Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Family...

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Madison created this work of art this morning -- made me smile, very big. Just wanted to point out daddy's hair and the fact that she wanted to make sure that I knew that there was a difference between adult teeth and baby teeth. Of course there is the ever present ostomy. I find it really interesting that in the past Madison always would draw lots of lines and pumps coming from her brother -- I'm not so sure she really sees the medical equipment anymore. Kinda cool. In fact, most children really don't take note of Gavin's tubes unless they sense their parents being uncomfortable around Gavin. The one thing that seems to bother children the most is the mask Gavin often wears over his mouth to protect him from germs. Today I over heard a child ask his mother, "why does that baby have a diaper over it's mouth." I would have loved to hear the explanation.

Anyway, things are rather quiet around here. Gavin is doing ok, though still having periods of lethargy. We are continuing on all four antibiotics so that should help keep him clean for the next week or so. We are just trying to enjoy every second at home.

So happy to be home.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

The picture is great. Love the bold colors.
Glad you are home. Praying things will remain quiet.
Blessings.

kyna said...

Precious!! Love that little Madi!

Rachael said...

Good to hear things are nice and quiet.

Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

What a little artist you have.

So glad you are home.

Anonymous said...

Do you guys know how incredible you are!?! You are awesome parents. May God continue to bless you with His Strength as you care for your family. Love you guys and are praying too. Great picture too, Madi! ~Moses'

Anonymous said...

I'm hapy you are home. The drawing is adorable. I love the drawings where the legs come right out of the head, no body. Enjoy your time at home.
We're always praying for Gavin and you all.
Debbie in CT

Mia said...

Glad you're home.

It is always interesting how children view others, especially in your situation. I love that she sees him, actually sees...him!

Chelle Cates said...

The most beautiful family I know! And what great teeth! That is a "framer" for sure! I love all the new pics! Yeah for summer!
sending love...