My friend Melanie gave my daughter a very special present for her birthday.  A ‘prayer balloon’ with which to release a wish to the universe.  My husband and I helped her do this yesterday, just as darkness came.  I was a special moment for all three of us.

I hope her wish comes true.

Thank you Mel.


29 Comments Add yours

  1. Tandy says:

    that is awesome – what a lovely gift 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was truly lovely Tandy, we were all quite spellbound 🙂

  2. granny1947 says:

    What a great idea. Clever girl sideview.
    Must read the papers today…am sure there will be reports of alien sightings!

    1. theonlycin says:

      A helicopter flew by and we wondered what the pilot thought, or if he’d been sent to investigate 🙂

  3. adeeyoyo says:

    What a beautiful idea!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, I want to give everybody on of those for birthday gifts from now on!

  4. buttercup600 says:

    That is the best ever!!! Ek wonder of dit hier in Australia beskikbaar is…gaan more uitvind!! Dogters is baie baie spesiaal en mag al haar drome waar word…en soveel meer! Vanuit ‘n koue Gold Coast vanaand (7 grade)…Mwah x

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ek het vir jou fotos op epos gestuur van die ys in ons tuin.

  5. Count Czardas says:

    Very special.

    I did a blog about you and Supa and the wine ambassador thing, but then when I tried to refer to it in comments on your blogs over there they didn’t show up.

    1. theonlycin says:

      They’re probably in the ‘moderation’ box for release by the administrators.

  6. nrhatch says:

    Love the 2nd shot with OB in profile. Gorgeous.

    What are the balloons made of? Do they bio-degrade quickly?

    1. theonlycin says:

      They are made of tissue paper Nancy, I expect the disintegrate completely.

  7. Can’t say what the astronomers thought…they probably called it swamp gas. But to me, it was beautiful!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It truly was beautiful Rik.

  8. colonialist says:

    What a wonderful idea! It really looks spectacular.

    1. theonlycin says:

      A good thing to do with R when she is able to grasp the idea of prayer Col.

  9. izziedarling says:

    Oh I LOVE that – probably the nicest, coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      You’re welcome izzie 🙂

  10. Jingle says:

    Happy Happy Birthday 2 your lovely daughter,
    what a star like balloon,
    cute and fun post!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Great fun Jingle, thanks 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      One of the best ever gifts saffie.

  11. slpmartin says:

    What a lovely memory to have…you all were able to share a very special moment in time together….just wonderful.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Unforgettable slpmartin 🙂

  12. i’m so glad it worked so well

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks again, it was such a wonderful little ceremony, none of us will forget it. A great gift, no matter what age.

  13. Tokeloshe says:

    What a creative gift and great photos.

  14. Kavita says:

    Wow.. how thoughtful of your friend!!!
    And how every sweet of you and your husband to help your daughter release it during twilight! I am sure it was a very special moment… the images are really pretty too!
    And yes, may all her prayers and dreams come true…
    I am not usually a balloon fan, but this one, I superliked !!!

  15. make friends says:

    Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

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