Comments: HB Ringo... 18

I've got tears in my eyes. Your adult son did good and he has a family that must be so proud of him.

Posted by AC at March 4, 2013 01:16 AM

Wow. Screaming Eagle is right. But look at the results. Awesome. I'm the one crying. My sitter that could drive is moving on... sniff sniff... Hopefully your other son will want to sit occasionally.

Posted by vwbug at March 4, 2013 06:00 AM

He still has his Eagle Board to go! This coming from an Eagle Scout an d one who has sat on many boards. I hope that just before his ceremony you remind him of this story:

Congratulations, you win at being a mom, and your boys will be better men for it.

Posted by Web at March 4, 2013 08:42 AM

I knew there was a reason you had not posted this by 10pm last night.

Posted by The Thomas at March 4, 2013 08:44 AM

It is truly beautiful.....the cross at the start is really stunning. Excellent job!!!!! What a nice way to say the rosary.

Posted by Trudy at March 4, 2013 09:26 AM

happy bday Ringo!
great job on the Eagle project.

Posted by writersblock at March 4, 2013 09:46 AM

Bou, I love your posts.

Happy Birthday, Ringo! Great job on your project!!

Posted by Peggy K at March 4, 2013 06:12 PM

That boy has class and then some. Happy birthday to him!

Posted by Mrs. Who at March 4, 2013 06:44 PM

A slightly belated HB Ringo. Congratulations on finishing such a fantastic Eagle Scout project! Lesson learned... try not to cut everything so close ;)

Posted by Teresa at March 4, 2013 10:46 PM

HB Ringo. What a wonderful project, so thoughtful and respectful of family and faith.

Posted by Tina at March 5, 2013 12:19 AM

Wow just wow. I teared up when you told how your parents offered to buy all the stones. And how the family - from all sides pulled together.
Happy birthday, Ringo.

Posted by Jody at March 5, 2013 07:59 AM

Wonderful young man, awesome project! Happy Birthday, Ringo! With your intelligence, honor and drive you can do anything!

Posted by pam at March 5, 2013 04:06 PM

First, congratulations Ringo, whether by the skin of your teeth or well before, it is an endeavor. The focus is on the Eagle project, but it is a process that takes years of work. Over the years the boy has to do earn the various ranks, merit badges, participate in troop camping events, community help activities, and countless other things. These take place over years, years where he is young and immature at the beginning and much less so by the end.

So, whether by the skin of your teeth or comfortably ahead, congratulations on a difficult achievement.

Along the way, he turns 16. Cars, girl friends, work, school, and other things start to intrude, demanding time, effort, and energy. These distractions have been the downfall of many a boy on his way to Eagle. It requires a desire to forge on and stay involved in scouting and commit to making Eagle.

I told the boys in my troop that being an Eagle Scout is the only thing that you can do as a boy that actually means something to the world when you're a man. There are many things that you can do as a man, like being in SF. But you cannot go back and become an Eagle once you turn 18. By then it's too late. Being an Eagle means that you have a tendency towards commitment to a goal. Starting as a kid and carrying over as a man.

So, regardless of the timing, congratulations on a difficult achievement.

Posted by marcus erroneous at March 5, 2013 09:58 PM

Happy, happy birthday!!!

Posted by PeggyU at March 6, 2013 05:16 AM

Happy Birthday Ringo!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy experiencing life to it's fullest extent!!!!

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 6, 2013 10:54 AM

Happiest of birthdays to Ringo! Eighteen trips around the Sun is no small accomplishment... and it's clear that Ringo is doing things to make the world better for his having been here, something to which we all should aspire.

Posted by Elisson at March 6, 2013 11:02 AM

and my how he grew.....FAST, it all goes too fast.

Posted by AWTM at March 6, 2013 11:11 PM