Thursday, April 1, 2010

You are all invited

In memory of Kendall Penny

Where:  Murray Park
296 E. Murray Park Ave.
Murray City, UT 84107
(Enter from State Street)

When:  Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Time:  4:00 pm

I will bring white balloons, but you may want to bring your own in case I don't have enough.  Please, if you are planning on attending, let me know so that I can have an accurate guesstimation of how many balloons to bring.

Being able to join with you and share my grief, but ultimately JOY for my daughter will mean so much.  And, again, because my BFF Stephanie has an amazing way with words, please visit her blog -->here<-- to read the lovely post she wrote about Kendall and her daddy.

Love you all.  So, so grateful to God I have you during this difficult time. 
But I am healing. 
And that feels good.

32 comments:

brie said...

sorry that link is all effed up. i'm trying to fix it but blogger keeps giving me an error. in the meantime, the link to her blog that i wanted you to read is

www.whenimready.blogspot.com

woopsie!

Will said...

Wow- I'm really impressed that you are making such a big stride with your grief. It will be a hard day but a joyous day. I will think of your family but don't live in the area so won't be able to attend. Know that you are very strong to 1) be able to do this 2) invite other ppl to share the journey/experience with you. You may be stronger than you ever realize! God bless.

t. said...

i wish i could be there to participate. i'll be thinking of you and your family. <3

Kerri said...

I will be thinking of you all. I am glad you are finally able to do something for Kendall and that you are finally starting to heal. This is a big step forward for you! <3

brie said...

will, kerrie, and t, thanks so much for your support. wish you could be there. :)

alriggells said...

I will be there for sure and releasing a balloon right with you. You are an inspiration, thank you. I love you girl. I love Kendall, I love Cade, love you and Brandon. Hang in there I am here if you need ANYTHING

Maeve said...

If I lived within a day's drive of Utah I'd be there in a heartbeat, but alas I don't.

I think this is a lovely idea. Kendall and Cade are so lucky to have a mommy as wonderful as you.

*HUGE HUGS*

Eating Alone said...

Too far to drive from South FL, so I'll light a candle. Take care of yourself.

HopefullyGrowing said...

I am so impressed at how open, honest and brave you are being with both your grief and joy. It is amazing to see and you are very much an inspiration to me.

allegri said...

I am so proud of you. I will be there (:

Sheyenne said...

Brie-
I love this! Can I ask what you are going to do at this memorial? We only had a very small family memorial for Whitney... it was all I could handle at the time. I am wanting to do something more that involves our friends. So I was just wondering what you are going to do at this. Wish I lived closer and I would SO be there!

Stacy said...

We will be there in spirit. My girls and I will each release a balloon for Kendall and my mom.
We love you and your sweet baby :-)

Stephanie said...

while I don't know about me and a "way with words" thanks for the linkage...
I am very blessed, excited, honored, ready to be there on Tuesday. I feel like you have been looking to do something like this for a while now B, and I am so glad that it has come together. Heart you B.

Gena said...

I will be with you in thought and prayer. And I, too, will light a candle for Kendall.

I am so happy for you that you are doing this. I think it will, maybe, bring you some closure. And peace.

Gena said...

P.S. That is also the birthday of my neighbor's son, who was killed in a car accident almost 3 years ago. He was 20. I love her like a sister and her son and my son were best of friends. I will most certainly be praying for you both and will tell her what you're doing. I think it is a wonderful thing.

Krista said...

I will be there for sure! Hopefully it's ok if I bring Jax with me.

Kara said...

I wish I wasn't all the way across the country so that I could come and participate, but I will be there in spirit.

Katannah said...

I wish I could be there, Brie. You and your family will be in my thoughts and my heart. <3

Suzi Q said...

I am so glad you are doing something. :) Every year on my dad's birthday we write notes to him, attach them to balloons, and then release them. I LOVE IT! I live right above Murray Park I'll keep my eye out for the sea of balloons. Big Hug!

tracy said...

i wish i could be there too, Brie. i will ask my parents if they can see the balloons. i will release a balloon from Glen Allen, Va for Kendall Penny and for you.
Love,
tracy

Heather L . said...

I'm totally in on it! I wish I could be there, but I'll be in California. I'll definitely send up a white balloon for Kendall, my own mama, and the baby I lost in December. It'll be a very special moment for you, and everyone else. Remember it always. Feel every damn thing that's inside of you and let it lose with the balloon. Be yourself and be comforted by the fact that so many out here in this vast and wide world will be thinking of you and their own loved ones on this day and at this time. God will be so happy that so many are honoring the beautiful creations he has taken such special care of. I imagine tears of joy in God's eyes. Joy for not only the opportunity to be with our babies, children, and other lost family members, but also joy that we, as those "left-behind" are honoring them and trying our best to let the world know how important it is to love, grow, and learn from these precious spirits, whether they were escorted to heaven from our wombs, or here on earth. Letting go of the balloons doesn't necessarily mean we're letting go of the love and memories we have of them, but it will instead teach us that healing comes in so many shapes and forms. If you have a camcorder, try to have someone take video coverage of it.....it'll be such a beautiful sight. I wish I could be there as well. Take care, Brie...you're whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kaity said...

Tomorrow my sister and I will be going to the beach and releasing white balloons in honor of Kendall. Ill also light a candle (great timing I just bought new beautiful prayer candles two days ago!) tomorrow night and send lots of good, loving vibies to you, B and Cade (:

Kaity said...

I woke up from slumbering and realized I said Id be doing all of those wonderful things for Kendall tomorrow. No idea why I was so feverishly using "tomorrow" when I was mentally typing "Tuesday".
Tomorrow, Tuesday, both "t"s you can see how a girl could be mixin' them up!

Cammy said...

You, Kendall, and your family will definitely be in my thoughts that day. You're an awesome mom, Brie.

Brooke said...

I'll be there! I also responded finally on facebook. Love you sissy!

Laura said...

will be thinking of you

rachel said...

I'll be thinking about you and Kendall Penny tomorrow. I think it is wonderful that you are doing this. Love, Rache

Afterglow05 said...

I will also be there in spirit, but will release a balloon for Kendall right here in PA.

It should make you happy that all of these people - half probably strangers that care so much about you!

I sure do!

belinda said...

thinking of you. x

Tanya said...

I wish I could come B, but I have a 4pm appt that I can't reschedule. I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you and Kendall and I will not forget her ever.

Kerri said...

Just wanted to let you know I will be thinking of you and Kendall today! <3

Alyssa said...

thinking of you, your family and most of all, kendall.