Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 16: Balloon Release

 Day 16: Balloon Release



Our first balloon release for Julia was to celebrate her first birthday. We had a huge party for her and bought 50 balloons to release. We had such a fun, busy time with all of our party guests that we forgot about the balloons until that night. We decided we would just do it the next day. My brother and sister-in-law were here, so we all released the balloons together in the clearing next to our house. It was a pretty sight to see with all of those pink balloons floating away. (A few did catch in our many trees but eventually made it out.)  That was just less than two weeks before we lost Julia.

Since then, several trisomy families have had balloon releases and have included Julia and many other precious angels. The Support Organization for Trisomy held a huge balloon release at their annual conference. One was released there in Julia's memory.

This week, Day 16 of this blog challenge fell on the ten month anniversary of Julia earning her angel wings (her angelversary).

We miss you sweet, Julia. You are forever in our hearts. Last weekend we stayed in a cabin in a state park. The cabin could sleep eight, but we were only five. Isaac corrected us and said that there were six in our cabin because Julia is in our hearts.





October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. This national observance month was established in 1988 by President Reagan.  This post is part of Carly Marie's "Capture Your Grief" 31 day photography project for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

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