Tuesday, June 17, 2008


pink wish, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Ian leaves for Costa Rica tomorrow. His clothes and stuff are in heaps on his floor, but I am trying to convince him that this is not actually the same thing as being packed. It's not that he hasn't traveled - he has. Or been out of the country- he has. Or traveled without his family - he has... but, this is all of those put together! It is the thought of him in a foreign country without family that gives me pause. I have confidence in the teacher and the organization that he is traveling with, but I just wish they had a mommy-cam so I could watch their activities. Also, cell phones do not work there... well, their cell phones work, but there is not really any way to bring a US phone there and use it. They use an entirely different system. The tour leader assures me that she will be sure all the students call home daily. Sigh... I'll be okay. Having 4 kids does teach one to handle the problem of worry. I really strive to do all I can and then let things go and be dealt with by the universe. That's how it goes anyway. Why fight it?
Okay, I am about to go wake up my son and MAKE him pack. Wish me luck!


Leah C said...

We mommies never stop worrying...wishing Ian a fun trip & safe return home:)

Anonymous said...

Prayers safe travel!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Dale it doesn't matter how old they get we still feel this way when they travel. I am sure he wil be safe. He won't mind having crumpled clothes just tossed into his bag so don't worry. I could say don't stress when he leaves but you are a Mom and it comes with the job. I am sure we are the biggest Stress Heads in the world.

avalonrosedesign said...

I'm sure he'll have a wonderful time and be safe! Costa Rica sounds like so much fun!


TheTatums said...

I know that feeling. My 17yo dd went to Peru last summer and Cameroon the summer before. She's home now... at least 'til August when she moves to Michigan for collage!


Sabii Wabii said...

I love your art. I would like to see them up close to see the textures....the photos always look great.


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