Monday, January 22, 2018

Play Ball!

Since Caleb's diagnosis, I have definitely learned not to take the little things for granted. Playing t-ball in the living room is more than a little thing when you battle a neromuscular disease.

This layout showcases some photos of Caleb hitting a wiffle ball. Before having kids I just always assumed if I had boys, we'd sign them up for sports - little league, soccer, taekwondo, or whatever they chose. SMA brought all those dreams to a halt. New dreams slowly take shape and the perspective you gain is priceless.

We bought a wiffle ball set just to see if Caleb could swing the bat and we were so pleasantly surprised to see him take multiple swings. He seemed to enjoy it, and repeatedly hit the ball. He was so focused and motivated, and he worked harder than he typically did in any physical therapy session. 

Evey picture showing Caleb engaging in a physical activity is absolutely priceless to me! SMA can slowly steal an individual's muscles. No one knows what the future holds, and none of us are promised tomorrow, but battling a serious disease gives you a new perspective. And seeing a little boy hit a wiffle ball is a big deal - and that is definitely a "scrap worthy" moment.

I love the "action shot" of the ball actually flying in the air!

Smile - Priceless!

Journaling Closeup

Scrapbooking Tips:

I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generation that incorporated lots of pattern paper squares, and here's the reason why - I loved the paper with the sports balls, but did not have a lot of it left. So using the sports paper scraps and other scraps I was able to piece together the colorful background. 

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