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June 24th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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I can't belieive it's going to be a year in less than 3 weeks from now. I have no clue what to do for Eric on July 12th. I know we'll go to the cemetery like we've been doing every 2 weeks for the past year. Maybe release ballons, I don't know what else. I also wanted to start a blog about Eric, but just can't find the time/the strenght to do it. Any suggestions? I know this has been asked before but I just been so lost and overwhelmed lately.
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June 24th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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Oh sweetie I hate the firsts. With Marshall, I made no plans. I woke up that day, and needed my Mom. So I drove to her cemetary to see her and leave a rosary. Then I took the girls to the Fort on the way home. And I cried for an hour on the way home while the kids slept.

Jonah's hit me SO much harder. I was paralyzed the whole day, unable to function.

I think we are going to do lantern released on their due dates in August and September.
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July 3rd, 2010, 05:08 AM
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I cannot believe it has been almost a year already too!!! It will be a year next month August 17th that Evan went to heaven!
I am planning on doing a 1st birthday party with friends and family with balloon release and candle light cermony! We are gonna have family and friends over for a bbq!!! I will have balloons with flowers seeds and note attached for whoever to find the balloons to plan the seeds!!
I am also putting together a basket filled with baby stuff to deliver to the hospital and to give to the whoever is in the room I delivered evan in to have! This way I feel we are still celebrating him but will give his gifts to another baby to celebrate him!!! We are also going to visit his grave site!!!
I hope these ideas have helped you!!

I will be thinking of you on that difficult day! Please contact me if you feel you need someone to talk too that has been there!
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July 4th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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Our plans were dashed when we got hit by a major blizzard. But we bought him a card, released balloons, and went through his memory box in front of the fireplace. It worked out really nicely, making big plans was really too much for me.
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July 4th, 2010, 11:11 PM
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we did the sky lanturns this year it was really peaceful and pretty, they are very calming.
i will be thinking of you in this difficult time x
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July 5th, 2010, 12:58 AM
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We're doing sky lanterns, and taking a teddy bear and balloons and flowers to the cemetery for Calypso's 3rd angel day on Wednesday. I'm also taking a CD player for when we're doing our lantern
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July 6th, 2010, 07:31 AM
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Thank you, guys. I'm still thinking about what to do, but I don't think it'll be anything big. I've been so down from the moment this month had started. I'm just having such a hard time I just don't have the strenght to do it. Most likely, dh, our daughter and I will go to the cemetery and then release baloons. It'll just be a quiet day. We won't even mention this to most of our friends and family since they don't even remember now.
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