Ava’s Rule

I came across Sheye’s blog a few years ago now, attracted by her beautiful photography I read on to discover a heartbreaking story.

Sheye lost her daughter Ava in 2003 when she was stuck inside the family car unknown to her parents. Tears flowed as I read about Sheye’s loss, and I have never forgotten her story. Every year I try to pass on via email or just word of mouth this postcard.


Every year on August 22 Sheye holds a Teaparty for Ava, she invites everyone to hold their loved ones that bit tighter and share a special tea party with those you love.

I think it is such an important message that needs to be passed on, especially as winter ends and summer comes along.

Pass on the postcard, tell someone Ava’s story, it might just save a life.

3 Comments Ava’s Rule

  1. Veronica @ Mixed Gems August 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    I came across this a little while ago too. It breaks my heart to read the story but it is a cautionary tale all parents need to know.

    1. admin August 12, 2011 at 10:55 AM

      Yes, it sure is. I have even told friends but they still leave their little ones in the car!

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