Thursday, October 21, 2010

Remembering Thomas...3 months on...

Yesterday we held a memorial for Thomas at school.  A plaque was unveiled and a beautiful Chinese Maple tree was planted in his memory.  Today I want to share the photos with you.  The quality of the photos aren't that great, because I forgot to take my camera and had to use my phone, but here they are:

Alanah and Darlene watch while Ray finishes planting Thomas's tree

Thomas's tree and plaque with his candles:

The candles I made are identical to the ones I made to sit on his casket during his funeral:

All of Thomas's class mates were given a balloon to send up to heaven for him to play with again, as they did at Thomas's funeral.  My son Dylan is on the far left holding the blue balloon:

The kids loved watching the balloons making their way up to Thomas in heaven, and watched until they were tiny specs in the sky: 

And last, but not least, a close up of the plaque:

It will be lovely to watch Thomas's tree grow strong and tall.  I know that each time I see it I am going to remember his cheeky smile and send some more love his way :)

Sleep well beautiful boy.  We love you xxxx

Thanks for letting me share.
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Leonie said...

How difficult this must be for everyone, but what a lovely tribute.

Treasure Queen said...

Great photos of a special day remembering Thomas... love the pic with the kids holding the balloons... beautiful.