Saturday, December 20, 2008

Avery welcomes the winter!


Happy first day of winter everyone! Sorry for the long delay. Tis the season to fall behind on virtually everything. Add to the regular busy-ness of the holidays an ice storm that left me (and much of the Northeast)without power for days, and blogging just falls to the bottom of the list for awhile!

So the news of the day is that my niece is recovering from 2 major open heart surgeries, and is coming through like the tough cookie we all know and love. Today a hospital employee brought her 2 big buckets of fresh snow from last night's storm which she promptly decided she had to taste!! (see the picture above) She's still on breathing assistance for a few days, but slowly being taken off of machines and meds as her body gradually takes over all of the work by itself.

I thank you all for your words of support, prayers and good wishes. I pass them on daily to her parents and they have helped everyone to get through this time knowing how many wonderful people are thinking of their daughter.

No Christmas shopping is necessary this year. Avery's recovery is all we could ever ask for!

7 comments:

julie king said...

bless her little heart and that hospital employee deserves a hug as well! glad she is recovering. take care and gold bless!

DJ said...

I'm so glad that Avery is getting better! I hope you and all your family have a great Christmas.

Marilyn Rock said...

Avery is amazing Kerri! I'm so glad to read that she is getting better. What a Christmas present! Love, Marilyn

Nancy Bea Miller said...

All my best wishes, light, energy, prayers, whatever you call it! Going right atcha.

Laura said...

She's such a strong little girl!! I'm so glad to hear updates on her.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Kerri!

lizness said...

Oh, I'm so glad that all is going well for her (and your family). She is such a cutie! Love that she's eating snow as she recovers -- definitely full of spirit! I'm sending good thoughts for a speedy and awesome recovery -- so that she'll be out dancing in the snow before long!

Also, happy holidays to you, my friend!

fran p. said...

So very happy to see Avery is on the mend. She is a beautiful little girl - I can understand how she can steal your heart. Her recovery has to be the best Christmas present ever...spoil the heck out of her!!!