Saturday, June 12, 2010

We Did It!

After a looooong week (for me), my baby made it home safe and sound from Diabetes Camp.

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!


  1. OMGsh!!!!!!!!!!! That picture is SO AWESOME!!! It totally sums up every possible emotion in one shot ;)

    SO HAPPY she had fun!!! And SO HAPPY she's home!!!

    I CAN'T WAIT to hear some stories and see some pictures ;)

  2. I'm so glad you both made it through!!

    How awesome that she had a good time and wants to go back.

    My son heads off in a couple weeks. Yikes!

    (Of course, it's not sleepover camp, so I'll have just half the stress you had!)

  3. Oh, how I remember my diabetes camp days! How exciting! I know camp made a huge difference for me and for all of the friends I met there. I hope it can do the same for your daughter! I'm looking forward to the day when my little girl will get to experience diabetes camp too! It's the one bright spot in her being diagnosed with diabetes too!