Sunday, June 21, 2020

My Hero, My Dad - Week of June 15th

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ~Umberto Eco

“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” ~Charles Kettering

With virtual school officially over, Cam still maintains his daily routine of walking and homework in the morning.
Ms. Amanda hangs out with Cam each day and if the weather cooperates, they usually head out on a two-mile trek every morning.
As a nature and science fan, a hike through the woods can always provide a bit of excitement.  This friendly creature took a liking to Cam.

People are recognized for their accomplishments in different ways- an accolade, award, formal speech or some other verbose distinction.
There isn't a high enough honor in the universe that could be bestowed on Chris for his role as a father to his son.  His amazing skill set continues to expand as noted by every accessible ramp, tray, mobile beach chair and Halloween costume he has created for his boy.
The father and son team have filled our home with an illuminated digital picture frame in motion, the lighted wall scrabble board and countless projects.
But here's the difference between Cam's dad and others... he expects no recognition and is very humble about his talents.  Many have told him he could sell his ideas but he prefers to share the details online for others to make.  He loves unconditionally and celebrates his boy in every way.
For Father's Day, Jane and Cam headed to Chris' favorite breakfast spot, Sundance Grill, to pick up takeout to surprise him.  His biggest shock, though, was that Cam waited to eat his morning meal until we returned home at 8:30a, a true record for our son.
Chris and Cam opened matching shirts adorned with "Weatherford Wood Shop, Hand-Crafted, Custom-Made" so they now have garage uniforms while they work together.
We salute fathers everywhere and we certainly feel that Chris far exceeds his role.  The definition of a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.  To Cam, the word "hero" simply means his dad.

Camology Quotes:
On Sunday, Cam was anticipating being able to wish Chris a Happy Father's Day. 
""Happy Dad Day! You are awesome, Dad. Are you honored?"

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