Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I miss you.. Until we meet again.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bella's Second Birthday

You were Bella, pure and simple. There was nobody else like you. I knew it the moment I first laid eyes on you.

What if things had been different? What if you had been born healthy? What if things didn't have to turn out the way they did?
You wouldn't have been you. We wouldn't have been us.

We figured out what to do for your birthday Lovebug, and it couldn't have been more perfect. On the actual day we decorated your site and your bench. Your Grandma gave you flowers, lot's of them. Your Nini took care of your bench and it looked amazing. Your Uncle Junior brought you a slice of cake so that you could celebrate with all your angel friends. Your Tio Jorge wrote you a beautiful card. And your auntie Lizard brought you the most beautiful birthday card made especially for a princess.

 October 28th, 2011.

We decided to do the balloon release the next day since it was a Saturday and everyone could join since they wouldn't be working. Everyone came together for you. The kids had decided to write messages for you to send to Heaven. They wrote on the balloons themselves and some of them had more to say so they attached notes to them. We gathered together in the garden and right before we started to sing Happy Birthday to you, a butterfly flew by! The timing couldn't have been more perfect! We all sang together and then sent your balloons right up to you! It was a beautiful sight.

Special delivery for a beautiful angel named Isabella!

Everyone gathered together to celebrate your life!

All the kids were so excited!

And then we sang Happy Birthday!

And off to Heaven they went!
I love you Lovebug!
The real perfect would have been with you here. The real perfect would have been a birthday party, with cake and balloons just for you. The real perfect would have been for us to sing Happy Birthday and to see a smile spread across your beautiful face. I have learned to define perfect much differently than before. Perfect is now a day full of sunshine, with the perfect breeze that simply reminds me of you. Perfect is now a butterfly that flies by to remind me of your beauty. Yes my Love, perfect has changed for me, but one thing that will never change is my love for you.  

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to sweet Bella. It sounds like a special day for remembering such a sweet little girl.