Friday, July 13, 2012

Camp Adventures

Today my oldest leaves for camp.  But not just any camp... and not just any where... Camp Heartland... in Minnesota... especially for kids and who have or have close family with HIV.  (And it's all FREE for us... simply amazing.)  But since camp is in Minnesota, and we're not, transportation consists of small plane pilots who donate miles and time to flying kids in the midwest to camp.  And that's what we did this morning.





You can actually see her looking out the window at me in this one! :)




Can't believe I really just sent my daughter off into the unknown, just the pilot and her, so crazy!  Prayers for a safe flight and loads of fun while she's away!  She'll be back again next Thursday and I can't wait to hear about her adventures!

4 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Wow. What a step of faith.

annieglan said...

I LOVE THE NEW BLOG LAYOUT!!
She is going to have so much fun. What an awesome thing for her to experience.

maureen said...

Oh she looks so big waiting in the waiting room, and so small out by the plane! I hope she has a great time and you don't miss her too much!

Diane said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience for her!

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