I was so surprised at the out pouring of people that wanted to participate it meant so much to our family, especially my sister and me.
I had each person, let go of three black balloons. Black because it was his favorite color and 3 because he was born on the third of February. I also created a tag for people to attach. I left the concept very open, if they wanted to attach a note, light a candle, say a prayer when they let them go, that was totally up to them. I felt if I left it open, it would be more meaningful for all of the people participating. The other fun part about it was even though we weren't all in the same place or even at the same time, (I had friends in Australia let balloons go and all over the US), we were all connected in honoring a person that had touched each one of us in different yet equally important ways.
|the tag created to attach to his balloons|
|Peanut's picture for his uncle|
|Pumpkin's picture for Uncle Russell|
|My sister with her balloons|
|Baby Ninja letting balloons go for her daddy.|
|Monkey letting his balloons go|
It was a beautiful day and I am so glad that we all took the time to honor Russell.
Thank you for everyone that participated. You helped to make a very hard day just a little easier to deal with.