The ninth birthday of Christian Larsen is one of the most memorable birthdays he will ever have. It was full of events that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Lindsay Larsen, Christian’s mother, planned the birthday for her son like any mother would. She decorated their house and sent out invitations. But something happened that broke her heart.
Since Christian has autism, most of her classmates couldn’t fully understand his behavior. This was why only a couple of them accepted the invitation to come to the party.
When she took to Facebook to tell about her feelings, a friend of hers read about it and did something that would turn the seemingly failed party for Christian into an epic one.
Blythe Ben-David, Lindsay’s friend, took the time to reach out to Dan Holtry, Nampa High School football coach. He was more than willing to call his team to be part of the event and to make Christian smile.
On the day of the party, what seemed to be a boring and a failed one suddenly took a turn. While Christian was playing on the trampoline, he heard people chanting his name. And when he looked, there they were, the Nampa High School football team!
Christian was so delighted. He said, “I literally pretended to pass out when I saw them, it was really cool. I was wowed! I can’t explain it! Wowed!”
He was so happy that he said that it was probably the best birthday ever.
Coach Holtry was proud of how his team rallied to make a boy smile. He said, “Well, It was just an opportunity to take care of a guy that was going through adversity, and we’re blessed here at Nampa High School. We have a lot of great kids.”
Galatians 6:10 says we must do good to everyone because regardless of the size of the act, God recognizes the desires of our hearts.