Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Wow, now that I've gotten today partially over with, I can breathe a little better.

I've been stressing about Jax leaving for the last two weeks and everything went smooth minus the losing my Airport Parking Ticket and being charged 28.00 for being there for 3hrs.  Yeah, I feel ripped off, no worries!!

Jaxon has been counting down the days since he found out he was going.  I wasn't sure how it was going to go for me, I was worried, excited for him and wasn't sure about the whole flying alone thing.  I cried like a baby when he ran up that ramp to board his plane and I cried until I finally got to my car where I said a prayer for my baby and felt a sense of relief.  I know, I should've done it sooner.

I know, I look horrible, but I didn't sleep but two hours last night.  A Mom's job is to worry about her kids right, well I did that....ALL NIGHT!!!  At the same time, I was so excited for Jaxon to experience this, I can't wait to talk about the memories.

This is what I have embedded in my head, my cute grown up boy who once needed me for EVERYTHING and now he is so independent that it scares me.

His plane backing out.  Flight 1506, first stop (but no plane switch) Denver, then to Amarillo (No plane switch) and then onto Dallas Texas where he will be for the next 34 days.

A couple of things to remember from this day.

*Ash saying goodbye to his brother this morning and all of sudden he bursts into tears so bad that I get teary eyed.  I said "Whats wrong Ash?"  He said "I'm going to miss my brother so much, who is going to play cars with me?"  I love that he is going to miss his brother, it means that their relationship is closer than what they think.

*Jax gave me a huge hug at the terminal and said "Tell Ash I love him and that I'll be back!"  Seriously, melt my heart again.  What eight year old boarding a plane for FUN remembers that?  MY BOY and I am so proud of him.

*My Grandma called me as soon as she had him.  She said that a lady came up to her and my Grandpa and asked them if they were waiting for Jaxon, they said Yes and she said that Jaxon was a perfect example of a unaccompanied minor and that she sat next to him the whole 4 hrs and 45 mins and he was amazing.  Made me feel 20 times better.

I want the next 34 days to fly by, but then I don't, if that makes sense.  I want him to remember this always.

Love my BOY!!

1 comment:

Thiago & Teri said...

Oh so sweet and kinda sad at the same time. I totally get all those emotions, must be a mom thing. So glad that all went well on his flight, he seems like such a great little boy. And yes, that does break my heart for Ashton. I imagine my boys being seperated from each other even for a weekend, and I know how lost they would feel for each other. hopefully Ashton does okay this next few weeks. And you hang in there too...such a great mom you are!!