Saturday, November 7, 2009

Looking Back...

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86 comments:

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

praying for you and your family during this difficult time...

Anonymous said...

He is a beautiful boy. I heard of Gavin though FB and wanted you all to know those you don't even know are sharing in your pain and fervently praying for the peace you all deserve.

Sharon said...

Sweet Gavin. I just heard about you recently. What a handsome little guy. Praying that the remainder of your journey is peaceful and that your family will feel God's arms around them.

mckennah said...

What a beautiful sweet boy. Praying for you and for him to be at peace.

Anonymous said...

That's the smile we'll remember that lights up a room.

He got it from his Mom and Dad!! Sister Maddy also has a gorgeous smile. Praying through tears for your family.

Jennifer said...

God bless you all & keep you in the palm of his hand. Be at peace, sweet Gavin.

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

Peace be with you +
Ivey

Kaitlin said...

praying for your family during this time. May the lord give you and your family peace.

mrsrubly said...

you have such a beautiful family. o my heart aches for you and adam. i am so sorry. still praying very hard for your family to have the patience strength beyond any measure and the peace surround your entirely family there @ the hospital. gavin, little man, you are being prayed for by so many people and effected the lives of many people. may god bless each and every one you as you face this horrible thing. bonny in texas. xoxo

Reagan Leigh said...

He's such a gorgeous little one. I've been going back and looking at old posts and pictures. So much love for your little one. I guess once a fighter, always a fighter. I can't even imagine how difficult this must be on you. Praying that he will go peacefully and not have to go through anymore pain.

Team Carter Jay said...

Sweet Gavin. I only found out about you yesterday and you've changed my life forever.

Lorra said...

The pictures of our sweet, sweet Gavin are beautiful. I will always remember his pure little face. Praying for peace for precious Gavin as he goes home to our Heavenly Father. Lord, may Karen and Adam lean on you at this time and may you hold little Madi in your loving arms.
Much Love to the Owens family.

Paula said...

His smile always gets to me. He is so handsome. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Misty said...

praying that Gavin finds peace soon! karen, he is amazing and has touched so many lives. i have been thinking of you all, night and day. I cannot imagine what you are going through... what you're feeling.. but I grieve with you and for you.
I will post,and ask for more prayers for his suffering to end.

you are amazing. you all are. thank you SOOO much for sharing your beautiful kiddos with us.

misty

Christina said...

memories that will last a lifetime!

Anonymous said...

Adam & Karen,
My heart aches for you! Our prayers are with you & Madi too! He's such a beautiful little boy...we know Jesus will take such good care of him and he will be in peace. Try to feel God's love surround you as you let go...we will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Tamara said...

In two days of know you, you have touched my heart little warrior! Run to Him with all your might... you have fought the good fight!

Anonymous said...

What you are walking through brings back the memory of one month and three days ago when my son flew to heaven. It is the most painful yet relieving time to know they will finally be at peace. Just know my heart and prayers are with you at this time and the many days months and years to follow. www.caringbridge.org/wa/love4justin

MFA Mama said...

So very cute. Love those blue, blue eyes, they're the same as Madi's. Thinking of you and hoping for peace.

Sheila said...

He's so adorable. Peace sweet Gavin

Susan Hart said...

Continually lifting you up in prayer...sweet Gavin, your heavenly Father awaits you with open arms, with a heart full of love. No more suffering, no more pain, no more surgeries. Your mommy and daddy will be with you again. We do not grieve as those who have no hope, but KNOW that we will all be reunited. We all love you Gavin, though some of us only through the updates your mommy and daddy have posted, but you have touched all our hearts with your fight and your faith. God be with you all during this time.

Timothy Ethan said...

Continuing to pray for Peace and strength for all of you during this most difficult time in all of your lives.

Sending virtual (((Hugs))) to Madison and the rest of the family

Donna - N.C.

Reesha said...

Big hugs ((OWENS FAMILY))

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all and Gavin that he may find peace and healing today. My thoughts are with you and my heart is breaking for you.

memorysdaughter said...

I am praying for peace and strength for your family.

Sarah

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

Adam, Karen & Madi: As I sit here with tears in my eyes reading the many emails to your family, I can only marvel at the extent of the lives Gavin has touched. Your sweet little boy was put on this earth for a purpose and he has now fulfilled it. Although we may not know what this purpose is, please know that Jesus does & is waiting for him with open arms. May God grant you serenity & peace during this difficult time. Know that Gavin will finally be at peace,not hurting anymore running & playing & chasing the cherubs around. This is not the end, this is the beginning! Love & Prayers Bonnie

Jackson's Blog said...

We will never forget Gavin's determination and the spark in those blue eyes...and that incredible smile! Praying for peace and comfort for Gavin and you all. You and Adam have been so incredibly strong and are amazing parents. Praying for healing for everyone!

Fran said...

He is just beautiful. Praying for you this afternoon.

Heather said...

Sending you all love.Checking in constantly.Praying for peace.For Gavin's courageous body and your courageous hearts.Love,love,love from California.

Anonymous said...

Aww sweet Gavi.. I'm so sorry he (and you guys) have to go through this. Give Madi a huge hug for me.

