We got the kids ready for the day. Marlon picked up the balloons while I picked up the flowers. I had previously invited my mom and dad to come. My mom replied with a less than enthusiastic "well... We will see." For those of you that don't know my mom, that's a "no we aren't going." So I already knew in my heart that I didn't need to ask them again tris morning if they were going to make it or not.
Surprisingly though I got a phone call in the morning from my mom. She explained that they were not going to make it this year (like I already knew) but that she knows this day is hard on me and she wanted me to know she was thinking of me and Genesis. That simple phone call brought tears to my eyes and I thought it was pretty kind of her.
I of course wore my Genesis bracelet and did not forget to wear the "G" urn necklace I recently received. Of course by the time I took this photo I already had a few good cries, so sorry for the less than happy face.
As we were leaving I noticed a plane writing a message in the sky. I couldn't really make it out but I still thought that was pretty special.
On the way to Genesis' park D asked me the following:
D: "Mommy, what's Genesis' favorite color?"
Me: "I don't know honey."
D: "Well, you should ask her."
And then another question a little later:
D: "Does the hummingbird live with Genesis?"
Me: "I don't know baby. Maybe..."
These questions made the tears flow so much. If only it were so easy as to just ask her.
My brother and my sister and her husband and son all came with us as well. We got there and of course I took a ton of pictures to document it all.
As you can see this year I changed it up a little. Usually I get the balloons very girl with pinks and purples. This time I went with rainbow theme. I thought that was very significant since I just gave birth to a rainbow a month ago and I was bringing all 3 of my rainbows to her park this year. You can see the beautiful rainbow balloon along with the individual balloons each with a color of the rainbow. I usually get pink gerber daisies but this year I went with dahlias. I ordered peach or pink dahlias but when I picked them up they were pink with a white center. Not exactly what I pictured but still beautiful. But I don't think I'll be getting dahlias again only because they withered so quickly. And the 80 degree heat wasn't helping.
|Happy B-Day Genesis,|
One day we will meet. I hope you had a good day. We all miss you. Keep watching over your bros & sis like the big sisterI know you are.
Love you always,
|Happy Birthday Genesis!|
I love you baby girl. I know you never left your beautiful mom. Please be safe. I wish we had more time with you, but you are never forgotten.
|I love you Genesis.|
|I love you Genesis.|
|To my beautiful niece,|
We love you so much and miss you. We cant wait for the day to meet you again! See you in paradise Genesis.
And it wasnt until the end of the day that I realized I forgot to make a balloon from D2 :(
Mommy and daddy's hands along with the hands of her rainbow siblings (D, G & D2) on her stone.
I also saw that my brother posted a sweet message on Facebook as well.
When I got home I saw this on the door:
|We Remember Our First Grand daughter Genesis|
We remember our little snow white Genesis and look forward to the day when her creator brings her back to life.
With much love,
Nana & Abu
This was very kind of her and I appreciated the gesture. Of course it brought tears to my eyes.