Sunday, July 12, 2009

One Year Balloon Release


We spent the afternoon at the park as a family, and let off balloons in memory of Vivian and Annemarie. We also sent a balloon up into the sky for my friend Kimber's first daughter, Kambry, who was born on July 12th, 2006, and died a few hours later.


Ginger slept in her stroller the whole time we were at the park. I kept her shaded because it was so hot outside. Usually I would cart her around in my sling, but I didn't want her to overheat. So, she stayed in the shade and slept and seemed super comfortable!

Me with Vivian and Annemarie's balloons:


Mr. Mustard with Vivian and Annemarie's balloons:


Watching those balloons fade up into the sky:


Paprika helping out:


Getting ready to release Kambry's balloon:


Watching Kambry's balloon fly up to Heaven:


Paprika thinking about life, the universe, and everything:


Visiting our old friend, "The Tin Man":


Paprika loves the "Tin Man":


I am so glad that we were able to spend the weekend together as a family, and to reflect together on the blessings the past year has brought us. Last year this day was the darkest of our lives, and although we are still so sad and miss our girls so much, we find hope more and more each day. We know that life can still be good, and is good...and we are keepin' on keepin' on inspite of the hard times.

Miss you and love you always, Vivian and Annemarie. We will always hold you close in our hearts, and you will always be our daughters- now and forever!

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