Tuesday, September 6, 2011

belated birthday

A few weeks ago we went to wish my father a happy birthday .  And Hilary brought balloons which we released into a splendidly blue sky.  Mom, my lovely daughter and I stood for the longest time, watching the balloons bob and float, growing smaller and smaller, until they were nothing more than tiny specks in a vast heaven.  Then gone.

The balloons were entirely Hilly's idea - one to represent each of us - a collective happy birthday salutation.  I was so touched by this that I wanted to share it - a bittersweet memory.  Thank you Hilary -  your thoughtfulness made your Nana's day so much brighter.  Your light never ceases to amaze me. xoxox


Kay C said...

What a wonderful thing to do to honor your father. You have a very special daughter!

JelliDonut said...

That was lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

Delisa said...

Hi Jody, what a lovely and thoughtful daughter you have. She is so beautiful. I am so glad the three of you could be together and share that special moment. I know it must have meant the world to your mom. With Love, Delisa