Thank you Lainy, Gavin and Marion. Yesterday was incredibly hard - the hardest day I've had since her funeral. It was especially difficult for mum and dad. I hate that they had to bury their daughter and have to go through this. I was due to come home yesterday after 2 weeks with my family but I delayed it until today so I didn't have to leave everyone yesterday.
The kids sent up her balloons and we sprinkled her grave with stars and happy birthday confetti. The balloons went soaring up - every single one and I told the kids that I think Aunty Nikki takes all the balloons we send to her and gives them out to the little boys and girls that are in the stars with her. Although you could feel the sadness, my nephew made me smile as he was running around dressed as Indiana Jones, cracking a whip, completely in character which Nikki would have just loved. I had saved my birthday cake and we cut it last night with all the kids singing happy birthday to her.
In the stars now . . . .