Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lily's memorial

We held Lily's one year birthday in heaven on Saturday so that we could be with our family as we remember our sweet baby.

Here are some pics of the day~

The cupcakes~ my hubby spelled out Lily's name with them...



At my mom's house~




Lily's picture on the table with Lea's angel wings :)


Our balloons with our notes written to Lily~

Lily's daddy and the love of my life with his balloon for Lily~
It was such a bittersweet time together as a family, because her absence was even more apparent on Saturday. Her first heavenly birthday was on Monday and it was a difficult day to navigate through because there are just so many emotions that play into that day. Joy and pride because I gave life to such a perfect and beautiful human being. Sadness that I have to spend everyday without her. Regrets for not spending more time with her when I had the chance. Thankfulness for the time that I did have with her and those moments will be cherished forever. Impatience to be rejoined with her.
My greatest achievement will always be that I'm Lily's mommy, and I know that she is excited for her little brother to be in our lives. On my note that I wrote to Lily on her balloon included a P.S. that simply said "please, look after your little brother."
She is and forever will be my pride and joy...my firstborn...and my precious daughter...

















6 comments:

Bree said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day. I love the pink cupcakes. You gave me some good ideas for Ella's 1st. I hope you do a post to show the candle pics you received.

Emily said...

Very, very sweet. You're so lucky to have a supportive family. :)

Mrs. Mother said...

Big hugs. What a special day. I love the cupcakes and the balloon release.

Mirna said...

Precious. Lots of hugs :)

Never forgetting Gregory said...

I love how you spent that day. I'm so happy to hear your family celebrated and remembered your sweet daughter with you. You are Lily's mom and always will be. Hugs.

Bluebird said...

What an honor to see your pictures of such a special day. I can't imagine how sad it must have been, but hopefully you also found a bit of comfort in the wonderful activities you had planned. How I wish she had been here with you.