Despite the traumatic injury to his jaw, Big C received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor on Sunday night.
It was a wonderful night filled with people our family loves. My sister surprised us by driving all the way from Ohio to be there! Almost all of Chris’ former scout leaders were in attendance. Many of them participated in the actual ceremony. He was awarded his Eagle by a dear family friend (and mentor) Melaney Tagg.
But his dad got to put his new neckerchief on.
Then my son gave me a pin, a hug and a thank you for supporting and encouraging (prodding) him towards his Eagle. (This is my trying really hard not to cry face.)
It was great to hear so many people pay tribute to the boy we have raised. He’s a good egg. We are all very proud of Big C. My dad was especially proud! You can’t tell in this picture though.
And then there’s this picture. I don’t really have much to say about it. Except that honestly, for as exceptional a boy as mine is, each of these girls is just as amazing. Really, it’s true! And they adore my kid.
Way to go Big C! Way to smile your way through the pain of an injury for a night where everyone honored you. You worked hard. You earned it! Love you, boy.
PS. Please remind me to stand up straight!