Porter's Story

In October 2011, Seth and I learned that our unborn son, Porter has a condition called Trisomy 13 or Pateu's Syndrome which is not compatible with life. We chose to let God decide when Porter's life will end. These are the lessons we've learned from our Heavenly Father through the life of Porter Gray.
Isaiah 46:4

Friday, March 23, 2012

Porter's Memorial Service Thursday March 29th 2:00 ~What have you learned from Porter?

Seth and I hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate the life of Porter and our love for him next Thursday, March 29th at Buckhead Church. Family and friends (old and new) are welcome to join us. We would love to share in this celebration of life with you.

Directions! DO NOT USE MAPQUEST to find the church.

Please go to the link provided below for directions to Buckhead Church. If you use the church address to find directions via GPS or online, you will not end up at the church!


What has Porter taught you? What have you learned from Porter's precious life?

As a part of remembering Porter and the impact of his life, Kristin and I would like to ask you how Porter has impacted you? What lessons have you learned from Porter?

I've shared with the people closest to me that the most meaningful and healing words are the ones from friends, family and strangers that share how Porter has impacted them. As a mother, it is healing to hear these stories because it means that Porter's life had meaning to others as well and his memory will live on.

These messages and memories will be gathered and saved for Porter's memory book. We will treasure it forever and be able to share Porter's story with Campbell some day too.

So please leave us comments for our precious Porter! We look forward to hearing what you have to say. You can also e-mail me if your lessons from Porter are sensitive in nature and you're not comfortable leaving a public comment.

Seth and I love each of you that have prayed for us and loved on us from near and far.

Love Porter's Mommy,


  1. May God continue to hold your family in His arms. Your sweet boy has made a lasting impressiong on this earth. Thank you for sharing your story. I wish I was closer to Georgia so I could give you a hug and tell you what a wonderful mother you were to your sweet boy. God bless you and your family.

  2. Jennifer and Brian EigMarch 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    When I think of Porter, I think of this tiny baby that was able to bring out an enormous strength in his parents that you all probably didn't even know existed. His precious life was brief but his impact on us all has been powerful and will never be forgotten. We're thinking of you, Seth and cam often.
    -Jennifer and Brian Eig

  3. Porter, We do not know you or your family; but you have forever changed our lives. Our family has been challenged to seek the Lord and give Him praise even in the midst of trials because of the life that you lived. Your life has had eternal impact on our family. We thank God for your family's obedience and pray for their healing as they wait to see you again in Heaven. -the Cash family

  4. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can't be at the service physically today, but I will be there in spirit. Still praying for you!

  5. I don't know you, but I wanted to let you know that you and your family will be in my prayers. I lost my son to trisomy 18 in December.

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    1. I put myself in Porter's place, I feel nothing but love! Ooh.. those loving arms all around me, I have not a clue of what being normal could be. All I know is; "I came to visit earth for a time and I was received by so many loving people adoring me. They didn't leave me alone in a cold hospital bed wondering, crying and feeling unloved. They embraced me with all the love they had inside. They took pictures of me so they would never forget my face. I AM thanking God for this earthly experience. Now, as I depart, with a prayer in my heart, may my earthly parents continue to be as happy as they both made me from the very start!!!"