Sunday, May 06, 2007

Alistair would have been 5 today

Another birthday at the cemetary. This time was special, I can't believe its been 5 years. My parents came with us for the first time, we planted alyssum & hen & chicks, we sent 5 balloons up. It was a beautiful, peaceful day. When I think of this same day 5 years ago, its heartbreak all over again. But I stop and think of the beautiful little boys that have come into our lives since then, I am amazed and grateful. I also want them to always know about their precious older brother, Alistair.


milkyknitter said...

Sweet little Alistair is surely interceding for his family from Heaven

brunie said...

Feliz cumpleanos querido Alistair. I'm one of the few who was able to meet you, kiss you and hold you before you went to heaven!

clara said...

Thank you both so much. It means a lot to know we're not the only ones thinking of him.

S. said...

Happy Birthday in heaven Alistair! I know you are proud of your mommy and looking out for your brothers.

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