When we gathered with family and friends for the tree and bench dedication yesterday, we also had a ½ birthday memorial celebration for Jud. He would be turning 3 ½ tomorrow-June 24th.
We had the same Lightening McQueen ice cream cake that was given to him at his Make-a-Wish party and after singing “Happy Birthday,” we released balloons as a gift to him.
All the festivites sweetly honored our boy, but as I watched those balloons climb high into the sky, it brought another level of deep recognition that my boy is gone forever from this life. Nothing we do, nothing we say, no memorial…absolutely nothing can bring back my boy.
Jud is gone, and part of me is gone with him!