Friday, April 17, 2009

kindness and thoughtfulness

Yesterday Cameron (me too!) received the kindest gifts from the two loveliest of people on the planet that I haven’t had the privilege of meeting…yet: Zack and Tanya! They felt badly for Cameron’s BIG boo boo and felt determined to make him feel better and they sooooooo did make that happen. They sent him two precious little gifts to cheer up Cameron’s day and it did bring about that distraction that Tanya so desired. Your plan worked. He hasn’t stopped playing with the “milk and cookies.” They were the first things Cameron grabbed when he woke this morning.

I couldn’t open the package fast enough for Cameron. He was trembling he wanted the surprises so much. He received a book called Boo Hoo Bird and it has the most vibrant illustrations I’ve seen in a children’s book. The book is also very appropriate since Cameron did bonk his little head, just like Bird in the story. We had ourselves a giggle at the end when it happened all over again, just like Cameron. I had to laugh at the very beginning, Tanya, because there was a raccoon that was the first to help Bird, and we know how much Tanya loves, loves, loves raccoons. LOL Cameron also got this really cool toy called Milk and Cookies where you put colored cookies into the cookie jar. When its time for the cookies to come out, Cameron can dump the jar and a moo sound occurs – very, very cute!

There was two very cute little notes in there from Zack telling Cameron he hopes he feels better, sorry about his boo boo, and that he has the same toy so he knows Cameron will like it. Ah! Zack is the coolest little 2 year old I know. :D Thank you so much, Zack!!! You are a dear sweet boy! I wish I could just hug you!!!

I said at the beginning that “me too!” received a gift and I physically didn’t get a gift. In fact, I received something better than a material possession. I received continual friendship, kindness, understanding and compassion from a wonderful soul and mother herself. Tanya, you have no earthly idea what this means to me that you and little Zack felt enough to send Cameron along a couple gifts. It did distract Cameron and I think it made me feel better than it did him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget this day.

Since we're on the subject of Cameron, here are a few photos of his eye 2-days after his accident. There is some progress. The swelling has subsided, but it's a bit puffy and getting more discolored by the day. He checks himself out in the mirror from time to time. Where he had bled that has now scabbed over.

Cameron and I are off to Mom's house. Cameron's great-grandma and great-grandpa and Uncle Jimmy are here visiting so we're going to go spend some time with them this afternoon. They arrived Wednesday from Arkansas. I do have other things to share, but I'll save that for another time.

Talk soon!


Tanya said...

What a dollbaby, adorable pictures of Cameron and I'm thrilled he enjoyed the book and toy. It makes me smile to see his smile and hopefully that boo boo will go away soon. He's such a tough cookie! Excuse the pun! Zack pretends to eat those cookies too - just like cookie monster. LOL

Have a fun weekend :)

Vonna said...

What a truly selfless act - it is easy to read and forget one's pain or trauma, those who read and remember are the ones to be cherished. Tanya is a lovely soul as Julie you are as well! Have a super weekend!

mainely stitching said...

Isn't Tanya just the BEST!!! :D I'm so happy that her gifts cheered Cameron up and reminded you of your stitchy friendships. :D

Lula said...

Oh bless your lil man! I do hope he feels better soon.

My son Jacob (4) has a black eye this week too thanks to a session at (not so)soft play

Lula x

Lea said...

Oh... Poor Cameron....
I'm so glad to read that He had a good time with the great book & toy! :-)

Annie said...

Hi Julie

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope little Cameron's feeling better...he's a real cutie.

Hey, what did you think of the Twilight movie??