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Today is the big day I've been counting down for the past 18 months!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I don't care to unload in a public forum so let me simply say that 18 months ago a dear friend crushed my heart & soul in a public manner and totally destroyed my love for being a Cub Scout volunteer. After 4 months of dealing with the issue, I lost my resolve (sleep, my mind) and swapped positions with another leader. He has been in charge & I have taken on a different role where I don't have to deal with *certain people*. It's been better - but still eats at me.

Today - AHH today!! Today is the end of the road. Today is my son's cross over. He will stand on one end of a bridge, have his blue (Cub Scout) epilets removed, cross the bridge, and be welcomed by a Boy Scout troop who will put red epilets on his uniform. He will be going to a different troop than any of the other boys. A fresh start. For him. For us. I am so excited.... for all of us. He's starting on a wonderful journey. My husband & I get to "just be parents".

I don't think anyone truly realizes - and this includes my husband - how much time I spend on scouts each day-week-month. And I'm not even in charge. But my DH is the Cubmaster & I want him to look good so I'm still pretty much doing the majority of what I did before.

DH has been working for weeks on the boys' Arrow of Light Awards. He makes career arrows that have stripes representing each award that the boys have earned. Didn't he do an amazing job?? He made a total of 9 of these.

On a side note - I put a new battery in my bathroom scale. I was afraid it would add 10 pounds or something. lol!!! I keep seeing NEW LOWER numbers every morning!! I'm so excited! If I don't over eat at the banquet, MAYBE I'll actually get to enter 152 for my weigh in tomorrow!!! AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I'm so happy! I'm slowly creeping up on a normal BMI & I'm determined! They say that stress adds weight - - - maybe I'll wake up tomorrow & be 130! Ha ha ha!! A girl can dream!!
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    emoticon to your DH, son and you on crossing over to boy scouts. It is a family affair and does involve a lot of time and committment. Sorry you had to deal with bad stuff from another scout family, but, just like you said, you all get a fresh start. Your husband did a fantastic job on the arrow of light awards, they look awesome. Woo Hoo to you on your victories you've been seeing on the scale. You are doing great!!
    2552 days ago
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    Congrats to your dh, your son, and to you for surviving the aftermath of bad stuff!! You sound like a great friend, mom, and volunteer!!

    Hope all is well in Scouting world and rock that scale!!! emoticon
    2552 days ago
    Good for you for making a change and taking care of you.
    2552 days ago
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