We knew there would be challenges. We knew there would be tears. We knew there would be exhaustion. We didn't know, though, how much joy there would be. And yesterday, seeing Faith surrounded by friends - children and adults alike - family and even a few people in our building who don't know her all that well, brought gladness to our hearts.
It was so wonderful to have people take time out of their day to say Happy Birthday to Faith. And at the end of the day when the cupcakes were eaten, the balloons deflated and gifts put away, the thing that Faith remembered most about her day was that so many people love her so much.