Kayla’s Birthday Balloon Release December 24 @ 12:24 p.m.

Just a reminder…..December 24 is Kayla’s 18th birthday.  And, anyone that would like to participate, please remember her on that day by releasing a balloon (purple was her favorite color) at 12:24 p.m. in the afternoon Eastern time.  You can do this from ANYWHERE that you are that day……from your home, work or anywhere.  I will be at the cemetery that day to release 18 balloons for her.  The time, 12:24, has always been special to me…..beginning with Kayla’s birthday and Ashley was born at 12:24 p.m.  When Kayla was in the hospital I told her about these numbers.  For several years now, any time I looked at a clock, watch, my phone, etc. and if the time was 12:24, I stopped what I was doing and said a prayer for my kids.  I’m so glad I shared that with Kayla before she passed.  She was happy that I told her about it, too………If you can’t release a balloon at this time, please do not worry about it and release it whatever time works out for you.  Also, I would love to see pictures of these balloons being released on that day.  Feel free to post them on Facebook or email them to me.  Thank you, again, for thinking about Kayla on 12/24.


About MomMinus1

Welcome to my blog, momminus1 (mom minus one). I am a mother of three beautiful girls, Kayla 17, Allison 13 and Ashley 5. One of my daughters recently became an angel; Kayla passed away on September 22, 2010 due to complications from AML leukemia. She was diagnosed on July 3, 2010. She endured harsh chemotherapy treatments, hair loss, rare and painful skin disorders, horrible stomach infections, weakness, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety and fear. From the time she was diagnosed until the day she died it was just 81 days..... A short, but, horrific battle with cancer. I am always asked, "How are you doing? What can I do for you? How are your two girls doing?" At times, these are tough questions to answer. And, I express myself best when I write. Writing is so helpful and therapeutic for me. Maybe I can answer these questions for those that are concerned about us. Maybe I can help another mom that might wake up tomorrow and find out that their child is diagnosed with cancer. Maybe there is a mom somewhere, like me, that just lost a child to cancer and is searching the web for answers. She might be thinking, "Is there anyone out there that understands what I'm going through?" I understand. I am grieving. I am in pain. I have a big piece of my heart that is now gone.....I would love your feedback about my blog, too. Thanks for reading!
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2 Responses to Kayla’s Birthday Balloon Release December 24 @ 12:24 p.m.



  2. Susan B says:

    Hi MomMinus1, what a great idea for Kayla’s birthday. Have you any pictures to post? I would like to see one. We gave balloons to everyone at Nick’s memorial service with notes inside to contact us if they found it. Didn’t get one phone call… would have been cool to find how far they went.

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