Saturday, May 11, 2013

Camille's birthday

I am late posting this. But such is life.

We had a party and invited those who knew or had met Camille over for cake and ice cream. We had people wrote down acts of kindness they had done and attach them to balloons. At the end of the party we let the balloons go in the backyard.

I don't know why I have never done this before. It was great. I loved watching the balloons float off out of sight so gradually.

The whole event was wonderful and I had a few people tell me they could feel Camille there with us. I was glad I wasn't the only one. I love my girl. I love that she is still so much a part of our family. I love that people remember her.

God is good. I am grateful for the teachings of His prophets in our day that teach me more simply of the plan of our existence and the miraculous hope that comes as a result of Christ's atoning sacrifice. His gospel brings me peace and happiness even in the face of terrible trials. Families can be forever through Jesus Christ. God is good.


PumpkinPeters said...

Yea, I'm so glad to see you've posted! I'm been thinking of you and wanted to hear how Camille's birthday celebration was. I hope you're well and had a wonderful Mother's Day!


The Gray Family said...

love this :>)

Rachael M said...

I began reading your blog after the accidental death of my very young son more than 3 years ago. I found your yearly celebration of Camille's Birthday (actually she & I share a birthday) so beautiful and inspiring, so we've followed your example and celebrate Isaac's birthday with service, too. It has made the day so much happier and more peaceful, despite our continued grief and sorrow that he is not here to celebrate with us. Thank you so much for your example!

Also, this year I remembered to perform an act of service on Camille's day, too. I went to my oldest son's school & read to a room of 50+ kindergarten & first-graders who arrive at school early for breakfast. Of course, they made MY day, too-- they all sang me Happy Birthday!