Now most of you may or may not know this but.....I was really ok with just one child. After our loss, and then everything we went through with Gavin, I didn't feel it was responsible to put anohter child through the NICU, knowing how high a risk I was of having another preemie.
Until my grandfather passed away and I couldn't imagine Gavin going through that alone. My mom and aunts and uncles pulled together and made decisions, and I knew Gavin needed a sibling.
Of course, now we couldn't imagine life without our Samson! And there are often moments that just touch my heart and I know that he's meant to be here with us.
So this morning, I was getting dressed in my room and came back to the living room to find Gavin on the floor sitting by Sam (when I left Gavin was laying on the couch watching TV) and hugging him close.
When I asked what was going on Gavin said "I'm protecting Sammy from the storm".
It was raining heavily and Gavin is terrified of storms.
Seriously. I thought Gavin would be a wreck when we brought another person to invade his space, being an only child for 4 1/2 years and all. I couldn't ask for a better big brother. Gavin - way to go - we love you!