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Footsteps Of Love

My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Dear Mom and Dad

Our Scoutmaster told us to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and are worried. We are ok. Only one of our tents and 2 sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Adam when it happened.

Oh, yes, please call Adam's mother and tell her he is ok. He can't write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found Adam in the dark if it hadn't been for the lightning.

Scoutmaster Keith got mad at Adam for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Adam said he did tell him but it was during the fire so he probably didn't hear him. Did you know that if you put gas on a fire, the gas will blow up? The wet wood didn't burn, but one of the tents did and also some of our clothes. Matthew is going to look weird until his hair grows back.

We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Keith gets the bus fixed. It wasn't his fault about the wreck. The brakes worked ok when we left. Scoutmaster Keith said that with a bus that old you have to expect something to break down; that's probably why he can't get insurance. We think it's a neat bus. He doesn't care if we get it dirty, and if it's hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the fenders. It gets pretty hot with 45 people in a bus. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the highway patrol man stopped and talked to us.

Scoutmaster Keith is a neat guy. Don't worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Jessie how to drive on the mountain roads where there isn't any traffic. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.

This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out in the lake. Scoutmaster Keith wouldn't let me because I can't swim, and Adam was afraid he would sink because of his cast, so he let us take the canoe across the lake. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood.

Scoutmaster Keith isn't crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn't even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the bus so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.

Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Andrew dived into the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works. Steven and I threw up, but Scoutmaster Keith said it probably was just food poisoning from the leftover chicken. He said they got sick that way with food they ate in prison.

I'm so glad he got out and became our scoutmaster. He said he sure figured out how to get things done better while he was doing his time. By the way, what is a pedal-file?

I have to go now. We are going to town to mail our letters and buy some more beer. Don't worry about anything. We are fine.

Love, Chris


  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger Walking_In_His_Steps said…

    LOL That is too funny!!!! Thanks for the laughs!

  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger 4given4ever said…

    Thank you for visiting and you're quite welcome. When I was typing it I had to stop several times just to laugh. My mental picture of these kids is toooo funny. Sounds like a movie. Maybe it should be a movie. ha ha

  • At 12:01 AM, Blogger Free at Last! said…

    I wish I could enjoy the humour in thismore,it is awfully good,but the line"what is a pedal-file struck a little to close to home,please see the post Boy Scouts are Always Prepared at my THE ROAD DOWN site and you will understand what I mean.
    I wish to thank you for the lovely comment you left,your understanding was a real lift up,and I loved your reply to "Anne"!
    God Bless you Sir,and yes,I truly am Free at Last!

  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger 4given4ever said…

    Yes, sorry about that Pedal-file thing. It's just part of the story but I did ponder whether to put the joke on here or not. Thank you for visiting and come back often. Oh, and I am a woman. LOL. :o)

  • At 12:49 AM, Blogger Free at Last! said…

    Don't be sorry,it is a good joke!it is not the worlds fault that I had a bad experience,I am not offended in the least.
    Sorry about the gender confusion,I just used Sir as a sign of respect,and Yes I shall make like the other Douglas and I Shall Return!

    p.s. real name H.Douglas Forbes,I hide no more!Got to run,have a pedal-file to sharpen!God wants me to forgive,but God as waited on me before! smile!

  • At 12:54 AM, Blogger 4given4ever said…

    My best girlfriend was brutally murdered in 1984. And it took me over 20 years to forgive the person that did it. God knows who he/she is. (they were never found) But I finally forgave them. In order to be forgiven, you must learn to forgive.


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