Pictures of Enzo's Memorial Service

On October 6, 2010, 6-month old Enzo was in a car accident with his parents and older brother and sister. Almost 48 hours later, he went home to be with Jesus. This blog is run by his family members and is our way of sharing our grief and hope with everyone who cares to visit. We rejoice in knowing that one day we will be reunited with Enzo in eternity! If you would like to contact us, you can email us at (not case-sensitive).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dress for the Memorial Service

Hello dear friends and loved ones - if you are planning to join us tomorrow to celebrate Enzo's life, please don't feel you have to wear black (though you certainly can if you would like). Todd and Kate really want to atmosphere to be of love, happiness and celebration and therefore our decoration and dress will not be somber.

Today has been a good day. Two more family members have flown in and we have done some shopping, played outside in the rare sunshine, planned last minute details for the memorial, etc. We have also taken time to look at sweet pictures of Zo, which was medicine to the soul. We are all together this evening to enjoy a lasagna dinner from dear friends. What a blessing that we can all gather, laugh and enjoy each other even during the darkest of days. The laughter, voices and warmth in Amy (my sister's) home is healing.

This morning, Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, two of my uncles and a family friend went to Todd and Kate's house to clean and organize. They have not been back since before the accident. They cleaned, organized Zo's things and made some repairs on the house so that they can go back without the added pressure of those things. It will be hard enough going back to their home without Zo.

Additionally, my Dad (Zo's grandpa) and Uncle went to the wrecking yard to see the Kia that was totaled last Wednesday in the crash. They cleaned it out, recovered the personal effects and took pictures of the car itself and Zo's carseat. The pictures are incredible to say the least. As we all stood around uncle Rick's computer viewing them, we were praising Jesus that Ulysses and Sadie were not injured. The right back of the car is crushed into the front.We may have had to see Zozo leave this earth, but we are so thankful the rest of the family is still here with us and injury free.

Todd and Kate amaze me at how well they are holding up. Of course this is a very difficult time for them, but they are holding their heads high, trusting in the Lord and taking one step at a time. Tears still fall but we are not grieving without hope.

We love you all - hope to see you tomorrow!

Grace and Peace,


  1. My love and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I am in awe of the strength that your faith and family give to you all. I would really like to be at the memorial tomorrow but am unable to make it but you will all be in my prayers. Love to Steve, Terri, Donna and the rest of your amazing family. With much love, Kathy Pearson

  2. Oh Kathy! My family is amazing indeed, and thank you for taking the time to comment. I would ask that anyone who can listen to "Praise You In The Storm" by Casting Crowns on YouTube or from some other venue. This is us. We have two choices, every one of us. We can hide under the bed in our grief, keeping it all inside and slowly die ourselves from the pain. Or...we can let God reign, and let His glory shine through our tragedy. Words cannot express adequately how our family feels to all of our friends, some we know, some we don't, who are following this blog. If we can't thank each and every one of you individually, please know that we are forever grateful to you.

  3. From a total stranger whose heart has broken with you, peace be with your family. May the strength of the Cornerstone be your reassurance in the days and weeks to come.

    I'm so sorry. But as for Zo, we know he is basking in the Glory!