Oh - and sorry about the spacing on this entry . . . I don't know what I did to mess it up so badly!
H is for HUMILITY ( AND HAIRCUT)
He taught us that we have to be humble so we can be prepared to accept the Lord's will. And Gavin was the only kid I know who was born NEEDING a haircut!
I is for INNOCENCE
Gavin's sweet, short little life showed the innocence and vulnerability of human life. In way way, the situation somewhat stole innocence from Jason and myself - life will just never have the same "carefree-ness" like it used to.
J is for JOY
Even with all of the physical discomfort Gavin had to endure, he was so peaceful. I know I have said this before, but standing next to his bed I KNEW it would be okay, somehow. And patience . . . well, that is a virtue our families never seem to learn well. And we are STILL learning patience.
Q is for QUIET
I like to think the Lord trusted me and Jason to be parents of Gavin. I am still to this day, grateful that I am Gavin's mom. I knew that if he had to be sent to this earth with so many complications, I was glad he was sent to our family.
From the day Gavin was born he had an outrageous amount of blonde hair that never seemed to be tamed. Jason loved to mess it up and give him crazy hairstyles. Even doctors and nurses couldn't help but touch his beautiful head of hair.
Yeah, this is a silly word but did you see the color of his skin the last month? Gavin's jaundice was caused by the medications he had to take - but he was as yellow/orange as a pumpkin! (I say that with all the love in the world!)