Monday, June 30, 2008

And he's off....

Yesterday Landon woke up at 5 am and headed down to "the valley". It was his first time making the drive alone and I was a little nervous about it, but I knew I had to let him go. He's 17 and will probably leave for college next year then in two short years he will be off on a mission to who knows where in the world. I know allowing his independence now is important preparation for him (and me) for when he is really off on his own. But even knowing all of that I was still very happy to receive this text from him.....

It says, "Hey I made it in one piece." Music to a mother's ears. In "the valley" he met up with his friends and they headed up to Utah, on their own with no parents. How's that for independence? So I was very, very pleased to receive this text last night....


It says, "Hey I'm in Utah now." Whew! The major driving is over for now and everyone is safe. Now if 17 year old boys can stay out of trouble for a week on their own all will be well. I told Landon to keep me posted so hopefully I'll be receiving many more of those mind easing text messages throughout the week. I love being a mom. Each stage of my children's lives bring new excitement. It's a never ending adventure.


3 comments:

Wendy said...

I feel your pain Jeanette! It's the scariest thing in the world to let your kids venture out!! I know we have to let them do these scary things on their own but I don't like it!! You just hold your breath until the next "I'm still safe" phone call! I think you are very brave!!! Luckily Landon is a good boy and you can trust him!! Hang in there, it'll all be worth it one day!

CrabbyFamily said...

wow talk about growing up way too fast..

arizonamama said...

Good for you and Landon. When I was 17 I felt like I could do anything, but now it seems so young to be doing that kind of stuff. It's hard to remeber how you felt as a kid and balance that with how you feel as a parent. Too hard.