|picture of Austin, Trevor, Dillon, David and Hans...shamelessly stolen from Facebook|
Saturday night we attended the Eagle Court of Honor for David, Hans, Dillon, Trevor and Austin. Five boys Braeden and Mark look up to. David and Dillon are four years older than Braeden and he has esteemed them, along with Hans, as heroes I think since he met them.
|picture of Dillon...shamelessly stolen from Facebook|
|Braeden and Dillon nearly seven years ago...I did not steal this picture from Facebook.|
I remember seeing Braeden when he was twelve at his first youth church activity. He was of course glued to Dillon's sixteen year old side. He hit Dillon at about his elbow.
It was about that time that they gradually hung out together less. But Dillon never, ever was unkind to Braeden, never blew him off, never stopped being his friend.
How can a mother not love the boy whose heroism never dimmed in her son's eyes?
|picture of David and Hans...shamelessly stolen from Facebook|
Since our families are close, we've spent various holidays and evenings together with David and Hans. They treat younger Braeden with the kindness of an equal. They laugh at his jokes and hear his ideas. I know enough to know how rare this is; how good these boys are.
It meant a lot to me to see these five boys, who Braeden has grown up with and watched and tried to emulate, achieve their Eagle awards. It made me grateful for good examples. Grateful for kind boys.
Glad for heroes.
(And speaking of heroes, I'm going to keep following Susie and Janet and Stephanie around so I can learn how to raise such good boys.)
|A picture of happy mothers...shamelessly stolen from Facebook. What is with me stealing pictures. Is nothing sacred?|