Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Grace's angel day









We survived the day! I can't believe that it's been two years since we lost Grace. It seems like yesterday and it feels like we should be planning her funeral. I'm sure people want to know when a parent will "get over it" but really what happens is we learn to "live and deal" with our new life.

I think of all the things we have missed out on and dream of what she would be doing. I'm sure she would be walking, getting into everything and just being a girly girl!! We miss her so much! I know she was with us today because it was so awesome. The weather was great and the balloon release was gorgeous. Brian, Carson and I met Suzanne, April, Corinne, Jill and Jenny out at the statue and did the balloon release. I have met all of these amazing people since we lost Grace and they have been so supportive and listened to me cry. They have also been very supportive of our adoption. The many ups and downs of this year have been very emotional for both Brian and I.

After the balloon release Brian, Carson and I went and had lunch and then we came home and put up the Christmas decorations. Grace has her own Christmas tree and it is on top of the TV console. A butterfly is on top of the tree with all of the decorations that I've made her every year. We make Christmas decorations at our MISS meeting in December and I cherish these dearly. I will post pictures soon!!

Thank you to all who have been there for us!! We couldn't have made it without the love and support from our family and friends!!

7 comments:

Laurie said...

The pictures are beautiful Jen. I'm so glad the day was peaceful and special.

COinCO said...

What amazing pictures Brian captured today. It was a really beautiful morning, the weather wasn't supposed to be so sunny today! Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Remembering Grace with you guys, today and always. love, me

Jill said...

A beautiful day with a beautiful family honoring a beautiful little girl. Remembering Grace with love. Thank you for sharing.

Jenny said...

Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your special day, it was just beautiful.

LaWanna said...

Oh Jenn, the pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Brian is very good with the camera. That is a dad for ya....to capture the BEST for his little girl:) I sure wish I was closer to be there with you guys:( Grace is looking down on her family and smiling and making her little brother laugh! You will see her again one day and just know I love you guys dearly.

Brandi said...

What great pictures! Wishing you peace and love on this special day.

trektoethiopia said...

I'm glad you had a peaceful day Jen! I was thinking about you and Grace throughout the day hoping you were doing OK. I know having Carson around this year is special too. I can't believe it's been 2 years either. It seems impossible, but I'm so glad you've been doing well. Just wanted you to know I've been thinking of you! Shannon