Rose, Allison, Mindy (and Sarah)
Steve spoke of how the playground got started and thanked those who contributed to it, both financially and physically.
And that is the purpose of the playground: to remember the joy that we had with her and that we all have with all of our children. Abigailís life was very brief, but all of our childhoods are very brief, and so the time is precious. We savor the time to play and to watch our children play.
One of the joys of childhood is chasing bubbles, and so now weíd like you to help us fill the air with bubbles and have a joyful time. "
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After a wonderful time of everyone blowing bubbles, we continued:
Another great joy of childhood is playing on a playground, and now it is time to dedicate this playground.
It is in Abigailís memory that this playground was built, and when we see the children playing on it, we want to remember her life and the joy it brought to us. Now we are going to release a balloon for Abigail and for Marie, Luke, and Savannah, whose time on earth was also very short.
We are so thankful for the love and support everyone has shown us throughout this endeavor and hope that the playground brings joy to many children, as it brings joy to us.