Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sweet Everythings - Week of May 11th

"Sweet nothings..affectionate but unimportant or meaningless words spoken to a loved one."  Such a strange idiom - sweet everything's seems a bit more appropriate...

Sweet "customized" M&M's from Chris
Kelsey usually hangs out with Cam on Mondays after school.  It was a particularly rainy day and before Cam's bus arrived, Kelsey dropped her cell phone in the driveway.  After getting Cam off the bus and into the house, Kelsey proceeded to remove her outer cell phone case to dry off her phone.  As she took off the case, little love notes dropped onto the counter.  Kelsey smiled and explained to Cam that her fiance had hidden them there without telling her, not knowing when she would actually find them.  Cam looked at Kelsey and said "Keep them forever."  Poignant words from such a young soul.

As Cam's vocabulary continues to surprise us, so do his efforts at school.  Cam is challenged academically and also physically.  Here he is demonstrating a yoga pose with a pillow.  It may look a little uncomfortable, but that smile is a real one.

When he isn't in actual school, his best buddy, Emma, has taken it upon herself to become Cam's "unofficial" teacher at home.  She has an entire curriculum planned out and takes her role very seriously!

Sunday afternoon was a different experience for Cam.  He and his mom went to visit our good friends and neighbors, Mrs. Mickie and Mr. Ken at Mickie's new residence.  This couple has known Cam his entire life.  They have been married for more than 50 years.  They are an example to us all of selfless love, holding strong to the vow "in sickness and in health," and striving to remember to live in the moment.

As Jane and Cam drove home that evening, Cam told his mom "I want to visit them again."

Ken and Mickie have blessed us in so many ways over the years.  We know that Cam's visit was a blessing to them.

Never underestimate how your actions may affect others and remember how precious each and every moment is and how that moment may become a "sweet everything" to someone else.

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