Trever had a wonderful idea of lighting floating lanterns on Christmas as a way to spend time honoring Abigail. Unfortunately Christmas had a different idea and the weather wasn't conducive to his idea. :(
Natalie remembered the missed opportunity and noticed that it wasn't raining. So she asked if we could light the lantern for Abigail. She is such a sweet big sister, and has an impressive memory.
So we took ourselves out into the bitter-cold evening, lit the lantern and watched it gracefully float up into the clear sky. I've never done one before. It was so beautiful. The night was perfect. We watched the lantern for quite a while, it got as small as a star and then flickered as it went out (or got to heaven if you ask the kids).
Andrew was mesmerized by the flame. He kept talking about it, and even mentioned "fire" a lot the next day.
Natalie and Nathan thought it was beautiful and spent some time talking about Abby in heaven.
I asked each of them what their favorite memory of Abigail was:
Natalie: "I loved singing her a song"
Nathan: "I loved that she was here with us for some time"
My favorite memory of the night? Listening to my kids remember their sister, and being near Trever and the kids as we all spent time thinking of our little angel.