Nan’s roast is one of Nicholas’ favorite meals. So, a roast is currently in the crock pot.
I have a not-so-little boy on my hands who is excited, nervous and anxious all at the same time.
Truth be told – so am I.
He is scheduled to leave tomorrow for Summer Encampment at 0630.
He and I stayed up late last night and got up early.
We grabbed a Starbucks special this morning on our way back to our favorite Army Navy Surplus Store to pick up the last piece of his packing list.
At the moment, every surface in my house seems to be covered with items on that packing list.
blues short sleeve shirt | 2 white v-neck undershirts | tie for blues uniform | blues pants | flight cap | insignia for flight cap | blues belt with chrome buckle and tip | 2 pair black dress socks | pastic blue cadet nametag | complete set of insignia for blues uniform | black military low quarter dress shoes | extra shoe laces for dress shoes | 3 plain black t-shirts | 2 pair plain black athletic shorts | tennis shoes | 8 pair boxers | 1 casual civilian outfit | flip flops for shower | 3 full sets of BDUs with all insignia | BDU belt | BDU hat | 6 pair boot socks | 2 pair blousing bands | black combat boots | 8 brown undershirts | soap with soap dish | 2 bath towels | 1 washcloth | shampoo | comb | deodorant | foot powder | toothbrush and tooth paste | razor and shaving cream | sunscreen | bu g spray | CAP id card | black sharpie | small memo book | 3 black pens | 5 clothes hangers | sewing kit | dusting rag | flashlight with red attachment | extra D batteries | 2 copies of completed CAPF 60 form | CAP uniform manual | current leadership book | laundry bag | swimsuit | 12″ ruler | poncho | camelbak | shoe shine kit | wallet with money
All ready to be packed in a suitcase or hanging bag.
Nicholas is my child who is very particular. He likes order.
This encampment is right up his alley.
Did you read that, mom? I taught him how to iron pleats. Impressive, huh? 😉
He is very excited about the PT part of this camp – he loves being challenged physically. He’s a pretty athletic kid.
He is anxious not knowing what to expect. He is nervous not having an agenda.
He is nervous at not having every detail laid out for him for the week.
He gets that from his momma.
We like plans, people.
But sometimes we grow most from having to walk in faith – from just putting one foot in front of the other and taking each step as it comes.
That is what he will be doing this week.
I already expect him to come home next Saturday night counting down the days until the next encampment.
As of last week, he has already researched how to apply for Hawk Mountain.
As anxious as he is not knowing what tomorrow holds, the kid has plans.
He has dreams.
A big part of my heart is sad to see him growing up so fast.
But a bigger part could not be more proud to witness the young man that he is becoming.
A number of you have mentioned that your children interested in or are beginning Civil Air Patrol. Not only will they have the opportunity to study aviation, but this video gives a glimpse to what they may expect at Summer Encampment. Note: no two years are the same, but this will give you insight of what to expect…..
the video is long – but worth it