At that time I was complaining about this new, time-consuming calling, that included flags and other paraphernalia littering my home.
Well, that all came to an end last week.
Matt was released as the Scoutmaster. I have seen him tear up on several occasions when saying goodbye to this beloved calling. He has truly loved it so much that his eyes watered one more time last Sunday when he stood to be released. He has grown to love the boys he has worked with, the leaders he has served with, the camps, and the activities. Most of all, he has loved and cherished the time he has had being with Tyler, our 13 year old.
Here are some of the things I might even miss seeing around our house:
Okay, just kidding. I won't miss having the "Spirit Stick" in my garage!! (Matt was so proud of the troop for winning that honorable award at their summer camp. I'm not exactly sure what a Spirit Stick is, but I am sure I won't miss seeing it in my garage!)
Yes, I include Matt as something I will miss seeing around the house! So far his new calling (Executive Secretary for the Bishop), has been far more time consuming and we kind of miss him around here.
Matt is not really an outdoorsy kind of guy. He was a little nervous about all the camping, as he would much prefer a hotel over a tent. But he learned to love being in a freezing cold camp with an achy back after a rough night on a mat. No really, I think he did learn to love it -- or at least not be miserable!
I feel bad that I audibly laughed when the Bishop called Matt to be the Scoutmaster, but I quicky learned why he was so great. 1) He loved the boys. 2) He respects the Scouting program. 3) He is very organized. His organization skills came in handy as he created spreadsheets for advancements and I loved this...