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(if you want to read Grace's story, i just posted it in another post)
We celebrated Grace's 1st birthday on Thursday, the 27th. We cannot believe it has already been a year, yet it's only been a year. Some days, it feels it all just happened...other days, it feels like it's been an eternity!
On her birthday i actually felt pretty good...I can't say i felt great, but i was good. I wasn't overly upset, but i wasn't happy either. I was more, at peace? Numb? I can't explain. I mean, i *was* sad, and i cried...but i wasn't as depressed as i had been expecting. I think part of it was the days/weeks building up to it i did a lot of thinking about Grace, lots of blog posts and had my cries.
But Jay and i went out in the afternoon and took Grace flowers and some presents (a metal flower, some birthday balloons and her flowers). We had planned on spending the whole day at the cemetery (going for walks, feeding the swans, eating a picnic, things like that) but it was threatening rain and REALLY windy, so the visit was cut short. We did eat lunch on the bench under the trees in the infant section and talked. Jay said the wind was Grace and her angel friends saying hello
Then later that evening we went to my grandma's house to have a "Birthday Celebration" with our family and close friends. It went pretty good Her cake(s) turned out AMAZING and it all looked just perfect. We all just sat and ate cake and ice cream and looked at her pictures and talked and just enjoyed the evening, it was very nice.
Then after the party Jay and i, my parents, little brother and one of my sisters went out to Grace to give her "her" cake (my mom had flowers for her from the farm) and sing happy birthday. It was perfect