Saturday, October 13, 2007

You are ONE!!!!

(Gavin's one year pictures were taking by Betsy, she is also a very special family friend, thanks Betsy you did an AMAZING job!)

The rest of the birth story, LOTS of pictures and a sentimental post later, but for now we have a BIRTHDAY TO CELEBRATE!!!! We love you Gavin!

**Please leave a birthday comment for Gavin, I am going to print them off and put them in his scrap book to show him all the people that have cared and prayed for him over the last year!**


Collins Family said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Gavin, You all do not know me but I feel this past year I know you all. I happened upon your blog through other blogs and have followed your wonderful progress this first year of your life as I have prayed for you. I am so excited to say Happy 1st Birthday Gavin!
I wish you MANY, MANY, MANY More!!
Jodie & Family

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday little Gavin!
I used to live down the street from your Mimi when your Dad was growing up. I found your blog while I lived in Canada and followed you through ups & downs. My Bible Study Ladies (Canadians) would pray for you each week. Our prayers have been answered in your healthy, happy little one year old body. I'm living back in B.A. now
God Bless you always in all ways

Davis Family said...

Happy birthday Gavin!! YEAH!

*kt* said...

Happy FIRST Birthday, Gavin! You've come so far and been through so much during your first year! I'm so proud of you! What an amazing little boy you are! Here's to many more birthdays ahead! We love you!
-Ryan and Kati

Belton said...

Dearest little Gavin, You are now 1 year old and after this difficult year we hope you will be a strong and healthy little boy. You, mama and dada are now all stronger and you are such a precious little man and we love you so very much. We wish we could have been there tonight but save the pictures. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Great Grandpa Belton & Great Grandma Dorothy.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gavin with special wishes from Australia.I have been following your journey and I am amazed at your hurdles in life that you have conquered. God bless you all. xxoo

Paige Griffin said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! I hope you are having a super 1st birthday. I really enjoyed getting to see you when you and your parents came to Tennessee to visit your aunt erin and uncle jon. I truly enjoy looking at your blog and seeing how well you are doing. You and your mom and dad will always be in my prayers. Don't eat to much frosting but have a great birthday.

Heather said...

Happy 1st Birthday Mr. Gavin!! You are such an amazing blessing of God and I have enjoyed being able to read of all of the hurdles you have conquered and the cute little stories that show your little personality. I "met" you and your mom through this blog and all of our mutual friends and we even got to have a fun little playdate together...but your parents have done such an awesome job with this blog as it has gathered SO many prayer warriors for you! You are such a CUTE lil' boy with the greatest lil' personality...I can't wait for the next blog! :)
-Heather, Ellee and Preslee

nikki said...

Happy birthday Gavin! I can't believe you are already one! I remember a year ago today when everyone gathered around to see you in the hallway of the hospital right after you were born. You are such an amazing little boy and I'm so glad that I get to be a part of your life! I love you! Nikki

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gavin!!! You are truly an angel. I've watched you struggle through many things and you've always come out on top! You are such an inspriation for me, and I can't wait to read about your future journey's. Your mom and dad are both very special people who love you so much! I wish you nothing but the best and you are always in my thoughts and prays! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAVIN!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! This is Max's GranGran, Barbara. We have followed your story since Max's mommy shared it with us. We have prayed for you and your family and continue to do so. You are a very handsome little fellow. I hope you had soooo much fun on your birthday! Love, Barbara Stewart

Jennifer Norman said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! You are a gift from God. I am so proud of you. You are gorgeous! Love you


mom said...

Happy Birthday, Gavin. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all weekend long. It has been such a blessing to watch you grow into such a strong handsome little guy. You are such a reminder of God's miracles. You are loved by so many people and so blessed to have such wonderful parents. May God continue to bless you with health and happiness. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and I can't wait to see pictures.

Tammy & family

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! I was there when you were born! You were so beautiful. We were all so happy to welcome you! I've seen you grow and become the sweetest little boy! I've spent many nights at the hospital with your Nana and mommy and daddy. It has been an honor to be a part of your life. I can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you. I love you so much!! Mitzi Montgomery

Laura said...


On your first birthday we would like to give you a birthday wish, or two! :)

We wish for you a life filled with laughter and fun, and for courage and contentment. We wish for you an appreciation for life and a deep understanding of what it means to really live. We wish for you to have a spirit big enough to move mountains and a faith that will remind you that with the help of God you can! But most of all we hope that you will FEEL and BELIEVE how amazingly you are loved by everyone who has come to know you!

Happy 1st and many many more!
Scott, Laura, Jared and Joshua Wright

Alison said...

Happy Birthday Miracle Baby!
You have been an inspiration for our family, where Abby is just a few months behind you in this crazy HLHS journey. We wish you many more happy birthdays in the years to come, and I hope you know just how special you are.

With Love and Prayers,
The Lazewski Family

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! I've thought about you and your mom and dad over the past couple of weeks and I'm so happy you've amazed everyone with your miraculous recovery from each and every crisis that came your way! You're blessed, you're strong, and God's plan for your life is good! Tricia Wilkinson

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday, sweet cute wonderful miracle baby Gavin!! We are so blessed by your life already and I know God has big things in store for you throughout the years. Adalie says she hopes you have a wonderful Birthday!!
We love you so much and think you are adorable as they come!

Lawhorn family said...

Happy Birthday Gavin!

We hope you had a wonderful birthday! We are so proud of you and all you have achieved so far in the one precious year you have been here. You are a true testament to God's love and power. We look forward to watching you grow and seeing what special things God has in store for you. You are truly blessed to have the wonderful Mommy and Daddy that you have!

Jimmy, Emily, Brady and Alex Lawhorn

Anonymous said...

Happy "1st" Birthday Gavin! We have never met in person, but you and our daughter Grace, share the journey of HLHS. You guys are truly "little miracles". You have taught me what faith and truly relying on God is all about. Through the videos and pictures, you exhibit such a sweet, precious, personality and what a BEAMING smile! We are so glad we "met" you and can't wait to tell Grace all about her other "heart friends" when she is older. You, your mommy and daddy, will always be in our prayers.

Laura, Grace and Ryan

Erin said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Gavin!!

Wow, what a year! You have been through so much during the first year of your life, and you are a true testament of God's love, power, grace and healing. We have loved watching you grow and develop from a precious little baby to a sweet little boy who is full of personality. You are always in our prayers, and we pray God continues to grant you good health and lots of happiness!!!

We love you!!
Uncle Jon & Aunt Erin