Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Celebrating Gavin's Life

Many of you that follow Sam have also been following Gavin Owens and will know that Gavin received his wings Sunday evening.  Gavin's parents said it best and I am going to post their last journal entry below:

"Is it really possible to be healed without actually receiving what most would consider a physical healing?  I think so.  Yesterday at 10:42pm Adam and I witnessed first hand the total healing of our little boy.  While snuggled up with Mommie and Daddy Gavin slowed his breathing and his little heart stopped beating -- his body found complete and total healing.

Gavin's death was one filled with so much sorrow and hurt yet so much peace and joy flowed freely in that room.  Our little boy is healed.  Our hearts are hurting so bad and will forever miss our little fighter yet the sense of peace that flows is so beautiful and indescribable.

You have no need to fight anymore my sweet little boy"

We found Gavin's website shorty before Sam was diagnosed with Microvillus Inclusion Disease and we have been following him ever since.  We have found strength in Adam and Karen, more strength than I ever would have imagined to be humanly possible.  No matter how sick Gavin was, he lived life.  His parents packed up Gavin and all of his equipment and gave him a chance to experience so much in his short three years. They are inspiration to parents with medically fragile children everywhere.

One of the things that always amazed me about Gavin was his incredible smile.  It was always a joy to check Gavin's website and see a new picture of that bright, smiling face looking back at me.  His face and his story are not one that I will ever forget.

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