Inspired in part by the amazing movie “Bella”, but mostly by my sister-in-law Stacy and her little girl Ava.
Stacy was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the blood and soon after learned that she was pregnant. She was advised by her doctors to abort her child in order to recieve the treatment that would prolong her life. Stacy refused and expected, for all practical purposes, to deliver the child and die soon after. All of her family and friends began praying for her situation and asked that God would heal her.
I still remember the shock and surprise I felt when my wife and I received a phone call with news that Stacy’s cancer was gone! The Lord had answered our prayers and healed her! She gave birth to a happy and healthy daughter named Ava Grace. Ava is truly the happiest baby I have ever met (besides my own) and has given me insight into the joy of God.
Tiny hands, tiny feet,
She’s the cutest little girl you have ever seen
First thing she learns is how to smile
You see the joy of God, in the face of this sweet child
What a precious gift, is this new life,
So full of innocence and wonder, with her eyes so wide
She takes it in, all this love you give,
How could it ever be a question that you let her live?
That you let her live…
Her first steps, her first words
The sweetest little sounds you have ever heard
You watch her grow and feel such love
And every day you spend with her, just never seems enough