Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bubbles for Our Girl

It is May again. A month of extreme sorrow as we mark yet another year without our sweet Hudson. A month of extreme joy as we mark Jackson’s first year on the planet with us. 

In a twist that I don’t know whether to describe as beautiful or cruel or both, the anniversary of Hudson’s death falls on Mother’s Day this year. I will also be five days into my first chemotherapy treatment, and I have no idea how I’ll be feeling. 

But I know that no matter what, I will look forward to one thing, something we’ve been looking forward to since last May 13: blowing bubbles for our sweet Hudson. Last year’s celebration at the Arboretum, and the bubble celebrations of Hudson’s life all over the world, were such an incredible testament to the power of our precious girl’s spirit. As I mentioned last year after seeing all the photos of bubbles blown in Hudson’s memory, I imagine each one carrying just a tiny bit of the joy and love she brought to all of our lives out into the world to someone who needs it, much as I imagine the same thing whenever I see a dandelion blowing in the wind. 

And while we are so sad that we will not be able to visit Hudson’s bench in the Dogwood Collection at the National Arboretum on this second anniversary, we know that all who visit there that day and every day will carry a little bit of her spirit out with them, too, whether they know it or not.   

As we did last year, we would love to invite anyone, big or small, to join us in blowing bubbles in Hudson’s memory anytime on Sunday, May 13. A lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day, too, I would think. And if you are able to take photos and share them with us, we’d love to see them and will try to post all the photos here on the blog soon thereafter. You can either email the photos to me or share them on the Bubbles for Hudson Facebook page. 

Oh, how we miss her, but we are so grateful both for our precious memories with her and for all the love that continues to spread through the world because she was with us for a sweet and all-too-short-time. 


  1. Looking forward to blowing bubbles this Sunday! How's the new house?

  2. You might be interested to hear this. Think of Hudson, literally, as a part of you for the rest of your life.

    Christine Rogers

  3. I was wondering if you were planning this again. I was thinking of doing it regardless.

    Hope you are well.


  4. I'm going camping and bringing bubbles with me! Hope to get pix!