For those following my family’s story, you already know just how far Gavin’s come over the last year. He’s made an unbelievable transformation and I quite literally couldn’t be any prouder of him.
He faces mental health and physical health issue that are exceedingly rare and never once complains.
Gavin’s gone from a destructive force to one who’s efforts help to keep this family running on a daily basis.
Anyway, Gavin’s been saving up for this Transformers toy. He’s patiently saving his money and the other day, I ordered it for him as a surprise from both myself and his younger brothers.
This thing was under $10 so it was a huge deal.
That being said, I knew it would mean the world to him.
It arrived today and I explained to the boys that this was for Gavin. It was from all of us as a way of thanking him for all this help and hard work. Gavin does the dishes, takes out the trash, recycling and even cleans the letterbox. He can do laundry and let Maggie outside to go potty as well.
These are skills I’ve been helping him learn as a means of helping him be as independent as he’s capable of.
At the same time though, the fact he can do these things is a huge help, that cannot be overstated..
I try to do little things for him every once in awhile to show him how appreciative I am. Maybe we go to lunch or have a movie night after his brothers go to bed.
It’s safe to say that he was very surprised and the boys and I were so happy to present him with his little gift. 🎁
Thanks Kathryn.. I’m so proud of him. 🙂
It’s wonderful to see Gavin happy. His smile says it all. I hope he knows there are a lot of people really rooting for him!
Thanks Becky. I’m okay most of the time. I struggle when the kids struggle because I never want to see them in pain. Gavin is absolutely a positive side effect of this divorce… U0001f600
The chnge in him in just the last year has been nothing short of amazing. I thnk he is much happier and a lot less stressed. He smiles…. and he is sure growing up!
I am so glad to see another smile here in these pics he has come so far and is doing so well.
Rob Gorski I know what you mean. My guys are doing so much better, but of course it’s not perfect. BUT…we’re all human. Struggles and failures are an option. But I’m so glad for you! I remember all the posts before about Gavin. I’m very sorry your family had to go through a divorce, and I hope you all will continue to heal.
Thanks Becky. It’s not perfect but for the first time in a very long time, I have hope for Gavin’s future. There’s still a great deal of work to do but he’s already come so far and that’s one of the biggest glimmers to come out of this divorce. I lost my wife but gained my son back… 🙂
It’s wonderful to hear such great news about Gavin. It doesn’t seem that long ago that he had all kinds of physical and emotional issues. So you get to be so proud, Rob, that Gavin is such a huge help. I’m so happy for you!