This is the story of our journey with our baby Maxwell and life without him. His time with us was far too short, but he touched many people and taught us so much.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Happy 1st Birthday in heaven Baby Max!
We had a beautiful celebration for Max's birthday at the baby memorial wall where we had his name added last spring. It's such a pretty place in the cemetery and we love to visit there often. We brought balloons to do a balloon release and everyone wrote a special message to send to him in heaven. The kids especially loved doing this and the party was truly started when some balloons got stuck in the trees. Oliver loved all the antics to get the balloons unstuck and then demanded that we get more stuck and do it again! We also brought cupcakes that my nieces helped to decorate for Max and they were a big hit too. Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate!
This was really a day of mixed emotions for me. I didn't want the celebration to be sad and I'm so glad that it really was a joyful gathering of family and friends. However, the days leading up to it were difficult and so full of memories of labour starting, the waiting and worrying and the precious little time we had with him. It was so hard to believe it had been a year, somedays it still feels like yesterday...
Instead of pictures of a one year old, I will share pictures of the
celebration and some of the beautiful gifts we got as memorials.
Happy Birthday little Max, hope our wishes found you in heaven.