Sunday, May 4, 2008

A mothers Love

Today my Girl Scout came home.....

On friday I checked my dd out of school early. I took her home and we gathered her things, she changed her clothes and off we went back to her school. You see, we were meeting her GS troupe there. They were headed off to camp and trying to miss rush hour traffic.

I never imagined it would be so hard to see her go, she stays days and days with her grandparents and Im always more thankful than anything for the peace and quite that follows her leaving with them than I am concerned about the leaving. But it seems sending your first born off with someone you dont trust as much as your own parents is harder. I never imagined I would fret as much as I did. I found myself unable to sleep that night, and when I did doze off I would wake up thinking of car accidents of varied sorts. I never imgained I would count the minutes until she arrived home, but that is just what I did. DH felt the same :).

She came home today, dirty and tired and telling us she felt as if she had been to Disneyland already :D. The trip went better than planned even for the leaders, they got to hike and eat smores, trade swaps and learn new skills. And while she was there, miss idenpendant woke in the night with a bad dream, wishing for her mom. :) I smile not for the bad dream that she had, but that my super confident first born still wishes for her mom. I smile because next year I get to be a coleader for her troupe, I smile because though she had a great adventure without me, next year I get to join in :D.

Today my girl scout came home....

5 comments:

teachmom said...

Awww! And just in time for Mother's Day, to know how much you ARE needed! :)
I don't know if I am as strong as you. DD's wont be able to do the camp thing till either next year or the year after, when one's a Brownie and the other a Jr. Girl Scout. Still, I don't know if I am strong enough to let them leave.

HUGS!

Polly said...

I'm still not strong enough to let mine go~so, I go, too--camping, that is! Regular outings~no prob. ;)
Just think, next year you can come home dirty and tired and feeling like you've been to Disneyland, too!

Heidi said...

Glad she had a great time, and you survived it!!!

NeaCakes said...

I'm glad it was a great experience, and I loved how you wrote about it. Something all us mommies can relate to. And LOVED the pics!

TheGirlYou'llNeverKnow said...

Yah Im thinking I wont feel like I was just at Disneyland :D, but Ill love it none the less :D. I love that my dd is so anxious for me to do things with her, I know I wont have that with her forever but I will enjoy it while I do.