A little over a month ago, our friends threw us a gender reveal CARNIVAL, where we let everyone in on the big secret with a “pink” paint fight. (As a side, I say “pink” because once the paint started flying all the paint was free game… so in case you’re confused, everyone just needed ammo and blue started flying too!). You can watch the video of that day here.
Most of our family was able to Skype into the event but weren’t there to participate. So not to be outdone by our epic carnival, my little brother decided he’d throw a carnival of his own for Dasah… the following text and pictures were sent to us the next day…
Needless to say that made our day and brought lots of joy and laughter! About a week later my parents, sister, brother in law and nephews surprised us via video with their own pink party…
And then the other day we received this email with the following video, from my other brother, Luke (one of the directors at Camp KIVU in Colorado)…
“Hey Linz and Kevin!
So yesterday a little surprise took place here at Kivu. After your gender revealing and Dan’s goofy picture in the park of celebrating Dasah, I ordered 25lbs of pink powder so we could also celebrate here. However, after ordering the powder I asked our leadership staff to help me celebrate…and here’s what they surprised me with yesterday before lunch! Hope you enjoy! This is for you guys and Dasah!
We cried our way through the video out of sweet joy that others are celebrating Dasah, and helping our family continue to celebrate her! These past couple of months have been heavy, our hearts are heavy and many days the cloud of sadness just sits on top of us. God is working in our hearts and rooting our faith much deeper in this season and providing sweet moments like these to remind us that in the midst of the sadness He will bring sweet rays of light and joy to remind us of the life that He gives, and the life that He’s given our daughter. Our eyes are lifted, if even for a moment, to the grander story being written for our life and our daughters’ that is bringing His name great glory. So thank you, to our family, friends and even strangers (who we feel are like family) who are helping us to experience these sweet moments of celebration and life in the midst of the deep sadness that surrounds us. We are so grateful!
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