This weekend we are celebrating one of our children’s birthdays. I went to get balloons for the big event and was very happy to head home with them to get set up!
Until I walked out of the store, an intense gust of wind and one balloon literally ripped away from the package. I got to my vehicle as quickly as I could, got the door open and the rest of the balloons inside safely. Well it turns out the #1 balloon is what went floating up to the sky.
I instantly felt so much sadness and instantly started crying. Slightly confused, as it’s literally “just a balloon”, I kept questioning myself, why?! What is wrong, why is this upsetting you so much. Why are you literally sitting here bawling?!
Then it hit me.
Someone very close to us, one of the babies they sadly lost, was also due this weekend and would have been 1 this year 🎈.
That’s when the tears couldn’t stop. Didn’t matter what I did. I got myself home, my poor husband didn’t know what happened when I came through the door bawling and barely able to communicate why. The emotions hit me hard.
All I could get out is that the number 1 balloon ripped and blew away. Now thinking back, the look on his face was priceless. Poor guy, thankfully he also knows my energy can be very powerful at times and we go with the flow, whatever that may be.
I took some time, composed myself and then called the store to order another 1. Which I held safely in my arms as I left the store.
Thankfully, our loved ones will have their own happy ending soon and these angel babies will never, ever be forgotten!