Just yesterday he was a Tiger Cub, putting on his little orange T-shirt with the iron on paws and gold belt buckle that always clanked in the dryer when it was washed because inevitably he would forget to take the belt out of the loops and off the pants...
Today he stood surrounded by his family and peers, a boy turned man in the blink of an eye. He has given to his community, his family, this land.
My son is an Eagle Scout. He stands proud and I stand beside him, even prouder.
(Yep that's me beside him on his shoulder there in the picture, always thought I acted like I had a higher than thou like complex? Well there's the proof right there people. So we agree, now carry on and get me my slippers my toes are cold.)