Little pink balloons sent up to heaven

Thank you so much for all your sweet notes on Wednesday, Afton’s birthday. They were so nice. They were a sweet end to a bittersweet day.

It’s a crazy thing how you can anticipate a day for an entire year. You go through all the motions hoping it all goes well. It’s the day after the big day that you don’t think about. The day after is when you crash. It happened last year the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas; and now yesterday too. It’s like my body just knows I need to make it through the big day and then the next day it tells the truth.

We met with a small group of family (any who could join us) at Afton’s grave and we sent little love notes on pink balloons up to her. It was a cold but pretty night. The sun came out while we were up there and the sunset was amazing. Heaven sent, I like to think. Here’s a few pictures from our little “birthday party” for our angel girl.

The first of many little pink balloons sent up to our girl.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Tearing up right now Kam. What a special night to remember your baby girl.

  2. 2

    Put tears in my eyes also. Sweet tradition – I’m SURE she gets to hear those written messages.

  3. 3

    Beautiful pictures for a beautiful angel.
    The message from grandpa and Avery made me cry. Thinking of you and your family during this holiday season. Peace & comfort.

  4. 4

    We will see her and hold her again.

  5. 5

    I can barely read these posts. they make me so sad…strength to you Kami…

  6. 6

    10 thousand tears. i can feel her as i read her story.

  7. 7

    What an amazing place, what a breathtaking sunset, and above all, how beautiful you all are! Not because you look good (well yes, you DO look good) but because you ARE beautiful on the inside, you are good people. Simply. These lovely ballons sent to heaven are such a lovely thing to do. You touch my heart so much! The way you face this separation with Afton, the way you show such loyalty, the love your wonderful family gives. The purest, most beautiful things shine through this post. XOXOXO

  8. 8
    Becky Carlson says:

    I’m with Grandpa Steve.
    I’m sorry we couldn’t be there and we are all looking forward to Saturday!

    What a sweet evening!

  9. 9

    so beautiful, we did this when my sister died with my kids and hers

  10. 10

    What beautiful pictures! My prayers are with you all, such courage and bravery. I admire you so much. We all look forward to that wonderful day when we are reunited with our loved ones who have passed on before us. Until that time I pray for the peace that surpasses all understanding to be in your hearts and minds. God bless you all. Jesus be with you.

  11. 11

    What a lovely way to celebrate your little Afton. Grandpa’s message is beautiful. Thinking of you and your family. Please look after yourself.

  12. 12

    Grandpa’s note was the best note I have ever seen. love you friend. i love the balloons and that sunset…can only be heaven sent. afton’s beautiful personality shining down from heaven.

  13. 13

    I’m crying like a little baby! Avery’s and Grandpa’s notes were so touching and sweet. You’re a strong, awesome woman, Kami. I’m amazed and how graceful and strong you are.
    That sunset was to die for… what a beautiful backdrop to a great birthday party.

  14. 14

    oh Kami, what sweet notes on the balloons, she is so blessed to have a family like yours.

  15. 15
    Heidi Bigler M. says:

    I was thinking of you the other day knowing this was around the time your little angle Afton went to heavenly Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love her pink balloons and love notes from her Grandpa and sister. :)

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