You know, I sit and I read stories about babies that are born months early, weighing one pound, having to endure so many surgeries at such a young age, and ending up going to be with God at less than twelve months of age (often times, much younger than that). A year and a half ago, I would read these stories, and it would sadden me, but I couldn't relate to the feeling. Now, having Averi in my life, I read these stories and am just heartbroken for these babies and their families, I am overcome with sadness, trying to put myself in these peoples shoes. I was so incredibly blessed to have had a full term pregnancy with Averi, and to have been able to deliver a healthy baby girl just two weeks before her actual due date. I just cannot imagine not having Averi in my life. And to know that so many parents have had to give their babies back to God, so so soon after meeting them just brings me to my knees. I pray for healing and for peace for families that have fallen into that group.
On another note, Nana's mouth surgery went well and she is on the road to recovery! Of course, being the wonder-woman that she is, she came and watched Averi for me the day after! I did make sure she was feeling okay though, I didn't want her to overdo it. Thank you all for your prayers and positive thoughts.
Tomorrow we are going to Sights and Sounds in San Marcos, which will begin a yearly tradition for Averi, as it has been for my siblings and I. It is a Christmas festival at a big park in San Marcos that is just so neat to go to. Arts and crafts, rides, food, shows, little town of Bethlehem, and all sorts of games for kiddos, are just some of the ongoings at Sights and Sounds. I am excited that Mom, Nana, The Rose family, and our buddies John and Allison will be going with us this year! I most definitely recommend going if you have never been! Click here to check out the webpage for more information!
Okay, I've gotta hit the hay! We have a busy day tomorrow! Hope everyone has a blessed weekend!
-Love to you all-