HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVIATOR!
Oh the things we could have done today, on your first birthday...
We could have opened gifts and eaten sweets...
Danced with puppies or gotten a tattoo, in celebration of your 1st birthday as we look forward to all the future things we would do...
We could have tickled each other or molded clay, oh the fun we would have had on your special day...
We could have had an accident on daddy and then cried out loud, either way, it's your birthday and everything you do would have been allowed.
Mommy could have read you a story or G-Pa could have swung you on the swing, oh the joy sharing this day with you would definitely bring...
We could have sat you up or dressed you like a doll...
Or perhaps we could have given you daddy's credit card and you could have bought everything in the mall...
But what do you really give someone whose already given you their all?
You give them love and cake and all the sweet ingredients that a memory will make...
Because in the end, no matter how much time we have together, that's all any of us will get to take...
While we can no longer hold you in our arms, we will forever hold you in our memories and you are embedded in our hearts.
Mommy & Daddy
Mommy & Daddy
P.S. Here's some pictures of the "Avery" tree we planted in the front yard for your birthday...
Avery, a special angel who spent a brief time here on earth, but touched more hearts than anyone ever could. Happy Birthday in Heaven, precious girl. We will always remember you with love. xoReplyDelete
Happy Birthday little one .. I know God is having you an amazing party. I can just see you skipping from cloud to cloud♥ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, little one. I know God is having an amazing party for you. I can just see you skipping from cloud to cloud. That is a very lovely tree your Parents planted for you. God bless you and your family♥ReplyDelete
Happy birthday little one, you will always be remembered , much blessings to you and your beautiful parents.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! Avery is thought about all of the time, and her memory will continue to live on through so many. Thank you for sharing memories, and pictures! Our family is praying for you Laura and Mike, that God gives you the peace and comfort and that Avery can send a sweet kiss to you from Heaven. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY AVERY! WE LOVE YOU! Love the whole Van Groll Family....Adena, Brian, Nathan, Nykole, Matthew, Joshua, Abigail, and baby #6.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday sweet girl. We still think about you every day. Love to see all of the progress you are making with SMA awareness. Your parents are doing a wonderful job of continuing your legacy.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Avery! You are super loved and immensely missed. XOXO!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, sweet girl! We know you are dancing up in Heaven with strength and joy!ReplyDelete
Dear Avery, we hope you are having a heavenly party overthere. We are sure you have already met our little angel Toni. He came to live with you two weeks ago after eight months fighting with nails and teeth against SMA type 1. He is a very nice baby, I hope you help him and play with him: skip the rope, play ball, hide and seek and all those funny things that were very difficult for you down here. Your parents have been an example for us and Toni has watched all your videos and pictures. Take care Avery and please kiss Toni for us. Best regards from Majorca, Isa and Xavi, proud parents of "fighter" Toni.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday precious angel. Bless you for all the lives that you have touched and the countless others that you will continue to touch from Heaven. God Bless you and you parents.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Avery. Your little life touched so many.ReplyDelete
So sorry you are without your precious Avery.ReplyDelete
You are still being beautiful parents to her.
Happy Birthday, Avery and your sweet parents and family!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Avery! you will never be forgotten and your message will live on... Hugs, JenniferReplyDelete
Lots of hugs!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Avery angel, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Your mom and dad are angels on earth for keeping you and SMA in the public consciousness. Soon, hopefully, beautiful angels like you will get to stay longer because of these efforts.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Miss Avery. You impacted more lives in your short time here than you will ever know. (((Hugs))) to Mom and Dad on this bittersweet day.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Avery! Always in my heart...love you sweet angel!ReplyDelete
That was beautiful! Happy birthday, sweet little Avery!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful words and pictures that you have shared with us all. Thank you. Mike and Laura, I said many prayers for you today. The tree is lovely.ReplyDelete
Angel Avery, happy birthday beautiful girl. Heaven must be filled with giggles and pink frosted cake with rainbow sprinkles today.
You are constantly thought of... I send my love always.
Your SMAn, Melissa xoxo
Happy first birthday in heaven Avery! I know you're having a wonderful celebration up there and looking down on your loved ones.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday lil AveryReplyDelete
Happy 1st birthday in heaven precious girl!! Your brief life here touched so many. i will always remember you.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday beautiful Angel-I look forward to meeting you in Heaven one day <3ReplyDelete
You guys are the best parents EVER! It is so wonderful to see how you continue to celebrate Avery and bring SMA awareness - your little girl is very lucky to have you as her parents. Beautiful post, I pray for peace for you today and always.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, and absolutely moving post.ReplyDelete
That was so beautifully written. I am so happy Avery experienced so much joy in her short time here. She forever will live in many memories. Happy Birthday, sweet girl.ReplyDelete
Happy 1st Birthday Avery! What a special day! I continue to think of you and check your blog often. This is birthday week for my family as well. One son's is 11/10, the other 11/15 and hubby's is 11/14...crazy! I know you are having a great birthday. I'm so exicted to see your tree. Thank you to your mommy and daddy for sharing you and this day with us! God Bless!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Avery!! Though we never met, your mommy was my daughter Sophia's kindergarden teacher several years ago and your family has a special place in my family's heart. I think of you often and check your blog for updates. I wanted to write a quote from Jeremiah 29:11 because it conforts me in the knowledge that although you are not physically present, you are far from being gone.ReplyDelete
"For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope"
We will see you in the future that our Lord has promised us.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVERY!ReplyDelete
Happy 1st birthday, baby girl ~ I know the angels are singing for you all the time and not just on your birthday.
