Flown away

Our sweet little Birdy has flown to Jesus. She died peacefully in our arms tonight and is finally free from all the pain and suffering that was hers.

Our hearts are hurting and rejoicing at the same time and through all of this we feel so blessed for every minute we had with Ava.

I’ll share her verse one more time…

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

65 thoughts on “Flown away

  1. Oh, sweet friends. Our hearts grieve with you although we can’t begin to imagine the loss and the sorrow you carry. Praying for peace and comfort. Please know that your lives have brought glory to our Father through Ava’s life.

  2. Baby Ava was very fortunate to have been born into such a loving Christ-centred family.
    May you feel God’s unmeasurable love and comfort now, more than ever.

  3. As a bereaved Mother, I can feel the pain you feel right now. But at the loss of our son, we took great comfort in the love of our God, who experienced the death of His only Son for our salvation! Know there are many people who are praying for you and hurting with you. May you feel the nearness of God right now!

  4. Lisa and Jason and family, so sorry for your loss. Brayden is thinking of Will and would like him to know. We are thinking and praying for all of you.

    Tara, Jorge, Brayden, Kalan, and Royce Barrera

  5. Dear Lisa and family, I heard this sad news today and wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and praying for strength for you during this difficult time. Ava was a beautiful baby girl – I will never forget her joyful smile or her loving family.

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  7. I have to say that you are one of the strongest people I have ever meet. I know that it’s is your faith in god that has brought you thought all this. I will continue to pray for you and your family. There was a purpose for Ava life and even though she has passed now her story lives on. God is faithful! This I know for sure.

  8. Dear Lisa, Jason and family,

    I am so, so sorry and sad to hear about baby Ava. I am at the Portland airport right now on my way to London via. Detroit. God Bless and comfort you, see you soon.

    Lots of Love and Hugs Daila

    Sent from my iPad

  9. Lisa, Jason and family …. our hearts are heavy with emotion for you all. We know well both the enormity of sadness and depth of relief that you will endure. May you find comfort from the blessings, thoughts and prayers of others, your love and caring for one another, and your faith in God. The attached brought us some comfort in the days since Katelynn’s passing and we hope that it may offer the same for you.

    “Message from Heaven”
    I am not so far from you, just a little way beyond;
    Past the cares and past the pain, far past my earthly bonds.
    When you feel you miss me most, As days go drifting by;
    Each memory will prove to you, that our love will never die.
    For memories are but a touch, from the Father’s gentle hand;
    To heal you pain and mend your hearts, to help you understand …
    That while I left you far too soon, I did not leave alone;
    For the Father sent His angels, to gently take me home.
    Take comfort when you think of me, keep my love alive in your heart,
    For with the warmth of each memory, we shall never be apart. ”
    — Author Unknown

    We are but a contact away. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

  10. Holding you and your precious family up in prayer at this time. Believing God has Ava in heaven and keeping her safe until we meet again. Heather W,

  11. There truly are no words this is not the ending any of us were hoping for! My heart breaks for all of you and your families! I will continue to pray that you all stay strong and life offers up some form of happiness again! Know that you are truly loved by so many and Ava was sent to you because god knew you were the perfect parents and family to help Ava through this journey and survive! Love all of you!

  12. Grieving with you in the loss of your beautiful and precious Ava. Your testimony of God’s grace is such an encouragement to all of us. Ava was truly blessed to be born into such a godly and loving family. May the love of Christ uphold and comfort you all.
    With much love,

  13. Praying for the power of Jesus to surround you and guide you through this time, praying also for your other children that their little hearts heal through their grief knowing that their little sister Ava is in the heavenly arms of of Jesus. Am continuing to pray, you are all loved so much ❤

  14. “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed to us. ” Romans 8:18

    Ava — May you laugh and cheer with your whole heart as you run and skip around heaven.

  15. Hey Lisa,
    Your little Ava and your faith through this journey has left such an impact on everyone. Our family has been praying for you and little Ava for months and we will continue to lift you up for strength in the days ahead…
    Cindy Woods (Hiemstra) and family

  16. Our sincerest condolences from the Coyne family. Thank you for your unwavering faith in our Lord. Your family has truly inspired us.

    I look forward to meeting Ava when the Lord calls us home.

    Peace be with you.

    In Christ,
    Greg Coyne and family.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss Jason & Lisa, and you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤❤❤
    ~Jen Nixon

  18. Lisa, Jason and family,
    You shine Jesus in the dark.
    May His peace that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and minds as you grieve your beautiful Ava.
    We are surrounding you in prayer.
    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” Rev 21:4
    Standing with you.

  19. Lisa, our hearts are heavy right now as we grieve with you. May you, Jason, and your family find strength in our God, resting in the knowledge that your sweet Ava is now with Him. Praying for you,
    Love Tara, Phil, and the boys

  20. Thanks for sharing your life with us all. You have been such an amazing testimony for our Lord! My heart aches for you guys and the kids. Continuing to pray for you!

  21. wow Now I am guessing she has a new heart safe in the arms of Jesus. May you experience His peace and love through the blessings and through the pain. May your grief bring you closer to the heart of Jesus who loves you in spite of the pain in your heart. May you heal and your children heal and your husband heal and those who loved you and Birdy heal. Thank you for sharing. love and prayers Chandra

  22. We are thankful that God has been so faithful to you and your family. We know that He will continue to bless you from his fountains of goodness. We pray that you will find comfort in His Word and feel His nearness as you commit your little Ava totally into the arms our Her Saviour.

