Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday GaviBear!!!

Today is Gavin's birthday. We had a party to celebrate this beautiful little boy angel who brought so much joy to our family. For dinner we had his favorites: hot dogs, watermelon and blueberries. For dessert we had green rice krispie squares. (For his one year birthday party he also had green rice krispie squares with green frosting instead of cake because he was allergic to milk products.) We sang happy birthday, and his cousins blew out a Number 2 candle, then opened a few presents they got to keep. Then we watched some of our favorite videos of Gavin's brief life and laughed and remembered how cute he was, how much personality he had, and what a joyful little spirit he was. We then went to the cemetery and admired his beautiful gravestone and the tree Jaron & Michelle had planted to honor him. We all sent green and white balloons up to heaven. How blessed we are that Heavenly Father sent Gavin to our family and that he lived in our home for 8 months. We love you Gavin and look forward to living with you for eternity after this brief separation called mortal life is over. Here are some pictures of his one year birthday party, and a couple from today.








6 comments:

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Gavin! What cute pictures. What a great way to remember him and celebrate his birthday.

Larsen said...

I love those pictures. It was a beautiful day wasn't it?

Amber said...

What a wonderful tribute to a very missed little boy. We were all there in spirit. I fasted and prayed for Jaron and Michelle yesterday for added strength to make it through, and I hope they know how much we love them. I hope she gets his card I sent her today. We miss little Gavin so much. Every once in a while when I look at his photos on the computer, Isaac will come up to me, and say "Mom, did Gavin come alive again?" And I would explain to him that no, not now, but he will someday when all of us live again, and then he says "But mom, he's right there." as he is pointing to Gavins picture. All the kids miss him, and love him even though their time with him was so extreemly brief. We love you all, and can't wait to be back in Utah again with family to surround us. Sending lots of Hugs and Kisses your way!!

bugnose7 said...

Thanks for sharing the day with us through pictures. That little man sure left a empty spot.

janc@mac.com said...

It makes us miss him all over again to see these precious pictures. What a sweet angel he was and what great influence he has had on all our family to want to be with him again.

SaratogaSix said...

So glad you were able to capture his adorableness in photos for us. Thanks so much for the tribute to him.