Thursday, August 23, 2012

happy 1st heavenly birthday!

we started the day with eliza waking us up and asking for a snack. so i got the idea to make pink pancakes for delia's birthday. pancakes are a birthday specialty around here, so it was only fitting.

i told her what today was, and asked if she could say happy birthday to delia.

she refused at first. had other things to talk about, but then turned away from us and said "happy birthday delia!"

she helped me make pancakes and picked pink for delia.

i brought out the birthday ring, and the birthday table cloth we've used for both of eliza's birthdays.
it was spontaneous, but fitting. something i needed to do.

eliza wanted to blow the candle out all through breakfast.
 she finally got her chance and apparently forgot how to. it took many tries.

daddy left for work and then nana and papa came with balloons. 7, because she is their 7th grandchild.

eliza got so excited for her "2,3,4,5 birthday bloons!" i had to remind her they were delia's.

we walked out to delia's tree.

took some pics, and said happy birthday delia!
then off they went.
eliza wanted to keep two for herself to play with. thought that would be just fine with delia.

as they went higher and higher eliza surprised us all by saying "they going to delia's house!" while looking up.

we've never used that term. we just say she's in heaven, but she just knows.


walking back to the house holding her two balloons she decided she wanted them to blow away too.

i asked her if she was sure because she couldn't get them back, or play with them, and she said yes.

let go of them with a wave and a "bye, bye bloons!"
watched them a bit and off we were.

it was a perfect way to celebrate our little newbean and her beautiful life.
we ache to hold you. we miss you and love you so much sweet delia. i cannot believe it's been almost a full year since you were in my arms. how have we survived? thank you for all your reminders that you are okay. we know you are in a better place, but we still want you here! we'll keep looking up for rainbows, and keep telling your sister (and fawn!) all about their sister.



Erin said...

You are so strong and brave. Happy birthday, Delia. Thanks for all the rainbows.

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a beautiful day. You are such a beautiful family. Happy birthday, sweet angel. Thinking of you, shel. Love.

Mandy & Jeremy Hall said...

Happy 1st birthday sweet Delia....

Anonymous said...

Shell, I have no idea how you do what you do, you are an amazing mother. You are an inspiration to all. Even though She is not here anymore she watches down on you and probably tells everyone that's my mom. Please take care michelle

nancy said... is all you need.

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Finally catching up on my google reader and this post is just perfect for her birthday! Sending love your way! Happy 1st Birthday sweet Delia!

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