A letter to my boy at camp.

ben camp

(And just in case my writing was a bit sloppy, here it is typed out…)

My boy…You were so very brave when we dropped you off. Two weeks away from home is a big deal and the magnitude of your undertaking is not lost on us. It’s been 5 days now and I want to write you a letter that explains how much I miss you, how proud I am of you and how I think about you every single day. I want to write and tell you that tears are not a sign of weakness, they are a symbol of your sensitivity. I want to write that there is no way I could have gone to camp on my own at only 9, without knowing anyone else, and that I admire your courage. I want to tell you that there will be nice people and mean people and that you have the strength to know the difference. That freedom from your parents is a great thing, that it’s ok to be scared and that with risk can also come reward. Challenge yourself. Question yourself. Have fun. Instead, I wrote a postcard detailing the weather and I can only hope that reading between the lines, you’ll know I love you and think you’re awesome.

And please click on the following link to see a sketch I created when my daughter went to camp: I wanted to tell you…

3 thoughts on “A letter to my boy at camp.

  1. Jase What a beautiful letter. Truly heart felt. You acknowledged his feelings and made him heard. What a gift. Truly an amazing father. Love you

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  2. Just lovely. Abby did her first time away this summer too. Aren’t they just amazing.

    Hope things are going great for you guys in your new life! J

    Sent from my iPhone

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