Tina said...

This blog is wonderful tribute to his life and your family's strength. What a wonderful thing you have done by sharing him with all of us. I for one will be forever thankful.

amanda said...

i've only just learned of your sweet little boys story. praying for you and your family. for god's peace and his perfect will. and for the hope you have in your life that you will one day see him again. praise god for that promise. it doesn't make it any easier...but it gives us that sliver of hope to keep on keeping on. praying in wi.

Kathy said...

God, please take sweet Gavin home to you where he will feel the sweetest peace and relief that only you can give any of us. Please surround this family with your love and where there is ache and longing and deep sadness, may this family feel hope and relief knowing that sweet Gavin is with You.

Franchesca Cox said...

Praying for your precious Gavin to be at peace.

Suzan said...

He's gorgeous! His eyes and smile are simply enchanting. Continued prayers for your family during this most difficult time!

tripntwinmom said...

Gorgeous boy. May you find the peace that you deserve... Praying for the whole family today!:)

Jennifer
Katy, Texas

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all, especially sweet, handsome, wonderful Gavin.

Run to Jesus, sweet boy. Your Mom and Dad will be with you in just a little while.

I just want to acknowledge, honor and commend both you and your husband for "fighting the good fight" through all of this. May you be rewarded a thousand-fold both here and in Heaven for your faithfulness to the One who holds us all in the palm of His hand.

Blessings!

The Dotson Family in TN said...

Without a doubt he is a gorgeous little boy. What a beautiful angel Heaven is gaining. We are praying boldly for your family. Asking that Gavin is free from pain and that you all find comfort and rest in Him.

Anonymous said...

Lifting your entire family up to Him tonight. Praying for strength. understanding. peace.
Love, Jill - Toledo, Ohio

caringbridge.org/kyliewalleser said...

Our prayers are with you. What a sweet angel. I heard of Gavin from Ashley Kate's blog. We have an intestinal transplant baby. I pray he finds peace. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Gavin's peace.

mkcmom said...

Such a beautiful little boy. I'm sure my 9 year old nephew that died from a brain tumor will show Gavin around when he gets to Heaven. They will both be running and breathing with no problems. Such a blessing to pray for your family.

Heather said...

I decided to look back my self ... found this,the first day I commented.I was looking back not for this but for the very first picture I saw of Gavin.The first time I fell in love with in.I didn't find the exact one.It was on your header at one time but I did come across the other beautiful ones from the same day ... that vibrant blue wall and those vibrant blue eyes.I just read your twitter update.I will pray extra fiercely in the upcoming hours.

I wanted to reprint my words back then.To let you know I have not wavered,ever in my faith and hope and love of your tiny but mighty fighter Gavin:

"How honored I am you would stop in to our site and then allow me the opportunity to share in a glimpse of your journey with Gavin.What a gorgeous,resilient,courageous,beautiful boy you have.I actually don't have enough adjectives to describe him!It is in finding and sharing of each others stories that sometimes allows us to feel not as alone. We knew we weren't but it's comforting in a weird, "wish we weren't in this place", kind of way.I also know that it can absolutely be such a private and personal road and I am privileged that you stopped by. Another beautiful family that I will hold in my heart and add to my prayers.I hope that the love of family and friends lend support and strength when you need it and that the grace of God carries you as you all journey forward."

July 4, 2008 8:48 AM

My words remain steadfast and true to this day.Love,love,love to you all.

Stirring the Clay Pot said...

Sweet Baby boy, the very picture of God's strength perfected through weakness. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful child. I looked back through all the pictures on Urban Studio, the baby I remember with the twinkling eyes and infectious smile and chubby little cheeks (not edematous!). He is so sweet and so loved. I hope and pray for his peaceful journey into Heaven, and for your peace (to someday come). Thanks Gavi.
Eileen

amy said...

love seeing pictures of your beautiful boy! your family is heavy on my heart tonight. it is so good to read that he is finding peace.

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Anonymous said...

Praying for you all.
Debbie S. in CT

Anonymous said...

I just learned about your family and what you are going through earlier this week. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I heard of your story thru Erin's Dream and another mutual friend who knows your family through church. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and those of my family and friends who I am passing your story onto. We are all touched by your family's undying love and faith, and pray that he has a peaceful passing.

Amber Schmidt said...

My heart aches for your beautiful family. Praying with all my heart...

Anonymous said...

God Bless you and your family.

Gavin is a beautiful little boy ~ the world won't be as bright when he goes Home, but Heaven will be even more beautiful when their newest little Angel arrives.

Praying for you and your family.

Jamie Hill said...

I heard about Gavin through a blog I follow. Your strength and love for your little Gavin is Amazing! I want you to know that I am praying for peace that surpasses all understanding for you and your family. Remember the Lord is ALWAYS walking with us, carrying us! Prayers going up!

Anonymous said...

I only knew Gavin for a short three months however he has already touched my heart in so many ways. You were truly blessed with this beautiful boy for three wonderful years and the impact he has had on others has been amazing. Thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to meet him. My prayers are with you and your family.
Heather

Anonymous said...

He is so beautiful.

Praying for all of you tonight.

