Yesterday I took a van load of kids up to camp.
I had Cora, Kelby, Trent, Samantha, Tanner, and Elijah.
We left the church around 1:30 and we were the first campers to arrive. After checking all the kids in and making sure they were settled, I wandered around a little bit not wanting to leave.
On the ride up I started getting really anxious about leaving Eli. He just turned 8 and he's not really even done very many sleep overs (maybe one or two). He's a big boy, but he's still very young.
During my wandering I walked into the canteen to look at the T-shirts and Eli followed me in. It was just the two of us and I told him I was struggling to leave him. I teased him about who would tuck him in at night, and kiss his face etc (I typically have to pin him down to the floor, he's not a willing participate).
My strong straight faced little man tucked his face into the crook of my arm and began to cry.
I asked him why he was upset and he said he was just a little scared but not to take him home. He wanted to stay.
Rip my heart out!
I loved on him and then he started giggling through his alligator tears. He was so excited just a little apprehensive.
Please pray for all the kids and the staff that these young impressionable children have a wonderful week learning more about Christ.