The Beginning of 7th Grade

I’m not exactly sure how this happened, but I woke up this morning (late of course) the mom of a 7th grader. When Gav was little, people always told me the years would fly by. I believe them. I really do. Gav’s dad and I were talking this morning about how soon we will be dropping him off at high school. Seriously? This is all happening way too fast for my little Mommy heart.



About Gavin

Gavin has a huge, caring heart. He loves to help me take care of his brother and sister. Ryker is his #1 fan for sure. Gavin loves to eat. He usually requests Mexican if we are out, but he really likes when we have taco or spaghetti night at  home. He’s now the same height as me – 5’5″.  He hopes to make the middle school basketball team and baseball team this year. He’s practiced and scrimmaged with both, but an official tryout will not be held until later in the school year.

Gavin will be 13 two months from Wednesday. I cannot wrap my mind around how quickly the last 13 years have flown by, but I’m grateful we’ve survived this long. Being Gavin’s mom is probably one of favorite jobs, but it has also been challenging. He refers to himself as my “guinea pig”. Honestly, there has been a lot of trial and error with Gavin. I don’t know what I’m doing half the time or how to handle some situations. His dad and I are able to co-parent really well though so that makes things SO much easier.


Happy 1st day of 7th grade, Gavin! I’m so proud of the young man you are growing up to be! Love you to the moon!