Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's a Party!












It was a perfect day for a Party... confirming my belief that the Sun shines on Harrison! Bubbles, beach balls, balloons, good friends, yummy food and a first Birthday cake made for a very fun birthday bash for our baby boy. He was fashionably late as his nap ran a little long but I don't think he even noticed the party had started without him : )

We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our loved ones as we raised almost $400.00 for Cystic Fibrosis research! When we decided to have a party for Harrison we were very sure that he didn't need any more toys so we gratefully accepted donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation instead of gifts. We felt that raising money for this cause that is so close to our hearts was a great way to celebrate Harrison's birthday. This year we are walking in the GREAT STRIDES walk and all these donations will go towards our walk. If you would like to donate, please go to:

http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=5213&idUser=225591

We are so blessed and are so grateful for Harrison's good health and for my sustained good health. I have had a few setbacks this year but have continued to bounce back! We are very excited about the research that is happening right now in the C.F. community. There are three specific drugs that encourage us as they aim to treat the genetic defect and not just the symptoms of C.F. This is a first! One of the drugs is currently in trial and the two others will hopefully follow shortly. We have many reasons to hope...the future is bright and life is so wonderful! We are confident that our little family will be strong and healthy and together here for a long time...

4 comments:

Christine said...

WoW! What an amazing idea for his birthday. I love it and congrats! You're an inspiration! Happy Birthday Harrison too... he's gotten so big and definatly has your and Ryan's bright smiles.

Thank you for you're posts, the strenght that flows from them is amazing!

kellibelli said...

I was so bummed to miss the party. I can tell it was well attended. I would love to get together soon. Let me know what your schedule is like.

Holly said...

That looks like a fun reunion with a lot of great people! I miss you guys! I love your idea for his party! Happy Birthday Harrison!

*AbbY said...

looks like it was quite the party!! how fun!!