Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Avelyn.
Two years ago today I was 36 weeks pregnant and we went to Children's Mercy for a fetal echocardiogram/ultrasound to "rule-out" fluid on our baby's heart. Just a few short hours later our 3rd daughter, Avelyn KayLee Grace was born via C-section. There would be no "ruling-out."
Today we should be celebrating Ave's 2nd birthday with her.
- Instead we will have a small celebration with the 5 of us to honor her & help our older daughter's remember her.
- Instead we will wear our yellow for our Sunshine, and we will enjoy time outside taking in the sunshine, feeling our Sunshine, knowing she is with the Son shining in heaven.
- Instead we will continue planning our 2nd Annual Let Your Light Shine event.
- Instead we will continue our Avelyn SonShine Journey here on earth with our mission to get children's bibles into the hands of as many children & families as possible.
Our Avelyn SonShine Journey. It's not the journey we expected to be on or chose to be on, but it's the journey He has put us on and we pray He continues to grant us grace as we continue this mission. So many of you have joined us on our journey. Thank you! We hope you will join us - whether for the 1st time or to continue your journey with us - on the morning of May 28th. We would LOVE this.
Enjoy this beautiful weekend, friends. And to my Mom and all Moms out there, Happy Mother's Day.
This post was from this morning and now it's near midnight. It ended up being a good day. We did wear our yellow. We did enjoy the sunshine--eating lunch & dinner outside, going for a walk, and the girls enjoyed swinging and having a spray bottle water fight (and Josh & I loved hearing them laugh and giggle together). :) The weather was absolutely beautiful. I made cupcakes and we all decorated them with white frosting and blue & yellow gel/icing. And we sang a heavenly happy birthday to Avelyn.
I am the only one still awake. Everyone else has had their cupcake and/or ice cream, but I am saving mine for some quiet time after I finish this post. I think I will look at the photo album I made of Avelyn and maybe watch some videos of her. I am looking forward to taking some time to reflect and reminisce on my short time here on this earth as her mother. So, so thankful for my time here on this earth with her...and even more thankful for the time I will get to spend in eternity - for eternity - with her, Jesus, her Daddy, and I pray all of her siblings, too. And I pray with all of you, as well. I pray each of you will give your life to Christ, as our time on this earth is literally short-lived, but after this, it's, well, eternal. Love & hugs to each of you. And God Bless you, Moms. EnJOY your day tomorrow.