"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." ~Khalil Gibran
As we begin to slip into our fall routine, the sunshine can be a bit elusive. Catching the sunrise and seeing the glimmer of vibrant rays gives us a hint of incoming sun.
Power Soccer practice started this week for Cam. Power soccer is played by people who use power chairs for daily mobility; it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the nation on four wheels. It’s also the fastest growing sport offered in Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports program.
Cameron attended a few practices at the end of the last season and decided he was all in for this fall. The benefits go beyond being involved in a team sport. Chris noted that Cam was chatting away with a newcomer during a break. The social aspect definitely increases confidence and the ability to meet new friends.
Most weekends, if there are not other activities scheduled, Cam can be found helping each of his parents independently. During a computer session with Chris, his son expertly navigated an app, indicating which areas to access to modify the content needed. One of Cam's best qualities is his ability to encourage others, especially when you're doubting yourself.
Sunday afternoon, Jane and her son decided to drive to Grand Haven to check in on Oma and Opa. Since it had rained all day Saturday, it was nice to see a break in the weather. The fall colors on the tree-lined highway provided a beautiful backdrop for the commute.
We busied ourselves with organizing and checking in on a few technical questions. After our time together, we were happy to be heading out with some bags of donation items.
Cam and his mom were able to say hi to some of Oma and Opa's friends in the building. Our two-hour visit went by much too quickly.
Back in Grand Rapids, the wildlife continue to visit, inching closer. The turkeys, though, should be a bit more wary with Thanksgiving right around the corner!
Cameron, as most teens, has become a little more argumentative with his parents. Normally, though, it is in a joking way. Cam was questioning the order in which Chris was carrying out a task.
"I'm not sure what you're doing, Dad, but you do you!"