-Heather

Courtney and the Boys said...

God bless you all and hold you close...

Emily said...

Praying for your family tonight. Gavin is beautiful.

Bambi said...

That is the Gavin I always saw. His bright blue eyes always popped out in the photos like he knew something no one else did and he was going to get it.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who you are but I have a special needs child myself and I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry and hope your baby boy finds peace. Thank you for being so brave to share your story.

Heidi said...

Ill never forget those blue eyes...I spent some time going thru your older posts, and watching all those wonderful videos of your precious children again. Gavin truly has a voice of an angel...his sweet sounding giggles and those wonderful sillies as he helped you sing the abc's...youre so blessed to of had this time with such an amazing boy. May he find peace soon, praying for you all.

Heidi and Jack.

Anonymous said...

I ust heard of Gavin through facebook about a week ago. May God bless you and your family. We are praying for you during this difficult time.

Lampard family from Sydney, Australia.

Anonymous said...

Just can't get your family off my mind tonight. I am friends with Gwen, Ivey's mom, and found your blog thru her. Standing beside you in prayer tonight.
Love. Hugs.
Jill - Toledo, Ohio
www.ibfamlife.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

May God's love help you all find peace. Your family is in my prayers

Laura said...

beautiful eyes, beautiful child. My heart goes out to you all. May you find comfort knowing that he will be at peace and held in the Lord's loving embrace.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your family as you go through this rough time. May God bless you and your family.

Ashley said...

He is such a gorgeous little boy. My heart goes out to you. I saw this through BG and I am hurting just reading about him. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. He deserves to be at peace and not be in pain anymore.

Heather said...

His eyes tell a very long tale don't they. He has a very old soul in a little guys body. His eyes are very insightful. Praying for you all.

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

praying for your family at this most hurtful, sad time.

Anonymous said...

hello,
we've never met, but I've been following your blog for a few weeks after finding it through Erin's Dream. I have read your journey daily and the thought that has kept popping back into my mind is "Gavin and Maddie are so so lucky to have you as parents". I hope you realize how incredible you are. I am only 21 but have been truly struck and impacted by the obvious love, commitment, and dedication you have for both your children. I can only hope that my future children will one day be as lucky. Thank you for being such an inspiration and my heart grieves with you. Wishing you peace and love to get through the tough days and weeks you have ahead.

Dee Dee said...

I know you are in agony. Praying for God's peace and presence in the midst of this long night. As one who has also held her son as he slipped away to Jesus, I want to encourage and remind you that God is still good. I had only known my little one's face for 3 weeks, not 3 years. And it hurt badly enough at that.
Someday He will help us make sense of all this.

Shannon and Steve said...

So sorry for your family. My heart is sad for you. It took my husband and I 4 years and 3 miscarriages to get our first son here and the thought of losing him is unbearable. I will be praying for you and your sweet baby boy.

Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

More prayers are being said. God bless your family.

Tyler's Mommy said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers....

Heidi said...

I don't have words. But know you are all in my prayers.

Deborah said...

Still praying and tarrying with you. My heart continues to ache for your family.

Marvelous Light said...

Gavi...please go Jesus. Don't be afraid. It's alright. Everybody wants you to go home little guy.

Stephanie said...

Your baby boy has such beautiful eyes! I am praying for you and your family.

IFEA said...

I am praying for peace for your son and for comfort for your family. I am sooo sorry for your pain. Iris and Family

Corinne said...

I have only just learnt about your little boy - what a truly beautiful child Gavin is, he is very special. I am sorry beyond belief for what you are all going through and that you have to lose this beautiful baby - My heart is with you all and Gavin is in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

gavin will be in heaven soon with all the other babies,my baby is up there to, where there is no more pain and no more suffering.

you are very brave and are doing the right thing to let gavin go. I had to let my baby go to , you are not alone.

god bless you, you remain in my thoughts.

Hannah

Anonymous said...

You are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses... Gavin being one of them. Grace and peace be with you all

Anonymous said...

I can go on forever about how beautiful of you have(not had, because is still forever yours). He is amazingly beautiful in every way. Such a strong spirit. I really cannot stop thinking about Gavin and his family. I have left several comments this weekend and I just keep coming back to your page. I feel so bad, I do not know how you all do it. I can see where Gavin gets his strength, two amazing parents and a very strong role model like his BIG sister. He is an amazing person, I assure you that I will not forget him and he has impacted my life over this wkend in ways you could never imagine. I am such a stronger person just from following Gavin's experience through the wkend. I have learned to NEVER take time for granted with my own 2 children. Gavin is truly a BLESSING to all on earth, I pray that you guys will make it through all of this and stay strong. I can see it in Gavin's beautiful blue eyes that he is real Angel, here on earth, here for a reason. May God Bless you all in this hard time. Rest in Peace Gavin, you are finally home :-) May we celebrate your fascinating life and STRONG SPIRIT.
John Bravo
Keizer Oregon

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant to say, how beautiful *of a son you have

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jacks grandmom said...

What a beautiful little boy! He is at peace with God. I hope you and your family find peace and tranquility. I read about your little sweet angel Gavin on facebook.