Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Celebration of the life of Zachary James Tate

Dear amazing friends and family,

We would be honored if you would join us in celebrating the beautiful life of our son, Zachary James Tate. Just as you have expressed how touched you have been by his short stay on Earth, we've been equally as touched by your willingness to come along on our journey.

A Celebration of Life!
Honoring Zachary James Tate
Saturday, June 21st
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Longmeadow Park -- Celebration, Florida

Additional information:
- We welcome all who would like to be a part of this celebration!
- Dress is casual...wear as much white as your closet allows and in true Zach form, shoes are optional. :)
- Fabulous childcare providers will be on hand to help with little ones and play at the park.
- In the event it is raining: Drive by the park first...if a bunch of people in white aren't there, go to Community Presbyterian Church! (Zach came and left this Earth with a bit of rain, so the chances are good we'll see a few drops!)
- In lieu of flowers, we would be honored to accept donations to The Little Z Foundation. While we are still formalizing our mission, our early thinking includes:
* supporting, assisting and comforting sick children and their families in need.
* recognizing outstanding medical service.
* Christian support, services and education.

Directions to Longmeadow Park from 192:
- From 192, take Celebration Avenue to Downtown Celebration. (Note Community Presbyterian Church on your right at Celebration Avenue & Sycamore.)
- Turn right on Water Street.
- Take first Left onto Mulberry Avenue - cross over bridge.
- Turn Right on Longmeadow Street.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Jimmy, Kristen, Carter and Addison


ThereseAnn said...

Thinking of your family and lifting you all up in prayer.
I'm Sorry Zachary could not stay longer, yet so very happy for you to have had some precious time with your beautiful son... Hugs from California
ThereseAnn, mom to Natalia full t13

The Giles Family said...

To the beautiful Tate Family...We are so saddened by the loss of your son, but also inspired by your attitude and faith in God. It is clear you have taught all of us so much about love, faith, and strength through tough times. We love you, and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. The Giles Family

The Bedford's said...

As I sit here with tear stained cheeks I am amazed at the impact this wonderful little soul has left on myself and countless others. Thank you for sharing his life with us through pictures and words - What a journey this has been and will continue to be for you guys, my heart goes out to the entire Tate family.

Though I never met him I believe Zachary James Tate will always hold a small part of my heart.

Amy Bedford

evelyn said...

Dear Jimmy and Kristen,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful son,Zachary. There are no words that could take away the pain that you must be feeling right now but i am truly in awe for your strong faith in God. May He grant you the strength and the courage in this tough time.
Sincerely,Evelyn Bako

Leah Sams said...

Dear Kristen and Jimmy,

How we wish that we could be with you all tonight! We are praying for a wonderful celebration and for the Holy Spirit to be amongst you all. Little Zachary's life just affirms God's perfect plan. Baby Z spent only a few days here on earth but he has touched our lives for eternity. He was and is a valuable gift.

All our love,
The Sams Family

Burgess Family said...

Thank you for sharing your emotional journey.We are so saddned for your loss. This is the 2nd family in the past 5 years that we have known whom has been chosen to have a special baby with this condition.We would feel honored to make a donation in Zachary's honor.
Burgess Family

Anonymous said...

I was also so fortunate as to be touch by an Angel. Working in the NICU there are so many inspiring people that touch your life. I was so lucky provide for and care for little "Z" and his beautiful family. God could not have chosen more perfect people for Zach to spend his days on earth with, he was so loved it brought everyone in our unit to tears. Thank you for graceing us with your presence Zachary James Tate!!!!!


Alexis M. said...

My dearest Kristen and family,

I heard about your little hero and wanted to let you know that you are THE strongest people that I know. You are correct, God truly blessed your lives with litte "Z man". Stay stong my friend.

You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Alexis Mamber