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,