Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Devin

five weeks ago, we were finishing up a birthday party for our sweet little Zoey, she was a day shy of being a year old. we read on facebook that up in Oregon, a family from our old church had been involved in a car wreck and two children had gone to be with Jesus. later that night, my mom came into the kitchen crying and told me who it was. honestly, I had no idea who she was talking about - as I never knew the dad or the boys, Devin & Dawson. I did remember the mom, we went to that same church when we were younger and I knew her sisters. to say I was sad, would be an under-statement. I cried that night for them.

since January 22, 2011 not a day has gone by that I haven't thought of those boys and their family. in fact, very few days have I kept from shedding a tear for them. I can't explain it. I never met them, but they have impacted my life. God has been revealing things to me (about myself) as I think about the family, and He's been bringing them to my mind for prayer - I'm sure.

a few days ago I saw that my friend, the boys' aunt, posted that saturday (today) would have been Devin's tenth birthday. the family would be wearing silly bands, a favorite of Devin's, in memory of him. she also mentioned anyone else wanting to participate could do so, and post photos. I knew immediately that we'd be participating.

as I thought about it, I felt that this was an opportunity to really show and share God's love. I got to talking to my friend and we decided to make a "party" of it. we'd gather up any of our friends who wanted to join us and we'd take photos to send our love to the entire family, in memory of: a son, a grandson, a nephew, a friend - a little boy who meant the world to so many people.

two little boys, who were very loved.

today was the party, Happy Birthday Devin ...

we had to do a silly one!
it's kind of hard to see the silly bands, but if you click
on the photos you'll see them full size!

our love and prayers to the family - from members of your family in Christ, in central California!


  1. Oh Sasha, what a fabulous idea! I too, did not know the boys or their parents but have been deeply impacted by their passing. . . it took weeks before I wasn't awoken in night to pray for their families. And I too, do not have a day go by that I'm not reminded of their lives. Your thoughtfulness in planning this party was touching, I'm crying! Happy Birthday Devin! I know the angels are celebrating with you! You are loved little buddy!

  2. Sasha,
    Thank you so much for participating in our Silly Band silliness. It made the day so much more fun to have so many people participate. Thanks for the link to your blog. I don't always check the comments on my blog, but I'm glad I saw this one. :) The pictures are great and I'll add them to my collage. Thank you for your prayers. :)