Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Silver Lining - Week of Sept. 26th

"What is best for the child is not always what is most convenient for the parent." 
~ Bonnie Bedford
"Once you bring kids into the world, it's not about you anymore." ~Tony Gaskins

Helper Tony & Cam
The day before Cam's baseball game, the forecast looked fairly bleak- rainy, damp weather...not exactly what you gravitate towards for a sporting event.  As parents who were tired from the work week and relishing some weekend relaxation, the thought of having a game cancelled seemed to be in the realm of possibility.
Saturday morning, Chris and Jane kept checking email, looking at the cell phones for text messages and monitoring social media.  When we realized, via Facebook, there would be no cancellation a slight moment of parental disappointment may have occurred.

It was quickly erased though, as Cam readied himself for the baseball game regardless of the weather.  The volunteers from Mary Queen of Apostles Youth Group in Sand Lake, Michigan were excited to be a part of the event.  Cam had a couple of great hits and an incredibly proud smile as he crossed over home plate! The rain held off and it was such an awesome game.
Each week we profusely thank the helpers who volunteer and they are always the ones who end up thanking us.  Turns out there is a waiting list for groups to come out to the West Michigan Miracle League to offer their time and assistance.

Since we are in the fall season, we've already had multiple inquiries about Cam's chosen Halloween costume for 2016.  It won't be revealed yet, but Chris and his son have been putting in quite a few hours towards completion.

You may recall a few blog entries ago that Cam sent a letter to the Marzetti company regarding his favorite garlic bread.  This week in the mail addressed to Cameron was a letter from that business stating how much they appreciate their customers.  Also enclosed were 2 coupons for a free package of the famous Texas Toast bread.
In true Cam form, he excitedly told his parents, "I need to thank them right away!"  Hmmm, this seems like it may turn into an endless circle, but we sure do love his eagerness to reach out and express appreciation.

Camology Quotes:

We are so grateful for the insight received from Cam's teachers.  

This week, Ms. Kathy sent an email with one of Cam's comments from 3:20p:
"Isn't it amazing how fast the day goes?"

And on another day, this popped into the Inbox:

So we read about baseball today and I found a short Miracle League video on youtube to share...guess who we saw in it.  Cam got so excited. 

"I'm on the internet-wow!  "Send the link to my mom. She's got to see this" :)

West Mich Miracle League Video

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