How can we ever say…

Thank you.

Thank-you to everyone for your heartfelt support and generosity.  For taking the time to be with us the past few days .  For praying without ceasing for us.  And for those of you who could come, for sharing in our day yesterday as we remembered our sweet Birdy.

Our Pastor Norm (from Harvest London) did such an incredible job at Ava’s service explaining why we have hope, and in that hope is the knowledge that Ava is more alive in heaven than we are right now.  In fact, she is ahead of us as she is now fully aware of God’s glory.  Isn’t that incredible?    That truth so encouraged my heart.

I know where Ava really is, but it was really really hard leaving her precious little body at the cemetery yesterday.   I needed to give her one more kiss, and the crazy mother in me just wanted to grab her and take her home.   I didn’t (thank goodness!) and through God’s grace alone I walked away.   We can say that God was good to us yesterday and proved once again that He is faithful.

I would be very wrong to not thank Ashley who did so much for us, and everyone else from Harvest who made food and helped with worship and setup and everything.  We are so blessed to be part of the body of Christ.

And too everyone who travelled huge distances to come and support us and pay their respects, how can we ever tell you how much it meant to us that you all made such an effort to come?   We were actually just blown away by all of you that did come and we just thank you from the bottom of our hearts for loving Ava and praying for her and supporting our family.

I am no techie… but I put the power-point presentation that we showed of Ava’s life on YouTube… the resolution isn’t that great and hopefully someday we can fix that.. but for now I wanted to share it with you all.   If the video doesn’t show up below, you can click on this link….

Oh – and if the quality is poor – you can change the settings by clicking on the settings icon and make it better.

(updated video August 24)