top of page

365 Letters to Myself

April 19th - She's back...

My granddaughter did it! The 2-night camp was successful.

I, her parents, and grandpa, made it through the last couple of days too. As we wondered and waited – not receiving much information on how it was going for Shay the last few days at school camp or calls home at night as we wondered if would happen – she was having an adventure that can be claimed as her OWN.

Mom picked her up from school this afternoon. As I worked in my room, I was happy to hear her footsteps coming right up the stairs after coming in the door. (Because I planned to give her space) Of course, she peeked in for grandpa first, and noticing he wasn’t there, was ok coming in and getting a hug, letting me ask her how the experience was and telling me a few highlights… the food, the hiking in the rain – tried to pry out bedtime details.

As I was thinking she might, she looks ever so slightly ‘older’ and ‘wiser’. Concerns can be put aside, and a victory celebrated! She proved to herself and us that she is growing up! I complemented what bravery and shared how proud I am.

When you have something to prove, prove it!

Hmmm, and growing up…day 259!

Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!

Subscribe below.

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page