I miss Big Brother. He's spending the week in Mississippi, participating in Project Hope and Compassion with 15 other students and 3 teachers/staff members from his school.
Being that he's very busy and cell-phone reception is spotty, we don't hear much from him. He did text me yesterday to say that he's recovering from the cold he's had for the past week and working very hard.
I miss having him around, though. Tonight's folk group practice will be a little less lively. Meal planning was tough--there was a lot of "Big Brother likes this. I should save this for when he's back from his trip." And I don't get to share a laugh with him over Zits comics and ThereIFixedIt.com.
I guess this is what it will be like next year when he goes to college.
I'm proud of him and what he's doing. I'm glad he's having a good time and getting this invaluable experience, helping others and building houses.
I still miss him, though.