It’s been a bit quiet around here over the summer, but we’re back in action and ready to share more fantastic stories about Guiding in Québec!
To get things started, here are a few touching words for all of our wonderful Guiders and volunteers – who most likely don’t get thanked often enough for all they do to make a difference in the lives of girls.
(Thanks to our Guiders in Des Montérégiennes district for sharing!)
A Little Girl’s Heart (or a Big Girl!)
‘’I must be crazy, I’m out of my mind.’’
I say this every week before meeting time.
»Four will show up and eight will not call.
I really don’t know why I do this at all.
We make plans for camp.
Two nights and three days.
It takes them an hour to choose grape Kool-Aid!
Not worth it. I think. Do they care. I ask ?
It’s just what I need one more thankless task.
Then one of them smiles and rolls out the dough.
‘’My mother won’t let me bake cookies, you know.’’
We mop up the paint. And I hear from one.
‘’Let’s do it again I had so much fun’’.
The first time away in tents in the rain.
One hugs me and says ‘’I’m so glad I came’’.
So when I feel low and ask myself ‘’why?’’
I try to picture the look in that eye.
The grin on that face, that one homemade card.
A leader’s reward – a little girl’s heart.