Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy 1st year in Heaven Vayden -5/22 - Midnight

Yesterday was a very special day for me, although it wasn't Vayden's actual birthday just 60 sec could have changed that. Last year on May 22nd I was in active labor by 5:30pm. Before my labor truly began or shall I say before it became unbearably painful my family and I went to eat at Chili's. We now plan to visit Chili's every year on the 22nd of May an annual tradition to remember sweet baby Vayden.

My family at the table if you look close between me and Vashon you will see a small picture frame of Vayden

The closer view, always in our hearts, never forgotten

After we ate at Chili's we went to get balloons for our midnight release, but I couldn't help getting a whole balloon bouquet.

We each wrote on one balloon.



At midnight Van, myself and Vashon went out to the front of our house to sing Happy Birthday and release 1 balloon and the time of Vayden's birth. It was so windy, that as soon as we let them go they were long gone, but I did get this photo of Vashon getting ready to release his.

We came in the house lit Vayden's special V candle and let it burn for a while, then Vashon blew it out and said to his baby brother "Happy Birthday and I wub you" :)

Wondering how we kept Vashon up so late? Well anyone who knows him knows he's a night time party child, but because we wanted him to be a part of this special day we let him nap late.

Today is Vayden's actual birthday, our plan to to head out to Lake Hefner and have a picnic in the park, release more balloons and remember our sweet son Vayden.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Vayden......Happy Birthday to you.
I love you always, love Mommy


  1. Thinking of you today and always.
    Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven Vayden !!!!
    I like your tradition of always going to Chili's too.

  2. Happy 1st Birthday to Vayden! I like all the special ways you have found to remember him :).

    I sent you a Facebook friend request with a link to a birthday cupcake for Vayden - in case you don't get that, here's the link:

    Thinking of you and your family today.

  3. Happy 1st Heavenly Birthday / Angelversary, Vayden.

    Stephanie, May you and your family feel at peace a special way.

    Jill in GA

  4. Happy 1st Heavenly birthday Vayden. Praying for you Mommy and Daddy while they wait until the day they get to hold you again

  5. Happy First Heavenly Birthday, sweet Vayden!

    What sweet the way you are remembering your precious boy!

    Love to you...

  6. OOPs....the previous comment was me! I was signed into my other account...sorry!! =)

  7. Happy 1st Birthday Vayden,and (((HUGS))) to your mommy,daddy,big brother, and new little one.

  8. Thinking of you today and remembering Vayden with you! Happy 1st Birthday Vayden! *HUGS*

  9. Thinking of you and your beautiful family today. xx

  10. Happy 1st Birthday Vayden!! Thank you for sharing what you did to remember him! Been thinking about you a lot today. The flower store wasn't open today so I couldn't get any balloons to release but I am getting some tomorrow for him!!

  11. What a beautiful celebration of Vayden's brief life. He is so loved, so remembered. God strengthen you all.

  12. What a sweet way to remember him! Praying for you and your family around this time....

  13. What a sweet way to celebrate an angels birthday. Happy Birthday Vayden.

  14. Beautiful pictures

    Happy birthday sweet Vayden

  15. Your story is beautiful and inspiring. My son Vayden Zoe Weitz passed away along with his mother in 2004 and when I read your story I thought you might be interested in hearing a song that was written by a dear friend and dedicated to him. If so, just go to and listen to Zoe's song. When he died we changed our band name to Vayden as a tribute to him. Zoe's song is the ballad on our record. Enjoy:) Much love -Bruce