The funeral for Jeremy was yesterday and his 18th birthday was today. We knew that it would be yet another terrible day for the family. However, one of Jeremy's friends came up with the idea to gather friends and family together at the grave site to release balloons (Cole and Alex were both worried about the effect that releasing balloon would have on the environment but I assured them that this one time it would be ok and we would do extra recycling to make up for it :-) )
Mike's brother who was grief striken just a day earlier found a renewed energy and a purpose to keep him busy. He brought banners and huge tanks of helium and one of the teenagers brought a birthday cake.