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Friday, June 18, 2010

What is a Hero? - and LOI


To everyone who visited my blog yesterday:

I know that you came here yesterday looking for a sarcastic letter and found me very angry and mouthy myself.  I am sorry and I hope that today's post will make up for it.

Have a great weekend!

I know that I left that last post on a sour note.  I was very angry and it helps me to revert to a happy memory when I am that upset.  So here is my "go to" memory that I used yesterday. 

When Cam was 5 he was attending kindergarten at a local private Christian school.  Every morning I walked him in class, spoke to his teacher and said good bye before I left.  He continued at this school until the end of his third grade year, before I put him in public school.  We went through this same routine every morning, every once in a while he would get his name on the board for something or another.  One day he didn't want me to walk him to the class room, I thought it was kind of weird but I walked him in anyway.  He had gotten in trouble for not paying attention the day before and his name was on the board, she didn't erase them before prayer requests were given, he didn't want me to come in so that I wouldn't know he had been in trouble at school.  When he was in first grade, we were on the way to the school and he asked what a hero is.  We talked about it , and when we got there he asked me not to walk him inside.

I thought maybe he got his name on the board again, so I went on in with him.  When we walked into the room the children (all 7 of them) started chanting "Hero, Hero, Hero".  Cameron then whispered in my ear that they all kept calling him that and he wished they would stop.

That is when the teacher told me that the day before while they were outside, one of the boys, "Michael", fell through the monkey bars and was hanging between two bars by his neck.  The other children all ran off and hid.  Cameron climbed on top of the monkey bars and twisted Michael's head so that he would fall through.  Michael hit is head again and was knocked out when he hit the ground.  Cameron then ran to the teacher for help.

911 was called and Michael's parents met him at the ER.  Michael told them that he was stuck and couldn't breathe because the bar was on this throat.  When they brought Michael back to the school to show off his 5 staples, they told the class that Cam had saved Michael's life, he was a hero.

Cam is 11 years old now, and they are still the best of friends.  - These pictures are all old- but they were taken between the age of 5 and 7 he "saved" Michael when he was 6.  :)



I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.
Have a great day!


Lisa said...

What a great memory!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I loved this post. I think little boys are so fabulous! I am so glad that he is still friends with the little boy that he saved! How cool is that? : )

Big Mama Cass said...

Aww! How cute!!

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Love your blog.

Have a nice day!

Brandi said...

That is a fabulous memory to have... and a little boy to certainly be proud of! :)

Foursons said...

Oh my goodness, that gave me chills! What an amazing little boy you raised. I'm sure your heart is still bursting with pride over his act of heroism.

Thanks for linking up!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome. What a great story. How cool that they are still friends.

Anonymous said...

Great blog. I'm now your newest follower.


Together We Save said...

Wow - that is a wonderful amazing story! You should be so proud!

Tiffany said...

What an amazing young man you are raising! He will be a husband that you will be proud of someday. And, no need to apologize about the TYVM post - you were right on the money!

Visiting from Foursons.

Kelly said...

Tooo cute!!

Mommy Gator said...

I posted an award for your blog on my site! I love everything about your blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

What an amazing story. And to him? He was just doing the right thing-- Awesome.