Having her gone was so much more difficult than I imagined it would be. Logically I knew she was fine and was probably having a blast, but without being able to talk to her I just didn't have the reassurance I needed, despite talking to her counselor on the phone last Sunday night.
All week I tried to keep myself busy and focus on the excitement of her coming home.
Today her bus was scheduled to arrive at 1:00. As if the anticipation of seeing her wasn't bad enough....the bus was about 30 minutes LATE! UGH! But when it arrived I could see her through the window with a giant smile on her face, waving excitedly. It was amazing!
Once we got home, I decided to take Janelle out to spend some alone time with her. I got to hear so many stories! She went horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and hunting for dinosaur eggs! She even met a very "handsome" and "polite" boy and gulp....went on a "pretend" date with him! She also danced with him at the dance on their last night.
I can't believe how grown up my little girl seems all of a sudden! She had an amazing time and seems to have enjoyed every minute of it. She now has some incredible memories and can't wait to go again next year!