Thursday, June 26, 2008

Winds of Change

 

Spencer just got home from his first scout camp today. They chose not to go to a council ran camp this year and did a canoe trip. Long story short their canoe trip ended early from unforeseeable circumstances and ended at a lake. Spencer had so many stories to share and I witnessed it through his deacon aged eyes. I got a tear in my eye at his innocence knowing that in a few short years he will be one of the older ones setting the example for the younger ones. I wish he could be a little boy forever. I remember when he was first a Bobcat and how darling he looked in uniform. I got to experience his growth as a den leader and cub master. Again I see that sweetness in him that will shortly be replaced with eyes of an experienced youth. In my biased opinion...how lucky those younger boys will be. I have gratitude this evening for two reasons: How grateful I am for the good leaders that brought him safely home, and how grateful I am to be the person this boy calls Mom.

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5 comments:

snowwhiteor said...

Thanks! He is a great kid!! And then he'll be the little one again learning how to be a missionary in a few years! And you'll be amazed at how much he's grown with out you in the two years he's gone.....sigh....

Will said...

I'll be the 1st to admit that Spencer don't know each other that well, but he's always made a good impression when we've been around. You two parents deserve kudos on that kid. Write about your other ones and I'd say the same.

Storie said...

Jac.
why am I not surprised to see you pen these words about Spence?
It doesn't surprise me in the least.
I am so proud of him....
love, Storie

Boy-Crazy Home said...

Sunni told me about the "canoe" trip and it did sound like quite the event! I'm glad he made it home in one piece.

Sunni said...

I am so glad Spencer is a great example to his peers also. My Son is lucky to hang out with such a mature boy!!