While heading to the end of the driveway to meet the bus, the deer made their way across our road just in time.
The temps warmed up a bit throughout the week. By Saturday morning, we were without coats and ready to head out to the WMML (West Michigan Miracle League) baseball field for the first day of the Spring 2023 season!
Every spring, the WMML coaches choose the minor or major league to assign for their team. Cam and his best bud, Brody are Tigers this year! The parking lot was completely full when we arrived. Since Cameron's game was second and scheduled for 11:05, the weather was a bit milder and we even saw the sun. Cam was up to bat twice and for the first time ever, he rounded all of the bases without stopping! The Home Depot volunteers were out in full force and our Cam Fan club consisted of Ms. Coleen from Renew Mobility and Chris and Jane. It was great to be back on the field once again. After the game and lunch, Ms. Ann and Cam headed to see Oma and Opa for the afternoon and early evening at Rosy Mound. It was a wonderful day for everyone 😊
Sunday afternoon, we welcomed Coco, Max, Calla and Arthur for a late lunch. It was so much fun to spend time with our cousins. Calla even took a ride on the back of Cameron's chair. Their time with us was a much-needed distraction.
Our Stella cat of 17 years passed away peacefully in her favorite bed, in her favorite spot Sunday evening after dinner. She lived a good long life and selfishly, we say she had her best kitty life with us.
The author, James Herriot is quoted as saying, "Cats are connoisseurs of comfort." But we believe that Stella was one who gave us comfort. Stella was born more than a year before Cam. Chris and Jane were a bit nervous about her reaction when Cameron was brought home from the hospital after his stay in NICU. Our cat adopted the role of security as Cam's protector. When we started having babysitters over, Stella was very protective and in fact, held one "hostage" by hissing like a lion.
We have many funny Stellie stories but we are heartbroken having to say goodbye. Cam summed it up well..."I miss her so much and I am so sad. I wish I could see her again." Thank you, Stella Bella, for being the best Cat Cam protector ever!
We didn't know what a tough ending to the week it would be. Perhaps that is why Cam's sweet comment Tuesday evening was all the more poignant. During his nightly routine, Cameron was working very hard to assist his parents with his care and commented:
"You deserve a son that is a good helper. "