Yesterday we really wanted to make the zip line, since it was Anna and Grace's first time at camp, and I knew Grace for sure would be apprehensive. Their time was at 10:00, which meant we had to leave by 7:15 to make it. We also brought up another boy who is on Luke's staff, and I felt bad that he had to get up so early to go with us, since they technically didn't have to be there until 2:00!
We did make it there right at 10:00, and we watched 7 campers whiz down before Anna went. She confidently zoomed down, and then it was Grace's turn. She spent the next at least 10 minutes, maybe longer, on the platform, being encouraged by the counselors, as well as her large familial cheering section down below.
She eventually made it all the way to the edge of the platform, but I really didn't think she was going to going to ever let go. I thought she was the last camper (there were only 10 kids last week), but then I realized there was actually one more boy waiting *very* patiently down below the platform. At that point, I pretty much told her to fish or cut bait because people were waiting, and so lo and behold, she let go and zipped away.
In the meantime, it's hitting home that just one week after Nathan and Luke get back, Nathan will head off to college. That's hard to think about! I miss having him and Luke around in the evening to share funny things with. Drew was so funny yesterday. We ate lunch at Taco Bell about 30 minutes down the road. When we were standing in line, he was looking around the restaurant, and he got all excited. "Look!! There's Lukey!!" as he pointed to a Taco Bell employee sitting on his break at a table with his back to us. Well, no, Pumpkin, we left Luke at WSS . . . he's not actually working here at this Taco Bell. Although the guy was young and had short brownish hair, LOL. So while Faith, Micah, and Drew were VERY happy to have Anna and Grace back, they were not at all sure it was a good trade to lose Nathan and Luke.