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.