Tuesday, August 21, 2007

For a Super Princess

Flowers for Ava Rosemeyer on her Fourth Birthday. Please keep Sheye, Crayton and family in your thoughts and prayers today. Ava got under my skin and into my heart when I read about her. Sheye has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are experiencing the things she describes first-hand. Nothing on earth will make this day anything less than hard for the Rosemeyer’s. But hopefully, the beauty of Ava’s life and the fact that so many, many people have been, continue to be and will be touched by it provides some support for them. Please click on Ava’s name to go to her website and light a candle for her.

Things I have done that I might not have had it not been for Ava:

*See earlier post pictures of two very, very muddy children.

*Painted my own nails pink with glitter to make Abby laugh after I did hers.

*Sat on the back porch and just watched the kids play while the dishes were piled high in the sink…. And truly not worried about it.

*Stopped to feel the breeze on my skin, the sun on my face, notice the smell of honeysuckle in the air and not give a thought to what is next, just focused on taking in the moment.

*Tried to quit rushing head-long into the future and stopped to enjoy what is now: Two laughing, beautiful, wild children wrapped in the innocence of childhood, a great love, good friends and friendships, the wisdom of my parents, and the bonds I have with a loving sister and brother.

Thank you Ava. To use your mother’s words: You are Beauty Full.

Please spare a thought and a prayer for the Rosemeyer’s today, and for all mother’s who have had to let their children go…my own mother included.


Rob said...

Releasing the 4 pink balloons yesterday in Ava's memory was very special to me. Especially watching Abby and JT release their balloons. They acted in a way that showed both respect and celebration for the memory of a girl they did not know. Also, watching JT's face as we explained to him what happened to Ava and why we were releasing the balloons, even though he's only six he understood the reason and felt sympathy for Ava.

Happy Birthday Ava, I hope you liked the balloons and I hope you know that a family in the deep south of the U.S., even though we never knew you, we will never forget you.

crafty said...

Melinda, a very moving post.
I have also read about Ava, and feel the same way you do.

Stomper Girl said...

I painted my nails baby pink for her today.

Aunty Evil said...

Such a heartbreaking story, and yet, she has inspired so much love from so many people around the world. That has to be worth something. Her short life can't have been for nothing.

Fairlie said...

I don't think you could read Sheye's telling of Ava's story and fail to be moved. I agree with Aunty Evil's comment - for her story to have touched the hearts of so many people around the world has to count for something pretty significant.

Tracey Petersen said...

one tiny girl has touced so many, yet we never felt her hugs and kisses as her family did. They have been on everyone's mind over this past week as they struggle to say good bye all over again

s xx said...

Thankyou. Your words, and the very idea that Ava could make a difference to people she's never met in places she's never seen, means so much.
Love Sheye

pakosta said...

that is so amazing!
she has touched so many lives hasn't she/that special little girl and her amazing mom!

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