FORT WORTH- Savannah Deegear would have turned 8 years old On October 13.
Her life was cut short on August 4th, when she was struck by an out-of-control driver in a shopping center parking lot in Lake Worth.
Just 2 months later, on what would have been her 8th birthday, the Deegear family is choosing to celebrate her life.
“We are doing a little memorial for her, in remembrance of her,” said Mark Deegear, Savannah’s father. “We planted a tree out here, and we’ve got beautiful flowers.”
Along with birthday cake, decorations and food, a tree was planted in the families backyard; a living memorial of a little girl who loved life. The tree will bloom pink flowers.
“The tree represents Savannah. It’s pink, Savannah’s favorite color,” said Mark Deegear.
Dozens of friends and family attended the party.
Each one taking a turn placing mulch around the tree.
The day was cloudy and breezy, but the sun peeked out of the sky as soon as Mark Deegear placed mulch on the memorial tree he had planted just hours earlier.
Family members say Savannah’s smiling face is not physically with them, but her presence is always felt.
“All the time, yes. That’s why I know that she would not want us to be sad, but to be happy,” her father said.