|Cam's baseball medals
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus
Sometimes you want to hit a pause button...to stay in a moment, to make it last. That's how it felt on the final day of the West Michigan Miracle League Fall 2017 season. One for the record books with the abundance of warm Saturdays for baseball.
|Cam receiving his medal
Each and every season, we see Cam gain more confidence and improve his skills. His confidence is shown in the way he interacts with others, explaining what he needs and how things will work. The bat box has helped in the skill level for our ten-year-old experiencing the thrill of the bat connecting with ball by his own force.
|Best buds and a great season!
We meet new volunteers and hear the impact of what being involved in this league with these players means to them. We talk to other parents, friends and relatives and hear their stories and their journeys. Each is unique and yet we all share a common bond, this place and the game that connects us all. And truly, you cannot attend a WMML game without smiling and cheering. We certainly hope to see Brody and Cam on the field together for many years to come.
On this last game, Oma, Ms. Amanda and Ms. Brooke and her pup, Brynlee joined us to cheer on Cam. Brooke made a sign with Cam's jersey number- "#24 on the field, #1 in my heart."
Back on the home front, we continue to enjoy a gift given by 'Auntie' Leslie called Crazy Forts. When Leslie has been to visit in the past, she's seen some of the awesome forts made by Emma and Cam. It inspired her to give this building contraption to Cam for his tenth birthday. This continues to be a weekly fun project since the fort only takes shape after you begin the building process. One may make a tall rocket ship or even a spaceship that could carry Cam to another galaxy.
During break time at school, Ms. Kathy let the boys have some fun. We received an email that indicated the picture attached was Brody interviewing Cam. I jokingly asked if we could have a copy of the transcript. Ms. Kathy replied...
"Oh, I couldn't even keep up with their conversation!"