Happy 2nd Birthday Lauren

Yes, it has already been two years since the day we met and said goodbye to our sweet Lauren Elizabeth. Two whole years.  Two years of playing the what if and why game.  Two years of wondering what she’d look like, what her personality would have been, and countless other things.  I don’t have enough time or space to list all of the things we’ve missed out on with her. 

We’ve tried to make this birthday special and keep ourselves occupied.  We took a long weekend trip to Chattanooga, TN.  Before leaving town we had a birthday cake and released balloons with my parents.  We let Ava release them.  Of course she had no idea what she was doing, but it was sweet to watch her look at the them and then (unknowingly at 5 months old) let them go.  My dad stood and watched them for so long until they disappeared into the clouds.  Upon returning home we bought a dozen pink roses and removed all of the petals.  We used some of them to spell her name out on our front porch and lit a candle by her picture.  After that we went to the lake. We wrote her name in the sand and tossed the pink rose petals in the water.  It was a peaceful night outside, but a raging storm in our hearts.  Happy Birthday in Heaven baby girl!

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