much love and hugs
Happy 1st Birthday Avery....I'm a day late and a couple dollars short, but I made it.ReplyDelete
hugs and Love,
Happpy Birthday Avery, I know it's a little late, my apologies, I did post a happy birthday on your facebook page,I just wanted you know your making a difference in this world and your are deeply missed by many!!! Your playful smile always brings me joy when I am feeling down, so thank you for that.. I never knew you as a person but today I feel like a friend for you as you made a huge impact on my life, that is something I'll never forget!!!, God Bless you sweet one, may Angels in Heaven watch over you always :),,, Mike and Laura where do I begin?, you two are the most amazing people I've known,I have so much admiration for you both,I am here for you always,I can't even imagine how or what you must be feeling or going through, with your little angel gone,..Gone she is, but never forgotten buy any of us..You too have touched my heart with your posting on Avery and your continous fight against SMA, I feel honored and privallage to have some what gotten to know you guys!!, Your both Beautiful human beings!!! One day with your permission I would love to make the trek down Texas and pay my respects to Avery and make a contributation in her honor, I was thinking 2013 sometime, that's my dream, One more thing Mike and Laura your loved well around the world and your not alone, we are here for you guys!!!Thank you for letting me share on your blog, God Bless you, both, with much love, and hugs, Chris Poulin, kelowna BC, CanadaReplyDelete
Dear Daddy and Mummy of Avery, I'm so touched reading about your story and sweet Avery.. You are so awesome people words just can't describe it. I wasn't aware of SMA before this, and you guys have really done so much..ReplyDelete
Avery was truly blessed to have both of you in her brief but beautiful time here..
so humbled and in awe, Ray
I have only very recently learnt about your story. First of all, I want to express you my most deep admiration for you and your courage. You are an example for everyone, not only for parents of kids struggling with these terrible diseases (which I am sure you constitute a very important reference for), but for all of us that lose so many time on small and insignificant issues, and remain blind to things that really matter. I have felt embarrased with myself, I cried so much with your story, I am touched and I will contribute to the spread of knowledge about SMA, its effects and its prevention. Thank you so much¡, Happy birthday for Avery¡ReplyDelete
All my love and respect from Spain
Happy Birthday Avery. I wanted to tell you and your mommy and daddy that I went to the doctor the other day and they gave me some brochures about testing for SMA and what SMA is. I thought of you. Who knows - maybe my doctor heard your story!ReplyDelete
I prayed for you guys all day long on 11/11. My daughter, Avery and your Avery were born only weeks apart. I'm certain they'd have been special friends. You continue to amaze me and inspire me with your strength and courage. Avery's tree is so beautiful. I'm certain that she'll send angels to sit in it and play. Happy Birthday sweet girl.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Avery! Thank you for sharing your story. My granddaughter, Briley FAITH has been diagnosed with SMA Type 0. God continues to give us all we need! Thanks again and prayers for all of you!ReplyDelete
What a sweeeeet birthday wish from your mommy and daddy! Just checking in, seeing how they're doing. Oh, Aviator, how they love you so.ReplyDelete
I believe families can be together forever. She is your daughter for eternity and not until death. Happy Birthday Avery, you should have been able to be here with your parents but I know you are watching them everyday, unable to wait till you can have them hold you again.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Avery, although I am almost a month late in wishing you this! Even though I never met you, I think of you often and I think of your mommy & daddy often. Your daddy wrote such a wonderful poem on here, didn't he? Complete with super cute pictures of you and all! Happy Birthday sweet girl :)ReplyDelete
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AVIATORReplyDelete
God Bless You Always.
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Oh my goodness i'm crying at how sweet this is. I haven't cried from a good blog post in a long time. I just stumbled across your blog and i think you're amazing people. She looks like such a sweet girl, happy birthday Avery!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!ReplyDelete
Mike and Laura I read on Avery's facebook page, that she would've been 15 months, I am here to say that we all are here for you and we love you guys!!, your not alone, well all love Avery,like you we miss her too!!,I wish I could take away your pain,but again I'm here for you guys, Avery you made an impact on this world a great big beautiful impact!!!your from friend Canada Chris Poulin, Kelowna BCReplyDelete
Oh my goodness I am crying like a little baby. Avery, how beautiful of an angel you are.ReplyDelete
Happy 1st birthday wishes to sweet girl.ReplyDelete