The best thing now is remembering the great times I had with Cameron so here are a couple of my favorite stories. March 1998- Everyone was at my house for the regional championship game of Duke v. UK, and although everyone else was packed around the tv cheering, Cameron and I put up a fake basketball hoop on the door behind the living room and acted it out. I was Jeff Shepard and he was Cameron Mills and we acted out the entire game! Then when Kentucky won the game and everyone cheered Cameron and I celebrated because we felt just as much a part of the winning team as the real players. Every time I watch a Kentucky game now I remember all of our great games. When I was about 12 and Cameron was 10 we found two wooden posts in the basement of their house and painted them green and blue, put duct tape around the bottom and called them lightsabers. We had a great time playing star wars for the next couple hours until David came home and was furious with us for ruining the wooden posts he needed to build their bunk beds. I still have mine That same summer we spent the night at each others house and Pat’s house for over 2 months straight without separating! We were literally inseparable and had a great time just playing Legos and running around outside. Finally this past summer we started hanging out again for the first time in years. We played disc golf, FIFA, and soccer a couple times a week all summer. Logan, Cameron, and I were playing paintball in the woods behind the house, and no matter where Logan and I ran Cameron kept hitting us. After about an hour of getting pegged constantly by paintballs Logan and I gave up and yelled for Cameron to come out. He just started laughing and then we looked up. He was about 40 feet up in a tree. It didn’t matter where we hid.
I thank God every day that we reconnected before he passed. I regret that we didn’t get to spend more time together. I miss you Cam, I love you Batsons and Tuckers.