You Might be a Parent going on a PVT if…

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You might be a parent preparing for a ParentVisionTrip if:

  • The knots in your stomach have turned to butterflies.
  • You have a long, long list of items to bring, from your racer and the team.
  • You wonder how you can fit said list AND your own stuff into one carry on.
  • You consider wearing the same thing for a week in order to do so.
  • You can’t wait to meet the racer who wanted twisted bbq Fritos.
  • Or the one who wanted Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  • You wish those items didn’t take up so much space.
  • You consider popping the airtight seals to make them fit.
  • You decide you can take less just to see their smiles.
  • You pray diligently that your body will adjust to whatever the sleeping arrangements are, and whatever the walking arrangements are.
  • You hope that AIM considered an over 50 body doesn’t bend like it used to.
  • This keeps you awake at night.
  • You decide to take extra advil…just in case.
  • You make room for it in your carry on, beside the chic-fil-a sauce.
  • You pray that you will recognize your racer.
  • You worry that you won’t.
  • You liked him/her the way he/she was before he/she left.
  • You trust that God will have done amazing things.
  • You hope that you are not too far behind them spiritually now.
  • You feel a growth spurt coming on.
  • You dream of a long-slow-motion-run-into-each-others-arms hug at the airport.
  • It makes you cry just to think of it.
  • You wonder how to prepare your heart for this adventure.
  • Suddenly packing seems like the easy part.
  • You are nervous about leaving your comfort zone.
  • You leave it anyway.
  • You realize God used your racer as bait… and you took it.
  • You’ve been tricked.
  • You laugh at God’s follow-your-kid-anywhere-they-go strategy.
  • It has been his strategy for years.
  • It works. Every. Time.
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4 thoughts on “You Might be a Parent going on a PVT if…

  1. This made me laugh, so true! (And one parent described her son’s sandals as “you realize you’ve essentially agreed to pack 2 small chihuahuas.”) Love it!

  2. I actually laughed out loud reading this list. It is so true!! Thank you so much for your posts Michelle, I read every one and have appreciated your insights so much!!

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