Monday, April 26, 2010

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who attended the "All for Ava" service. It was a magical day! Our dear friend/photographer, Lilianna Story, has the gift of capturing children's raw emotions. How she manages to get the most perfect photos with three children in the shot, I'll never know.

Enjoy this breathtaking slideshow of the Lopez children:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fiesta Week - Please Drink Responsibly!!!

Fiesta week has kicked off here in San Antonio, which means there will be more partying and celebrating than usual. Enjoy this fun San Antonio tradition with your friends and families, but remember to drink responsibly and DON’T get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. Let’s keep our families safe!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"All for Ava" service - April 23, 2010

On Friday, April 23rd there will be an “All for Ava” service held at the Crosstimber (Rogers Ranch) clubhouse. As a reminder, this is where we held the rally for Ava last year. It is our way to come together as a community and celebrate Ava’s continued recovery. All are welcome to attend. It will start at 6:00 p.m. and will most likely last 30-45 minutes.

Please wear pink!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

The Lopez Family

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Reflecting on April 23rd....

April 23rd is quickly approaching. To many, this date may seem insignificant but to our family it was the day our lives changed forever. It amazes me to think that an entire family's life can be changed in the blink of an eye but it happens. Many people have asked how I am going to spend that day and I really don’t have a response. While I view it as a very tragic day, I can’t help but to focus on the positive side to this story. The outpouring of love and compassion from family, friends, neighbors, people all over the world that I have never even met. It brings a smile to my face to know that my daughter has brought so many people together in such a positive way. Days after the accident my neighborhood was full of pink ribbons. All over houses, cars, trees…..wherever there was a place to tie a ribbon, one was found. The pink ribbons then started to travel beyond our neighborhood to schools, day care centers, churches, other states and even out of the country. Unity! What seems like such a small thing signifies so much more.

Getting back to the April 23rd question, it is my wish to see as many pink ribbons as I did in the days that followed the accident. I am not asking that they stay up for a long period of time. I am simply asking to make April 23rd an “All for Ava” day. It will serve as a reminder of the senselessness of the act that put us here but more importantly it will remind us of the unity of those near and far that have given our family the strength to live day to day.
Thank you ALL for your continued prayers and support!

Manny, Traci, Jack, Isabella and AVA