Today has been
full of mixed emotions for me
and one I knew was coming
but I've struggled to prepare for.
Daniel has begun his journey to the
22nd World Scout Jamboree
which is being held in Sweden.
It's been 18 months since the selection process began
& months of hard fund raising followed.
This is a chance of a life time for him
and one I know he has earned.
So why am I struggling so
with letting him go ?
I trust the leaders &
Dan has been abroad with the Scouts before.
But this seems so different,
he is joining 4000 Brits
all heading for Sweden
with the total experiencing the Jamboree
is expected to reach 48000!
Rationally I know
we, as parents have been preparing him
his whole life to be independent, adventurous
self assured & capable
so maybe we should be patting ourselves on the back.
But as a Mum
this is really my first experience of my
chicks flying the nest.
I wish Coventry's Jamboree Contingent
a fabulous fun filled adventure
and Dan (smiley) we are so proud of you Son x