Thursday, February 26, 2009

Balloons for Devan

Today is my niece's birthday, Devan and Payton. Payton is three and her party is on Sunday. Devan, is now in Heaven, this would be her 25th birthday. Her mom started the balloon tradition the first year she was gone. So every year after Payton's Party we write on balloons and release them to Heaven. We wont be able to stay for the balloons on Sunday so we released ours today.
Devan was such a beautiful girl, with a beautiful soul. She had a huge life about her, and was always the center of the room.
I tried explaining Heaven to Grace, but it is too much for her to understand. She sang Happy Birthday to Devan, and let her balloon go. She yelled fly away balloon, fly to Devan's House.
I wish Grace could have met Devan.

We let two go earlier and then when Paul Ray got home we let the last two go.

So, Happy Birthday Devan!!!! You're still so much a part of our thoughts. We miss you, love you and know we'll see you again one day.


Kristin said...

What a sweet birthday post. I know the balloons made it to Devan. :-)

Carrie said...

we did this a few weeks after MJ passed away and I think we will do it for her birthday which coming up soon. It really helped my children send MJ a message in Heaven and me too! Hugs to you Peggy!

Patricia said...

How bittersweet. I think this is sweet way of remembering a loved one.
I can't believe how Grace has grown!! Is she tall?