Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Journal for your Thoughts - Week of Apr. 17th

Journaling: Paying attention to the inside for the purpose of living well from the inside out. ~Lee Wise
Journaling is like whispering to one's self and listening at the same time. ~Mina Murray

At school, Cam's teacher, Ms. Kathy, has been working with him on keeping a journal nearly every day.  Cam expresses his thought and his teacher captures them on google docs.  One day, Cam arrived at school slouching just a bit.
I felt like I was a monkey because I was sliding a lot in my chair. It made me laugh. My shorts are slippery in my chair.

During the week, we had a stormy night and the next day at school, Cam told Ms. Kathy this story.  When there is a storm I am scared. The thunder scares me. It is loud. I wake up. I think about dreams. I feel better.

Contrary to what Cam's dad may say, Jane did not influence this journal writing at all.  When I have money I like to save it. I save it to buy something. I would buy clothes.

We all enjoyed the abundant sunshine and planted Easter flowers from Oma.  From the activity basket Auntie Jo provided, Cam made the pringle can bird feeders by helping spread peanut butter around the cylinder and covering them with bird seed.  Chris attached them to the tree and the birds spotted them as soon as we went back inside.

The indoor project of the master bath was coming together nicely.  Project Manager Cam is quite the taskmaster and keeps everything in check.

Entering the third week of Cam's post surgery recovery, we've had some bumps along the way.  Cam isn't always smiling, but he hasn't complained once about his temporary chair or his inability to move it around himself.
As parents, we've quickly realized how much we've come to rely on Cam's independence and look forward to day he'll regain it again.

In the meantime, be inspired by this boy who accepts the circumstance and keeps moving forward, without complaint.

Camology Quotes:

Cam's sense of humor shines through even when he isn't necessarily trying to be funny.

"Mom I'm bored."
"Well, Hi Bored.  I'm Mom.  Nice to meet you."
"We already met."

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