These are the stories of us. These are the anecdotes of our days. This is the good bad and ugly (mostly good) of our not so unique, large (but not as large as some) family, living life to the fullest. Some of us might not have the average number of years generally allotted but we will fill each of those years with the celebration of family, friends and life
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Butterfly release 2014
As we did the year Ailish died we had a butterfly release. Friends and family came to honour both Ailish, my mother and any loved ones they wanted remembered.
No event is complete unless their is a bouncy house.
The legend of the butterfly is that you whisper your message on the wing and the butterfly takes it to those who have passed on.
It has been a well received event each time.
Any day is a good day when pop is involved
My stepfather. Missing my mom so so much. His butterfly wouldn't fly away so he called it "Gloria" (my mum's name) and said she didn't want to leave him.
Not all of my kids wanted to participate in the release but had no qualms about consuming all of the party foods.