"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born." Isaiah 66:9

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Balloon Release

Today (well yesterday now, thanks to some technical difficulties) I went to a late lunch with my sweet friend, Britt. We both LOVE wingstop, so we went there and made our tummmies happy while talking about all manner of things, babies, lost babies, husbands, friends, things that made us laugh, things that weren't so funny. After we visited for a while, we decided that we would go do our own balloon release in honor of our sweet angel babies. So, off to the party store we went! It was super fun really, in a sad way that we would even have to do this, to even know that yesterday was National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Still, it felt really good to honor our angels and watch them soar way above us in the sky. I imagined them in the arms of my Maker, and knew that as much as it hurts, they are in good hands.

The weather today was absolutely beautiful, as there wasn't a cloud in the sky, the temperature wasn't overwhelmingly hot, and we are very blessed to have a children's park here in Tyler. It is very peaceful and such a perfect place for a balloon release. On Tuesday, Britt and I are planning on going to the park with some sidewalk chalk to write our babies names before the Glory Babies support group meeting. I'm excited about that and will post pics when we do that too! I would've loved to write every name of every angel baby of every person who has touched my life since my loss, but couldn't get them all in today. I'll add more and share as time goes on!

Here is the link to my shutterfly album with all the pics from our release, you'll see a few albums click on the Balloon release one.


  1. Do you find it difficult to talk to most folks about your losses?

    We've lost three, also, but only named the first one as the second two were very, very early losses. I sometimes try to join conversations, occasionally saying we'd now have 3 between 16 months & 4-1/2 years, but folks seem to have a hard time with that.

    Yesterday (the 16th) was the 5 year anniversary of the loss of our first, Kaylee. Yesterday (the 16th) was the birth of my niece's first child. I find the irony a cruel twist of fate (she was 3 weeks early. WHY did she have to be born then?) I desire to enter into their joy, but i'm really struggling with it.

    I think i really need God to change my attitude, because i don't seem to be getting anywhere with it at all.

    Glad you had a friend to be with, & that you were able to find comfort in your honoring your children.

  2. The babies balloon release was absolutely perfect...and that sky...well, that is heaven and it's perfect in every way.

    Thank you my most precious friend for thinking of Christian and honoring all the lives of those much too beautiful for this Earth. I agree with you, our babies are resting safely in the arms of our maker :)

    Sending you lots of love today and tomorrow ;) I truly do love you to the moon and back!

    As for your lunch date with Britt, you two girls deserved that bit of catch up time :) Give her a hug for me the next time you see her.

    xxxxx BIG BEAR HUGS

  3. PS It's okay to have done this a day later, as EVERY DAY is a day to honor our angels :)


  4. Thank you for honoring my sweet angels! You are such a precious soul and I am so glad to be your friend! Love you!

  5. I'm glad you got to do a release!

  6. Beautiful. What a wonderful way to remember your angels.