I need help on how to celebrate my son's 8th birthday.

User - posted on 08/28/2017 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hello, I lost my son December 5th 2016 he will be 8 September25 I have 4 other older kids so I think I need to celebrate his birthday just unsure how to do it. I know I wanna release balloons as we did at the funeral home an have cake an ice cream . Don't know what else I should do? I know this will be one of the hardest days for myself an other kids

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Karen - posted on 12/11/2018

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You do not need to celebrate, this is entirely up to you and what you feel. I lost my son 10 years ago and We do not have a party but typically just enjoy the day with memories and throwing a message in a bottle out to sea. Maybe just a special dinner to honor his memories followed with the balloons. Have you asked the older boys what they would like to do to honor their brother on his birthday, they may have ideas as well. I just realized this post is over a year ago. What did you end up doing?

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