Thursday, June 16, 2011

Music To My Ears

Today marks two years since we lost our sweet Ella. There are many things we miss about our little girl, but one thing I know we both miss is sitting by her bedside listening to music.  When Ella was in the hospital, she loved listening to her lullabies.  We listened to Twinkle, Twinkle, You Are My Sunshine, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow on repeat for 83 days.

As June 16th seemed to approach, I was trying to find our little something special we could do to remember our angel.  So last week Ryan and I went for a walk around one of the beautiful lakes in Minneapolis.  We stopped and listened to music at the Lake Harriet Band Shell and had ice cream.  The park hosts music every evening during the summer and it is free to the public so we decided to stop and enjoy the sounds.

It was a nice summer evening and as we listened to music we glanced down and saw names written in the pavers.  The park sells pavers by the band shell and you can have names, quotes or anything etched and personalized! It was perfect and almost like some little angel tapped us on the shoulder and said I belong here. It felt perfect to have Ella's name etched in a paver and placed in front of the band shell so that she can enjoy music by the lake.

Lake Harriet Bandshell
The Lake Harriet Band Shell.  The pavers are now placed under the benches.

Every evening during the summer there is free music for the public to enjoy.

This is the lake behind the band shell where we release Ella's birthday balloons. 

We can't wait to go to our little lake and see her name as music is playing in the background.  It just sounds like music to my ears.

Happy Angelversary Ella.  We miss you every day!

Here is the link to the park page to learn more


Nika M. said...

Angelversary. I like it!

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