Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Patient with Patience - Week of Mar. 1st

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. ~Joyce Meyer 

A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh is credited with the quote, “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”  

Being patient seems to be a resounding lesson we are all struggling with on a daily basis.  Of course, there are times when it's easier to wait than others.

Nearly every week, Cam and Jane drive to the Center for Physical Rehabilitation where Cam has physical therapy.  This Thursday was no different as they entered the building.  Patrick, Cam's physical therapist, is a very popular PT and sometimes he is finishing with a client or answering questions for someone else.  Jane and her son are usually greeted by Carrigan who told Cam that he is the nicest person she sees every week.  Near the end of Cam's session, Jane was called over because Patrick had an unexpected surprise for Cam.  He told him that he was so impressed by his willingness to wait that he decided to make Cam his very own award: "For Cam, the most patient Patient!"  Upon arrival home, the blue ribbon accolade was placed in a pivotal spot next to baseball medals.

On Saturday, we ventured over to Brody's Be Café.  Even though Cam and Brody see each other every day at school, it seems extra awesome to unexpectedly run into each other on the weekend.

The boys ate lunch together and chatted about random things.
We tasted a delicious mint shake which was a new concoction the café was trialing.  We highly recommend any item at Brody's Be, but Cam and Jane are pretty partial to a minty flavor.
The remainder on the weekend centered around a project Chris is working on for our home gym.  As always, Cam is the appointed safety supervisor and ever present helper, ensuring his dad stays on task and remains out of harm's way.

We are seeing signs of spring already in the first week of March... the birds singing quite loudly in the morning and the wildlife congregating in our backyard.  It is a reminder that seasons do change if we can all just find a little patience.

Camology Quotes:

Jane and Chris take turns reading a different book with Cam at bedtime.  Jane and Cam are currently reading Henry Huggins.  Anytime Cam hears a phrase or word he isn't familiar with, he immediately asks.  In the book, Henry was talking to another boy and using a somewhat "old-fashioned" phrase.
"Mom, what does none of your beeswax mean?"
It means "none of your business" or "pay attention to your own things"
"Is that figurative language?"
Cam, where did you learn about figurative language?
*laughing* My teacher Mrs. Wells of course!

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