Saturday, April 28, 2012

Party for an angel

We decided that we would continue to host a BBQ and balloon release for the immediate family on Wyatt's birthday.  It was something that we gave great thought to, and we went back and forth with including the families or not.  We thought maybe just doing something with our family and not include our immediate families, but after long consideration, we decided to include everyone. 

Now, do I expect everyone to come.... NO.  We have had a lot of family support remembering Wyatt and honoring his life.  There hasn't been any issues with anyone not wanting to include him.  Many of his cousins still talk of him and his aunts, uncles, and grandparents love him.  Each holiday when the other children receive their gifts, three of the five grandparents include him and make sure he has something as well.  This simple gesture speaks a great deal to me and means so very much.  But no, I don't expect everyone to join us this year. 

Over the past year, some of the extended family has made a few comments that have allowed me to see how they really felt about our loss.  For this I am sorry for them.  They must not understand how precious life is and how touching life can be regardless of the length of life.  So this year, I don't expect to have extended family join, but I am sure and I hope that our immediate families would continue to participate. 

Whatever happens, we will continue to remember our little angel every year.  He brought us joy, made us parents, and fought very hard for his little life.  We know that he his waiting for us and has recently been joined by his loving Mommom.  Until we can meet again, we will continue to honor him and remember him here on Earth. 

This year Wyatt's party theme will be "Somewhere over the rainbow".  I can't wait to get everything prepared for his big day.  I just pray that he will be having a huge party in Heaven while we host one here. 

Here is a sneak peak of his invitations:

And how much did they cost, you may ask.... Well, they were free thanks to a promo code from Tiny Prints.  I simply had to pay for shipping, that's it.  :)

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