When the boys brought the flier home for this weekend away in a cabin in the mountains with their Awana group, Casey and I both got excited but were rather uncertain. Caleb would go but would Beni have a meltdown at the mention of it? Well, Beni did have a meltdown because it was something new, at the time he did not enjoy going to Awana (because he felt like he had no good friends in the group), and he did not want to be away from us. So, we prayed. We asked friends to pray. We prayed some more.
The weekend before they would leave for the mountains, Beni had a great time playing in and after church with a few boys that are also part of his Awana group and like that, he was good. He was excited to go, looking forward to it, and was happy about it. And there you have it. Praise God. Praise God. Praise God.
We arrived at the train station a little early, so we went out for cookies, coffee, and tea before meeting up with the group. This is us walking to the train station from the coffee shop.
Andrea (one of the leaders) getting all of the kids in line at the train station to tell them what the plan was and then they left for their platform. I did not shed tears but I thought that I might. This was the first time that both of our kids left home for the weekend. I asked lots of people to pray again. Thank God we have such a great community in our lives that pray for us and our kids. Good thing to because I imagined all of the bad things that could happen and had to keep praying. Casey prayed over me too. He did not want our weekend to be wrecked by his worrisome wife. I did not worry once I let it all go. But I might have been very attentive to my phone. You know…just in case :).
And…they loved it! Praise the Lord.