Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, Evan!!!

Today we celebrated Evan's 7th Birthday!!  Yesterday, we had his birthday party here at our house, and gathered with friends and family to celebrate and have fun.

We also had a bittersweet day of saying goodbye to Grandma Richey, Josh's grandmother, who went Home with Jesus today.  

Evan got to meet Grandma Richey for the first time almost three weeks ago.  She had battled cancer for over a decade, and at 85 years of age, little more could be done for her than to make her comfortable.  Josh helped his mother move her here to San Antonio just shy of three weeks ago, into a nursing home.  October 3rd, Evan got to meet her for the very first time after talking about her and praying for her often.  

Though Grandma was weak looking and could not walk and could only lie down in her bed, Evan didn't care.  He hugged and kissed her and laughed, smiled, spoke with her.  She would smile and just laugh at his silliness!  She didn't mind at all that he was sort of all over the place and excited. 

They talked about Curious George and the characters from the animated series that comes on PBS Kids.  There were plans made to watch the show together on our laptop, but that didn't happen.  There were plans to get her into the wheelchair and take her outdoors.  That will never happen.

But she is with Jesus, for this kind lady knew Jesus.  She is Home!   

Happy 7th Birthday, Evan!!!  We love you and are so very blessed to be your parents!

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Grandma Richey.  You will be missed!  Hug Jesus!


Pamela said...

What a sweet memory for you Evan. We're sad only for ourselves when saintly people go home--for they are with Jesus! It's a beautiful thing to hear you rejoicing in her heavenly birthday.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Happy Birthday, Evan!

And praying for your family as y'all miss Grandma Richey... but rejoicing that she is home in Heaven, in the presence of our Savior.

Cherishing My Days said...

Awww I hope his birthday was awesome although it was a bittersweet day. What a great boy you are raising!