Last Sunday, November 6th, was a special day for Sarah and I. We had the privilege of spending it with friends and family who came to celebrate that Bowen’s heart is still beating. We had friends visit from as far as Georgia and Wyoming who were gracious enough to spend their valuable time traveling to be at the party. We’re so grateful to everyone who came out to love on our little guy. For those of you who expressed desire to attend, but couldn’t make it, we know you were with us in spirit. Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to meet you in the future and express our gratitude for your prayers and support face to face.

Sarah did an outstanding job of planning the party,which included work such as baking 500 cookies and hand crafting decorations with the girls. However, she was adamant that I give credit where it’s due. We really couldn’t have done any of it without our family and some of Sarah’s closest friends, who were up early and stayed up late making sure everything happened as planned. We are also grateful for our friend lovingly known as β€œPastor Bill” who contributed to our celebration by dedicating Bowen to The Lord. We had already dedicated Bowen’s life, as well as our entire family, to God in our hearts and in prayer. However, it was important for us as parents to proclaim our faith in Christ before our friends and family, and commit to raising Bowen according to scriptural principals. We trust that God will continue to use our family and Bowen’s story to inspire and encourage others in their faith. That’s something worth celebrating.

Courtney and Nicole Helping to Set Up


Pastor Bill Dedicating Bowen

Heart Kids Unite!

Bowen with “Grammy Pammy”