Birthday weekend

Gavin is excited for his birthday Monday!  We are doing a few fun things this weekend to celebrate!  I love how happy he always is.  He has beat crazy odds and is still here and thriving and living.  I am so thankful for the way he has handled everything.  Awful things have tried to steal the spirit right out of him, but he refuses - he chooses joy and hope and love!

Gavin got his PICC line removed Thursday!  The home nurse did a wonderful job and he didn't even feel it.  As soon as she was done he yelled "I'm free!!!!" with such excitement.  Melted my heart.  He also told his nurse, "Halle, I feel so normal without the PICC".  This is one more thing that represents normal and him feeling more himself, and I think it will help him do more normal things.  So much of recovery is mental.  Bring it on!

12 days of school left :)  I cannot believe it actually!  As I've mentioned before, I am taking a sabbatical from teaching and will have 15 months of time to just "be" without working full time.  Every morning, I feel so bad that I have to wake all 3 kids up by 6:30, hurry them and bring them to daycare.  I just want things to slow down.  I want to enjoy this life we are all fighting so hard for and have the time to continue helping Gavin get better physically, academically and emotionally. 

This weather is amazing today!  Light breeze, warm and sunny.  Can we please have like 100 more just like this?  Gavin just got back from baseball and did so awesome!  He hit really well today and is running a little faster.  This continues until the end of June.  Gavin will also be doing PT, OT and speech this summer, and possibly Cognitive therapy (a program called CogMed) if insurance will cover it.  I am going to make sure he has all kinds of fun too.  We are feeling so blessed and happy :)

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Jim Maydelle Fennick
By Jim Maydelle Fennick
So happy for Gavin'a freedom from medical devices! yea for all of you. So glad too that your sabbatical was approved. enjoy enjoy enjoy. Truly where did this year go? It flew for us also.

Love, thankfulness and prayers to all
Maydelle and Jim
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Deborah Scully
By Deborah Scully
Such wonderful news. Enjoy baseball Gavin and enjoy your freedom. Much love.
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Ei Strain
By Ei Strain
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAVIN! LAUGH, LOVE, LIVE, AND HAVE THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! YOU INSPIRE ME! THANK YOU. THE WORLD IS BLESSED FOR YOU!!!
PEACE AND BE ♥
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Corey James
By Corey James
Happy Birthday, Gavin!
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Elizabeth Beaulieu
By Elizabeth Beaulieu
Happy early birthday brave man!
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