Friday, February 6, 2009

Cherishing my daughter...Remembering the SuperPrincess

It was early last June that I stumbled upon Sheye Rosemeyer's blog and first learned of her beautiful daughter Ava and the tragedy that changed her family's life. I remember sobbing while reading Sheye's words and imagining her pain as only a mother could. I remember hugging Grace a little tighter that day, praying extra prayers over her for her safety, and praying comfort for the Rosemeyer's.

In the days and months that have passed since then, I often find myself thinking about Ava, the SuperPrincess and lover of all things pink and sparkly. I am inspired by Sheye's eloquent words and beautiful photography, but most of all by her honesty and transparency in allowing others to get to know Ava through her eyes, memories, and feelings, and her candor in sharing her heart's aches and longings for a daughter that left much too soon. What a beautiful 3 1/2 year old little girl she was, so full of joy and love. I think the words that have stuck with me the most are the ones where Sheye reminisced over how Ava must have known her journey here on earth would be short for she packed as much joy and experiencing as she could in her 3 short years.

Honoring Ava's memory, Grace and I spent the whole day today in her "princess skirt" and new favorite pink wellies, living in the moment and relishing the simple joys of childhood. This is just our small tribute to you Ava, the original SuperPrincess! Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the day Ava went to Heaven. Ava, you will NEVER be forgotten. You have touched so many people in so many ways. A mother's love for her children, is there anything more pure? Sheye, our prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing how many people's lives have been changed for the better all because of Ava! God bless you and your family. ~Jessica


TaDa! Creations said...

That was beautiful. You have a great big heart. I found Sheye through your blog last summer and it took me a long time to be able to read her blog. I ache for her as if she were my own child and think of her daily.

Jessica said...

Thank you, Angel. I know what you mean about Ava - everytime I think of her, my heart just aches and I know that's not even a millimeter of what her mum most feel.

Kayla said...

Grace is beautiful i love her skirt... off to check out the blog.

Jessica said...

Thank you, Kayla!