Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Luke!

This balloon caught my eye along with Hayley's eyes. It is a little girlish but we just had to add a butterfly to our balloon release for Luke.

Emily was at a charity bake sale with her friend.
Today we released balloons in memory of Luke. He would be 2 years old today. I met his mom through the angel heart group about 1 or 2 months after Wyatt died. She has been one of the greatest blessings I've received since Wyatt's passing. I do not feel like it was some coincidence that we came into contact with each other. I truly feel like Heavenly Father knew I needed someone that would understand me so well and he blessed me with a kindred spirit. Though we have not yet met in person I feel like I've known her my whole life. We have so much in common. Many of the same emotions and feelings I've been through this past year she has also been through. We just think a lot alike and connected the instant we got in contact with each other. Along with our boys dying we have also been through some hard financial times. It's been a comfort for me to know that I'm not the only one having to go through 2 VERY hard trials. Our children are all around the same ages as well and she even miscarried the same year as I did. I truly don't know where I would be today without her. We make contact with each other almost daily. It has been such a great blessing as I've gone through this year and 3 months of grief to have someone that truly understands me and what I'm feeling and going through. Someone I can confide in and know that she does understand. She is so wise, loving and simply amazing. She has helped me through some of the darkest and worst moments of this past year and I will be forever grateful to her for that. It's been a comfort to me and also my children to know that there is another family though they live far away, that are facing the daily grief and heartache that we are experiencing.
Today I felt a need to honor sweet Luke and tell his family how grateful we are that they have come into our lives. We decided to release some balloons up to heaven for Luke. So, Luke's family we are thinking of you today and praying for you. We hope you have felt comforted on this day. We know all too well how hard these days can be but do know we love you and are thinking of you. We look forward to the day that we actually get to meet in person so we can give you a great big hug. I also look forward to the day when I get to see my kindred spirit hold her sweet little Luke in her arms. There will be many tears....this time it will be tears of joy. It truly will be a glorious and wonderful day!
A star for Luke.

Happy Birthday grateful I am for your momma!!


Suzanne said...

This is so sweet, Andrea. Isn't it great to have friends there for you? Good, true, solid.

Julie said...

What a great thing to have a good friend who knows exactly how you have been feeling! That you can both be such great supports to each other! What a beautiful thing you did for Luke! Our prayers are with their family and yours! Love you!

Jen said...

Andrea--I wish there were words to express my feelings.....just know how much I love you and how grateful I am for you. Thank you for remembering my sweet baby today. Someday we will spend our days rocking our babies and laughing instead of crying. Can't wait.