Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Avery Joy Reade - We will love her forever.

Chad and Jessica asked me to blog this.  Avery Joy Reade went to be with our Lord at 11:30 Monday night, 7/23/12--six days after her birth.  Their family, and we, both sets of grandparents, were able to be with Avery as she went into the presence of God.  Emily was the BEST big sister, right up until Avery left us.  Emily has taught us all so many lessons about honesty with God and total, unconditional love.

They and we are so grateful for the time God allowed us to spend with this precious little girl.  It is an awesome love that God instilled in our hearts in the short time we were allowed to spend with her.  Actually, we have loved her from the moment we have known about her.

In closing for now, Avery is healed.  She was a fighter, but now is totally, completely and gloriously healed! 

Howevery, hearts are broken here.  Please lift Chad, Jessica, Emily, Olivia in particular...and, the rest of the family up in prayer for comfort and healing that only God can provide.  I'm sure they will blog here eventually, but, as you might understand it could be some time.

For all the family,
John and Terri Steyer, and Bob and Carolyn Reade-Avery's proud grandparents.


  1. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Avery Joy. You have been, and will continue to be, in my prayers.

  2. Steyer and Reade families,
    I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Praising God for the precious time you had with Avery Joy here on this earth, and praying for your broken tender hearts.
    Pamela Ranard

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Our Heavenly father must be gathering a Great choir today. I can see it now 2 beautiful little young ladies singing as a Duet leading a Great choir in worship & praises to our Lord Jesus. May our Great Shepherd hold & carry you close to Him as Our comforter brings peace that passes all of your understanding. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    The Birkey's

  4. Chad and Jessica,
    No words can express how I feel for you right now. I'm sorry for the loss of precious Avery. I will continue to be praying for your family.
    In His arms,
    Rebekah Rothfuss

  5. I am so very sorry. Avery has been healed and is an angel watching us from above now. I never met her, but you have no idea how reading about her everyday for the last week has changed my life and my relationship with God for the better. She was here for a reason no doubt, and even in her short time, she touched so many people's lives. I continue to pray for your family, may your amazing faith and the Spirit of our Almighty Lord carry you through these tough times. You are loved by many, as was sweet little

    Stefanie Westphal-Callahan

  6. Sweet friends. I am in tears for you and saying prayers often. I am honored to have met precious Avery and thankful for that sweet time. May God comfort you...

  7. I do not know you, and just found this today. I know that we are months later, but I am praying for all of you right now and that God will cover you with the peace that is beyond all understanding.
    Your sister in Christ,