This summer Melody and I were surprised and oh-so-happy to hear from a group of unforgettable Brave Girls that we had the privilege and blessing of having come to Brave Girl Camp. They had a beautiful idea….they wanted to do something extraordinary and life-changing. They told us that they had had such an amazing time at Brave Girl Camp that they wanted to come together and provide a scholarship for another woman so that she could experience what they had experienced. They asked us if that would be okay (are you kidding me?!? Of course!) and if we would help them arrange things.
Well, it didn’t take much time at all for these darling women to make this happen! They named their scholarship the “Heartwood Scholarship”…a particularly meaningful name because of something unusual (and tragic) that happened during their camp:
“When we were at camp that beautiful tree fell down. Melody was so sad about losing her tree but we were all surprised to look inside that tree and see the heart shape….
It was such a life lesson for all us. Autumne thought that it would be great to name the scholarship something that related to this wonderful experience we had at camp that touched all of us.
When I researched the names of the different parts of the tree I discovered that the center of the tree is actually called the “Heartwood”
so we all decided that our scholarship should be called the “Heartwood Scholarship”… — Glenda Propst
The lucky, VERY suprised girl who gets to come to Camp in 2015 as a result of this scholarship is someone who is truly deserving. We are keeping her name and situation confidential to protect her privacy…but she wants to tell the angels who made this possible for her that she is SO thankful and honored…that when she received my email letting her know about the scholarship, she cried tears of happiness! Her situation has been difficult and she is still traveling a long and rocky road, so she is very much looking forward to the experience she will have at Camp…something that has been her dream for years.
We see acts of kindness and generosity and loving-ness happen wherever there are Brave Girls gathered together. It warms our hearts and reminds us that there are truly so many good people, good women, all over this world. There is so much in the world that is scary right now, but I think the world is going to be okay…I really do. I mean take a look at these amazing women!….
I think if we just look hard, if we start noticing, we can see goodness all around us. Sometimes we have to create it….sometimes we have to dig for it or search for it…sometimes we just have to open our eyes to it…but it is there.
It’s our greatest joy to see wonderful women come together through their association with Brave Girls Club to do extraordinary things. This is one beautiful, generous, lovely example. Melody and I are sending hugs and kisses all around. THANK YOU times a million to the Heartwood Scholarship Brave Girls!!