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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Birthday Brother

This blog is devoted to Gavin and his condition, but I feel like I need to dedicate this post to his big brother, Landon. Landon turned 5 on Sunday. Am I the only mother out there who was a complete mess when their child turned 5? When I think the age 5, I kind of put them in the 5, 6 and 7 year old category. When you think of the age 4, I can throw them in the 3 and 4 year olds, which in my mind is closer to the toddler age.

Age 5 is HUGE! I was a sobbing fool the night before as I was saying goodnight to him, and goodbye to the 4 year old boy. The morning of his birthday, we opened gifts, jumped in the car and stopped to grab some bagels to go (he loves eating on the go in the car, especially bagels) and we headed to the LA Zoo. We came home to my mom, sister and Troy's mom and neighbors at the house with cake and ice-cream. He had a busy, fun day.

I am so grateful for Landon. He truly is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Yes, I'm his mommy - I should feel that way! He loves playing AYSO soccer, he loves currently playing Tball, he is looking forward to his piano lessons and he loves life! He's like his mom, he is always on the go. Him and I together, drive Troy bonkers. LOL

I am grateful, he is the big brother to Gavin. I never knew how touching it would be to see siblings interact. The bond between them brings tears to my eyes just thinking of it. The way Gavin caresses Landon's face when he speaks to him is something I can't explain. I know Landon will take good care of Gavin as the years go on. He will be a loving force in his life, and help him over the obstacles he will face. I am truly honored to have these two boys as my children.

Happy 5th Birthday big boy! You make me proud, and am so grateful God chose me to be your mom. Thank you for being such an amazing big brother! We love you...


  1. Seeing Troy sitting on the bed reminds me of when I had Nathan and in all the pictures Troy was always sitting on the bed, it cracks me up. Happy Birthday to my favorite Jimmy Neutron!! We love you buddy!


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