Tuesday, September 28, 2010

{Pee Pee From Heaven}


Amazing things happen in our little minivan -- lots of conversations between Madison and I that not only help pass the time but gives me an amazing glimpse into her little mind.  After Gavin died Adam and I had to make some crazy decisions that we were not prepared for -- things that parents just don't ever think about.  We were asked by the funeral home to provide some clothes for Gavin to be buried in.  This took Adam and I completely off guard.  First of all -- we choose not to see his body again after we said our last goodbye at the hospital and second -- Gavin never really wore real clothes.  He was a shirt and baby legs kind of kid --- and I didn't really want to give any of his clothes away, where I could no longer hold them up to my face and try to smell my little boy's scent.

Never the less -- we picked out Gavin's red long sleeve tee and his black rock star baby legs.  After the funeral director left, Adam and I kinda laughed because we wondered if the guy even knew where the baby legs went and if he was wondering where Gavin's pants were.  Did they put a diaper on him?  Our family has since always smiled at the thought of our little boy running around heaven in his red shirt and babylegs with his little butt sticking out!  

So now that this week has brought some much needed rain it has also sparked, once again, some amazing conversations about Gavin up in heaven and how he doesn't have any pants on and he certainly must be peeing on us -- that's what all this rain is.  

I know it sounds kinda crazy, but it's the little things like that that helps Madison and us heal.  It's the thought that God has healed our little boy -- spared him from a life of suffering that makes us smile.  'Cause after all, Gavin couldn't pee here on Earth -- so pee from heaven is certainly something to smile about.  


Phyllis said...

That is awesome!! Thanks for making me laugh today! I love how logical she is, so cute! The best conversations happen in the car and at bedtime because there is so much less pressure.

Anonymous said...

Love it!

Heidi said...

He-He, that kid is too funny! How sweet, certainly something to smile about :) Hugs to your darling girl--
Heidi & Jack

Gilda said...

Aw, I love this post it put a smile on my face.

The Coleman Family said...

That is a precious thought! I am sure he is peeing everywhere since that is what little boys do. :)

Praying for your family as you continue to heal and for your adoption!

JayCee said...

That's great!! :)

britta said...

So cute but so amazing too!!! Yesterday it was thundering like crazy but barely rainy! I thought about how Dan must have been up there bowling with his new friends!

Ash said...

I love it! Thanks for the chuckle this afternoon...I needed it! I never had the privilege of meeting sweet Gavin, but can just imagine him running in heaven with his baby legs, t-shirt and little butt sticking out! So cute and funny!

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

you make me smile. funny what becomes funny sometimes..... laughing through the tears.

the three wise menn said...

I just came across your blog through someone elses and read for way too long tonight. :)
We have a little girl who just had pictures done for the littlest heroes project because of a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis 1 (they aren't up yet).
Our journey is much different than the one you are embarking on, but she is adopted as well. And although adoption is definately different than going through pregnancy and so on, it's amazing how perfectly God chose the little girl that fits our family and brings us joy unending.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello, thanks for sharing your story, and we will be praying for the beautiful child God is getting ready to bring into your lives.

Andrea (Jason, and Abigail)

C's Mommy said...

Laughing out loud! That is pretty funny! Thanks for making me smile this morning!!

Jessica said...

Bring on the pee!
So funny. It is good to hear you guys smile and laugh.

Kelly said...

Cute thought. Makes me smile too.

Returned to your blog today after some time away and got caught up. So excited to read you are adopting from foster care. We too are adopting 4 siblings from the foster care system.

We began the process to adopt one waiting child and God quadruply blessed us. :) Can't wait to follow along on your new journey.

Congratulations to you, on adding to your family again, and esp. in such a beautiful, "different", wonderful way!!!!

God bless you!

Laura said...

Laughter...the best medicine :-)