Today was the Walk to Remember here in Anchorage. I would say that there was approx. 60-80 people that showed up for the walk, which I think was pretty good considering the weather was dreary and rainy. We all wrote on our balloons and also wrote a message in this book to our babies that was read during the balloon release.
Just walking into the hospital where everyone was meeting before the walk brought tears to my eyes. I also cried writing on Liam's balloon, while listening to the letters being read, and as I watched all the balloons going up and away. It's so hard not to think about why I am here and not at home with a 5-6 month old instead.
I never even knew things like this existed. I guess why would I have. Walks and balloon releases in memory of loved ones lost were new to me until January 3rd, the day Liam passed away, and now they are and will continue to be a part of my life.
I hope you got to see the balloons your father and I sent up to you. I wasn't sure what to write on mine since there is about a billion things I want to tell you, but I hope you like it. I also hope you never forget how much we love you and miss you.
Love always, Mom