Friday, December 9, 2011

A Day With Mimi

Dear Avery,
     I didn't go to work today because I wanted to stay home and spend time with your Mimi.  We had a long, emotional, and wonderful day.  We shared tears and hugs and laughter-then some more tears. 

     We decided that we wanted to make our special apricot Christmas cookies, so we got up this morning and cooked the preserves for the filling.  We made the dough and put it in the fridge to chill, then we set out for a day on the town.  We went to The Cheddar Box for lunch.  I ended up getting upset and had to go out to the car to calm down while Mimi paid.  It feels good to talk about you, but I still have a hard time holding it together when I think about the fight that you are facing.

     Your Mimi wants for you to have a beautiful baby blanket, so we set out on a mission to find one after lunch.  Nothing that we found seemed special enough for you.  A purchased blanket just didn't seem personal enough to wrap up an angel like you, so we decided to make one.  We spent what felt like hours in Jo-Ann fabrics and finally decided on the perfect materials. 

     It will be dainty and pink with a soft furry side, a satiny side, and a pretty pink ruffle all the way around.  It is embroidered with your name-Avery Alis.  God led us to the right embroidery place.  After calling every possible place in Louisville, we showed up at Spin-Broidery in Plainview for one last shot.  The man told us that he could do it in 30 or 40 minutes and your Mimi started crying from happiness.  We explained why it was so special to us to get it made, and he prayed a beautiful prayer for your health.  It was meant to be that we met this man today.  God is on our side baby girl-we still have hope.
                                                                      You are loved by many,

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