Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Life is not linear...

It is not a neat and tidy progression in one direction. This is not a major revelation, of course, but I think sometimes, with clocks to measure time, and calendars to count the days and weeks and months and years, we expect a linear journey...and then we are reminded that it really doesn't work that way.



I had every intention of posting an update after my niece was released from the hospital in January... we celebrated Christmas on Valentine's day and our hearts were full of gratitude for her homecoming. In a very short time, Avery was back in preschool and life for her and her parents regained some normalcy...



But before I got around to posting that wonderful post, Avery was admitted to the hospital again this weekend, where she was treated for dehydration and the formation of some blood clots in her heart. She is now stable, but she may remain in the hospital for a couple of weeks while they monitor her and try to figure out exactly what happened. We may never know. Avery is a pioneer, in many ways, so there is little precedent for the journey to a strong, healthy heart, that she is traveling. I just wanted to thank all of you who've kept her in your hearts and minds and ask that you continue to do so as we all travel this journey full if twists and turns that is life.

6 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Prayers will never stop for Avery and all who love her. Love, Marilyn

julie king said...

avery continues to be in my thoughts and my prayers. what a strong resemblance i see in the 5 of you sitting together. and i suspicion that there is an inner strength in all of you as well that pulls you together in times of need. avery is a very lucky little girl in so many ways.

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

Dear Kerri Jean:

What a beautiful family you are part of. Prayers and well wishes are constant for Avery and each of you. I believe your smiles will carry you through this life journey.
Thank you for sharing with all of us in your heartfelt blog.

Liz Ness said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear of her return to the hospital. She's in my heart and on my mind for sure! Please let her know we're hoping for a speedy (and full) recovery...

=) HUGS to you and your family, too.

DJ said...

So sorry to hear about Avery being in the hospital again! I hope she recovers quickly. She'll be in my prayers.

fran p. said...

Kerri - Bless this sweetheart ... I will certainly keep her in my prayers as well as you and your family. Hopefully this is a small hurdle and she'll be back at home in no time.