You never know what life brings you. 
You never know how fast death comes. 
One second he was running through the yard watching his brothers sword fight- the next second he is gone. 
Angel baby, now his soul forever free. Giving us his energy to survive the days ahead. 
Blessing our lives with his memory. 
Devon Richard, we love your sparkling eyes,  your silly laugh and know it will echo forever in our hearts. 
  1. Mini Quad
    Mini Quad
    Although he was just learning, Devon enjoyed trying to operate the quad on his own... often with the help of big brother Malachi.
  2. On My Swing
    On My Swing
    He LOVED swinging at the park and at Ricki-care, so we bought him his own, looking forward to using it this summer! I was so excited and the week it cam he used it almost every day.
  3. Singing
    Such a musical baby, just like his parents. Not only did he grab his toy microphones and "sing" every chance he got, he also tried to sing at karaoke and open mic!
  4. Outside Play
    Outside Play
    Playing outside was Devon's ultimate favorite place to go. Even if he was crying, you could take him out and he'd stop right away
  5. Daddy's Mets Boy
    Daddy's Mets Boy
    Every time baseball came on TV, he would be mesmerized (or, Metsmerized, lol). Daddy loved when he wore his team gear, and especially when he'd grab dad's hat right off his head and put it on.
  6. Dancing & drumming
    Dancing & drumming
    Any time he heard music, even if it was just his sister singing, Devon would start dancing. He had a perfect natural rhythm and also loved beating on drums.
  7. Riding my bike
    Riding my bike
    ...more like being pushed, but once he graduated from the stroller, he couldn't get enough of his bike!
  8. Nanny Cats
    Nanny Cats
    From the moment he came home, Rey and Finn looked over him. They ran to comfort him when he cried and when he became mobile, they chased him around and played with him like a kitten.
Devon was our strong little boy with daddy's Viking blood and love for Star Wars.
He would often run around with a sword or light saber and
put up a good fight with his brothers and sister.
His favorite YouTube videos were the Star Wars Bad Lip Reading and Baby Shark.
He loved the movie Moana and enjoyed dancing and singing every time music came on. 
Our little Jedi is not here with us anymore, but as we learned from Yoda:  
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. "
We hope his soul is at peace in the Celtic afterlife of Valhalla, for he was
strong, brave, honest and compassionate and deserves his
amazing matter and energy to continue to shine.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
           —Helen Keller
“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”
               – Yoda


"Although our individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the “me” feeling is just energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn’t go away at death. One of the surest principles of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard ball matrix but in the inescapable life matrix. Life has a non-linear dimensionality — it’s like a perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse"  - Robert Lanza