The Thomas Crew

The Thomas Crew

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Donate Here:

I have received a few emails requesting to donate. Here is our donation link again :) Thank you!!  Donate Here

News report and Goals

The Thomas family was on ABC10 last night sharing Gavin's story. My wish is to show the world that Gavin is just a normal kido that needed a home. I hope to be an encouragement to others to Adopt!
10news Report

Goals!! We are half way to our fundraising goals for the costs to get Gavin through dialysis and the upcoming surgeries. I am also in the process of looking for a nanny to come care for our other children while Gavin goes to dialysis 3-4 times a week. We are at 1168 used shoes, amazing. We need 1500 used shoes for Angel Bins to come pick them up on January 5th. Please continue to clean out your closets and send us your used shoes. They will be helping Gavin and other families in need.  We are so grateful for all your help.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Meeting a very special women

Yesterday we had the privilege to finally meet Nina! I feel like I have known her forever as she worked so hard to get Gavin home. It was a very special day and I was filled with many emotions on my drive home. I talked her ear off and still felt like I needed hours to get all my thought and questions out. Good thing we get to meet again tonight for dinner :) She loves Gavin and he loves her. He was signing her name this morning before the bus came asking where she was. I reassured him that we would see her again tonight. It still amazes me that she is his match. She is so determined to give him this gift. It rest my heart greatly to know that she really does want this. There is no apprehension for her. I actually think she would be upset if something happened which prevented her from donating. She is just amazing and I thank God he led us to her first. Now everything feels so much more real. The reality that my dear son will be loosing his kidney next month and going through dialysis before transplant is now way more REAL. The planning needs to start. We will need babysitters possible 3-4 times a week(I was told yesterday he could require 4 days a week dialysis). We will need meals prepared and children entertained. I will be calling on friends and family to get us through all of this. We need to push our shoe drive and raise the needed funds to keep us above water during this time.  I know We can't possible do this on our own. I also know we aren't alone in Gavin's battle. I can't help but feel terrified for the months to come. I have great faith in the doctors but fear for the pain and suffering Gavin will endure. I fear for our family and the stress this will take on everyone. I have great faith that God will bring us through all of this in one piece. When all is said and done Gavin will be HEALTHY and that is the ultimate goal.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How to say Thank You......

I have no words to express how thankful we are. It is really amazing to have so many people love our little boy as much as we do. When we started this process I felt like everyone thought we were crazy. We had lots of support but I couldn't help but wonder what people really thought. In all honesty at times I thought maybe we were crazy and maybe we took on too much. All those possibilities ran through my head. I had to take a step back and get back down on my knees to remember who brought us to Gavin. How did this all start? Who brought me to my knees the moment I saw his picture? God called us to Gavin. He choose us to be his family. To love him, care for him and heal him.  We always wanted to adopt. We always wanted a big loving family. We had not planned to take on a very sick child. But really if you look at life it's not our plan at all. It is Gods plan and we were willing to listen and trust. In trusting him everything has worked out. At times I wonder how we will do this and then I am quickly reminded we are not alone. We are never alone. Look at all the wonderful people that have given their time, prayers, shoes, donations and soon a kidney to help Gavin.We have so much to be thankful for. Nina is packing her bags to fly here tomorrow. How is it that the very first person to be screened to donate is a match? The very same women that made Gavin's adoption possible. It is amazing what happens in life when you give him the steering wheel.