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Welcome friends

Ninety Nine Balloons…

February 12, 2008

I’ve been wanting to share this link & project with you all for awhile now! πŸ™‚ I worked really hard and finished up volume one of Miles’ scrapbook. I say volume one because I still have lots of pics that need scrapped…and I didn’t want to be “done.” I’m not ready to close that door yet. I had some help from some of my online friends (thank you Lauren Reid’s team…I owe you guys so much!) They offered to help scrap some pages for me so I didn’t have to do them all by myself. I’m thrilled with how it all came together! It’s fun seeing my pages & theirs together…it just makes this book even more special! When the book arrived in the mail, I sat down and just took it all in. It felt like it was proof that he was here…there are times when it all feels so surreal. But, this book is proof that my baby was here…and he was an incredible inspiration for me & so many others!

Warning…tissues may be needed today.

If you’d like to view the book, click here! When you open the link, click “view photo book” at the bottom of the page. You don’t have to register to view it.

Stephanie on Lauren Reid’s team, posted a link to a video called “Ninety Nine Balloons.” I watched it and it just spoke volumes to me…and I could relate on so many levels to this family. I just wanted to share their amazing story with you, too. You can watch it here. It’s 6 minutes…but so worth viewing!! I imagine that little Eliot & little Miles are good buddies in Heaven!

It’s so hard to believe that Mason & Miles are already 3 years old! On their birthday, we took Mason to Miles’ grave & we let go three balloons for Miles since they turned three. When Mason got out of the van, he walked up to Miles’ grave and said “This is Miles?” We told him that this is a place we go to remember Miles…but that Miles lives up in heaven with Jesus, and that we were going to send him some balloons for his birthday. When Mason let go of a balloon, he would say “Happy Birthday Miles!” Before he let go his last balloon, the 3 of us sang happy birthday to Mason and Miles & then we watched the last balloon float away. It was such a sweet, tender moment between the 3 of us. (then we booked it back to the van because it was like 10 degrees & so bitterly cold!)

Thank you for all of your love and support…our family is so grateful!

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  1. Lauren

    February 12th, 2008 at 9:38 am

    oh kellie, what a special way to celebrate their bday! i’m sure Miles has his arms wrapped around you all with a big smile on his face! xoxooxoox and thank YOU for letting us work on your scrapbook, we’re so blessed to have you as a friend and so thankful that we get to help celebrate you, Miles and crew! *mwah* xooxoxoxooxoxoxo

  2. Jessica

    February 12th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Hey look at you bloggy-pants! You sure are making up for lost time! πŸ™‚ I am going to try real hard to do one later today, I have been consumed by baby Cohen! Keep it up, I love it!

  3. Barb

    February 12th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Oh Kellie, this is so bittersweet. My heart aches for you and your family. I never knew that Miles and Mason were twins before. I’m sorry that I came in late and didn’t get to help with your pages, but if you ever want any more help, I’d love to do it!

  4. Jaci

    February 12th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Kellie, Thanks for sharing this with your old TS friends. It is such a beautiful scrapbook, so sweet & thoughtful. It brought me to tears, I just can’t believe it’s been 3 years. Thank you again for sharing it with us!
    Jaci (from TS!)

  5. Aubrey

    February 12th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    What a special, beautiful way to treasure your babies forever. It was so neat to see your love pour out of the pages.

    TS Mommy Aubrey
    (My Sweet Little Girls X4)

  6. Robin

    February 12th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Oh Kellie! I am in tears! This is such a beautiful way to remember your sweet little Miles! How nice that the ladies helped you out too. The pages are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Nathy

    February 12th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Kellie,My heart aches reading your story.
    This is a sweet way to celebrate their birtday
    Big hugs

  8. Emily

    February 12th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Kellie..what a beautiful book of Miles! Thanks for sharing it with all of us..I was crying through the whole thing! I can imagine Miles in Heaven with your Mom..I’m sure she is enjoying being a Grandma in Heaven! πŸ™‚

  9. Tania

    February 13th, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Ahhh Kellie, that is so incredibly sweet. It’s amazing the strength you have to keep Miles’ memory alive so that Mason can rejoice in his brother, and in your heart of course. I just love it!!! TFS!

  10. Karen

    February 13th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    What a beautiful book in memory of Miles. Although I’ve scrapped my photo album of Ryan, who passed at 8 months, I think a special album of my favorite memories would be a great thing to make for myself! Great idea and I hope it brings back many wonderful memories of your little boy, playing with mine in heaven!

  11. julie (juliebee70)

    February 13th, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Kellie, this is just gorgeous! I definately needed a tissue. ((hugs))

  12. mominjluy

    February 16th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing Miles’ life with me. It was very touching. Tracy from TS

  13. Mabel

    April 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Beautiful way to celebrate the birthday, and a big (hug) from here for your family

    Un beso enorme desde EspaΓ±a =)

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