This past month has been a rough one. Just at my part-time job alone we had a family lose their baby to SIDS, had clients suffer miscarriages, and had family lose their baby to genetic abnormalities. I needed to write this entry for them and for all of the families suffering out there that I will never know.
The loss of a child is something few people talk about. It is an unimaginable pain for most people and something few want to bring up in conversation, but what if through the pain you changed someone’s life?
It’s crazy to think that I’m writing this blog post and have this website/business because of a lost life. Because of Ava.
I did not know this precious girl or her parents when her fight with CDH began, but by the end of her 47 days here on Earth she had changed my world. Through her mom, Jennifer’s, online journal I followed Ava’s story and prayed harder than ever before that this baby would survive. God had different plans for Ava and the rest of her family. Jennifer took this tragedy and turned it into something beautiful. Just one of her accomplishments is a book she published about Ava’s life and all the people she touched.
Ava would have been 2 today and Jennifer is once again out to inspire the world. Please follow her these next 47 days as she continues to reach others in memory of her sweet angel baby.
47 Days of Inspiration Facebook Page
My tattoo in honor of Ava
If you’d like to read more about Ava’s journey you can visit her Caringbridge site or order Jennifer’s Book:
Jennifer’s Caringbridge Journal
“Ava’s Story: Miracles Happen”
My personal stories about Ava’s impact on my life: