Saturday, December 08, 2007

Ava's Birthday and Heather's Post

Ava Mae will be two-years-old December 21, 2007. From an Apgar of 2, to a beautiful, vibrant, thoroughly loved little girl. My heart is so full of love for this child. She is the sun we orbit, the glue that bonds two families and countless friends. We are so blessed.

If you are so inclined, you can send birthday wishes to her at

Caleb's mom, Heather, posted a story that really choked me up. If you haven't yet, head over to her blog and read A Good Story and remember to bring some tissues. You're going to need them. Her story reminded me of something that happened in our community less than a month after our own tragedy during the summer. It was so upsetting to my family that I couldn't even write about it until now, thanks to Heather. It hurts to read about April but, sometimes we are faced with worst-case scenarios that open our eyes.

My guess is that all of us from time to time worry about what will happen to our special needs kids when we are old, infirm, or otherwise unable to care for them. I know I worry about Ava. The story Heather tells is a heartwarming reminder that sometimes people really do care. And also a reminder that it is never too early to plan for our kids' futures, even when we aren't sure we can get through today.

I am a nervous wreck about next week's surgery. I will post from the hospital, hopefully, and keep you all informed about her progress. Until then, have a blessed week.


Kerry said...

Wow - what an unbelieveable story about April. It is so sad, I can't beleive I hadn't heard about it.

On a brighter note, LOVED the pic of Ava - she is such a cutie. I know how amazed you are over these past two years and what she has gone through - what a wonderful grandma you are, and such a support for her parents :):)

Heather said...

That is so sad!:(
I hope I never feel that deperate.

Thanks for the kind words Kim....:)
I am trying to conjur up some good vibes to send your way. I hope everything goes smoothly with Ava's surgery. Stay strong. And yes, I agree with Kerry! You are an awesome grandma and mother. Your love and support is the best thing you could ever give them...
Love, Heather

Laura said...

Ava is just beautiful.
You are an amazing support to your family. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Every minute counts.... said...

I will be praying for Ava and the rest of the family. Her surgery couldn't be on a better is also Abi's 5th it has to be a blessed day!!


Amy said...

Awww, Happy Birthday Ava! We love you,
Hugs and kisses from Avery & Amy