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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.