Friday, August 28, 2009

Positively Perfect!

I can't imagine a better celebration (unless Olivia was here with us, of course). We had the most unbelievable day, and I just had to share it because I want to remember it forever.

I started out so sad in the morning. Just really missing our baby girl. I said a few big prayers asking for strength and peace for the day, and God sent that to me right away!

Mom and I took balloons and bagels up to the PICU. It was so great to visit with everyone and know that each one of them was missing Olivia yesterday, too.

Brooklyn and I spent the afternoon at my parent's house...just piddling around (a.k.a. keeping me distracted!) I took some flowers and a balloon out to the cemetery. We picked up Jack, came home, and waited for Zac. When he got home, the four of us went back out to the cemetery. This was the kids' first time out there since the burial, so I was a little nervous about how they would react. It was a beautiful experience all around. We sent some balloons up to Olivia. The kids loved that. We watched them fly away...some higher than others. We also attached a little note to them so if anyone finds them, they'll *hopefully* leave us a message on this blog! I don't think they'll make it very far. I'll be surprised if they make it the 10 miles to Brimfield! The note really weighed them down, but it will be fun anyway.

We all stood around Olivia and said some of our favorite memories. Before we left, Jack suggested we sing Happy Birthday to her. Zac and I lost it, Brooklyn sang her heart out, and Jack barely made it through before he took off to the car. (Don't worry. I had the talk with him that's it's okay to be sad)

We went out to dinner and went for some ice cream and came back home. My parents came over around 8:00 so Zac and I could go back up to the PICU and visit the night shift. We took a box 'o coffee and some donuts to help them get through the night and had an entertaining visit.
The perfect ending to a perfect day. And just what we needed, too. Gee, I hope Olivia had as good of a time at her Heavenly Birthday party as we did for her here on Earth!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a memorable day & that you felt the power of all the prayers lifted up for you yesterday.

Heather said...

Wow what an amazing day...I'm sure Olivia was smiling down at you and sending you strength and well. xo

Leesa said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful day. Olivia continues to touch each one of us every day.

Anonymous said...

Sweet and beautiful -- just like Olivia.

Judy, Kevin, Jeannie & Kevin

~Katie said...

Wow, I am just sitting here in tears and in awe of your courage and spirit. Your family is beautiful and I know that Olivia is looking down with a huge smile! I am so happy that the day turned out so special. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day for all of you. Every time I look up into the sky at night, that one bright little star reminds me that Olivia is looking down on all of us.

Anonymous said...

You are a brave, strong, beautiful family. Thanks for sharing.
Laura S.

the*4*of*us said...

that is so sweet!!!!

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