Sunday, July 1, 2012

19 days of living: day one

Today was Mila's first birthday. My head and heart are so full today, so I'm going to try to keep this brief. It was a beautiful day. I was awake and alive. No, we don't have our little Mila toddling around, eating cake for the first time, but we had her spirit all around us. She was everywhere; in the wind, the butterflies, the pink flowers blooming around the yard, and in the full moon at night. We had our family over to celebrate and just be together. Thank you to Dana Gaertner for capturing our day on camera. We can now look back at photos and remember the joy and gratitude Mila has given us. To end the day we ventured out on a night walk to look at the almost full moon and release a sky lantern to honor Mila. It was an amazing, divine day.

 A big, beautiful moon lighting our way to the lake to release a sky lantern.


Beth said...

So beautiful. I'm really glad that Mila felt close to you and that it was a sweet day of remembrance.

Also, those sky lanterns are so cool. I'd never heard of them up until a few weeks ago, and now I've seen (via blogs) them be used several times for babyloss remembrance. I will have to try to get one for Eve's first Heavenly birthday in November ...

Thank you so much for coming to my blog and sharing some of your story with me. I am so very grateful.

Melissa said...

That's beautiful. I had wanted to do one for Charlotte's birthday but it didn't work out.