Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Day Avery got her Big cast taken off!

Wednesday, April 14

Avery letting her green balloon go for Adam

Avery's Welcome home party with her friend, Tatum

Avery has been home for 2 weeks now. She makes us proud every day. She is an amazing girl, and she has come so far in such a short time.
After she got her full cast off on April 2nd and into a walking cast, I think she was still having some pain in her ankle. She didn't want to walk on it and would say it hurts if she tried, and "I can't walk," or "I don't know how to walk".
On Sunday morning when she woke up, she said, "Mom, my leg doesn't hurt anymore! I can walk!" She climbed out of bed and I took her hands and she walked out into the living room. Since then, she has been able to walk as long as she has a hand to hold, and we have not used her wheelchair at all.
She is still shaky and wobbly at times, especially when she gets tired, but she is coming along very well. I have never been so proud of my little girl, she is the strongest girl I have ever known. I know she still has quite a bit of recovering to do, but she has gone way above and beyond what was expected of her already and I couldn't ask for more.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Another big step!

Avery got her lovely purple cast off her leg yesterday, and now has a pink walking cast. Great news!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Gigi here.  I started back to work and have been neglecting the blog.  Gratefully Chelsea wrote to you and isn't she just beautiful.  Chelsea and Bobby threw a welcome home party for Avery last night.  It was just heartwarming to see their home filled with friends and family and to hear the little girls playing and laughing.  Ronnie was a light in the room and I think we wore him out!  Bobby and I agreed after the party that we are really blessed to have the support we've had, and that we all appreciate not only the children, but each other so much more.  Adam's loss and his life have touched so many people and taught us all so much.  So it was a beautiful celebration, and yet Adam's absence was with me.  Thoughts of him make me smile..always, but we are sure going to miss him. 

God is good, and carries me when I can't walk.  Thanks God.