As some of you know, George's birthday is coming up. George was born 09/09/09 and every year we try to do something special on his birthday to celebrate the blessing he was to our lives and the joy he brought to our family that day he joined it. I've been tossing around ideas as to what to do and I think I'm going to ask people to preform a random act of kindness in his name like we did last year. I've set up a Facebook event where you can leave comments on what you chose to do in his memory. We had very few people leave us comments last year and it was hard because we were hoping to read them on his birthday and know that he was being thought of and still changing the world so I am asking again that you take just a few seconds to leave a comment on the facebook page or here on his page.
We are also asking that if you feel it in your heart to send a card to the house so we can open them on his birthday, that would be greatly appreciated. If they arrive early we will just make a pile and open them as if we would open a gift. Also, should you find any monkey themed items, we always love to get them and the kids are always so excited to get packages/gifts in the mail, even if they are for their brother. These items can be sent to : The Garman Family 7 Ellis Avenue, Lumberton, NJ 08048 George's sibblings are young and still feel he deserves a gift/cards and I have to say it helps us all as we celebrate here on Earth without George here with us on such a special day.
Last but not least we are also going to begin to collect toiletries so we can continue the now yearly tradition of making Christmas stockings for the homeless at a local soup kitchen. This past Christmas was the first time we did this but it was so successful and helped us to get through the holidays without George being here. We are also going to allow people to sponsor a stocking again this year in honor/memory of someone who has touched their own life. If you would like a little blurb added about the person who you are sponsoring the stocking in honor/memory of we will gladly place it inside the stocking so they can be recognized/remembered by those who's life they touched with this simple gift. Sponsoring a stocking will be $5 again this year and donations can be made through the paypal account listed at the right.
We thank you all well in advance!!!
George's Guardian's of Grace Projects
Stocking project is now in full force collecting donations. We have a list of the items we can use. You can also choose to sponsor a stocking in memory or honor of someone else. We will include a paragraph or two in the cards we place in the stockings to let the recipient know about the person that means so much to you. Our paypal account is posted on this page and ready to take donations. Email us for a list of items needed or with any questions or information you would like included on a sponsored stocking/donation.
Video Tributes/Celebration of Life Footage
Here is a link to a video tribute that was made by Richard's dad in memory of George. Get out your tissues!
We Finally have footage from the service up and running:
It is in 4 sections running about 17 mins each. If you were unable to attend, you can now see what you missed. We were so blessed to have everyone there with us in person and in spirit!