Today is finally over with!

@Katlady2 (9925)
United States
October 4, 2007 6:34pm CST
Well, the family made it through the memorial service for the twins. It was a pretty tough time for everyone. But the pastor that performed the service was so awesome. He was more kind, gentle and caring with what he said than any other that I have seen. He especially made it a point to tell my sis and the rest of the family that the babies are now in God's arms, with Jesus right there playing with them. It was all just so heart touching. The pastor managed to give us smiles through all of the tears. After the ceremony, several family members each took a balloon from a big bouquet and at the same time, everyone let them loose into the sky to symbolize letting the grief over the babies go up to our Father in Heaven. What was really cool to see was two of the balloons kept right next to each other all the way up until we couldn't see them anymore. Thank you all for being here for me and my family. I don't think I would have been able to get through this without you. Big hugs and lots of love to all.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Hugs to you hon. You had a hard day and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I'm just catching up here but I'm very sad to read your post here. take care.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Yes, it is so sad, but I'm still relieved that we were able to get over that particular hurdle. There's still such a long way for the family to go, emotionally. But we're doing pretty good. Thanks so much hon.
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• Canada
5 Oct 07
Hi Hun, I am glad to hear that the service was beautiful, and I can feel your sense of relief. My heart and thoughts are still with you and your family Sweet! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear!
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Yes, it's definitely a big relief to have gotten that over and done with. Thank you so much hon. Big hugs to you!
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• Canada
13 Oct 07
Your more then welcome hun! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Many blessings to you and your family. The balloon idea is a great one and what a way to release the grief. The two boys know they were loved for God made sure they know. May God bless all of you!
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Yes He did. Thanks hon. Hugs!
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Until Heaven twins. I'm sure they'll welcome you lovingly Kat when its time. Till then, you have the thought of them but it doesn't have to be negative. Smile, laugh, cry and cheer two times more for those twins from time to time.
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I will hon. Thanks so much.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
5 Oct 07
That was so beautiful! I really hope you can all get past this... its almost too much to bear, but not quite... you are all so close and strong now! Hugs back!!
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I think that if I were in my sister in law's place, I couldn't handle the pain. For me it's a little easier now, and I hope it gets easier for her too eventually. Thanks so much my friend.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
5 Oct 07
The defenses for self-preservation are a blessing... I hope she can keep it together... if she can, more power to her, cuz breaking down is over-rated!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Hi there, I am glad all went well and the balloon release is a really neat thing to do..Sending them to the heavens to be with the babies...Time will heal, so they say....You and your family are always in my prayers.....
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Hi hon. Yep, time is what it's going to take for everyone to get past this. Thanks sweetie. Big hugs to you.
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• United States
5 Oct 07
I'm so glad the memorial service went well. And, I love the idea of the balloons to let go of the grief. I think that would be a wonderful way to help others to let go of things whether it be grief or something in the past. Sometimes just using something symbolic of a problem or emotion or whatever to send it out of our lives helps us to actually let it go. The idea of the balloon going up into space to Heaven to give it to God is just wonderful. I think I may have to write an article about that and post it, especially in my Living By Faith In The Real World column on Blog It. I think it could really help a lot of people. Thanks for the idea.
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Oh, I hope you do decide to post it on your blog. It was really more of a help than I thought it would be. I really think that you could help so many people with it. Thanks so much my dear friend.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
5 Oct 07
Oh the ballons! What a nice and sort of symbolic way to end the memorial service for the twins! And the ballons rising, yes I like that! Rest in peace babies, may God bless you!
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Oct 07
It definitely gave everyone a sense of peace. Thanks so much hon.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 07
Sweetie I am so glad that it is all over now and that they have been laid to rest and remember they will always be with you all in your Hearts Lots of Love and Hugs to you I love you xxxxx
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Oct 07
I'm glad too. I know they are watching over all of us now. Thanks so much hon. I love you too.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Big hugs to you, Katlady. I know you had said your sister was having a hard time with things. Is she getting along better now?
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Oct 07
She's starting to perk up again, as is her fiance. Obviously, they have their down days, but considering what a short time it's been they are doing remarkably well. And they aren't holding the tears in or their feelings. I think they are working their own way through the grief, and it seems to be doing them a world of good. Thanks hon.
5 Oct 07
Hugs hun, I hope you and your family will be ok. The symbolism of the balloons is a wonderful thing, something you will look back on in time and remember.
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Oct 07
It was definitely a big help in releasing some of the grief. Thanks so much my friend.
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
5 Oct 07
Hi Katlady2, You and your family have been on my mind, and in my prayers, especially yesterday for the service. I'm so glad to hear that the Pastor is such a loving, caring person, and I trust that he can be a continuing source of strength to the family. The releasing of the balloons is a beautiful tribute, and I've actually heard of others doing this as well. It really helps to bring a sense of hope and peace, from what I've heard. Take Care. xxx
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Oct 07
I know that the pastor is not from a local church, but he does stay in touch with them, and that in itself is a comfort. My pastor is a big help as well, and has offered his counseling if they need it. Thank you so much hon.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
13 Oct 07
im so glad it went well for you and your family,i thought i answered this post already but i looked and i didnt so i apologize for answering so late my friend,my prayers always with you my friend and your family.many blessings.they are in the hands of god now but always be smiling down at you and your family.love.pattie
@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
13 Oct 07
I'm so pleased this went off so well for you and your family. The relief you feel is obvious in your post and the pain seems to have been eased somewhat. I hope that you all can now move forward safe in the knowledge that the babies are at peace and pain free. Brightest blessings to youll my dear friend.