Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Today would have been my mom's 57th birthday! To celebrate her life Heather and I decided to take balloons to the cancer center for the patients receiving chemo. So we loaded the car full of balloons and went to deliver them. It was such a wonderful thing to do! The patients were so excited and it just really made our day to be able to still celebrate. Who doesn't love balloons!!! If they asked us why we were doing it we told them about it being mom's birthday but if not we just gave them the balloon and told them we wanted them to know someone was thinking of them today.

When we got done gifting all the patients we had one lone balloon left. It happened to be yellow with a purple ribbon. Mom's favorite color was yellow and purple is the color for pancreatic cancer. So we went outside and sent her balloon to heaven. We watched it float as high as we could see until she snatched it. We sure miss her but we are so glad we did something positive and celebrated what she meant to us.... Kindness, Love, Laughter, Joy, Brightness, Fun, and Celebration.

Here are some pictures from our great day! Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven Mom!!!!

Lots of Balloons!

Getting ready to go make someone's day!

Mom's Balloon

Letting It Go

Heaven Bound!!!


ChiefMommy Owl said...

This is so touching. I lost my father to colon cancer last year so I know a little bit of comfort during those terrible chemo treatments goes along way.

Sara :)

Anonymous said...

You are two extremely wonderful daughters and your mother is so lucky!

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Debbie said...

What a neat way to celebrate your mom's birthday. You and Heather are such neat daughters. You both made today a little happier for some patients today.

Love you