Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Day For Remembering...

As if we do not remember everyday. He never leaves my mind, just like my other three children. However, yesterday was a special day set aside nationally, to remember all of the sweet little babies gone to heaven. It was a day for celebration. A day to celebrate that our babies are perfect, whole, and in perfect peace. Thank you to those who left comments with the names of your babies. I said a prayer for each of you, as I hope others that were reading did as well.
Yesterday afternoon, just before dusk, several families in our community came together to remember our little ones with a balloon release. It was a sweet time of remembrance. Some of the people present, I have know for a long time, some I have known for a short time, and others I had never met face to face before yesterday. There were people there who released balloons that I have known a really long time and never knew that the have babies in heaven. It was a sweet time! We came together, talked for a little while, prayed, and released our balloons in memory of so many babies. It meant so much to me to have every person there that came. Some even came to support the families of baby loss. That was certainly special! It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about the compassion that would lead someone to come just for support.
This is just as the balloons were first released.

The wind carried them pretty fast. This is not all of them, but the ones that I could get in my lense.

The children all tried to chase the balloons. It was really sweet!

Once they realized they couldn't catch them, they just stopped and watched.  
This is the last picture I got before they got too far away. They really moved fast because of the wind yesterday afternoon.

I think one of the sweetest things to see was the brothers and sisters of these babies releasing their balloons. The children were so excited to be a part of this. One little fella lost his twin brother and reading his card really touched me.  He wrote I miss you on the card. Makes me cry typing it!  My Cooper, well I guess you would have to know him to really understand why his card touched me the way it did. Cooper is a very withdrawn person when it comes to showing emotions and affection. On his card, he wrote "I love you, Eli". These losses have more affect of our children than we realize sometimes. I do think the children being a part of OUR celebration was very special. The whole event was just beautiful.

I want to end by saying that I so appreciate every single person who came to be a part of this time of remembrance. You all are very special people.

Much love,


  1. Im so glad you had a good turn out! There are so many balloons, such a pretty but sad sight. (((HUGS)))

  2. How sweet! I lit a candle in memory of Eli. {{HUGS}}

  3. Thanks so much for doing this and for including amELIa. :)

  4. A lovely remembrance. And the reactions of the children are just the sweetest.

  5. Thank you so much for remember Olivia, it means so much to me!

  6. What beautiful pictures and a sweet story about Cooper...made me tear up...

  7. Such beautiful pictures! <3 The children releasing balloons is so touching!

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