Saturday, October 15, 2011

Butterflies and Balloons.


This was the sunset as we drove home from getting balloons last night. It's completely unrelated to this post, but it's pretty, so I wanted to share anyway.



Last night when I was preparing the balloons, I wrote each baby's name on one of these butterflies. Then I put a handful of butterflies inside each balloon, praying for each baby and each family as I worked. I started with my babies. And then I wanted to remember a few close friends' babies. And then my mom asked me to remember her friend's baby and grandbabies. And then I decided to go through my blog list and remember all of your babies. If I follow your blog and you have so much as mentioned losing a baby, your baby has a butterfly in that pile.





I woke up before dawn and drove to the top of Mt Erie. (On Fidalgo Island in WA, for those of you who are wondering.) I was hoping to get a few pictures of them floating off over the islands in the pretty, colorful sunrise....but it was foggy up there.





Bryan popped two balloons while blowing them up, so we searched the truck to make sure we had every last butterfly and made more balloons. When we let them go, one got stuck in a tree....so I made Bryan climb up to get it and set it free. (I actually wanted to do it myself, but he refused to let me. So I made him go up.)





Praying for all of you, today and always.

7 comments:

αуℓα said...

<3

Kristine said...

So beautiful <3

Natasha said...

Beautiful mama ♥ Amazing pictures too! Remembering your precious Lilly and Brake always ♥

Valerie said...

What a beautiful idea. I've always written love notes on the balloons but never thought of placing little notes (or names) inside. Enjoyed your pictures, such a beautiful place to release your balloons.

Sarah said...

I can see my baby Bea's name in there- how thoughtful. I had a good cry over this. And I mean good as in positive, not heavy. This is a gorgeous idea.

Colin's Daddy said...

Very nicely done and I am glad that Bryan did not fall out of that tree.

Crystal said...

I'm behind this week on reading everyone's blogs, so I'm just now seeing this. I cried when I read this post. Thank you both so much! I think I see Nathan's name peeking out from the brown butterfly in the picture. :-)

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