2 Years: Happy Birthday Grayson!

Dear Grayson,
2 years! Happy Birthday, sweet boy. Today (and tomorrow at your party) we celebrate YOU and what a special gift you are. You have filled our lives with joy and love these past two years, and continue to touch so many lives with your story, most of who you have never met in person. You are pretty amazing.

Yesterday, we brought cupcakes to your school to celebrate with your new friends. Mommy has been waiting a long time to do that- bring cupcakes for my child to school. You were really tired and didn’t really appreciate anything about your little party except when we sang “Happy Birthday”- that was the only time you weren’t crying. But it was still fun for me and it was special to see how much your teachers adore you.

This morning, we woke up to a wonderful surprise. 9 of Mommy’s bloggy friends gave your a virtual Birthday Party- it was so cool! They posted such sweet messages, birthday wishes, and Mitochondrial Disease awareness, and we are so, so grateful for such wonderful friends we’ve never even met! Look at the sweet collage that was in all the posts- isn’t it adorable?!

Thank you so much Courtney,ย Esperanza, Al, Alex, Becky, Coco, Josey, SRB, and jjiraffeย for this- it is amazing! Also thanks to Amber and basebell6 for their sweet posts of support last week.

This morning, we had a Mito Social with some families who are also affected by the same disease you are. We had a good time, although in your always perfect timing, you threw up all over Mommy’s good friend who was holding you when you got fussy. Oh, Grayson. You and your buddy Kaiman (who also has Leigh’s Disease) are 2 handsome dudes! Everyone sang Happy Birthday and we ate cookie cake in your honor.


Unfortunately, when we got home, it was apparent you weren’t feeling well. Poor little guy, you got sick on your birthday ๐Ÿ˜ฆ You did take about an hour nap, but had a really hard time falling asleep tonight. I hope you feel better tomorrow for your party!

Sweet boy, you have been through SO much in your two short years on earth. And on top of that, we got horrible news last week about your disease- I just can’t imagine you not being with us. I cherish each and every day with you and I hope and pray for many, many more birthdays to celebrate your life.

I love you so, so much Grayson. Thank you for beingย you, for being amazing, and for bringing such joy to my life. Happy 2nd Birthday!



18 thoughts on “2 Years: Happy Birthday Grayson!

  1. Happy Happy Birthday to Grayson! I love love all the pictures and the virtual birthday party collage is so so great, so sweet and special!!! I am so happy you took cupcakes to school, what a special memory for you and always fun to be in the classroom! Two years, WOW! Love to him and you!!! xoxo-

  2. Happy birthday, Grayson! It sounds like you had an eventful day ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I'll just say it, because we all are thinking it… people who hold babies and toddlers should expect to get puked, peed, or pooped on at some point or another. No harm, no foul my little friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Sorry he's sick for it, that's crappy! Hoping he felt better in time for his party. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I LOVE that he puked on someone, does that make me a bad person? LOL.

  4. Wishing Grayson a happy birthday. I asked Ryan where I could make a donation to research in Grayson's honor so I did it to UMDF.org today in honor of Grayson's 2nd birthday! Thank you for always sharing his story with us!Robyn

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