Thank you for sharing your personal journal entry. It's ironic that you wrote about this because on Friday, Samantha and I were running errands and out of the blue she said, "mom, does Gavin still have cancer?" I honestly didn't know how to respond. I said, "technically, yes, but he is so strong and is still fighting everyday and has an upcoming surgery to tackle Joe Bully, hopefully once and for all." I told her he is making great strides and is in school and doing everything an 8 year-old boy should/could be doing. It really caught me off guard and I'm not sure what triggered her question. As I've said before, I don't think a day goes by where I don't have a thought about Gavin.
Yesterday at church, the sermon was about blessings. They had us do a quick connect conversation with others around us and everyone pretty much said the same things, kids are a blessing, having a job and a home are blessings, being in good health is a blessing, etc. But then the pastor said that as much as all of those things are blessings, that we should be a blessing to others, whether it be helping someone, or just having a nice conversation with someone who looks like they could use it. I thought of Gavin instantly and how he has been a blessing to so many people around him that he probably can't even imagine or understand the impact he has had on so many of us. God has big plans for Gavin.
Hugs to all of you.