Messages for Evan


Prayers for Zach

Posted by: Linda Mueller
Date: December 29th, 2011

Dear Myra and Jeff,
I want you to know that the young boy we prayed for on Gaudete Sunday did well on his platelets test, in fact they said "Are you sure he has this, come back in a year?!"

That made my Christmas! Lyn says Hi, she wore both Evan's shirt just before Christmas.



Posted by: Amy Goodner
Date: December 28th, 2011

Prayers. I so glad you see the gifts Evan brings. May they always continue



Posted by: The Caldwells
Date: December 28th, 2011

Myra and Jeff, thank you for your post and update. Evan's memory is all around obvious things such as the bracelets that we've placed in areas as reminders and his bookmark pictures on my desk, all to remind us of his short, but meaning filled life. These are reminders for us to 'look on the bright side of life' and to not let insignificant things swallow up our lives. His memory is also there in the not so obvious, as he was such an example to us all of what life should be about. Our thoughts are with you and we hope that all of these well wishes help to lift you up in the sadness of his absence. We love you!


comfort and joy.

Posted by: Amy Sprinkel
Date: December 28th, 2011

For so many families, the holidays are missing a big important piece. Having my little sister and Julie's son in our lives when we lost her certainly gave us some refuge from that pain and a positive comforting force of love... and Julie's undying faith in God was pretty helpful too. My hope for you is that you too continue to find refuge and comfort where you can and that the burden of that underlying sadness lessens with each passing year... and that you allow yourself always to find joy!

Reading your words, struck me immediately and brought me to tears. I sincerely believe that God has spoken to us and continues to speak to us through Evan, my sister and many others that passed on to Heaven much to soon. The message may be to help children's cancer research or to help people in crisis, or just help in our community in anyway we can. And maybe sometimes the message is simple... help each other, hug them, hold them, tell them I love you, be just a little more understanding, a little more thoughtful, stop and enjoy a precious moment, a quiet moment, a silly singing together in the car moment, laugh out loud moment, whatever it might be.

That is the gift they give! And, they live on in what we choose to do with that gift.


Evan is always with us!

Posted by: Julie Zara
Date: December 27th, 2011

Thank you for your beautifully written update. This time of year is so difficult for so many; especially when we lose the people we love...Brad's mom in my case. But I have to tell you that as I prayed for/to Brad's mom, Ann Gantt, Christmas night I also prayed for your family and Evan. He made such a great impact on my faith and view of life and death. I will never forget the words that Evan spoke to you and that you shared with us before he died. Thank you for reminding me of his words again in your update. I think of those words often while driving, going for a walk, or just enjoying the beauty around me. It has helped me as I grieve the loss of my wonderful mother-in-law because I know she's always there! Evan touched me and my family in such a profound way. Thank you for sharing him, your faith and words with me...and so many other people grieving the loss of loved ones. May God bless you and your family in 2012.



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