And now, she is in Pendleton at her first Rodeo Bible Camp. She did NOT want to go, and I was reluctant to send her, but Brady insisted she was ready, and he knows everyone who is running the camp, and so she went. She was extremely nervous, but I think this picture shows that she is doing well. Brady is working in the area and staying in Pendleton so he can have dinner with her every night. Joe Meling, one of Brady's friends and one of the camp leaders told Brady, "I'm not worried about her. I'm worried about you!" So funny! And he has already texted Brady today to let him know Brailey is doing just fine. What a relief! I'm really glad they were able to take this little journey together - they are so close, Brady and Brailey. I admit I have been teary and my eyes have leaked a few times. But that is the BITTERsweet part of parenting, isn't it? Letting them spread their wings so they can learn to fly.
Yesterday was the first official day of summer. It was also Father's Day. I can feel it already - this summer is going to be the SWEETEST SUMMER EVER!