Monday, April 28, 2008

Heart Walk PART ONE

Team Gavin minus some who were taking a restroom break, and Nana & Gavin too!

Nana and Gavin joined us for lunch after the walk, poor Gavin...

Gavin loves Bubba

Bubba telling Gavin all about Baseball...
The YOUNGEST member of 'TEAM GAVIN'.... Gavin's cousin, Paxton
Lunch time!
Not too sick to give Daddy kisses!
Cheesin' it with Aunt Kiki
Team Daric!
We were able to get a picture with Darics mommy! Sorry we missed Daric!

We participated in the Heart Walk again this year.... However, Gavin woke up the morning of the walk, throwing up and running a high fever. So, he was unable to join us. He stayed back at our family friends house with Nana (who had a sore foot anyway, and needed to rest!), they joined us for lunch!... We had a lot of walkers with us this year! We really appreciate everyone who participated, you will never know how much that meant to us! Here are a few of the pics that I have, I will add more as I get some pics from other family members/friends... hint, hint! ;)

To be continued.....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

18 Months!

Gavin during bath time tonight...

Pictures from the past month...
Dada's Birthday Celebration
Morning Hair
Helping Mama make lunch, a new common place for Gavin, right under Mama
Last week, two of Gavin's cousins got to come over and have play time! Gavin cried and banged on the door after their mommy came to pick them up... Gavin says "Come back SOON!"
Reading time w/ Miss. Camryn
Carson teaching Gavin how to play with the manly toys

Getting some lovies from Camryn

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Half of an Angels Heart

It's a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest angels, to go live on earth, and be born. One of the sweetest angels says to Jesus "I don't want to leave, I like it here, and I will miss you". He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be okay, and that she is just going for a visit. She is still not swayed on this idea. So Jesus kneels down, and says, "How about if you leave half of your heart here with me and take the other half with you, will that be okay?" The angel smiles and says, "I guess that will work". But the little angel is still a little scared. She asks, "Will I be okay with only half of my heart?" Jesus replies, "Of course you will, I have other angels there that will help out, and you will be fine." Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan. He says "When you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong, and when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your heart." "Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday." "And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart whole again. Always remember that you are not broken, just torn between two loves." -Author Unknown

Ethan Powell

Ethan went to heaven on Saturday, please keep his family in your prayers during this time. We have sent emails back and fourth to Ethan's parents, and even though our children have different illnesses, they have been such an encouragement to us.

Monday, April 07, 2008

What's it like to have a child with chd?

It’s Lasix,aspirin,Captopril….It’s wondering…Lord what’s your will?…It’s monitors and oxygen tanks…It’s a constant reminder…to always give thanks…It’s feeding tubes, calories, needed weight gain…It’s the drama of eating…and yes it’s insane!It’s the first time I held him…(I’d waited so long)It’s knowing that I need…to help him grow strong…It’s making a hospital…home for awhile…It’s seeing my reward…in every smile.It’s checking his sats…as the feeding pump’s beeping…It’s knowing that there… is just no time for sleeping…It’s caths,x-ays and boo boos to kiss…It’s normalcy…I sometimes miss…It’s asking…do his nails look blue?It’s cringing inside… at what he’s been through.It’s dozens of call to his pediatrician…(She knows me by name…I’m a mom on a mission)It’s winters homebound…and hand sanitizer…It’s knowing this journey…has made me much wiser.It’s watching him sleeping…his breathing is steady…It’s surgery day…and I’ll never be ready.It’s handing him over…( I’m still not prepared…)It’s knowing that his heart… must be repaired…It’s waiting for news…on that long stressful day…It’s …praying…it’s hoping…that he’ll be okay.It’s the wonderful friends… with whom I’ve connected…It’s the bond that we share…it was so unexpected…It’s that long faded scar… down my child’s small chest…It’s touching it gently…and knowing we’re blessed…It’s watching him chasing…a small butterfly…It’s the moment I realized…I’ve stopped asking…why?It’s the snowflakes that fall…on a cold winter’s day…(They remind me of those…who aren’t with us today)It’s a brave little boy…who loved Thomas the train…Or a special heart bear…or a frog in the rain….It’s the need to remember…we’re all in this plight….It’s their lives that remind us… we still need to fight!It’s in pushing ahead amidst every sorrow…It is finding the strength to have hope for tomorrow.
-Author Unknown

Sunday, April 06, 2008

We are Home...

We got home Friday night, had a little birthday celebration for Adam with our parents and then we crashed! Gavin did not wake up until 10:30 yesterday morning! He was exhausted! Gavin is doing better, a little wobbly, sleeping a lot and wanting to cuddle... which we LOVE (the cuddling part)! Thank you all for your prayers, this has been one of the several scary moments we have had with Gavin. However, God continues to put his hands over Gavin and us during these times.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Update on Gavin

Gavin has been diagnosed with epilepsy and started seizure medication. He is currently undergoing a 24hour EEG. He will be off the EEG at 4pm today. Should be coming home this evening. Continue to keep him in your prayers and wish his Dada, Adam a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Prayer Request

Please keep Gavin in your prayers, he was rushed to the hospital last night after having 3 seizures. He is doing fine now, playful and happy! Doctors are consulting on the proper medications for him. He will more than likely spend another night in the hospital. Thanks for the prayers.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Easter pics, PART TWO....

"Ladies, let me show you how to do this"
Stained hands for Easter Sunday!
"Let me lick this dye off my hands while they are not looking!"
"What is this stuff in my nails?"
Such concentration....
Cleaning off the dye
"High Five UmmPa"
"Where's my gloves?"
Showing mom and dad the final product...
Hanging out with Mimi

"The KID Table"

Papa, Mimi, Great Granny Barbara, PePa

The Montgomerys, UmmPa, Aunt Kiki and Bubba

Papa, Mimi, Gavin, Mama, Dada

Hope everyone had a HAPPY EASTER!!