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.