If you have found my blog because you are a grieving parent who has experienced the excruitiating pain of losing a baby then firstly I am so sorry for your loss. If you have been received a package that had a card from "Ava Grace - No Footprint Too Small" from your local hospital where you gave birth to your precious bub then I would love to hear your baby's name and story and what blanket your baby was wrapped in, or nappy or hat that you dressed them in.
If you have found this blog through searching for hope or answers or information after having received a diagnosis of cystic hygroma/lymphatic malformation, hydrops, I would also love to know your families journey. I want to know if your baby lived or died and how you are making it through each day.
If you have been reading my blog because you have joined as a volunteer on the Ava Grace - No Footprint to Small volunteer Facebook page, thankyou so much for understanding how much your contribution means to others.
If you are reading this page as a fellow babyloss mummy or daddy whether you lost your baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal loss I think and pray for you often. I like to imagine Ava having lots of friends in Heaven playing with her until I see and hold her again.
If you are reading this blog because you are a friend or family member of ours then thankyou for taking the time to read Ava's story and my thoughts as we navigate our 'new normal'. Thankyou for the support you give in practical ways, your prayers and thoughts. Thankyou for acknowledging our daughter Ava and the part she plays in our family. Thankyou for being there and listening to me when I blog, as at the moment it is playing a roll in letting me process all that has happened over the last 6 months. It lets me to verbalise how I'm feeling without having to leave my lounge room.
I hope Ava has impacted your life in some small way. I hope that she has shown you of how much life a baby has at whatever gestation they are born at, whether they take a breath or not on this Earth.
Feel free to join my Facebook pages through the links above or send me an email, I'd love to hear from you. I'd love to hear about where in the world you are reading my blog from. I'd love to a acknowledge your baby and their story.
- Erin (Ava's mummy)