Tuesday, February 15, 2011

To my sweet girl:

Happy first birthday. It's been a whole year since our lives were changed forever. I've had an emotional week, but today was not so bad. Daddy and I took some balloons (and Angus) down to the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day with not a cloud in the sky, and not that cold either! Daddy said some beautiful words, then we released the balloons and watched them as they rose higher and higher into the sky. Because there were no clouds, I think we could see them for a good 10 mins or so, until they were a tiny pin drop in the sky. It was a really nice little ceremony, just our family.

On the weekend we went to Nana's. She surprised me with a beautiful memory book she made for you. It's absolutely amazing and full of happy and sad memories. There are pics from my pregnancy with you, my baby shower, and then the hospital pics of you and the ones of you, daddy and me as a family. It really means a lot to me to have a book for you. She also surprised me by showing me her new tattoo! She told me a while ago that she was thinking of getting one, but I was still shocked! It's delicate and beautiful, your name with a tiny broken heart.

We've received some nice messages today from your auntie's L, K and T, and got some nice flowers from auntie C. It's nice to hear that people are thinking of you today.

I hope you know I think of you everyday, and will miss and love you forever.

Love mommy


  1. Thinking of you and Nevan. Your celebration/memorial of Nevan's year anniversary sounds beautiful. I'm glad you had time to remember her and have been able to take a few days off of work.

    Much love to you and all of yours.

  2. I'm glad you could have some peaceful time to mark Nevan's birthday and that your family remembered with you.

  3. Sounds like a beautiful birthday for Nevan. I am super glad that people in your family remembered with you and also love hearing about your mom's tattoo! I have a photo I would love to share with you if you would like please email me at ms_missy(at)yahoo(.)com

  4. oops sorry there should be a 007 after the missy