wanted to go due to being nervous about his allergy issues. He has severe allergies to all dairy and eggs. We spoke with the director and they are prepared for him. We are sending some safe foods for him and provided all needed meds and emergency meds. He has never had a reaction at school or any other youth group event. He knows how to ask for what he needs and how to order food in a reastaurant. I am excited for him but my heart is a little ...I don't know, not sad., not nervous but something. I know HE IS READY but still wow. I still can't help but feel a little emotional.
I have not told him this or communicated it to him. He is so excited he is about to go into orbit, LOL.
He will be Gone from early tomorrow and return Friday afternoon or after. Wow, just wow......I am happy for him and I know this will be good for him. His youth leader is going and she is a nurse as well as another helper who is a nurse. I know he is in good hands...but still....letting go......can be hard at times...bitter sweet, maybe that is a better term. We have talked to him about speaking up for his needs or if he isn't feeling right, symptom wise etc. So here I go......I am growing again...as a Mom. Have you ever noticed that we as parents grow each time we let go a little bit.
Wish me luck this week as I go through another baby step of letting go. Fly my son fly, soar and experience all thhis life has for you to know and learn. You got this son.