Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A lesson from Gavin.....

This life can be tough! There can be many obstacles that seem to get in our way. Sometimes it seems like we will never catch a break....(like a break from all this sickness that Gavin keeps having! UGH!).....but we have to remember a few important rules to keep ourselves afloat!

Gavin seems to have the recipe for dealing with life's struggles. Here are some lessons that he has learned in his short life:

1) Sometimes we need the help of family, friends and God to keep us from falling down!



2) Remember to protect your faith (and face) when you are getting hit with a tough decision or trial!



3) As you protect yourself from what comes at you, remember to keep a look out for the blessings that also come along with each trial!



4) Find joy and something to celebrate in every single day!



5) Take time to close your eyes and pray throughout the day!



6) Sometimes a nap is all we really need!



7) Always remember that all fights and trials do come to an end. Fight hard and with a good attitude.....then it won't seem quite as tough as you thought it was! And, always try to keep a smile on your face!




Gavin may have been given a tough road to fight, but he sure does have some great lessons to teach!

Thanks Gavin! You are such a blessing!

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

15 comments:

Lacey said...

Too cute! Ray said that Arina is an angel, she never fusses. Jax never fusses either. It seems to be the DS motto. What a great motto to have!

Reagan Leigh said...

I love, love, love his costume! Just adorable! And what a sweet boy! Reagan could learn a thing or two from him!

Colleen said...

I love this post!! Hugs!

Zoey's mom said...

I love this post Alicia.I just love it.And Gavin's outfit,perfect for your fighter boy.Just perfect!

Carole Doty said...

God Bless you, little angel boy
Gavin. Thank you for your sweetness, and for spreading so much joy and love around to your family and friends. We all love you so very much. Thank you GOD for bringing this precious boy into our lives, and for giving him a fighting spirit. I pray you continue to provide Alicia (my sweet, precious girl) with all that she needs to care for Gavin and the rest of her wonderful family. I love you all.

Grandma Doty/Mom

Amy said...

I'm in LOVE with this post! And that sweet little Gavin! We could all learn from him! Love you all!

Cammie Heflin said...

I LOVE his happy smiling face!!! PERFECTION!

HennHouse said...

PERFECT!!

What a great lesson for EVERYONE!

Debbie said...

OMGOSH!!!!

So cute...you could turn that in to some contest of some sort and win something cuz he is ADORABLE!!!!!

...and the costume just adds to his already cuteness!!!!

Michelle said...

what great lessons and such a cutie to deliver the message!

stephanie said...

Oh that was perfect!!!

Annette Gysen said...

Great encouragement from Gavin!

April said...

Well said!! priceless pictures!!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the great reminders! They certainly do have such a gift to give to us all. They are such amazing little people who have to endure so much more than most of the rest of us. It's such a blessing to have them in OUR lives.

Alicia said...

Such great lessons from such a little teacher! And cute too! I love that boxing outfit!