Friday, May 9, 2008

Date and Time...

Today Nate and I had a VERY busy day. My parents watched Kaden for us and we went out to set up all of the arrangements.

Visitation will be held on Monday before the service. It will begin at 9:00 am. The service will follow at 10:30. There will be a luncheon held afterwards. We encourage everyone to wear "cheerful" colors. But please wear the color you are most comfortable in. Thanks.

Nate and I want to thank everybody for all of their support. I am at a loss of words to explain how loved we feel and how much Ava touched everyone. Everyone is going over and beyond to help and we appreciate everything. A special thanks to the Police Dept and Amy.


Carey said...

I so wish we were at home, that's not far at all from where we live. I'm going to try and figure out a way to come still though. Thinking of you guys and praying for sweet Baby Ava.

Michelle Rogers said...

We love you and we are praying for you.

Anonymous said...

From my friend Megan's blogspot and reading yours I learned to know about Ava and I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I again just want you to know you are in my thought and prayers during this difficult time. Nothing can be said that will ease you pain and heartache. I can tell by your blog you are one amazing set of parents. She is now a beautiful angel. We saw so much in our time in the Des Moines PICU. May God Bless you.

jamie bolen said...

Your family is in my thougths and prayers. My heart breaks for your loss.

Jamie Bolen
CHD Families Assn.

Jan Goodin said...

We have never met, and yet I feel so close to you and your pain. My heart is breaking for you and Nate and big brother Kaden. Such a beautiful little darling; a wee rosebud that didn't get the chance to fully bloom. I will continue to pray for you and your family, Amy. Love & Compassion Jan Goodin (co-worker of Lou)

Mindy said...

May God provide you with love and peace that only HE can. I am so very sorry for your precious loss. I cannot even imagine. Your family is beautiful. You are in my prayers.

Mauzy said...

Thoughts and prayers for Ava and your family. I followed your journey via a few blogs, and am so, so sorry for your loss. I can't try to understand the why's....


Tyler Patrick Breuer said...

If and when you would like to become a part of an online support group/message board, I wanted to share with you the "HLHS Angels" side of a group I am a part of.
The women here are outstanding.


The main website is:

Pam said...

We will be there in spirit and thinking of you. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

I have been saying an extra prayer for Kaden. I know how much he loved his little sister.


Pam and Rhett

Anonymous said...

Nate, Amy and Kaden,
I just recently learned of your blog and couldn't stop the tears as I read about Ava. She was so lucky to be blessed with great loving parents and a wonderful big brother. Ava is home and now she can watch over her family with the same tender loving care that you gave to her. We are thinking and praying for your family.
Luke and Chantel McClain

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

You are in my thoughts and I wish you strenght und power for the upcoming funeral. Our little baby girl was burried on April 30th. She was 9 months old and died of pulmonal hypertension after a heart surgery. I truly understand what you are going through. Although we never met I feel very close to you.I`ll light a candle for Ava on Monday.

Claudia with Mia in my heart

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's day.Know Ava is watching down from heaven sending her love for her amazing mommy.Kaden is giving you hugs from him and Ava. Know how much you are all in our prayers and thought of daily.
Joan, Thomas and gang

Isabella said...

I wish more than anything I was going to be able to make it to Wamego tomorrow. With Matt's new job he is unable to take off without risking losing his job. I still just want to give you a great big hug and tell you how sorry I am. Know that you guys are in our constant thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow we will be praying for your strength and peace. At 10:30 we plan to take a moment of silence and have a word of prayer in remembrance of Ava.
Lots of Love and Prayers being sent your way.

Momma said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express how my heart goes out to you.

You are an incredibly strong family. God will see you through this.

(Found you through Life of a Child).

Peace - D

mellissa said...

Dear Kaden and Ava's Mommy

I work with Nate--I call him Nathan or Officer Boeackman. He's a great guy, as you know. My husband and I have been praying for Kaden since I first met Nate. Then we begin adding Ava to our prayers before she was born whe we learned about her need for surgery as soon as she was to arrive.

I do not know what to say. I cannot imagine all you have gone through and are still having to face. Please know that people whom have never had the joy of meeting you or Kaden, are still touched by your bravery and courage and pray for you. I have been so inspired by your blog and your family story. Your strength and faith amaze me.

We will continue to pray for your family and hope that God comforts you.


Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Rhett and I just wanted you to know I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I also wanted you to know how much your love for your children comes out in your writing. I had to stay and read just about your whole blog. You and your family are very strong. Keep holding on to eachother.

Peace be with you
Kim and Miss T

crackerjacksMO said...

Happy Mother's Day Amy! xxoo

Anonymous said...

Amy, Nate, Kaden, and family,
I just wanted to leave a short note to tell you that I've been thinking of you everyday and especially today. I'm so sorry for the loss of Ava. Jen has kept me updated on her since before she was even born. I was in such shock, as i know everyone has been. I'm in awe of your strength. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Robin Osterhaus
(Jen's sister)

Anonymous said...

Dear Boeckman family,
Nate, your brother Michael told me about Ava and sent me this blog address. It brakes my heart to hear of the loss of your daughter. Please remember that God is good and cares about everything that happens in our lives. Our prayers will be for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Amy, Nate, and Kaden,

My family and I think of your family and pray for you daily. Little Ava has joined our daughter, Kiana, up in heaven. I always believe that God will not give us more than we can handle, but sometimes I see families such as yours and I am amazed at the strength and the faith that you have. Now there is another little angel looking down from heaven. You're in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

Why God Take's Children

When God calls little children
To dwell with Him above,

We mortals sometimes question
The wisdom of His love,

For no heartache compares with,
The death of one small child,

Who does so much to make our world,
Seem so wonderful and mild.

Perhaps God tires of calling
The aged to His fold,

So He picks a rosebud
Before it can grow old.

God knows how much we need them
And so He takes but few,

To make the land of heaven
More beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult
But somehow we must try,

The saddest word mankind knows
Will always be good-bye.

So when a little child departs,
We who are left behind

Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.

Pam said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking of you today. We lit a candle at 11:30 am today for Ava.

We are always praying for you.


Pam and Rhett

Isabella said...

You have been in my constant thoughts and prayers all day. I wanted to be there for you so bad. I am sorry I could not. At 10:30 with my sister here, we had a moment of silence and then prayer in honor of Ava. Please let me know if Matt and I can do anything. I didn't know if you have a particular memorial you were doing in honor of Ava. Thinking of always

~plaid said...

The whirlwind of preparations just after the shock of your child's death tends to clear up some after services. And then you are left to see all the "damage after the storm". I hope you will have so many people there with you to support you through all of this. There are many of us online who have never met you and likely will never meet you IRL who are concerned. Yet, it is the hands of those who can tangibly support you that will be the most comfort as your own arms and hearts are aching. Hang in there...

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I am very sorry for your loss. My cousin was actually at Children's Mercy in Kansas City the same time you guys were. I remember seeing you and your family in the waiting room. I know you don't know me, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

adrianna york said...

I am sorry to hear about little Ava I wish the best for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just let me know.
Thank you Kim and Adrianna

Michelle said...

Our thoughts and prayers were with you today and will continue to be. Baby Ava will always be remembered. God Bless

Kylee said...

I just wanted to say how sorry I was for your loss. We lost our baby, Peyton, on March 31st 2008. We saw you many times while we were @ Children's Mercy. We were directly across from you in the PICU when we first got there in March. Peyton died a few weeks after he had open heart surgery from complications. I know it's so sad...I feel for you. If you'd like, contact me by email and we can talk about this. I'm so sad and I know that you are too. Hope to talk to you soon!!