A heartbroken mother gave birth just five hours after the funeral of her baby’s father. Grieving Kelly Jones, 26, went into labour at the graveside of her fiance killed in a car crash just days earlier.

Miss Jones was eight months pregnant when her childhood sweetheart Ricky Norman, 27, died in the country road accident. to her it was like a parting gift from the love of her life.

Miss Jones said: ‘It was a tragic day – we said goodbye to Ricky on the same day that Ava said hello to the world.’Giving birth should have been one of the happiest days of our lives together and Ricky would have been at my side.’My family and friends are saying Ava is Ricky’s parting gift to me and that’s the way I will always think of her.’

Healthy Ava arrived three weeks early at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, just a mile from the cemetery where her father was buried that day.

it so sad to loose the love of her life but we should also realize that behind or beneath every dark cloud there is a silver lining.