As I have blogged about before, I am a scout mom (leader, committee member and cubmaster extraordinaire). I spend many hours a week for our cub scouts and boy scouts. For the most part I enjoy it, but there is a ton of not so enjoyable stuff I have to deal with as well. There is not much glory in it, only knowing that I have my hand in a program that has a direct impact on my boys and the boys in my community.
Today there was a little glory. I took a photo of my youngest when he was helping the VFW retire flags before Memorial Day a couple years ago. I LOVE this picture. It is my face book profile from Memorial Day through the 4th of July.
There was a photo contest by our local scouting organization looking for photos of 'scouts in action'. I submitted my photo and it was one of the top ten photos and it is now featured in our local scout store. I thought the crocs he was wearing and the silly bands(yes remember that craze) really dated the photo but that was one of the things that they liked. They wanted the photos to show scouting through the years and this captured a time period.
They had an open house to honor the winners and unveil the photos this evening. My scout and I went. It was great to see my photo being recognized. It was one of those, 'you like me, you really like me moments.' You know when you think you are on to something but you aren't sure if others get it.