Gabriele Sheridan Acker's first birthday is today!! Even though she is no longer with us here on earth, she is still with us in our hearts! In honor of her birthday her parents asked anyone who would like to release a hot pink balloon, to do so.
I never got to meet Gabi in person but she melted my heart from day one and I will never forget her. Here are a few pictures of our balloon release! You can also go to Gabi's blog, The Gift of Gabi's Grace and check out more balloon releases!

The Tag I made to attach to the balloon...
I just realized her name is spelled wrong on it!! oops!

The balloon we picked out!!

Mayson giving the balloon love before we send it to Gabi in heaven!

Off it goes!!!

Heaven here I come!!!

date Saturday, January 12, 2008

6 comments to “Balloons for Gabi”

  1. Gabi's Mommy
    8:35 PM

    Thanks Amy and Mayson! I am sure Gabi is playing with all of her balloons now! Boy I bet she is busy...she better be gettin to bed soon:)

  1. Fred Acker
    12:06 AM

    Thank you Mayson for sending a balloon to heaven for Gabi. I'll bet it'll be her favorite balloon! It's does our heart good to know Gabi touched so many people. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers too! Bye Mayson!

    Gabi's Papa and Mema

  1. Shannon @ Gabi's World
    11:35 AM

    How adorable! I think you got my Gabi and Micah's Gabi mixed up when you made the card. Mine is Gabriella and hers is Gabriele. But I don't think that matters. Angel Gabi won't mind! And Mayson blessed it with her loving approval!

    Did Mayson have a fit when you let it go? I thought for sure Gabi would since she thought they were for her when I came home with them.

    I also got a physics lesseon in the midst of it all. (At least I think it's physics...oh well science!) Did you notice that the balloon seemed to deflate in the cold and when you went back into the warm house, it re-iinflated? I almost wanted to take one and go in and out of the house playing with it.

    Okay, sorry so long!

  1. RK
    5:15 PM

    Very sweet tag, and neat to see all the love for Miss Gabi.

  1. mum2brady
    1:19 PM

    ohh - wonderful! I love it. Gabi touched our hearts and we will hold her close forever! Hugs to you and your cutie pie!

  1. Anonymous
    6:44 PM

    So sweet. Crying here.