|Made it up to the cabin!|
What an exciting, momentous, heart-wrenching weekend this is for N's Momma! He is on his first campout withOUT Daddy! Not only that, it is a 2 niter, and it was a 2 mile/3.5 hr. hike up an icy mountain in freezing rain to get there! He packed a backpack up for the first time, and Dad said that he was such a trooper. He had problems with his grippers breaking off of his boots in the icy patches (apparently we need a serious upgrade for him in that department!), but he kept on a' trudgin. I am extremely thankful, proud, and worried about him!
My friend asked if I was concerned about any new knowledge he would come back with considering that he is surrounded by middle and high school guys. My answer? Oh yes; especially considering he is still so loveably naive and his logic is very black and white. His Dad gets irritated when I make the comparison, but my sweet boy has a similar personality to the character of Forrest Gump. Or for those Eleanor Porter fans, he is my "Just David". He is so sweet and compassionate. While I do not want him to ever ever lose that, I realize that to survive this sinful world, he will need to become a bit more thick skinned and jaded. So, yes, I'm concerned, but yet, I feel like this could very well be the social skills boot camp that my boy needs.
He will be back home tonight, and I am anxious to hear all that has expired these past 3 days. What a difference 2 years of proper treatment makes!
Thank you, Jesus!