Thursday, April 23, 2009

Working So Hard!

During Physical Therapy on Tuesday, Gavin was trying so hard! His therapist put him on his tummy, on this dino pillow, and he was lifting his head higher than I have ever seen him!








This may not look like much for a 2 1/2 year old, but this is great progress for Gavin! After his stroke we were told that he may never progress any further, so any progress is huge for him! One tiny step at a time. I am so proud!


"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed. A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." Psalm 9:9-10

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

GAVIN, WHAT A GREAT THING YOU'RE DOING! CONGRATULATIONS! I CAN SEE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF, TOO! WE BLOG-READERS ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! JESUS LOVES YOU!
Marilyn from Auburn Hills :-)

Lacey said...

I wished we lived closer so we could get these boys together for a head holding playdate. Jax has done the best ever on his belly last time to. He used to just cry because he couldn't hold it up and would be eating carpet. Progress!!

Annette Gysen said...

Gavin,
You're my hero! Way to go, buddy! You're going to keep on amazing us--I'm sure of it!

Marissa said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!! Way to go Gavin, I am so proud of you buddy!!

One of the greatest joys I have found in this new "special" life we lead is being able to thoroughly appreciate things our kiddos do that others might not find that big of a deal. What a blessing to learn these lessons and not take things for granted!

Alicia

Carla said...

Great job big guy! You sure look like your brothers - especially your profile!! Yup - cookie cutter kids - and all so handsome! We love y'all and hold you up almost daily in our prayers.
Carla (for the gang :) )

Hope said...

Great Job, Gavin! I just wanna scoop him up and kiss his cheeks!

Michelle said...

Great JOB!! It's so awesome to see our babes prove them wrong. PT (or physical torture) as I like to call it has been terribly unpleasant around here lately, but he looks like he is enjoying looking around!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Woo hoo Gavin! Good job Buddy!

Gripping Mercy and Grace said...

You Go Little Man!!!!! YEAH G...A...V...I...N!!!!!!
How fun for you Momma!!!!

Love and Hugs!!!!

connie said...

Mallorie wants a playdate, too, so she can learn this stuff from Gavin!

Heather said...

Are you kidding?This is great stuff!!My motto for Zoey, that I adopted from another little fighters blog and have passed on to many is:Slow and Steady Wins The Race.Great job Mr.Gavin.

Cindy (TJ's mom) said...

Way to go Gavin! That is exciting!!! Look at you on your tummy and smiling. You are getting stronger- I can see that in the pictures. Great job!!!! Keep it up. I am holding you up in my prayers little man.

{{{HUG}}}

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Woohoo Gavin! Check out that head lifting! You are awesome. :)

Lacey said...

Hi friend. I wanted to tell you that we've thought a lot about how to get our girl. I can't afford a private adoption either, its outrageous. I've thought of sperm sorting, its expensive, but not like a private adoption. I've heard about 2,000. But thats here in Utah, we tend to be a little lower in health stuff. What seems the most logical is adopting from the foster system. They actually pay you until they turn 18. I would love to adopt another DS or a heart baby, it sounds crazy, but I would get a nanny that could watch them if one went into the hospital. That would be better than grandma anyway because then they could sleep in their own beds and get to school. The only reason I haven't started the process yet is because its tedious. They do home inspections, background checks, and you have to take classes just to start. It makes my head spin.

Inspired said...

Go Gavin Go!!! Keep up the great work!!

Love,
Julie