Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday, Graydon!

Graydon had a fantastic 4th birthday up here in New York!  It started with the opening of presents, and thanks to friends and family for mailing packages to our apartment up here!  Then he had a big old birthday party!!  Not what you expected to read, huh?  Well, there are some girls at the local congregation of our church here in the Upper East Side that threw him a big birthday bash! 

(Side note: That's what's great about an international church - it's the same wherever you go and you can find a congregation wherever you go! So we have been well supported with hot meals and many offers of help).

So a friend named Suzy took it upon herself to plan a party and invite all the little kiddos she knew.  All we did was show up!  Isn't that amazing?  She kept saying that "she didn't really do anything," but scroll through and you'll see that is not true!  So many moms showed up with their kids for a party of a little boy they didn't even know.  If you ever feel like the glass is half empty, let me tell you, it's not.  PEOPLE ARE GOOD.  For all the bad that is out there, there are just as many very, very good people who love others and just want to do good.  Spread the love and enjoy the pictures!

G's NYC best friend, Will - Suzy's son


  1. Wow. That is so incredibly awesome! How wonderful for Graydon and your whole family. We really are so blessed to be members of a church that gives us 'family' wherever we go! So glad you got celebrate and have some fun! Missing you all a ton and praying every single day.

  2. Happy birthday Graydon! What a fun celebration for the big brother! And such nice friends in NYC. I'm so glad that Case is recovering well. You're in all our prayers.

  3. I'm always bawling when I read this blog. You are so amazing. Case is so inspiring. Graydon is such a little stud. I'm so glad that you have/had people up there taking care of you. I sent Graydon a costume mask/gun ... and it just came back in the mail. I can't figure out what I wrote incorrectly, but we'll definitely get it to him this week. And, hopefully he doesn't already have it! I'm so excited to hear about Case's continued miraculous recovery. Love you! xoxo.