Monday, July 21, 2014

~ Honoring Abby ~

I haven't been able to share this due to computer issues, however, I think I've found a way! :) We decided to do "happy" things to honor this precious girl on Saturday, June 21st. She would love that!

Abigail Madison Key
July 8, 1997 ~ June 21, 2013

We had "High Tea" in the afternoon in Dallas at Lavendou Bistro Proven├žal

It's such a beautiful and quaint restaurant and the service is impeccable. If you're in the Dallas area, I highly recommend that you make the time to visit and relax. This is their website and they are on Facebook too.

This was something we had planned to do with Abby, however, we didn't make it.  :(  Make the time, my friends, to do the things you or your family/friends want to do!  You never know when you might not have the opportunity.

Here's a sampling of the goodies served with our tea ~

The flowers were for our guest, Miss E. She's the daughter of a friend of ours and loves tea! I wish I could share a photo of her...just adorable. She's just had a birthday and turned 7. She has an incredible personality and dresses herself in style but appropriately. She loved the flowers and immediately chose one of the roses for her babysitter. (Her parents were on vacation and she and her 4 year old brother were staying with the grandparents.) The sitter was wonderful in taking them to their activities, etc. Miss E immediately presented the sitter with the chosen rose when we took her home ~ so precious and giving!

We had been there awhile and Miss E needed to go to the restoom. She advised us she knew where to go, she'd been there before. :)  There were only 3 people left in the restaurant and were seated in the front plus we could see the path to the ladies room. In her absence, the manager stopped by to see if we needed anything and if this was a special occasion. We explained why we were there and he expressed his condolences. He offered us a mimosa and of course, we were happy with that!  He brought Miss E orange juice in a champagne flute and she thought we were all having only OJ. :)

We had a balloon release that evening and I will try and share those photos later. Please know that I haven't been able to "edit" photos so it is what it is!


  1. What a fun, sweet way to remember Abby. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  2. I know your heart still hurts but this was such a great thing to do.

  3. I am so sorry! Your Abby was breathtakingly beautiful. So young......

  4. What a sweet way to celebrate your beautiful Abby! Sending a really big hug and continued prayers your way!

  5. Hi Pat,
    What a precious way to remember your beautiful Abby, what a precious girl she must have been. You can almost feel her spirit through her beautiful photo.

    So glad you will be back on line with us, you are always missed! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we have had in the past week.
    Miz Helen

  6. Oh Pat, this made my heart ache for you and her parents. I have thought about you quite a few times and wondered how your family is coping. Abby was certainly a beautiful young lady. I'm glad you all chose to celebrate her in a fun way…what a sweet thing to do.

    Big hugs and prayers for you,


  7. Oh Pat. this post is such a beautiful tribute to Abby. I felt an ache in my chest when I looked at her stunning photo.. what a loss for you, for your family and for the world. I'm sure she was smiling down at you as you wrote this post. It's such a lovely way to celebrate her life.
    hugs to you,

  8. What a lovely post, Pat, to honor your precious Abby. Our hearts will be forever changed, and our grief will linger on, but we hold close those memories of our loved ones. I loved seeing Abby's picture, too. I have been to Lavendou's,but haven't in many years. It is indeed a wonderful place. Love and hugs sent to you.

  9. Looks like a beautiful tea to remember a sweet girl.

  10. You are still in my prayers sweet lady, and I am so happy to see you remembering your beautiful Abby in such a wonderful way.

  11. beautiful photos... of a beautiful day...

    so happy you chose to do this lovely thing. so happy you did.

    it is so fitting, for the lovely girl who was taken, too soon.

    remember the lovely memories of this day! and how much she would applaud, that you do.

    lots and lots of gentle hug,
    p.s. please keep blogging......

  12. Abby was there beside you...thanking you for such a most wonderful tribute to her...I send thoughts and prayers to you and your family..Abby is definitely a beautiful angel looking over you...

  13. Pat, this made me get teary. I know Abby was there with you all.
    And releasing the balloons was wonderful. I hope they lifted you up a little, too.
    xoxo, Tina

  14. Pat, that is so very special and I know Abby would love it. She was a beautiful young girl who deserved so much more. Her memory will remain in your hearts forever. You a re honoring her with so much love. I wish your heart to be healed and smile, because Abby wouldn't want you sad. Big hugs, Linda


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