It was a wonderful weekend of camping. Gorgeous fall weather, wonderful friends, and great food. We are so fortunate that in our scout group everyone pretty much gets along. There are sometimes differences of opinions, but there is not the back-stabbing and bitterness that you see in so many groups.
Besides the peacefulness and the relaxation, one of the best parts is the food. The boys had favorites like foil dinners and the adults were treated to deer meat chilli and apple turnovers. It is good to eat with friends.
It always does my heart good to see a good many of our group at Sunday evening Mass after these expeditions. Tonight, of the 9 who camped, 5 or 6 were at Mass. Cleaned up from the smoke and grime of the weekend. Tired, but there. It is a chance to share one more meal together. A chance to give thanks for the gifts of the weekend.
I'm the wife of one ancient man and the mom of two teen beings with Y chromosomes.
I teach middle school special ed, and I'm slightly "touched".
I've always been Catholic, but in recent years my faith has become much more important in my life. Now I'm a "Happy Catholic."