Friday, October 9, 2009

Pink Saturday


A beautiful Saturday Here in Southern California, the birds are singing and the trees are starting to turn colors. Thank you so much for including me on "Pink Saturday"
Last week I talked about my youngest little guy, and I felt it important to let you know a little about my #2 son. I know it isnt Pink, but He is like a beautiful Pink rose to me.

Our Middle Son, #2, will be 18 in January, he has been in Boyscouts since the 1st grade. And after all of this time he is finally getting to the end of his scouting career by completing his Eagle Community Service Project. He is into the screaming hardcore gut wrenching music (which I hate) but then he plays everything else too so beautifully on his guitar, His guitar and music are his passion. He has long blond hair more than 1/2 way down his back, he wears black ALL the time. If I let him get piecings he would probably be like a pincushion, but we dont allow that or tattoos until he graduates high school, then its his decision,hopefully by then he will be past that stage. Anyone that doesnt know him very well probably gets a different perception of him. Yesterday, he had to go to the stores to ask for Donations, In his Scout uniform with his hair tied back, he was so afraid someone he knew would see him. First off, the attendance lady from his high school runs into him,, oh my god, is this Joey??? She was so impressed and told him how proud she was of him. I never seen such a huge smile on his face. An older gentleman stopped him in the parking lot, and wanted to see all his badges on his sash, he was so impressed, he shook my Joeys hand, and told him he was proud of him, He didnt even know this man. Finally after 10 years of being in Scouting, it took a stranger to say how proud they were , for him to realize what scouting has done for him. I wanted to cry. Why does it take a stranger to get your kids to listen? We have been telling him the same thing . I guess we dont count . When picking his Eagle Project he had always said he didnt want to build a bench or a table, because that is all he ever sees, so after many , many , many ideas , he finally came up with a wonderful one. He is collecting new or used DVD's for OPERATION GRATITUDE. Operation Gratitude collects certain item and then boxes them up in care packages for our Military Overseas. Every year my son and his Boy Scout Troop go to the Armory and help in packing up these boxes. This year he will be able to contribute to the boxes through his Eagle Project. We are so proud of him for that. To come up with a thoughtful thing to do for our men and women protecting us overseas. It is a wonderful thing they do, you may want to look them up www.operationgratitude.com
So, in closing, My Joey is my Beautiful Pink Rose, full of hopes and dreams, and on his way .
And as part of Pink Saturday, we are to feature a blogger that we met,,I read Amy's OCD~Obsessive Creative Disorder" , She is so adorable, Love her Blog, Love her Cat. I hope you go check her out. CLick on her button on the side..
Hope you all have the best "PINK SATURDAY

19 comments:

CC said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son. Happy pinks and have a lovely weekend.

Vicki said...

Your Joey is a beautiful rose! I live in a military community and know our men and women will enjoy their presents very much! Blessings to you! Vicki

Ana said...

Wow, what a touching post. Your son sounds like a terrific young man. You should be very proud of him. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderfully Pink Day.

Smiles,
♥Ana

Say It With Roses said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Cynthia!
A WONDERFUL post and tribute to your pink rose..... Joey!
He is doing a great thing for our service men and woman! I, too am proud of him!
Hugs,
Jil

Iphigenia said...

thank you for sharing with us a special part of your life....he sounds like a treasure...happy pink weekend!!!

LV said...

A breathtaking rose. Thanks for sharing as I love roses.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This story was so sweet it made me want to cry! And I'm proud of Joey, too. My husband and his brother were both Eagle Scouts. It takes a lot of effort and energy to get that honor. :-)

I am also impressed with his choice of projects. My cousin is in the Middle East with an Air Force squadron. I can tell you that they appreciate the kindness of the folks back home. It is a scary world over there.

Thank your son for me and on behalf of my cousin. A very Happy Pink Saturday to you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

someplace in thyme said...

Don't you know Cyn that parents never know what they are talking about. It's a life thing I think, but you have every right to be so proud, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Claudia said...

A lovely post about your son. Very sweet - my brother was an Eagle Scout, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Regina said...

Beautiful story.

Happy Pink Saturday and nice weekend.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Isn't it funny how our kids have to hear it from some one else or think they have come up with something themselves. It's all that hinting you have done over the years- paid off!!

Mary said...

What a wonderful post. Hugs for you and kudos for Joey. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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♥Mimi♥ said...

Lovely Pink Saturday post and sweet blog, too. Woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground so even thought this isn't Saturday I really needed a boost!

Hearing about your son made me smile. Read on and you'll see why. There's just something about boys that give me a warm fuzzy.

Sorry, I didn't get to see everyone yesterday. I had important business. My 11 year-old grandson was playing football and he wanted Mimi to go to the out-of-town-last-of-the-season-game. THEY WON AGAINST AN UNDEFEATED TEAM! WOO-HOO! 35 - 17☺

Hope the coming week blesses you with sunshine, happiness and good friends.

stefanie said...

wonderful pink post, kids never listen to their parents, they think we are just praising them because we are there parents, horray for strangers

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Mary said...

Pretty rose and what a wonderful post about your son,Joey. Boy,things like Scouting really enrich their lives. Helps them bridge the gap between childhood and young adulthood.
Hope your week is wonderful and full of wonder~