Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday...

-7883amazing

I have been thinking for a few days on what to write for your 3rd birthday. I'm not sure why, but even though my mind and heart are filled with so many thoughts and emotions, the words are very hard to find. After being up most of the night thinking and thinking about the journey these past years have been I finally figured it out. It's hard for me to put my thoughts in words simply because there really are few words to describe what you mean to mommie and daddy.


I honestly do not know how I could ever live my life without seeing your pure sweet face every morning. Even though I know that many of your days are filled with hardship I long for those days to never stop. You just keep going despite each and every obstacle put in your path. You are simply amazing.


Last year I asked you if you realized that you have changed the hearts of so many people who are watching your life along side us. It's hard to understand and comprehend the impact you have had on this hospital -- your family and friends -- this world. There is just something about your spirit that reaches out and makes an empty heart full -- can fill even the darkest of places with peace, joy and beauty.


I often question why on Earth God would have chosen me to be your mommie -- I no longer question but fervently ask God to let it never stop. I love you so much my little boy. I pray that in this next year you experience everything life has to offer, no matter what your limitations.


Mommie and Daddy love you.



Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin
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30 comments:

brandiandboys said...

happy 3rd birthday, gavin!!! praying for beautiful day for your family.

Anonymous said...

Happy 3rd birthday Gavin!!! What a journey you and your family have been on to get here. You really have changed many lives with your adventure through the good and the bad. Keep shining handsome...enjoy your day!!

grey like snuffie said...

Happy Birthday Gavin...happy dancin for you today!!!! We share a birthday---although I'm a bit older. :o) Your smile fills me with such joy when ever I pop over to peek into your world....Praying God gives you a special revelation of His love today..deep inside in a quiet way that touches you.

Diane said...

What a beautiful letter to your beautiful son. You make me so proud to be a mom. Gavin and your family are always in my prayers. You have the most beautiful children and those eyes just melt your heart. May god grace Gavin with many many many more birthdays. God bless your family.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday big boy gavin. you give your parents so much joy with your sweet little face. i hope your day is as special as you are.
kathleen

Loraaf said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin!!!! I am sure your parents will make it a special one! What a beautiful letter! Your in my prayers daily!

Lora

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! You have made the world a better place just for being in it, and just by reminding anyone you come in contact with to remember to be grateful for whatever we have, because there is always joy to find, you just have to look, often no farther than your little sweet smile. Eileen

Anonymous said...

Mommie,

You found the perfect words. I love you too.

Gavin

Heather said...

Happy Day sweet boy.I know, I for one have been touched by your presence in my life,be it 3,000 miles away,but touched beyond words by your spirit and your smile.You are a mighty fighter Mr.Gavin and my prayers today are for a day filled with laughter,and joy and all the beauty this world has to offer and that you so absolutely deserve.Love to you across the miles little man.

Jennifer said...

Happy Happy Birthday Gavin! You sweet smile and beautiful eyes have brought so much joy to your family & so many others! I pray God grants you many more birthdays to share with them. Have a wonderful day, little man!

Tina said...

Happy birthday Gavin! Love your friends here in Saskatchewan, Canada.

evwmom said...

What a wonderful day!!! Sending lots of love your way!

Wendy said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin!!! You are an AMAZING little boy! Your family has touched my life in ways you will never know. Continued prayers for your family.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Gavin!

From Erin, Madison & Gavin in OH.

Jill said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin! You are an amazing little boy, keep fighting!

Reagan Leigh said...

Such a sweet post! Totally made me cry! Gavin is such a precious little boy, he has forever touched my life and I'm sure countless others out there as well! Happy birthday little one! Get well soon!

Thomas Family said...

Happy Birthday Gavin!! You are one very special boy with very special parents. We are all so very fortunate to be able to know you, even if just over the internet. Your strong spirit is amazing and brings strength and inspiration to so many. I'm sorry you are having to celebrate your birthday in the hospital but I know that your mommy and sister made it very special.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday little Gavin!!!
We are always praying for you...and amazed by your strength!
What a gift you are!!!
Marculos

Mary Kay Heimbach said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin! Your mommy wrote such a beautiful message to you from her and daddy. You have touched and changed so many people's lives in your 3 short years. Hope you could celebrate a little today. You keep fighting and we'll keep praying and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mary Kay and Donnie Heimbach

Lorra said...

Happy 3rd Birthday GAVIN!!!
What a beautiful letter to Gavin. He truly is Simply Amazing. May our Heavenly Father continue to restore Gavin's little body. May he comfort him and give him strength. Give the doctors and nurses the guidance and wisdom to know what is best for Gavin. God Bless Gavin and his family as they celebrate his 3rd birthday. Showers and Showers of Blessings.

Anonymous said...

"HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY, GAVIN!" You are one Special little Guy! Our prayers continue to go up for you, your Mommy, Daddy and Sister. You are so loved! Have a happy, happy day!! ~Marilyn & Randy

The Hopkins Fam said...

I'm just one of the many, many you and your family have touched! You are a perfect example of the Lord's mercy and love on a daily basis. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAVIN!!!

Shari said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! You have taught me many lessons I will never forget! :-)

ginger said...

Happy Birthday, Gavin!

I have been amazed by your strength & spirit that I have glimpsed through this blog. Thanks to all who have shared your life with us & reminded us of what really matters.

GinaMarie said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
May you feel Jesus near
Everyday of the year

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Have the BEST year
You ever had!!!

Happy 3rd Birthday Gavin!!!

Hope it was a great day!!!

I hope you are home soon.

Gina Marie and boys
www.caringbridge.org/visit/noahhaugh

JayCee said...

You said it beautifully......


Happy Birthday, Gavin!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday sweet Gavin, wow 3 years old sweetie. I hope you are doing better little one. God bless you

Taria M. said...

Happy Birthday, Gavin! You are such a sweet and special boy... and I pray that you will have many more birthdays!

What a beautiful post to your son - a heart touching letter to a little boy that has impacted many lives! Thank you for sharing your family with us! May God bless you all richly!

Becca said...

Happy Birthday, Gavin! Hope you had a lovely day.

Karen - time to look at powerchairs, chick, if you're not already.

~random friendly reader swinging by (and also a powerchair user)

The Rowe Family said...

What a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your Son! Over the past year, I have just come to adore the little guy thru following your blog. When I check in to see what Little Gavin is doing...I laugh, I smile, I cry, I pray! Thank you for sharing him with us! I have not walked in your shoes, but I am a another Mommy desperately in love with her children, I can feel your pain! God bless, Emily