Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Prayers for Ava's Mummy

Today is almost yesterday in the land of Australia, but all day a very special lady will be in my thoughts and prayers. She has taken tragedy and taught us all the importance & frailty of life. She makes me thankful for each and every day that I have with my little Livia...

One year ago today on February the 5th, her sweet little girl, Ava, went to Heaven. Ava was only 3 years old, but was already a Super-Princess. Like all little princesses, she loved pink, dressing up, her 'spotty' shoes, her father, brothers & sister...but most of all, she loved her Mummy (the loving name by which she knew her Mother, Sheye.)
http://sheyerosemeyer.blogspot.com/

By no stretch of the mind could this day possibly be easy for Sheye... I know that no matter the amount of prayers, sweet Ava is and forever will be Heaven's Angel. But I truly believe in the power of prayer. I pray for many, and I'm sure many also pray for me. Sheye shall be in my thoughts & prayers now more than ever. Please take a moment today to send a prayer, warm wishes, or even a note to Sheye. No, I don't "know" her either. But I am completely touched and amazed by her courage and strength. And I know she has changed the way I live my life, and the way I see my daughter.

I wrote this for Sheye, this among many poems and beautiful words sent her way...


When the little things
pile up in the way...
When I feel the monotony
of everyday...

When the crying and whining
just won't ever end...
When it seems that insanity's
my only friend...

I think of another
who's far, far away...
A beautiful mother
who lives day by day...

Through tragedy she's given
so much to us all...
She's shown us to even give
thanks for the small...

Little Miss Ava,
SuperPrincess indeed...
Has taught us so much
in the lives that we lead...

She lit up your life,
and through you she still glows...
You share your stories & life
so that everyone knows...

One little candle
can light so many more...
Hundreds of thousands
where just one was before...

Though I never did meet her,
I'll never forget...
The lives that she's touched
and the light that she lit.

Please take a moment today to send love Sheye's way, and to look around in your life and see all that you have to be thankful for. Love to all and God Bless

5 comments:

AnneMarie said...

beautiful poem for Sheye...
she is a beautiful person and Ava will always be remembered.. even when insanity seems the closest friend as a mom...
I hope more people read this and get it!

AnneMarie said...

beautiful poem for Sheye...
she is a beautiful person and Ava will always be remembered.. even when insanity seems the closest friend as a mom...
I hope more people read this and get it!

E and T said...

Amanda, what a lovely surprise to see your comment on my blog. Thank you so much.

I think your poem is inspiring and would like to know if you would allow me to include it on my blog. I think it's something that all mums could get something out of as it really speaks to my heart. It also helps spreads the word about Ava.

Vonda said...

Amanda this is beautiful. I went and read about little Ava and my heart just breaks for Sheye and her family. No parent should lose a child...I know. Thank you for your sweet heart...you make a difference in many peoples lives.

E and T said...

Amanda, I'm tickled pink!! Thank you so much for your beautiful comments and for giving me permission to include your poem on my blog. I'll try and get it on my blog today. I'm also going to print it out on some beautiful paper and put it in a special place that I can always see. You are a talented writer.I would be honoured to be included on your list of blogs to see.

I too have been reading your blog and thoroughly enjoying it - your little Livia is adorable. I have not yet included blogs I like to visit on mine, but it is something I would like to do and if you don't mind I would love to include yours.

Love to you and your family