Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lacey, This One Is Just For You!

I usually try to do an update on this blog every 2-3 days. I do this because it's fun, it's great therapy for me and I want to have a few posts each week for my blogging friends to read. I know how much I look forward to going to their sites and seeing their cute children and reading about their days, so I should try to do the same for them!

It's been 6 days since I've done a post here. I just haven't felt like doing one. I've been keeping up with my blog friends, but I haven't felt like sharing our life lately. I think it's because I am feeling a little guilty about how boring our life has been lately. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE boring! This means that things are going fairly well for our family and this also means that Gavin is doing well, for Gavin anyway. So, although we are doing quite well, I am hearing about so many people who are suffering so much right now. (Friends, Family, Blogs, Etc.) This makes me feel like I shouldn't blog about our boring life, by sharing cute pictures of our naughty boys or by sharing our fairly uneventful days right now. There just seems to be so many more important things to focus on.

I am feeling so sad for so many people and wishing that there were more that I could do for them! It's so heart wrenching, knowing that others are going through trials, and not being able to do anything for them, except to pray. This is what I've been doing a lot of lately. I wish that there were more that I could do, but I know that this is probably the best thing that I can do for them anyway, besides being there for them when they come to me.

I've had lots to blog about lately, because even when it's boring at our house, it's never really boring! We stay quite busy here with 4 children, especially when one is a Gavin! But, like I said, I just feel guilty about our blessed life, when others are suffering.

Yesterday a blogging friend left a comment for me, wondering where I've been and that she needed her "Gavin fix". This made me realize, that even though life is going well for us, others probably get some joy from reading about our life too. I know that I get joy from the blogs that I read, even when they may not be doing well, because I have become friends with these people and have grown to love their precious children. So, I am usually disappointed when I go to their site to "get my fix" and there is nothing new to read! So, here is "your fix." :)

Yesterday Gavin had his last day of physical therapy for the summer. They have a 3 week break and then his PT is having surgery, then they have another break and then school starts already! So, we are sad to know that Gavin will no longer be seeing his therapist that we have grown to love! She does home visits and since Gavin turns 3 in September, he doesn't qualify for home visits anymore. Plus, he'll be going to school starting in September and they will do therapy there with him. (Yes, I'm still scared out of my mind, thinking about sending him to school, but I know that it's probably best for him.) Here he is doing some therapy with her.

He looks like he is crying in the 1st picture, but he was just "talking/yelling."

My pictures of him always seem blury, because he is always moving! I guess that I should be happy about this, since there was a time in his life that he rarely moved at all and now, he's at least trying to get around! Therapy was always more like playtime, and it took me a while to see that this is how you do therapy with children. Sometimes Gavin liked it and sometimes he didn't, but I know that he has made progress with it! His PT was always thinking and she came up with many good ideas for us! And, when she couldn't find a solution, she asked around to get ideas. We will miss her, but it will be nice having the rest of the summer off too! We'll just have to work him hard ourselves!

I hope most of you are enjoying your summer! It is SO HOT and I feel like I'm melting! (Better than snow though!) But, I wish that I could walk around in onsies or bathing suits, like our boys do! They complain that it's hot and I tell them, "Don't complain to me! At least you have short hair and can walk around without a shirt on!"

Please continue to pray for Jaxson and his family! (I posted about him last week.) His surgery went well, but he is in lots of pain and having some other issues now. It breaks my heart to know that he has had to suffer so much in his short life and to know that his future is so very uncertain! Remember this family in your prayers! Thank you!

"But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you." 1 Peter 5:10


Anonymous said...

If your digital camera has a sports mode, use that and it will "stop" the action. Hopefully this will help. Your pictures always bring a smile...blury or not. :-)

Heather said...

Boring is good.Never feel guilty for that.We are thrilled that life is somewhat stabilized with a household your size.Gavin looks so great.Caught up on the last few posts.Loved all the pictures with Gavin and his brothers.That is therapy in and of itself.Our little friend Reagan did the Botox and her mom was thrilled about the results so I am sure all will go well with Gavin as well.Enjoy these boring,summer days Alicia,this what life is all about!

Alicia said...

Thanks for the Gavin fix.

I too try to post every two or three days, and I do tend to post about trivial, "boring" or "normal" things in my life with Marissa. We can't blog about heavy stuff all the time, even though we are faced with heavy stuff in our daily lives. Please don't feel guilty about blogging about daily life when others are suffering. I know I find encouragement from you and your writing about life in your crazy house. And I'm pretty sure your blog and Gavin just being Sweet Ol' Gavin brings joy to many others too.

Personally, I write the way I do because it helps me stay focused on the lighter side of this life which has a lot of dark moments.

Keep blogging the way you feel you need to and know that you and your sweet family always bring a smile to my face! :)

Hope said...

Boring is good! I need a good dose of boring over here;)

Gavin is such a cutie, I love how happy he looks.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I love boring! It means that things are stable. :) Thanks for posting the new pictures, we do need our fixes of these cuties!

Lacey said...

thanks for my fix. I show Jax his big smiles and tell him - see what Gavin does, you can do that too.
Fortunatly we still get home PT and OT because he gets homeschooled. So he still qualifies, yeah.

ruehshouse said...


I have been checking your blog the last few days needing my Gavin/Alicia fix so thanks for posting. You are always so inspirational to me that no matter what you write I always get a message out of it. I'm jealous because I would love to be bored right now. Hope all stays "boring" for thoughts and prayers are with you everyday.

Love you lots--April

Amy said...

Awww, that last picture is just precious!! I love seeing even the blurry ones, because it means our buddy is moving at the speed of life. Kisses to you all!!