Thankful and Grateful

 

On each Thanksgiving holiday, we all have a chance to look at the people who surround us and give thanks for those that stand by our sides; bringing the warmth of love, the strength of understanding and the comfort of friendship. The individuals that we call “family” are the ones who we truly enjoy spending good times with, and the ones that are there to weather the difficult ones
with us as well. 
When I look at the members of our wonderful women’s shooting club, I see far more than a group of women who get together at the range to share a few ports once a month. I see a community of women that I am blessed to know and call my “family”. Yes, we freely share our firearms and targets, as well as our knowledge both of firearms related topics as well as issues that touch our everyday lives.  So much is freely shared among the members in our SAW community.  It is not unusual for our members to meet outside the club events for BBQs, nights out, and shopping trips. We follow up with each others families, pets and jobs, making sure everyone in our community is doing well. 
It is particularly striking to see how close the members of our club have become, no matter how often they get to see each other, when we get together at a membership table event or a port meet up the laughter is heard and the conversations flow.  In the last five years, we have created more than a women’s shooting club, we created a community of amazing women.  Women I am proud to know, women who support each other and any new comer. Women who are “proud and strong”. 
Happy Thanksgiving to all you wonderful women and your beautiful families! See you on December 11th at the next meet up!