Our family is complete again-Josh is home! He's a bit sunburned a bit scraped up from his adventures but he had a great time and I was SO happy to see him!
Here's what I love about Josh. While he was at camp he fell off his bike and scraped up his arm, he tripped over a tree in the dark and scraped up his leg, he tried to pass the swim test and couldn't do it and had to be pulled out of the lake, it rained all week at at some point his sleeping bag got wet and he slept in a cold wet sleeping bag, and yet he came home with a huge smile on his face, said how much fun he had and he was proud to tell us that he earned more merit badges than anyone in his troop. The leaders said that he was the hardest worker and had the best attitude of all the boys.
That's Josh in a nutshell. Josh goes through life with a smile on his face, ready to get in there and get the job done. I love that about him. I love watching him grow up and mature and I'm proud of the person he's becoming. It's hard to watch your kids become more independent and go out into the world on their own, but it's easier knowing that I can always count on Josh to tackle whatever he encounters with a smile on his face.
And mostly I'm just glad to have him home safe and sound and under our roof again. It's good to let your kids go out into the world without you and learn to be their own person, but it always feels really good when they return to the nest. :)