|A quiet Saturday morning with|
front yard visitors
Cam headed back to the workforce this week. For several Wednesday evenings, he arrives at Grand Valley State University to work with the graduate PT students. For this winter session, he's fortunate to be paired with two ladies he already knows. Becca and Jenae first met Cam last spring, shortly after his hip surgery. They were very happy to be meeting with him again. During this hour long session, they assist with stretching, walking and engaging Cam to advance his physical therapy goals.
In the process, though, it seems that our son teaches the adults, in more ways than one. Some of his subliminal instruction may include: try not to assume what someone's capabilities are before seeing them in action, never underestimate the power of encouragement, challenge others to push further than they think they can.
At home, Cam is now doing his own daily physical therapy every evening. His new gait trainer arrived, shiny and blue and ready for use. With any new equipment, there is a small army of people working in the background advocating for our son to enable the delivery of a necessity such as this.
Cam has made a commitment to walking in his house and his proud parents can't help but cheer with each step.
On SuperBowl Sunday, the Raisch family joined us to watch the game along with our longtime neighbor, Ken.
Ken is "Papa" to Cam since he is Ms. Amanda's grandpa and now Mr. Ken has gained another 'grandson' in his buddy.
We had quite a spread of food and treats to accompany the exciting football game.
The excitement lies in not only watching the plays on tv, but in also watching the reactions, seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of those close to you.
Mom: "Cam picked out raspberry yogurt for you."
Dad joking- "Oh, I don't like that kind!"
"Don't joke about that, Dad, I take that stuff seriously!"