We went simple, but the other pictures are stashed in our “ready for the hospital” loop. It’s a different 1st birthday party. We got a balloon just like this, tied it to the hook at Doria’s grave, and ate some cake over there. For what it was, it was a really nice time.
This particular one year came and went. It was nowhere near what I expected. It was really very peaceful, and I’m grateful to God for that. I did not expect it, or really even think to ask for it.
There are some more big days this week, but it’s looking good so far.
Happy Birthday, Doria! You are still a wonderful gift.