Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Memory of Avary

This past Tuesday, friends of ours from church had a baby girl named Avary. In January of this year, Avary was diagnosed with Trisomy 9. Avary was a fighter, and lived for about 1 hour after she was born. Her parents' wishes, in order for others to honor and remember Avary, are to have donations made to our adoption in lieu of flowers. Words cannot express the mixture of emotions we feel. We can't imagine what courage it took for Shawn & Melba to continue on for the past 4 months, and the strength and grace they have displayed. How honoring it must be to God when a couple chooses to trust God with their precious girl. We are sad for the grief that the Reidy family is going through. We are also humbled and grateful for their thoughtfulness and selflessness in helping us bring Nathan and Keira home. This is another way that God has demonstrated His love and faithfulness. Please join us in praying for the Reidy family-for God to comfort them as only He can, and giving thanks to God for Avary's life.

                         And with your final heartbeat
                         Kiss the world goodbye
                         Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and 
                         Fly to Jesus
                         Fly to Jesus
                         Fly to Jesus and live

                          (Avary means "like a bird")

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