Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Beautiful Family Morning

Today we continued the tradition of meeting for breakfast at a local park, playing and doing a balloon release.  It was a lovely morning.  The kids were wonderful in both their enthusiastic play and their innocent, loving remembrance of Jeanne and Mike.

A few pictures from the day.

M, E, C and CA were all smiles.
D coming down the slide.
L with his girl cousins (KT, MG and I).
 Me with nephew J.
M and A clowning around.
My Dad with baby H.
E with my Mom.
E writing a message to her parents on her balloon.

Sending our love to heaven.
K with M.
A crazy game of cousin tag!
My sweet boy D.
The three musketeers D, A and M.
MG and L.
M and H on the slide.
C with her son W.
Today our family was at our best on the day that was our worst.  We love each other so much and that isn't more purely reflected than in the love between the kids.  Yes, there were tears, as there should be.  We have a hole in our family that can never be filled.  We promised each other today that we'll always do this as a family.  I have no doubt that this promise will never be hard to keep.
I love you Jeanne and Mike.  I miss you everyday.

The sisters remembering together (S, C, CA and me).


  1. Sounds like a lovely morning in spite of the sadness.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Isn't it wonderful to get together with family and remember the good times and just enjoy being with each other? It looks as if it were a wonderful morning. :o)

  4. I've been thinking about you and your family this week. I'm so glad it was a good day for you all. Hard, yes, but a time when you were together and able to love each other.

  5. A sad and beautiful post. Sending love.

  6. Just wanted to say that this is lovely post. Thinking of you and your whole family as you remember Jeanne and Mike.

  7. What a beautiful day and beautiful family. So happy you can rmember your sister and Mike in this way, together.