Gladys’ 86th birthday was around the corner when her Tabitha Hospice social worker Ruth asked her how she wanted to celebrate. “A small gathering with my friends and family, a table filled with my favorite meal and a gorgeous new outfit!” Gladys shared with excitement. Ruth contacted Dreamweaver Foundation in hopes of making Ruth’s Dream come true.

On Gladys’ birthday, eight of her closest friends and family joined to celebrate her many years of life. As her loved ones arrived, each gave Gladys a big hug and wished her a happy birthday.

Before settling down to dinner, Amber Rae Photography captured the love and legacy of Gladys’ 86 years. Gladys and her family will be sure to enjoy the memories captured for a lifetime.

As the photos were taken, Dreamweaver volunteer Libby decorated the dining room for the party. The table was filled with all Gladys’ favorites: fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, spaghetti, a few appetizers and chocolate on chocolate birthday cake. Amber even caught Gladys sneaking a taste of the cake!

We wish Gladys a very happy birthday!

Thank you to Tabitha Hospice, Tabitha Journey House, Olive Garden, Hy-Vee, Amber Rae Photography and Libby for partnering with Dreamweaver Foundation to fulfill Gladys’ Dream.