Because it felt right
by Karla ° Tuesday, April 18, 2006
We shared an ice cream cake on the anniversary of her birth/death and released seven pink balloons for the seven precious hours she was alive.

This poem I wrote for her when she died seemed fitting.

She Soars

Soar past the boundaries of a world where we can’t embrace
Begin your endless journey in a better place
Soar above the clouds up high
Don’t look back, don’t begin to cry
The sands of time will continue to flow
My little angel, I want you to know
I won’t forget

Soar to where the angels play
Up to the Heavens where we’ll meet someday
Soar to where you can rest peacefully
You are so pure,
You are so free
The waves will still crash upon the shore
My little angel forever more
I won’t forget

Soar to a place full of happiness
You are to perfect for all of this
Soar up high, don’t wait for me
In my heart you’ll forever be
The sun will still shine
The sun will still set
But I promise you my little angel, I won’t forget

And that's all I can manage to post for now.


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That is all I can read for now! What a sweet memory you made. Continue to allow healing to take place. You are a strong woman. Thanks for being so brave and sharing your heart, and journey.
Posted by Blogger Donna :  April 18, 2006

What a beautiful poem, Karla.

You are truly an inspiration.
Posted by Blogger Gina :  April 18, 2006

beautiful indeed.
Posted by Blogger methatiam :  April 18, 2006

Ava is an angel indeed, and no one who has ever heard of her through the words of her loving mommy will ever forget her, either. Your poem bring tears to my eyes. It was beautiful, Karla.
Posted by Blogger Kristin :  April 18, 2006

The hole in your heart will always be there, but so will the love for your dear Ava.

Many blessings and peaceful thoughts to you, today and always.
Posted by Anonymous Hope :  April 18, 2006

I think you did a very nice thing, and I bet she would like the idea of cake and balloons for her birthday.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  April 18, 2006

We hadn't forgotten, but I appreciate one more reminder of how one short life has touched many of us.
Posted by Blogger Anvilcloud :  April 18, 2006

Hard to believe it's been a year already. It only took 7 hours to touch alot of hearts. My prayers to you as you continue to heal.
Posted by Blogger Heather :  April 18, 2006

It's amazing how one tiny little soul could touch so many people. Your path and loss of Ava has helped me in my life. I have learned to re-evaluate what really is important through your words and through Ava's 7 hours on this earth.

I have been thinking of you the last several days. My heart has ached for you and for Mark. You are two very strong and special people. I know how anniversary dates such as this can take you right back to that time and place. It's hard. You will get through this. I know Ava is watching over you both and is thankful for the 7 hours of pure, true love you gave to her. What an amazing life she lived, she knew nothing but the love of her mother and father....beautiful.

Love and Prayers
Posted by Blogger Patyrish :  April 19, 2006

Beautiful poem. You are such a talented writer. Many hugs and good wishes to you in these hard days ahead. I know Ava was smiling down on you two as you released those balloons.
Posted by Blogger Deborah :  April 19, 2006

I think that is beautiful! Happy Birthday Ava!
Posted by Blogger TBG :  April 20, 2006

And there was no need to post reached your point magnificently. I do miss her, as well as your wonderful spirit of excitement. I'm so happy you guys were able to have a celebration in her honor, and I just know she was thrilled as well.
Posted by Blogger Christi :  April 20, 2006


As is Ava.
Posted by Blogger Judy :  April 21, 2006

What a truely beautiful tribute!
Posted by Blogger Angela :  April 22, 2006

A beautiful poem and a wonderful celebration of Ava's life.
Posted by Blogger Chelsea :  May 13, 2006

This gave me chills. I'm so sorry for your loss, but am thrilled that you have found a way to grieve/celebrate her memory.


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