Monday, April 23, 2012

celebrating one miraculous year of life.

A couple weekends ago, I had the distinct privilege of celebrating Mr. Gray's first birthday. His life is such a precious miracle and a testament of God's grace, mercy and provision (and a beautiful testament of a mother's love as his mama, my dear friend Kori, had to spend weeks upon weeks in a sterile hospital room, confined to bed rest in order to preserve his life safe within her womb). I cannot believe he is already one and I cannot hardly stand how cute this little man has become.
Kori and Jon did a bang-up job executing the Mickey Mouse themed extravaganza and no detail was left untouched. Everything was so cute and I was blown away by all the creative ideas, but with the two of them, I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised.
After lunch and presents, it was time for the main event: the all important first bite of birthday cake. Per usual, Kori got an adorable cake from the Cake Stand and they did not disappoint in terms of design and flavor. Clearly, Gray takes after his mama as he went to town on that cake and took it down like a champ. The guests also went to town on that cake and I enjoyed it for several days after the party.
All in all, it was such a beautiful day as we got to celebrate the blessing of Gray's life. I so enjoyed getting to spend some time with this sweet boy and I look forward to seeing him grow up (just not too fast).


elisa said...

OH MY WORD. He is sooooooooo ridiculously cute/big/miraculous. I am so glad you posted this, because it reminded me once and again of the Divine Mercy of our Beloved Risen Savior, and how present He is in the most painful moments of our lives, and the most joyous and unexpectedly wonderful. Praise Jesus for little Gray and a year of his life!!!!!!!!!! And love the Mickey Mouse theme. So much. Not to mention the matching of the stripes which reminds me of a day after Easter, a fousin, and 2 vineyard tete a tete. Love you and your stripey goodness, Rachie! Thanks for sharing the joy of the miracle of baby Gray!

Kori said...

Thanks for the sweet post and for joining in the celebration of our little man. It was a great day and I'm so happy you were there to share in the love! Love you friend!