Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our Dear Avery

After three longs weeks of fighting so hard to stay with us, Avery passed on last night.

Tracey and I were with her and ensured that she was showered with warmth and love.

In the three weeks that our daughter was with us, she showed us that strength is measured in many ways. Avery, never weighing more than 1 lb 13 ozs, is the strongest person we had ever met.

Avery was my first child. And even given her very difficult situation, she brings me such joy and happiness. I believe she's impacted other people as well and this is something that will stay with all of us.

Tracey and I are doing fine. As you can imagine we're going to keep to ourselves a little over the next couple days. Feel free to be in touch via e-mail and I will continue to update the blog on how we're doing and on Colby's progress as often as possible.

Thank all of you for your love, support and compassion during Avery's journey.

Scott & Tracey


Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear about baby Avery. What a strong little miracle...No doubt your love and support for her allowed her to finally rest after such a long fight. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

All our love and support...
Jodi & Chris

Anonymous said...

May Avery know how much she is loved, how much she inspired, how lucky we are to have had her for the time we were allowed..........and how proud she may be of her courageous, loving parents.

Mark Barkasy said...


Just wanted to let you both know that you continue to be in our prayers as well as those of the members of our church. The Lord works in mysterious ways some times and defies our logic, but all is for a greater purpose. We will all understand one day why He lets things happen the way He does. Until that day know that He is faithful no matter what. Be strong. Take care of each other. God bless you both!!!

Mark Barkasy

Michelle said...

Dear Scott & Tracey,

I'm so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers. Your story has been on my mind for the past month and your strength and love for your family are a huge inspiration to everyone who reads it.

Michelle Provost

Anonymous said...

We are so sad to hear about Avery. I can't even imagine what you are both feeling right now. Know that we continue to think of, and pray for you daily.

Much love,
Paul and Blaik

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about Avery, she was such a fighter. All of you are in my prayers.


Liz and Chris said...

Dearest Tracey and Scott-

We can't pretend to imagine what you must be feeling but please know that Avery's time on this earth and her struggle has been an inspiration to us and those that we've shared your story with. She was blessed with feeling your love and being comforted while you held her in your arms and you will always be able to cherish that.

Anonymous said...

We're so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Avery. You have been in our thoughts and prayers for some time now and will continue to be. Your story has been an inspriation and I feel blessed to have known of this little miricle even if it was only through the internet.

With Love and Support,
Betsey and Mike

Unknown said...

We were saddened to hear about little Avery. You all are on our minds and in our thoughts everyday and your love & strength has been an inspiration to us and I'm sure to so many others. You should feel comforted with the fact that Avery will always know what loving, supportive and courageous parents she had to help her through those blessed weeks on this earth.

With Love
Natalie & Will

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about Avery. She fought a good battle and I know she saw and felt the amount of love and support u were giving her. Stay strong and continue to show Colby the same love.

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott & Tracey,
We are sorry to hear about Avery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love, Mary, Randy, and Hannah

hazenut45@comcast.net said...

jodi & chris,
we are so very sorry for your loss,our prayers will be there for you. gary & hazel, caroles friends

Erin Benvegnu said...

Dear Scott and Tracey,

We are so sorry for the loss of your little Avery. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Love, Erin, Felipe & Julia

ewagrl said...

I am so sorry. If there is anything at all I can do (even if its stopping by to take out the trash) just let me know. My heart and prayers are with all of you right now.

Peace....Serena (amies friend)