After the ceremony there was a symbolic walk - we kind of scattered during the walk - Sean and Austin up ahead, my parents and bff behind, and Alexis and I straggling the middle - lol. We didnt talk much during that walk - we just walked. I couldn't help but look around at all of the families present. Some sporting matching shirts/colors. Others holding banners, pictures, and buttons. ALL remembering a precious life. We wrote messages and tied them to balloons and had a balloon release at the end -it was simply beautiful and it reminded me of the balloon release at Alexander's service. My Aunt was at the walk and captured a picture of the release that was incredible.
Before we left I had the pleasure of meeting one of the moms I have been emailing. She is one of the only other Potters babies born at that hospital and meeting face to face was surreal. I didnt expect to embrace her the way I did, I didnt expect the tears to just fall, I didnt expect to feel like I knew her but I do, well I know her pain, I know the journey she is on and she knows mine. It was a special moment. Overall the day was beautiful. The weather was nice and I enjoyed remembering Alexander with other families experiencing similar journeys.