I still find that the days leading up to an anniversary or birthday is the hardest, but once the day is here it's usually okay. I woke up this morning feeling okay, and had a busy day which probably made it a lot easier.
It was lovely to catch up with an old school friend this afternoon, who I haven't seen for probably 8 years or more. Bec, Tonya and I went to school together from Kindergarten right through to year 12, so we have known each other for over 36 years. Tonya now lives in New Zealand and it was lovely to hear about the things she has been up to, and meet her partner.
I told Kobe to sit next to Eden for a photo, and made them sit close and then Kobe said 'I need my personal space!!' which cracked us all up.
Simon made a pav which I would say was very yummy but I resisted having a piece :)
Just as we were about to get to the cemetery I noticed a bit of blue sky, and I joked with the boys that Dad made it rain for a little bit so he could send us a rainbow. Just as I said that we turned the corner and there it was! Right over the top of the cemetery!
Jalen still isn't convinced that it's not a coincidence, but it's happened far too many times that we've seen a rainbow or double rainbow at times when we have been feeling sad or talking a lot about Aaron and Noah, or I have done something with the boys that I know Aaron would've loved.
My Mum and Dad had beaten us to the cemetery and were just walking out as we were going in. They got stuck in the rain, and we had a laugh when we saw how drenched they were.
The rain cleared while we were walking in.
We all had a Pepsi for Aaron, before letting the balloons go.
We just had to get a selfie :) I'm so glad that I didn't decide to cancel our annual tradition, because the day turned out much nicer than I thought it would be. These girls always make me laugh. Who would've thought almost three years ago that we would be smiling away at the cemetery, drinking Pepsi and taking selfies!
When we got home the missionaries from church rang to see if we were home. I told them we were, and they said they were coming around. We got a lovely surprise with all of the missionaries who are serving in the north of Tasmania turn up, with my Uncle Tom to sing us a couple of Christmas carols.
Elder Sargeant was with them, as he is still in Hobart. He has spent over half his mission in Tasmania!