Yesterday marked another year since we welcomed and farewelled our little Laura.
10 years … such a milestone that for some reason this year seemed so much bigger and tougher than other years.
I am not sure how to articulate the feelings of yesterday – a greater sense of sadness that as time passes her actual presence seems to much further away but also a feeling of gratefulness that we are not still coping with the day to day that comes in the hours, days and months following our loss.
10 years is such a lifetime really when we did only get to spend one full day with her – holding her, talking to her, trying to cram in as many memories as we could in to one short day. The day will always play out vividly in my mind and while there was much sadness in the room there were also smiles and times of gratitude.
We celebrated at Laura’s special place on Sunday with cake and balloons as we always do.
The weather was magic and Sienna even brought her best friend Tess with us – just like at a real party!
The girls released a balloon each and we left a special “10″ balloon and her birthday present by her headstone.
More special memories for our family.