The day before Ava's accident was Ivy's first day at kindy. Ava was so excited about showing her the ropes and proudly led the way in that morning. They played on the carpet while I took photos. This is the last image I took of Ava. It's not great technically but of course it's one of the most valuable images I have.
One more thing I wanted to share..
For months, I had been gathering ideas for a new business website. I had a definate idea of the theme I wanted - vintage - and had pretty much designed the entire site short of choosing the final logo. On Saturday morning, at 10.30am, I sat down at the pc to begin putting my ideas together. For some reason, instead of working with what I'd had in mind, I started to put together something completely different, based around Ava. I didn't think too hard about it, I just put it down and even down to the quote at the bottom - I was just driven to get it all down just as you see it here. I even chose pink for the font soley because it was Ava's favourite colour. I have no idea why I designed something so completely different to my ideas. I worked on it up until noon with Ava right beside me, driving me crazy asking a million questions as usual.. :)
When I came back the following week to start collating photos for the funeral slideshow, I sat down and turned the screen on and this was sitting there, right where I'd left it on Saturday, an hour before the accident.
I used the image and the quote on the front of her funeral service booklet.
I am grateful for these moments in the week before..they're not enough, but I'm glad for them.