Tuesday, May 13, 2008

She's come a long way baby!

Chattanooga or bust!

Today the Lil'Nanny is on a bus to Chattanooga. Without me. For those of you who know what I've been through with this child...you know this is a big deal. Two years ago, she wouldn't get on any bus. One year ago, she wouldn't walk into the door of her school without me. And here she is today off to the big city. I decided at the beginning of the year that I would not go on this field trip. My goal was that she would go on this FT without me. Honestly, I didn't want to sit for two hours on a bus with screaming kids. I went on the class field trip at the beginning of the school year and wanted to sit this one out. I also knew that her friend's mom was going and she would be in her group. She has been talking about this trip non stop for weeks now. She had to be at the school by 5:45 this morning. She was so worried that we wouldn't wake up and she would miss the bus. So, to put her mind at ease, we set three alarm clocks. Now, I wake up every morning by 5 a.m.. Without fail. But she started talking about how it would be so horrible if she missed the bus, what would we do, yadayadayadayada, she led me down the road to anxiety. If she missed the bus, I would have to chase the bus down or drive her to Chattanooga. So we set three alarms. One in her room and two in my room. I woke up several times in the night wondering if I had overslept.

We made it to the school by 5:35 and here she is...

Yes, that's a charter bus with televisions. I guess that makes this trip a really big deal. They could bring iPods, Nintendos and movies. I don't think they will play with any of those things. I think it will be nonstop girl talk the whole way. Or maybe they'll sing some songs...that's what I would do:)

They are off to see Ruby Falls, the Aquarium and the Imax. I think she's going to sleep well tonight.

I think her shackles are gone and I just want to praise HIM!

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Teresa said...

Wow! What a difference a year can make. You go Lil' Nanny!!! And I'm with you. They don't need all that stuff. All they need is a hymnal. : )

NC said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so HUGE! God is so good! I hope she has a blast! Maybe next year we can get them off to camp! :)

Erin said...

Good for her! :) And for you for patiently sticking it out to get to this point. What an accomplishment!

Ashley said...

WOW! I am so proud of her... and you!

CEU said...

WOO HOO! Amazing Grace. Think of the possibilities!