She shared a very touching story. She always talked to him about not getting bigger. How he fit perfectly in her arms and that she didn't want to get bigger. He would reply that he was going to get bigger :) before he turned 5 he told her that he would stop at 5. Well, his birthday came and he said "Mom, I think one more...I think I want to turn 6, but then I'll stop. I won't get bigger than 6" He never changed his mind about that. And he didn't get bigger than 6. He kept his promise to his Mom.
We didn't attend the graveside ceremony. They did a big (like 200) balloon release. While they were burying their son, we were helping to set up the luncheon. Jenny didn't want a "normal" funeral luncheon. She didn't want funeral potatoes, and casseroles. She wanted to have a party for Harry. With all his favorite things. Done in his favorite colors. They ordered Dominos Pizza, his favorite. And had people bring breadsticks, salads, and cupcakes. Thankfully, I had plenty of opportunities to serve. I was able to help set up, before and after the funeral.
Karen and I made his focal point banner. Three tiers of his name.
There were balloons, gum balls, and giant teddybears everywhere.
I made a few extra to spread out on other cupcakes that were coming.
We didn't end up going to the luncheon since it was just for family. But we were told it was a success, a real party Harry would have loved to come to. Jenny loved it, and that's what was most important.