As we approached Kate's "Angel Day" I had no expectations of how I wanted the day to turn out. For Kate's second birthday back in July, I had everything planned out exactly how I wanted it to be: The birthday cake, the balloons, the grave site decorations. Well, the wind blew, it rained, the balloons blew away and I was devastated. This was supposed to be such a beautiful day that we could enjoy being at the cemetery finding comfort in doing what little (physically) we could do to celebrate this very special day. Looking back, I knew that I didn't want to set myself up for disappointment on this day of remembrance. I wanted it to be a happy day, where I could reflect on the many happy times we had with Kate and the wonderful memories that were made. So in anticipation of Kate's first "Angel Day" we decided to do an early morning temple session and then spend the afternoon visiting Primary Children's. This was Kate's second home and she was loved by so many who cared for her. She had many, many friends there that Bryan and I really miss. Being back at the hospital was bitter sweet. Although we experienced so much heartache during the times Kate was in the hospital, walking through the halls again we felt such a peace......a peace knowing that our baby girl is no longer in pain.....a peace that she fulfilled her mission here on Earth.......a peace knowing that we will see our Sweet Kate again.
As we were driving up to Salt Lake from Lehi that day, we came across this billboard that really made me smile. A true tender mercy.