First off, I want to thank all of you for your warm thoughts and all your prayers. Unfortunately Justin’s Uncle Thom passed away Friday afternoon. Justin’s sister, Jen, has much better details here. If you don’t mind, please keep the whole family in your thoughts while they grieve their loss.
Some of you may be aware that Cooper only has one tooth (and for those of you I purked 2 or 3 weeks ago about a 2nd tooth? I was wrong–it was an illusion). Well, he now does actually have that second tooth. yay! And the low-grade fever he had yesterday which kept me home with him was a result of the tooth (so far, knock on wood). He was still a little warm, was fussy and clingy all day today, and had a hard time going down to bed this evening…but so far no further ear issues (that we can tell…yet).
Gavin brought some papers home yesterday that he had done throughout the week. I kind of hate admitting it, but a lot of his papers and artwork tend to hit the trash because I can tell they’re just busy-work. But this one caught my attention and brought a tear to my eye:
The instructions were to draw something that make you special; Gavin drew a picture of himself with Cooper. That sound you just heard? Was my heart bursting with pride and joy and love.