Last Thursday we had a party for our beautiful Mackenzie. In some ways it was a farewell party but it was also the 1st birthday she never got to have. It was as perfect as it could be. The event took place in a park close to our hearts. A place we spent hours playing and walking with Mackenzie. The picnic area was by a pond with beautiful weeping willows. We decorated the spot in pretty pastels, balloons, flowers, photos of Kenzie, cupcakes and unicorns.
So many people came to celebrate Kenzie's life. I can not thank everyone enough who made the day happen. Jonny and my marriage celebrant MCd the event and our wedding photographer took photos - both such wonderful humans and it seemed so fitting those roles were taken by them. Our closest friends and family helped plan, set up, took videos/drone footage, baked cakes, brought drinks and decorated. Every inch of the event was created through love, friendship and kindness - the essence of our daughter.
Jonny and I read out letters we had written to Kenzie then as a group we sung Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time' to her before we released balloons into the air as we thought about our favourite Mackenzie memory or sent a wish out to her. I have never felt so much love for so many people at one time.
It was the event we planned but never wanted to have. Thank you to all who attended, all who would have been there if they could, all who helped set up/prepare and mostly to everyone who loved or was touched by our daughter's life.
I didn't realize how much I was holding on to that event. How I thought of it as something more I could do for her, as her Mum. Now it is over I will be honest, as I always have on here, I have emotionally spiraled. I cannot stop crying. I miss you my darling xx
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