We whipped up a batch of yummy cupcakes for one of Mia's angel heart friends. Annabelle would have been one year last week, and in celebration of her life- many of the heart mommies made cupcakes and sent off balloons in honor of sweet baby Annabelle. Anabelles mother is truly an amazing person. After the death of her daughter, Rebecca started sending "Annabelle Baskets" to other heart babies around the country. Mia and I received one when we were in the hospital and it was just what we needed to make it through that day. She has taken her grief and created a wonderful legacy for her daughter. She is a constant reminder to me of how precious our little ones are, and how we need to cherish our time with them. Happy Birthday sweet girl- we are sending long distance hugs to your mommy, daddy, and big brother. If you want to know more sweet Angel Annabelle click HERE.
I had the sweetest conversation with Ellie about heaven and why babies sometimes need to go back home to Heavenly Father. Annabelle has been all the talk around our house and how she now lives in Heaven. Mortality seen in the eyes of a child is so refreshing.
The kids did a pretty good job decorating the cupcakes. They were both a little preoccupied with thinking of ways that we could get some of the cupcakes up to Annabelle in Heaven. My favorite question that came up was, "Mom, do you think that Annabelle will like this cupcake I made? He followed it up with, "I really want her to feel special." I assured him that she was a very special baby and was loved by so many.
Miss Mees sending off her balloon to baby Annabelle. The kids insisted on sending off the balloons off one at a time which didn't make for a very good photo. Happy Birthday Sweet Angel Annabelle!!
Rebecca, you are amazing thank you for sharing her story with us! If any of you want to send some love to Rebecca you can click on her blog and let her know that you were thinking about her on what would have been her daughters 1st birthday.