Today we met at Hospice with family and a few dear friends to celebrate Chad’s life.
His memorial brick was installed this week near the garden, so we all gathered there to wish him a happy 33rd birthday.
The day could not have been more beautiful – a prefect backdrop of Carolina blue to release 33 Wolfpack red balloons.
The girls picked the cake and drew birthday love notes to stuff inside a few balloons.
A lot of us write notes on the balloons, too.
We all sang Happy Birthday at the top of our lungs, then released Chad’s balloons at the very end.
There were no tears.
Just love and laughter.
And that’s the way he would have wanted it.
Happy Birthday in Heaven, Chad!
We miss you every single day.