Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I'm sure that I've mentioned before how much our oldest son, Jacob, is not impressed with school work. Some days he puts a lot of effort into homework and studying and then many other days, he just doesn't care at all! Yesterday was one of those days. He has exams coming up and I told him to plan on studying LOTS this week to prepare for them. He agreed and promised that he would buckle down and study hard.

I guess that he forgot that conversation, because every time I turned around yesterday, I would find him distracted or doing something else. He always had an excuse why he wasn't studying....."I'm just taking a break.", or "Gavin needed some attention." I realize that everyone needs a break and I AM happy that he cares enough about Gavin to give him some attention, but it was getting ridiculous! I finally said, "What will your next excuse be?!" You want to know what his response was?!..."Umm...I can't study anymore because I'm dead." Then he laughed.

This is how much this boy hates to do schoolwork! All I can say is, "Lord, Please give me the strength to get this boy graduated from school one day!" UGH!


Onto a more pleasant part of my day:

Yesterday I received the best birthday card ever! I nearly burst into tears when I saw it and opened it! Why was it so special to me? Because it was from Gavin!

Gavin came home from school with it yesterday. His teacher must have helped him make it and they put a ton of effort into it!

Here is the front of the card:

She used his fingers and thumbs dipped in ink to make the butterflies! Isn't that ingenious and so adorable?!

And then, for the inside of the card she put his handprint on a heart!

I LOVED it!!! She is such a great teacher! And, there is no doubt that Gavin has left his handprint on my heart for life!


Finally, Gavin has another big day tomorrow! Well, it's big to me and him anyway!

Here is a clue to what will be happening tomorrow:

The clue is that Gavin will need to use his wheelchair for the first time ever!

Any guesses?

Gavin and I aren't so sure about this whole thing, but we're hoping it all turns out great!

We'll let you know tomorrow what this new adventure is! :)

"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not, They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23


Alicia said...

You know, Jacob sounds a lot like me when I was his age. I HATED schoolwork!

What a sweet, sweet card Gavin made for his Mama! So thoughtful of his teachers to help him with this wonderful gift!

Can't wait for the big news! : )

Lacey said...

Mondo is the same way. He is my bookworm and I know he's incredibly smart. I think he has a touch of ADD sometimes. I'm intriqued and can't wait to find out were your going!

mommytoalot said...

Love the birthday card. It's so beautiful.
Gavin looks so sweet. Found you through princess Abigail..

Tammy said...

Hoping that new adventure turns out great! And that card......soo sweet!

Tammy and Parker
@ParkerMama on Twitter

Cathy said...

First off Happy B'Day to you! What a precious card and his teacher sounds wonderful. It is incredible that we have somewher that is great for them to give us time away also. i am wondering what the new adventures is/??? will he be riding the school bus in his new wheelchair?? Maybe I am way off base.
Thank you for the positive feedback on the Compleat, hoping we have positive results.

Inspired said...

What a great birthday gift!!