Sunday, July 31, 2016

What A Wonderful Surprise

Yesterday, we received five boxes...FIVE...passed along for Grant by Brittany Holmes Schimpf and Chris Schimpf from their daughter, Gabby Schimpf, currently an airman serving on active duty in the Air Force. Today, Grant opened these boxes. They were full of cards with get well soon wishes and prayer intentions signed by many caring strangers. Also in the boxes were all kinds of toys specifically chosen with Grant in mind: puzzles, coloring books, snacks, and many other generous items. I'd like to specifically thank Gabby Schimpf, and the all the folks at 94th IS at Ford Mead, Maryland for thoughtfully gathering and sending so many things for Grant to do while he's in the hospital and for keeping him in their prayers. There are many people who do whatever it takes to show others they care (even though they've never even met Grant). Thank you for reminding me that there are people in the world for whom there are no excuses, and their only goal is to take care of each other. There may or may not be happy tears around my house today. Forever grateful to Gabby and her squadron for including Grant in their military family. Sincerely, Grant's mom and dad. 💛

Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016 Walk For Wishes

Success!!! $4130 was raised for an awesome cause! Our favorite Wish Kid, Iron Man Grant, Ryan, and I thank those who donated to our walk team and were able to support us today at the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Columbus Walk for Wishes. We love you!