Sunday, March 25, 2018

Crazy Socks - Week of Mar. 19th

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens 

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou

It just so happens that a brick mailbox takes some time to reconstruct.  Thank goodness Cam has been granted the role of safety supervisor and helper for his dad.  Jane is most relieved knowing that her son is on the job.
In the midst of the mailbox project, the boys also replaced the ceiling fan in the sunroom!

1 Green & 1 Black w/Grey toes
belong to Cam
At school, Wednesday, March 21st marked World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).  World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
 Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages people all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
At Cam's school, it was Crazy Sock Day in honor of WDSD.  One of Cam's best buddies, Brody, has Down's Syndrome and Cam was excited to show his support.

With a week of rebuilding, there was also renewal.  On Wednesday evening at Cam's Grand Valley job, we were excited to see Kelcie from last year's program!  She is now working at Mary Free Bed in Holland and was so excited to see her buddy, Cam.
Then, on Sunday evening, Cam's former nanny and lifelong friend (and extended family member), Ms. Michelle, appeared for a visit from Florida!!   Our ten-year-old screamed and squealed with delight when she popped in.
She brought some sweet treats for Cam as well as a new game of strategy with colored sticks and marbles.
The visit was too short, but we all seemed to pick right up where we left off.

Truly, no matter how long between visits, the best friendships stand the test of time.

Camology Quotes:
Telemarketers seem to call our home daily.  When the phone rings, Cam will often ask, "Is it a telemarketer?"  One evening, while the phone was ringing, Chris went over to look at the caller id...

"Who is calling, Dad?"
The Veterans Place.
*long pause*
"Why are they calling for Stella?"
What do you mean, Cam?
"The vet is calling for our cat?"

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