Ahhhhh!!! I’m so upset right now and instead of putting part of this on my facebook, I’m going to do what I used to do and blog about it! So here goes…you have been forewarned.
First, let me give some background info. Every summer our church has a “Sweat Week” for 6-12th graders. Sweat Week is where the teenagers sleep at the church for 3 or 4 nights and they spend each day doing mission work around the community. Last year Teenager helped sort donations at the Salvation Army drop off center, shovel horse waste at a Horse Camp for disabled children, and bag chickens at the local food bank. They give a good 8 hours of work each day and then in the evenings they get to do something fun like bowling or skating. The last night and day is optional, but it’s a great culmination to the week. They go up to Tennessee where they sleep on a gym floor and White Water raft down the Ocoee the next day! Teenager thought it was pure awesomeness! It was one of the best weeks of his life.
We get the forms for Sweat Week in the mail in April and last year I got Teenagers paperwork in in time. It feels up quite quickly. This year I plain out forgot, and didn’t send the paperwork off right when got it. Last night I got an email from Rob saying he noticed on the church website that Sweat Week was FULL! I still had hope, because I had put Teenager’s forms in the mail earlier this week. I emailed the youth secretary to later find out she hadn’t gotten his forms and he did not make it in. Just add me to the “bad mom list“! I could cry I’m so upset. I cringe at the thought of having to break the news to Teenager. Ugh! I hate this feeling and I hate knowing that I let him down. Has something similar to this ever happen to you as a mom? What did you do? How did your child react?