Friday, January 15, 2010

It shocked me

that i actually did hold it together for Ariana's memorial service. Well, I didn't throw myself on the floor wailing, which is what I was worrying might happen despite my illusion of self control.

The service was beautiful. It was fairly light, and although sad, it was just how we wanted it to go.

The turnout surprised me, there was far more people there than I expected, just another testament to how many people Ariana touched in her short life.

Lucy was very happy to see the balloons, all 27 of them, exactly as she requested them. They looked quite beautiful floating up in the sky, not a single one burst which was quite exciting - we'd be warned the yellow ones can be particularly painful to keep afloat - Not ours!

I came home feeling pretty good about the whole thing, the service was sad but afterwards it was nice to laugh and joke with people, to feel a semblance of normalcy creeping back in.

We asked a couple of people to take photos, so we could keep them with Ariana's other things. When we get those back, it will be great to see, from someone Else's perspective how the day went.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the day was simply beautiful and a loving farewell to your little angel.
I dont think you have to worry Ariana touched alot of lives and I think she will remain in people's thoughs for the little fighter she was. You guys are a great Testimony to so many...Could never imagine how you feel but your guys really amaze me how strong you all are...stay strong and thank you Tam for sharing your journey...most people wouldnt which makes you extremely brave and a very very stong woman.
All the best to you and your family :) xx

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

THE HART'S said...

i'm so happy to hear that the memorial went so well.. and i'm glad that you are coping well Tam, you're so brave and strong, i know you are an inspiration to alot of mothers out there..Arianna will always be remembered and will always be in our hearts ;) keep up the great work.. hugs xxx