  23. We love you and are praying for you. What an example you have been of walking by faith daily and trusting the Lord. We pray that you will continue to have the perfect peace that only He can give.
    Mur and Cathie

  24. Having been praying for all of you throughout the night and morning. Know that she has touched all of our lives, glory to God. Will continue to pray that God will bathe you in His grace and strength, compassion and love.

  25. Our hearts are broken. Praying for you all, and so much love coming from our house to yours. Your openness and grace has been such a blessing to us. So thankful that we know Ava is healed and resting in Jesus’ arms now.

    the Robsons

  26. “May the Angels lead her into Paradise.
    May the Martyrs receive her at her coming and take her to Jerusalem, the Holy City.
    May the Choirs of the Angels receive her, and may she, with the once poor Lazarus, have rest everlasting. Amen.”

    We lift up your family in love and prayers. May you all feel the comforting grace of God all around you. In Christ’s Love, the robbins family

  27. Lisa, Jason and family. Our hearts are broken at the news of Ava’s passing, but at the same time we are comforted by the knowledge she is in our saviours arms, healed and free of pain. Thank you for allowing us to share your journey. You have been such an inspiration. We will be lifting your family up in prayer at this time. You are in our thoughts and God has you in his strong loving hands. Much love sent to you.

  28. Lisa and Jason…praying for comfort and peace that can only come from our God. What an incredible gift awaits you…when you will be reunited with your sweet, precious Birdie in heaven!

  29. Lisa, I’m sure these were the most difficult words you had to write so far!
    Grieving with you & Jay & family at this difficult time but rejoicing as well that Ava is now in the arms of our Heavenly Father, free from any more suffering.
    What an impact for the Kingdom your sweet Birdy had in her short time here. Through your writings about God’s faithfulness & sovereignty and your trusting in and leaning on Him, it witnessed to so many who shared your journey.
    Continuing to uplift you all in prayer!

  30. My heart aches wanting to let you know we will continue to lift you up in our thoughts and prayers sending big hugs and thoughts and love your way . Rejoicing though that Ava is with JEsus. YOu amazed me though out this journey and how strong your faith was and how much you put your hope and trust in the Lord . Which was a constant reminder to me .

  31. Oh, Colley family. I love you all. Continuing to lift you up to Him. I am so sorry. My life has been changed and blessed by Ava’s testimony. God has been so glorified by your family.
    Love you.

  32. Jason and Lisa, Oh how my heart is broken for you. I was just praying for you this morning before I received this news. You have been such an encouragement to my heart, and I pray for extra strength and peace for you all today as you grieve the loss of your sweet baby girl.

    I received this verse from a dear loved one, And pray it will touch your heart and give you peace.

    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock”. Isaiah 26:3-4

    Love, Sherri and Duane

  33. Thinking of you and praying for your family today…Ava and your journey of faith through all this has been a blessing to so many. Praying that you continue to feel God’s peace as He tends to your broken hearts, and know that you are loved by Him.

  34. Dear Lisa,
    I am so sorry for your loss; my heart aches for you. Continuing to pray for God’s strength and peace for you and your family.

  35. Lisa, Jay & family,
    Our hearts break with yours in your loss. Praying for God’s peace & comfort for the days ahead. Ava will forever be in all our hearts and we rejoice that she is whole and safe in Jesus’ arms. Love you all xox

    David, Natalie, Olivia & Madison

  36. Lisa,

    Our hearts are aching for your family right now. Praying God’s comfort, peace and strenght over your family for this day and the days to come.
    With much love, the Wood Family

  37. Dear Lisa and Jason and family,
    I grieve with you, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God comfort you and give you His strength.

  38. Praying for you all during this difficult time. Ava was so loved while she was with you and I know you will cherish her forever. Lot of love from the McKays to the Colleys

  39. Jay and Lisa and kids,
    Our hearts are heavy. We are so thankful for her life and all the Glory little Ava brought to God in her short time here, and through your heartfelt writings, Lisa. We also rejoice that she is fully restored and in the arms of our Heavenly Father.
    Continuing to pray for strength and peace for you all.
    Love Dwight & Leanne

  40. We are so very sorry, such a heart break yet a blessing as well. Our hearts are aching for you. Keep your faith strong, you are in our thoughts and prayers. xo

    Lori and Karl

  41. My heart is broken for you all. But I know she now rests comfortably in the arms of Jesus. What a wonderful family Ava has and what a wonderful blessing Ava was to all of you. May God comfort you always!

  42. Praying for you and grieving with you at this time. So thankful we have the confidence and peace knowing that Ava is resting and whole with the Lord. Asking Him to fill you with His comfort, love and peace in the coming days.

    Romans 8:38-39
    38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  43. Lisa, Jason and family: My heart is heavy for you and I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Ava’s life with us through your writings…we are all blessed by having had the privilege of following her journey. May your faith and love comfort you at this time.

  44. Dear Lisa & Jason,
    Our prayers tonight are for you and your family.May God keep you close and give you peace and comfort! Our heartfelt condolences.

  45. Lisa, Jason and family… we are hurting and crying with you and rejoicing that she is now fully healed in the arms of Jesus We will continue to uplift you in prayer. Much love and prayers…

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