We continued after school with luminara lights. The kids decorated the white bags with messages for Abby and we lined them up in front of the house to light up at night. It was quite a view.
We then ate dinner and drove to this amazing Italian bakery. The kids picked out their very own dessert and we enjoyed the deliciousness at home. But before going home, we went to the cemetery to sing Abby 'Happy Birthday'. While we were eating our treats, we made it a point to speak about Abby and say anything that was on our minds.
On March 1st, we continued our quest to honor our little one. We invited our niece to come along to join in on the fun. We started out by having breakfast at the kids' favorite restaurant, IHOP. We selected a family and anonymously paid for their breakfast in her memory. I must admit, that experience gave me a little bit of anxiety. I was choking up when I was sneakingly planning the details with our waitress. I was able to however compose myself enough to spread some lovin to her and the other family's waitress with a very generous tip! :)
We then set out to Walmart to donate groceries for some local agencies in town.
Spending time with Roberto's sister and her family was a wonderful way to end the day. Roberto and I were able to open up and speak about Abby all night long. We don't get that chance very often but we were grateful to feel comfortable enough to reminisce our Sweet Little Abby.
We heard from many of you and how you were able to honor Abby. We feel so very loved. We are touched that you celebrated her life with us and in doing so, made a difference in someone else's life. We are grateful to have you in our lives and we thank you!