Trey and Morgan drove Elijah to Atlanta to catch his direct flight to Bridgeport, CT today. For the next four days he will be meeting, training with and playing games with his Southern Combat (SoCo) American Elite team. This is a team made up of boys from all over the states and this is their first time coming together as a team. Elijah attended the SoCo camp here in Birmingham this summer and was picked to play on the All-stars team the final day. He was then selected/invited to join this Elite traveling team.
Trey has a co-worker that lives in CT that picked Elijah up at the airport and then drove him to the hotel where the entire team is staying. So nice having contacts all over. We are so grateful for Mr. Mark collecting our boy and getting him to the hotel! The first two days will be practice at an indoor facility and then Saturday and Sundays games will be played at Fairfield University. It is so strange to send your teen son on a plane to an unfamiliar destination to be cared for by people you only know via emails and a brief face to face with one at the local camp. The event is well organized and the boys that flew in without parents are rooming two to a room and then being shuttled to and from the facilities each day. While it is well organized and planned out its still an odd feeling to not be there with him.We are excited and nervous for him. This is an adventure full of first for all of us. It’s an incredible opportunity for Elijah and his future for playing college lacrosse as there will be several college recruiters scouting the boys on game days. Elijah is excited about meeting and getting to know some of the college coaches to help him decide on a school if he were to get a scholarship offer, but I can’t imagine Elijah leaving home and being on his own at college in two short years!! This Mama can’t handle the thought of it right now. Love this boy with all my heart. He is a treasure. So blessed to call him son!
Checking into his room. So grown up.