Monday, November 9, 2009

Nicholas' Angel Day

Nicholas' Angel Day on Saturday was beautiful. Unusually sunny and warm for an early November day in Toronto. I am certain that Nicholas had something to do with it.



I must say that the old saying "the anticipation is almost always worse than the event itself" was fairly accurate for us. I have been a super mess for the past couple of weeks.... remembering every single thing leading up to saying goodbye to our precious boy.... but, overall, Saturday was pretty peaceful and positive.

We are so thankful to our wonderful friends for racing in honour of Nicholas and for giving us a focus for Saturday. The race was a success and proved to be very therapeutic.



We started our day by sending messages to Nicholas on blue balloons.




Each of the boys had something special to tell their brother.

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Team N.R. at the race



A tribute to our Angel.



"Happy 1" cupcakes for Nicholas.... only one little guy missing.

Thank you to everyone for their thoughts, love and prayers over the past several days. Just knowing that our son, Nicholas is remembered by so many helps to heal our broken hearts.

xo

22 comments:

angie said...

It looks like a beautiful day. My love to you and your family. XO

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

It's true, the anticipation is typically worse. I've been thinking about you.

Peace, my friend.

Bluebird said...

Much love.

((Hugs))

Jen said...

what a beautiful day.. been thinking and praying for you..hugs!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous fall day, beautiful gift from Nicholas...much love to you.

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful tribute to Nicholas.

margaret said...

I hope so Lea. With the twin's first birthday coming tomorrow, I am a disaster. I am determined to keep Georgia's first birthday a happy one though because it was one of the best days in my life. I took Calvin some flowers, a bear and a Happy Birthday balloon today in hopes that tomorrow will be a good day. His angel day though is another matter. I am so glad you had a beautiful peaceful day thinking of Nicholas. Hugs

Emalee said...

I am so glad that the day was good for you. That you go to do some thing in memory on Nicholas.

Almost a Mother said...

Oh my gosh, Lea. That last picture of your children blowing out that candle....oh my gosh. It made me burst into tears. Tears of pain for you, but of beauty in the middle of that pain.
You are a very special family.
I feel privileged to "know" you (well, to read your blog! :)
What a beautiful way to honor your son, Nicholas.

Mommy said...

I am glad you had a good day (well, as good as can be expected anyway). Did you ever get your gift?

Once A Mother said...

What a beautiful Angel Day you gave little Nicholas. Thinking of you...

Jennifer Ross said...

Looks like everything worked out beautifully...

((hugs))

Angel Sophia's Mommy said...

Such a lovely day and no doubt he was there to make you all feel love and happiness for him!! Thinking of you all!!

Franchesca Cox said...

Beautiful, Lea! Your boys are adorable, it was so sweet that they got to send your Nicholas messages. I am glad Nicholas' Angel Day went well.

xx

Never forgetting Gregory said...

Looks like a beautiful day spent with your ENTIRE family. I know Nicholas enjoyed it as much as you were happy to honor and remember him.

croleyc69 said...

So glad you had a nice day and I was thinking of you Saturday. Prayers and {{HUGS}}
Caroline

Cristin said...

You are a strong beautiful mama Lea. Remember that. We love you and hurt with you. We wish we could ease your pain. My 3 year old tells me all the time that Cayden loves the balloons we send him, so I know that Nicholas loved the balloons you sent to him. Doesn't change a thing does it? But perhaps it gives you a moments solace when you read the comments from your friends here.

Kristy said...

What a beautiful day, and a wonderful way to remember your sweet Nicholas. Thinking of you often. *hugs*

Missing Kasey said...

((hugs)) So glad that it was a beautiful day! Kasey's birthday is next week and I am a mess just thinking of it.

Courtney said...

What a beautiful day. I thought about all of you on Saturday and lit the boys candles in memory of sweet Nicholas.

*hugs*

Malory said...

I am so happy you had a good day. You deserve that.

Holly said...

So glad the day was peaceful for you and that you got to release some balloons for Nicholas.

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