In Memory
by Karla ° Saturday, April 14, 2007
Sweet Baby Ava

Born: April 14th, 2005 @ 2:11 pm ~ 6lbs 6oz
Died: April 14th, 2005 @ 9:30 pm


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I too will always REMEMBER YOU!!!
Balloons will be released in the GREAT SOUTH for the Greatest Angel Baby I have ever known!(thru your words)
Southern Belle
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  April 14, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Posted by Blogger Day :  April 14, 2007

I will never forget you my sweet Ava. Mcgrandma, Mcgrandpa and Uncle Jay will be sending off 7 ballons for you today. I will also be lighting a candle and making a wish for you.

Love you always
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  April 14, 2007

I have seen that video a doz. times and I cry everytime.

I Too will always remember baby Ava. Her life has touched me in a way I can't example.
My thoughts and prayers are also with you and your family today.
Posted by Blogger Tammy :  April 14, 2007

Okay it is 6:16AM I have just released a mylar care bears happy birthday ballooon. My son is currently having a melt down pointing at the sky saying uh oh baooon uh oh baooon..Now I have to go to the store and buy him a new balloon because he is so devistated. It's okay though it was for a good purpose. Ava is going to be overwhelmed with joy with all of her balloons.

Oh Karla, I ache for you. My heart swells, watching the video little Nate's beautiful blue eyes bore into me as if to say, "I'm here now. They're not alone." I wish you and your family everything and more. You are so strong and courageous for sharing your love, your pain and your continuing quest to heal. I think you are balancing her memory and your future so beautifully.
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  April 14, 2007

Karla, i lost my son 4 years ago, he was only 22 months. For a very long time I felt that I had failed my child, sometimes I still feel that way but I have to remember that I did nothing wrong nor did you. You did not fail Ava, God needed her and called her home just as he did my son. I know that today is extremely hard for you, but just remember that you have something that a lot of people don't have- a very special angel that watches over you and your family. Her body is not here but her soul is with you forever and nothing can take that away. God bless you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVA!!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  April 14, 2007

Oh what a cry I've had for you this morning! That video - it touches me to the core, every time.

My thoughts and prayers are with you today, as you mourn for the World's Sweet Angel Baby. We all love her because you've so bravely shared her with us.

Bravo for you for grieving for her, for never forgetting her, but also having the strength to move forward.

Blessings always.
Posted by Blogger Megan :  April 14, 2007

I never knew about your story until today but I am sitting here, tears streaming down my face for your loss. Your story reminds me how trivial my trials are.

Ava is in my thoughts and in my prayers.

xo Anns
Posted by Blogger Anns :  April 14, 2007

A beautiful balloon released in Victoria today - into bright blue skies. I know that Ava loves seeing her memory honored in this way.

Thinking of you, Karla, and all your family today.

My thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Blogger Meesh :  April 14, 2007

thinking and praying for your family today... (hugs)
Posted by Blogger Melanie :  April 14, 2007

I do not know you, and just read your story last night. My heart aches and tears flow for your beautiful, beautiful, perfect baby girl.So precious and sweet, here for so short a time. I can only think God would be so selfish because he realized just what a sweet girl she was and needed her immediatly at His side. You are a very brave and strong family. I don't know if I could have lived through that,if your heart felt as mine did after reading of Ava..but a million times worse, it surly must have taken so much love to put back together after breaking. I am happy you were able to to somewhat heal and become Nate's wonderful parents. Words don't seem enough.
Posted by Anonymous Shannon :  April 14, 2007

I am thinking of you and praying for you Karla. But I hope this year has just a little bit brighter outlook because you are holding your beautiful boy Nate in your arms. I will be sending out a balloon here in Oregon for sweet sweet Ava
Posted by Blogger Amber :  April 14, 2007

I feel the same as most, I have seen this video a few times yet cannot control the tears.

Karla you and Mark are so strong for even wanting another child. I am so happy you guys have Nate. So courageous to keep remembering Ava in such a vivid way and sharing her with all of us.

You did nothing to fail her, and you are not failing Nate. Some kids are just little. You can just look at his face and see that he is thriving!

My prayers for Peace in your hearts and Grace in your lives!
Posted by Blogger Donna :  April 14, 2007

Thinking of you today Karla.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  April 14, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sweet Baby Ava. Today, my wish for your mommy and daddy, is peace. May the beauty of your life surround them and Nate, and may their pain be lightened in their breathtaking love for you. If only for today, Sweet Girl.
Posted by Blogger B :  April 14, 2007

Tears flowing here too. Always happens when I watch that video.

Happy Birthday Ava!
Posted by Blogger Cuppa :  April 14, 2007

Happy Birthday to the sweet and beautiful Ava!

Karla, she has touched so many lives, including mine.

I heart you all.
Posted by Blogger Gina :  April 14, 2007

I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with your family today as well.
Posted by Blogger Tracy :  April 14, 2007

Happy Birthday, Sweet Ava. You have made such a lasting impression on so many people including myself.
Posted by Anonymous Keri :  April 14, 2007

Two pink balloons were let off this morning for Ava. Thinking of you always, Karla.
Posted by Anonymous Leanne (Cheerio) :  April 14, 2007

I had to run to the grocery store and I saw baloons so I purchased 2 red (for the incredible love you express for her) and 1 pink (becasue she was agirl) I wanted to do a white for her pure innocence but they didn't have white=(

In memory of Ava and to express the impact her story has had on my life.
Posted by Blogger Donna :  April 14, 2007

A big hug goes out to the three of you today.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughters life with all of us. She has truly touched me and will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Anonymous andrea :  April 14, 2007

We thought of you, Mark, Nate and Ava today~

Kylie and I went to WalMart, before we checked out we bought a Strawberry Shortcake Happy Birthday balloon for Ava.

We released it from our back yard when we got home. As we watched it float up into the sky and soar through the clouds I told Ky it was for a beautiful little girl in Heaven. She waved to her and wished her a Happy Birthday.

Hugs to you, Mark and Nate.
Posted by Blogger Poppy :  April 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Ava! Must have looked beautiful looking down from heaven to see all of your birthday balloons floating up to you. Remember to keep watch over your mommy, daddy, and little brother Nate.
Posted by Blogger Cate :  April 14, 2007

Oh, dear Karla. Love to you and Mark today.
Posted by Blogger Heather :  April 14, 2007

A beautiful tribute....
Posted by Blogger aka_Meritt :  April 15, 2007

Happy birthday, Ava <3
Posted by Anonymous Robbi :  April 15, 2007

I'm a complete stranger to you. I love to read your blog and hear your unique take on life and motherhood. What a fabulous writer you are. I'm a mom and watching your tribute to Ava...there are no words. I don't need to know you to see your pain. I don't need to know you to wish you and your family peace. I don't need to know you to let you know that Ava has touched my heart. Such a beautiful little girl. She made an impact. There is no failure in that. Wishing you comfort.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  April 16, 2007

My heart breaks for your pain today. I know how hard it is to remember each birthday, Logan's was Christmas Eve and it was beyond painful. I've thought of you often this weekend, and I have also thought of your sweet birthday girl.
Posted by Anonymous sarah :  April 16, 2007

I read your former blog and I often wondered what became of you. I'm releaved to know that you are well, despite your loss.

I'll be peeking at your new blog from time to time.

Take Care,

Your video was an amazing tribute to your sweet Ava. I can't imagine how you had the strength to survive what you did but I am so glad to see your sweet Nate getting more adorable as the days go by.
Posted by Blogger Brandy :  June 14, 2007

I posted on my blog about you and Ava, hope you don't mind. If I'm overstepping, let me know and I'll take it down k.


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