Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Evan!

On May 24, 2002, God blessed us with the most beautiful little boy I had ever seen! Little did I know that I would only have six short years with Evan. Here are some pictures from his parties last year. Yes, he had two parties, one family and the other was with friends from school. Evan was really into Scooby Doo, so that was the theme. These were that last pictures of him ever taken.

May has probably been the hardest since Evan died. With Mother's Day, his birthday, the day he passed away, and not to mention, many of his little friends turned seven this month, it has been a struggle. I kept thinking of all the parties that I didn't get to take him to. The thought of celebrating Evan's birthday this year was tormenting. How do we celebrate without Evan here with us? The entire week leading up to his birthday was awful. Evan should be turning seven years old. We should have spent all week preparing for his birthday party! That just wasn't meant to be. Instead, we went to the cemetery to release balloons in his honor. We released seven red balloons with spider webs on them in honor of his seventh birthday. We then released lots of other balloons of various colors for people to write messages on. It was so sweet to watch them soar up to Heaven!

Throughout our journey, we have been so incredibly blessed with love and support. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day so special!!

And most of all, thank you God for such an awesome little boy!
Happy Birthday Evan! We love you and miss you very much!!!


Kari said...

Great pics of all the balloons! I was thinking of you on Sunday, wish I could have been there to help celebrate his life. Hang in there girl - your courage is contagious! :)

eve said...

Oh, I'm so glad you posted pics from Sunday. So sorry I could not go. His smile was so infectious always..just like those birthday pics!

Kathy said...

Wow, to see all those people there are the cemetary to release balloons took my breath away! Not one person goes to visit my Bella but me. Evan is remembered and obviously will NEVER be forgotten!!

Beautiful Mess said...

*Here from Eve's blog* Happy birthday to Evan! Singing him a song *late* and thinking about him and your family.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures from Evan's birthday. It's great that you were surrounded by so many loving supporters.

"While we try and teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."