Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3/16/14~ 7 years

So here is how her 7th birthday went.

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.


And of course the group shots:

And then it came time to write our messages on the balloons. The letters that make me cry every year.
How has it been 7 year without you? Not a day goes by that we dont think of you. I cant believe you would have been starting second grade. You now have 3 younger siblings. Im sure you are a proud big sister. And now we are a family of 6. I tell your brothers & sister all about you. They cant wait to see you one day. And since your last birthday, mommy got married. So you are Genesis Magali De Leon. I love you so much sweetheart. Ill continue to love and remember you always. Until we meet again in paradise.
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.
Love Always,
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.
With Love,
Tia Crystal
Tio Jimmy
Cousin Allister
And it wasnt until the end of the day that I realized I forgot to make a balloon from D2 :(

But then came the balloon release.




As I headed back to collect our things I saw of course a wink. She sent us a hummingbird of course!
And I left her one flower and took the rest home with me.
And one of my favorite pictures of the day was this one:
Our Family
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:
It was a card from my mom. Here are the close ups:
We Remember Our First Grand daughter Genesis

Dear Marlon, D & G,
Even though you didnt get to meet her personally, like some of us did, just the same you are affected by her not being with us today. Make room for one more though because she lives in Jehovah's memory and he has the power to bring her back.
Dear Tiffany,
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.
It was a nice day out remembering my girl with my family. I just still can't believe it's been 7 years. One day I will be in the double digits, and hitting decades. That is hard for me to digest. I'll just take it one year at a time.


Hannah Rose said...

What a special day for Genesis, Tiffany! I love everything - the flowers, balloons, Genesis Bear, everything. :)

It seems you had better weather than I had for the day lol... it was cold and gray (had to leave VA early because of a snow storm coming through). :(

I LOVE the photo of all your hands on Genesis' stone... how very touching. Happy 7th birthday, Genesis! <3

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