Thursday, November 12, 2009




Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Austin. We both had the day off and took advantage of daycare being open, sent Kate and spent the day together. We decided to scatter Jack's ashes. After much thought and deliberation, we decided to put his ashes in a "Hot Wheels" Happy Meal box, with a bouquet of balloons and release them at the splash pad that Jack LOVED! Thanks to Lourdes who found the Happy Meal box at a McDonald's, they had it in a back corner for some reason...the Happy Meal box was from the beginning of September so we were very lucky that a McD's still had the one we wanted and would be perfect for the cause. We poked a bunch of holes in the bottom, thinking the ashes would scatter as the balloons went in the air. Well, let's say we had some technical difficulties, (I was never too good at science, I am not sure how many balloons we would have needed but a dozen was clearly not enough). After many tries, we finally were able to release the bouquet and think sweet thoughts about our J-Boogie as we watched them go up and up into a gorgeous sunny sky.

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

6 comments:

The Lunoff Adventures said...

What a beautiful day. Jack forever lives in our hearts. He will never be forgotten. His spirit will always be remembered with every bouquet of balloons we release, every Hey Cupcake we eat, and every rainbow we see that brings a smile to Hannah's face. Thank you and Dan for capturing this very special moment for all of us to see.

angela.emitchell said...

I thank you also for letting me be apart of this beautiful day. That sky was ready for Jack, the angel's were singing, sun was shining..
PERFECT...just PERFECT!
XO

Jen and Shawn Day said...

What an incredibly emotional moment that must have been. I love you guys and hope each passing day has a little bit of this one in it.

-Jen

AnneWitt1 said...

I am moved once again by your postings. I wish I could have met Jack.

Tina D said...

I love following your blog and reading about sweet Jack. His beautiful smile and happy eyes warm my heart.
What a blessing!

okeyspa said...

Merry Christmas. I didn't come up with an idea for the Guncle present, so I was reading the blog today and it hit me to donate to the for the love of christie in Jack's name, sometimes good ideas come at strange times, but I hope this is a good one. You guys are always in mt thoughts. Love Guncle Jeff.