So, a big day of independence practice: first time to a new, noisy, chaotic church camp.
Day 2, four hours of activity.
John had missed Day 1.
So everyone pretty much knew what to do but him.
John is quite blessed that many of the kids know him, and some helped him find a group to join.
Love those kids.
At this first drop-off, John did not look back.
Same for the next day.
Nothing for Mom but the back of his head.
The greatest thing I could have dreamed of.
The loving goodbye wasn’t going to happen anyway, and I was OK with that loss.
Things much bigger were at stake.
So, we continue to stretch for everything coming at our kids.
We do all we can for intrinsic motivation.
Then shut up, drop back, and pray it all kicks in.
May we have many times to love the backs of their heads.
Peace be with us,