Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Jack's 2nd "heavenly" birthday

Jack's 2nd "heavenly" birthday (or our 2 year out mark) happened a little over a month ago (9-23).  It was a pretty somber day and as we expected.  We always head to the cemetery for certain dates of the year.  I wish September 23rd was just any random day still.  But now it will always be the day that our whole world turned upside down and our sweet Jack returned home.  I have often thought about what it would have been like for him.  I've been told that he would have been welcomed back home more joyously than any welcome we could have given him here.  I hope so.  I hope that they had a HUGE party with lots of jack's favorite foods. 

When we got to the cemetery, Lanae and her cute family  had already beat us there and left a vase of flowers, balloons and a cute little teddy bear.  I think Jordan even left a family of 5 pinecones too.  It was really cute and soo sweet!  Have I ever mentioned that I JUST LOVE THIS GIRL??!! 

We sent the balloons off to Jack.

Cobe, Jadesy and Som watching the balloons go up to Heaven.

Earlier that day Lanae and Camille took me out for Sushi at Yoshi's.  Yummy.  Love these girls!

Kayden was so sad and tired, Lanae just held him in the restaurant and rocked and sang him to sleep.  He was sooo cute!


My Cute cousin Mel took me for a little pedicure.  She's soooo wonderful.  I love her to death!

My cute friend Melissa always goes to great lengths to show her thoughtfulness.  This year in memory of Jack, she had an artist draw all three boys together.  It is beautiful and I hold it so dear to my heart.  (I think Jack was only about 10 mos in the photo drawn and still going through a pretty "awkward" phase)  But that's our fat Jack.  A smile so big, his eyes were almost closed.  Crazy, wispy hair and even the strongest of gels couldn't hold down.  And only 4 little chompers!  :)  OH how I miss that boy.  But what a gift it is to see all three of my beautiful boys sitting together laughing.  Someday...someday I'll really get to see that, but for now this will work just great!  Thanks Melissa!

For family home evening a few days before, we made these fun little memorial candles.  We were supposed to take them with us to the cemetery, but must have forgotten.  They are really neat because when you light them, Jack's face glows.  It was a good hands on project to do with Corb.

I can't wait for the day that I'll get to hold him.  I miss him more than I could ever describe. the words of Tom Hanks, "Well, I'm gonna get out of bed every morning...breathe in and out all day long. Then, after a while I won't have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breath in and out....and, then after a while, I won't have to think about how great and perfect I had it once ~ Sleepless in Seattle


Lanae said...

Hey beautiful! I'm serious, I could spend all day with you at the park and I'm still tempted to call you and just have some more chat time. You're just my favorite girl in the world!
I loved your post about Jack. I'm glad I got to beat everyone - I never like to cry in front of people but I sure got a lot out that day. It was such a beautiful morning, and I had a nice talk with one of the grounds keepers, he remembered you all so well. We both cried. He even turned the sprinklers off so it wouldn't soak Jack's little teddy bear and card. I think Jack touched so many people, people that he never even had a chance to meet. What a special little boy, and I think you're right, what a happy day for so many people on the other side that were able to greet him that day. It still hurts for all of us here; and it hurts to know how much pain someone is in that you love so very much. You and Coby, and Jack are on my mind more than you'll ever know and you're always in our prayers.
I love you baby girl and you are such a blessing in my life. Hugs and loves, little

abbyandcompany said...

I wish September 23rd was just any other day, too. I love the picture of the boys and the candles are adorable...did the artist take my favorite pic of Jack (the one with your dad?) I love that one! He was so beautiful, tiff. Someday...Someday....XOXO.

Jake and Jessica said...

Tiff, I am so glad I got to see your beautiful face this morning. I think about your sweet family often. Your kids are so lucky to have you as their mom. You are amazing and I love ya.

Taylor Tribute said...

Tiff- I know it has been a long time since I have seen you (pretty much since you a Coby got married), but you look more beautiful than ever:) Wow, I so admire your faith and strength! I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to know what you go through each day. I wish I was there to give you a hug:) You have a beautiful family. I know Heavenly Father loves you cause he sent you such a precious soul to your family:) Take care:)

Much Love,

Brittany said...

Someday. Just not today. I love you Tiff.

Bridget said...

Thanks for visiting. I don't know why I've never been to your blog before...or maybe I have a long time ago?

Angel day was a little easier for us this year. And I wonder how chaotic my life would be if we didn't have it. And then I want that little bit of extra crazy.

I wonder if our boys know each other. And how much they are able to know us. As bad as it sucks, a part of me likes having a piece of heaven rooting for us on the other side. And it gives me an inkling of the love we will feel when we, too, pass on.