Nicole, we are missing you so much on what would have been
your 19th birthday. We love and miss you more every single day.
The day you were born
is the day we were blessed
with a love beyond compare.
Birthdays come once a year.
With them now comes many tears
are not here.
But each year we vow
to celebrate your special day
by lighting a candle.
our hearts will ache
we will blow out the candle for you.
Dreaming of what we wish were true.
Our only wish would be to share
one more day with you.
Nicole's Memorial Birthday Picnic at Lake Needwood
Nicole's First Annual Candle Ceremony
We light these candles in honor of Nicole. The first one is for our grief; the second for our courage;
the third for our memories; and the fourth for our love.
First Candle: The light of this first candle represents
our grief. The pain of losing you is intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.
Candle: The light of this second candle represents our courage to confront our sorrow, to comfort each other, to change
Third Candle: This third candle is a light to all our memories of you. To the times we
laughed, the times we cried, the times we were angry with each other, the silly things you did, the caring and joy you gave
Fourth Candle: This fourth candle is the light of our love. We cherish the special place in our
hearts that will always be reserved for you. We thank you for the gift your life brought us. We love you always.
Visiting Nicole on her 19th Birthday
Nicole and Harry's joint birthday party at VT