Balloon Release

 

 

I hope this part of our conference can symbolize the letting go of some of our grief.At times we may resist letting go.We often feel that our grief keeps us connected to our loved ones and by letting go; we may feel we are denying our love.

 

However, it is possible to free our everlasting love for our child from the painful feelings and we honor our loved ones by doing so.We all reach this point at different times, but slowly, sometimes without being fully aware of it, we can replace so many of the bad memories of their death, with happy memories of their life.This is not to say that sad feelings donít return, but when they do, they donít overwhelm our feelings of love, and one day we find that we can actually take joy in our loved oneís time with us.Our loved ones will always be with us.They are a part of us and they will remain in our hearts and lives forever.

 

Our loved ones are not alone, but hand in hand with each other and with God.When we release our balloons, letís all hold hands and be reminded that we, too, are not traveling this road alone, we have each otherís support and love.

 

Just as the Christmas Box Angel is holding out her wings to embrace our children and us, and embracing a new day, we hold each other and that touch states that we will remember each other in our travels.†† We release these balloons as a symbol that we want our children to know that they are being remembered.

 

I would like to think that as we release these balloons, and they slowly go out of our sight, that they are coming into the sight of our children.And that is our gift to them from us.

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A life that touches the hearts of others goes on forever.

I received this email:

ON 06-07-08 @ 10:30 PM, I FOUND A BALLOON IN MY YARD WITH THIS INFORMATION ON IT.I LIVE IN CEDAR BLUFF, VA WHICH IS IN TAZEWELL COUNTY AND ACCORDING TO THE MAP WE ARE A 182 MILES FROM YOU.
I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT TOOK THE BALLOON TO GET TO ME BUT WE HAD A STORM PRIOR TO FINDING THE BALLOON. 
HOPE THIS IS HELP YOU TO SEE HOW FAR YOUR BALLOON TRAVELED.
I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED WHEN I LOOKED OUT AND SAW SOMETHING IN MY YARD AND I COULDN'T REALLY TELL WHAT IT WAS TILL I WENT OUTSIDE, I WAS SITTING AT THE SEW MACHINE, MAKING AN OUTFIT FOR MY GRANDDAUGHTER WHEN ONE OF OUR DOGS STARTING BARKING AND HE DO
ESN'T NORMALLY BARK UNLESS SOMETHING ALARMS HIM, BUT I DID GO LOOK AND THAT IS WHEN I FOUND THE BALLOON.

I emailed her back and she said there were 2 children's names on the back of the card, but she couldn't remember the names.