When Gavin was first born, I immediately said “he looks just like a Honea.” (Honea is my maiden name). However, through the years, as he got older and changed from being a baby, to a toddler to a young child, his looks began to change. Time & time again, friends would say “gosh Gavin looks just like his Daddy.” I don’t disagree; however, after looking at my son so many times, really studying his characteristics and facial features, I am at a total loss on who he looks like. I can’t tell which side of the family he favors. The one thing, out of all the facial features Gavin has, that I’ve been confused about, is his ears! Ok, dont hate me or think badly of me because I say this with the upmost love and adoration for my son, but he’s got big ears – that stick out! I often play with Gavin telling him that “I’m so hungry, can I nibble on your ears?” Or I have been known to tickle them and hold one in each hand, stretching them outward to make him look like Dopey from the Seven Drawfs. Ok…. I told you don’t hate or think I’m unkind…. he’s is completely, 100%, loved, and he knows it.
So fast forward…… a few days ago, and I was cleaning out a photo album and I found 2 photos of Gavin’s grandpa Bobby. Unfortunately G’pa Bobby passed away back in 2003 right after Gavin was born. But as I looked at these photos, my heart stopped! Instant recoginition! He’s got his Grandpa Bobby’s ears! I always wondered where his poked out ears came from; neither my hubby nor I have ears like that. Ours lay somewhat flat to our heads. Just another instance where, photos are so important to have! When I tell Gavin that he has ears just like his Grandpa, he beams from ear to ear!