Yesterday was a beautiful day. We decided last minute to do all things Annabelle…which, of course, had to include going to her city, Charleston. We woke up and headed by her special place to replace her butterfly tree with her birthday flowers and make sure she had her cupcake hairbow! Then, we hit the road towards our heart’s home.
We had a wonderful lunch, visited MUSC to deliver Annabelle Baskets, made a stop by the beach and visited the nurse who took care of Annabelle on the first two precious days of her life.
We got to share a little time with Emerson’s mom & dad while she was having her cath. Which went well, Praise God! They helped us deliver the goodies to 7C and the Annabelle Baskets to PCICU. Some of our all time favorite nurses were working on 7C- such a blessing to be around those who truly knew her best! It’s always so special to be surrounded by friends like them..especially yesterday when we needed to be embraced by people who loved her as their own.
On the way to Sullivan’s Island, we picked up some delicious cupcakes from Cupcake (y’all I cannot even describe the yumminess of those things) and balloons for our girl. We wrote a special message to her and sent them to Heaven from the beach.
On the way home, we visited Andrea (and baby Ada)- Annabelle’s first nurse. It was a bit surreal to see her holding Luke exactly two years after caring for our babydoll…and such a blessing. Wyatt was really interacting with Ada who is 10 months old. It gave Scott and I a sweet glimpse of what fun Luke and he will have so soon!
The day wouldn’t have been complete without speaking with a couple of other heart moms…one whose baby girl is dancing the streets of gold with mine and one whose sweetheart’s heart was made whole here on earth! I love them both so very much and thank God for the friendship He’s given me with them.
We were welcomed home with many phone messages and precious emails. To those of you who shared your heart with us on her special day…thank you! It means more than anything to us to know that Annabelle is still remembered and loved!
It truly was a beautiful day for our beautiful girl!