I was able to spend the day with two fellow mommies who I have met here in “blog world”. Kristin from Once A Mother & Stephanie form Carried Through Grief.
It was an amazing day. We shared our hearts, our daughters, our stories, our tears but mostly our laughter.
We had brunch at a lovely restaurant & Kristin had made the girls candles with their initials on them. They are so precious. We each brought a photo of our daughter & placed it in front of the candle. We stayed chatting there for over 3 hours. We had each brought a Mother’s Day gift for each other without discussing that ahead of time. Kristin’s was the beautiful candles & Stephanie had made a cd with songs that have helped her on this journey as well as a gift card in a handmade personalized envelope. I gave them an angel pin with their child’s birthstone on it. My husband & I each have one & they mean so much to us.
We then went on to do a balloon release at a park. Kristin had planned this out so thoughtfully. She had 5 balloons. One for each of our girls, one for all the baby loss mother’s & one for all the children gone too soon. She also had ordered a beautiful butterfly. We wrote special messages to our daughter’s, for the moms & I wrote a special one to all the children.
I imagine our little girl’s receiving their balloons with such excitement.
We then went on to take a walk by a river. Our connection was instant & there was not one awkward moment of silence. I felt like I had known these two ladies my entire life. After the walk we stayed chatting until about 8 pm.
I am so grateful for such a special day & that these two women have been brought into my life. Some more beauty from pain.
I am already looking forward to next year’s.