Jul 15

A New Family Tradition

Yesterday, my sweet momma came to spend some time with me so that I would not be alone all day on Mary Anna’s birthday. She came with 14 pinks balloons in hand, since our sweet girl’s birthday is on the 14th and some pretty petite pink roses. Her suggestion was to release the balloons in honor of MAC, so without any idea what to do to celebrate our girl, Dan and I took the puppies to the park at sunset and did just that.

It was a precious time. The sunset was perfectly tinted pink and a little cloudy at the same time. D prayed over baby W, the dogs ran around, we cried, we smiled, we told Mary Anna Happy Birthday and how much we loved her, and then we went home.

It was sweet sharing Mary Anna’s first birthday with her baby brother, and this is a tradition that we plan to keep up with all our babies each year to celebrate their sister in heaven.

And some sweet sisters of mine not “real” sisters but they are my sisters if that makes sense, started a tradition with their babies too to celebrate little MAC. I got two texts unexpectedly yesterday saying that they sang Happy Birthday to Mary Anna. They did this on their own. Talk about precious.

It was a day filled with mixed emotions, tears, sweet memories, but the Lord carried us through it and covered us with sweet gifts, thoughts, words, and people that we cherish deeply. We are thankful that we do not have to walk this path alone.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Matthew 1:4


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04795594705025850855 Unknown

    You look amazing milo. This post made me tear up- especially the end seeing Beth and Becky. So sweet :) love you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14976016129349817690 Laura Elmer

    Tears. Lots of them. What a wonderful celebration. Love you lots.