Happy First Birthday Faith
Happy first birthday Faith. I had a difficult day, off and on. Yesterday morning (since it is after midnight now), I woke up and went to go get Faith some balloons. I suppose I really got them for me since I am the one who really needed them to celebrate her birthday. Then I needed to go to the grocery store to get a few items. After that, I headed back home and got to work on Faith’s birthday cake.
Faith’s Birthday Cake
I looked around quite a bit for ideas for Faith’s first birthday cake. I decided to make a lemon cake since Owen and I really both like lemon. After all, we were the ones eating the cake. I just made a small cake since, again, the two of us were the only ones eating the cake. The hibiscus flower decorations represent Faith to us. The first flower that Owen gave to me was a red hibiscus. This prompted our decision to plant the hibiscus bush in our backyard in remembrance and honor of Faith. I used pink and red fake hibiscus flowers around her cake to make it pretty and remind us of her. The cake I made for Faith’s first birthday wasn’t perfect, but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. It was a 3-layer lemon cake decorated with pink frosting. I put hibiscus flowers all the way around it and a pink sparkly #1 candle on top. Faith would have really liked her cake, I think. I am sure she had a really pretty and tasty one in Heaven for her birthday!
One special thing we did on Faith’s first birthday was to transfer her ashes into a beautiful urn that we purchased. It was a strange day and evening, but also very healing for us, I believe.