In a departure from my normal doxie posts, I'd like to share something rather personal today:
Yesterday was our youngest daughter's 31st birthday, but it was also my mother's, who passed away January 8. Therefore, it was Bethany's first birthday without Grandma here to celebrate with. Needless to say, it was a bit difficult for all of us.
However, we are also Christians, and we are so thankful my mom celebrated her birthday in heaven! She always loved purple irises (and flowers of all kinds), so Bethany did something so sweet in tribute to her grandma: she released some balloons in memory of her grandmother, and as they floated up through the clouds, it was her way of sending love to someone she misses so much.
Here's a link to the video she posted on youtube:
Here are some pics:
And, since Mom also loved yellow roses, we sent an arrangement of purple irises and yellow roses to Bethany, who lives in Arizona, while the rest of us (her sister and family, and my husband and I) live in Georgia:
It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but we tend to believe that Mom knew all about the balloons and nodded in approval. :)
Thank you, our dear Bethany, for thinking of your grandmother is such a caring way on your birthday!