Yesterday, October 15th, was a joyful and painful day all at the same time. It is a day we remember and recognize all parents - healing and grieving - who've lost their precious little ones to birth defects, miscarriage, still birth, and infant loss. Yesterday, as I do everyday, remember my Haven Faith. I remember her story, celebrate her life and share her legacy with the world. The whole world was to light candles at 7pm in all of their times zones as there will be a continuous "Wave of Light" for 24 hours. We used hashtags --#HonoringHaven #WaveofLight2016 #H #PAILawareness #October15th to share the love and light of our angel and the many others to the world.
Our first "Honoring Haven" candle light service for Wave of Light 2016 was beyond moving, emotional, and beautiful. My angel, your presence and the presence of your many precious friends were here with us tonight. Thank you for filling this place and my heart with so much of your radiance and beauty. Mama and daddy think, love, and miss you everyday and we promise to live our lives in -love and light- in your honor for all of our days. We saw and felt you, our sweet girl. 👼🏻
Below are some tidbits from our event. 99% of all decor was happily DIYed and prepared in love by my sister, niece, and I. The setup and all things nailing and hanging were done my amazing husband, Paul. With a heavy, heavy heart this whole week for various reasons -- there were many tears shed, lots of crying and breaking down. I instead wanted to channel out my pain and heartache and exert my time and energy into the planning + the creating of Haven's event. I found myself at peace, in love, and with a much lighter heart -- almost instantly some of the weight had been lifted. I found my daughter in all the work I did and in every single detail, both big and small. If you're stopping by and reading, I hope you smile and perhaps cry as you can evidently see our Havey - bright, brilliant and so brave at her own party. 💕
Special thank you's and so much love to our family and close friends for joining us and being present with us. I know Haven smiles at how much love she sees and feels from us all.
Havey, I hope our party was just as amazing as yours are everyday up there in Heaven. Keep shining and keep dancing our precious, sweet girl. 💕