My Sister: A Daughter, Sister, Wife and Mother
2 December 2005
My journey with AVM began almost a year ago. December 26, 2004 changed my life forever. My sister, Tracy, lived in Biloxi, MS (5hrs away) had just given birth to her first born, Zach, on December 15, 2004 and all was going well. She complained to her husband of a headache on Christmas day but had been having sinus problems and didn't think much of it. Her husband found her unconscious that Sunday afternoon and rushed her to the hospital.
That was the quickest my parents and I had ever gotten to MS. My knowledge of AVM is still not much, but she had several bleeds on her brain one being on her brain stem and they could not get her blood to clot.
I never got to tell her, just one more time how much I love her. I didn't get to tell her good-bye. I didn't get to tell her what an awesome mom she is. Though Zach will not know her like we do, he'll have the beauty of our memories.
As a Christian there are times when we don't understand God's plan, but I've learned He does have one. Our miracle came in the form of a baby boy born 3 weeks early. Without being born early we more than likely would have lost him too. Instead of being born Jan. 7, 2005 we buried his mother.
It has been a tough year but with the love from family and friends and faith you learn to take one day at a time.
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