I just spoke with Heather and the after funeral luncheon will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist gymnasium on Niles Buchanan Road. People are volunteering to bring food. If you would like to help, you can contact Heather or Carol Eull, plus I think Michele Asmus and Barb Gararrd are also arranging food. I am sure if you have questions I can help too, so please feel free to leave messages here of give me a call. Also, donations in Ava's name will go to Hearts of Hope. I will try to find out more about this from the newspaper and I am sure Halbritters will have the "how to's' but Hearts of Hope was a group up at U of M that helped new families of babies with heart defects.
This is still so raw that it is hard to imagine the courage Jamie and Jamie have to muster up these past two days. I have not talked to them personally but am glad they have such a great support system in their family and their friends.
I am particularly proud and so impressed with my crazy Heather. Heather and I have known each other for years and have really gone through some funny and not so funny times together. Although I don't think she realizes what a rock she has been throughout this, she has been a wonderful caretaker to many. Not only is she an aunt and a sister, she has had to help her children and her husband through all of this. Heather, you have been remarkable and although you have claimed 'you can't do it" you DID do it and you are doing it. Both Jamies and Billy are lucky to have you, and if you can just keep that silly sense of humor about you, you will overcome this and will be even stronger for your family than you ever imagined. The sun will shine again some day soon and those few silly moments of giggles will come more often. It is ok to laugh and to love each other. That is what makes the Weaver-Zimmerman clan so unique.
There are days that I think Niles could use a good talking to in terms of certain issues, but when it comes to support of families in need, we are second to none. Thanks to all of you here and far away.