The Story of Emmie-Rose

This is the story of a little girl that came into this world way ahead of schedule. Now fighting day by day until she can be home with her family. This is Emmie's story. From 23 weeks old on...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

My Prayer to You Miss Emmie-Rose

My Prayer to You Miss Emmie-Rose

Lord, She is Yours Now
Please take care of Her
We love Her So Very Much
But know You Love Her too.

We wish We had More time with Her
But We understand You have other Plans
We wont question You Dear Lord
Please Just keep Her in Your Hands!!

Watch over Her and Hold Her tight
As She now has seen the Light
Help Her understand the Way
Until We meet again one Day.

Love, Mommy
May You Rest in Peace Sweet Princess
September 19, 2006
9:47 p.m

58 Comments:

  • At 9/19/2006 11:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a beautiful poem. I'm so sorry for your loss. She fought the good fight and has finished the race.

    From one mom who has lost a baby to another, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. My son, and all those babies who have gone on before us were there to greet Emmie-Rose. We will see them again one day. May you feel God's arms around you as He holds you close.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:13:00 AM, Anonymous Cousin Kris in Florida said…

    Dear Cousins,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. We were ALL praying for a miricle. I guess we did get one . . . we had an angel here with us for 66 days.

    She has touched people all over the world in her brief time here. She's gone back home now. May she always be in peace, and may you have peace knowing you will meet her again someday.

    Cousin Kris in Florida

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:17:00 AM, Anonymous Emmie's 2nd Cousin Kris in Florida said…

    You are all invited to stop by Emmie's MySpace page as well to leave your comments, prayers, ect.

    http://www.myspace.com/thetiniesthero

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll Hold You in Heaven

    From the very beginning I loved you,
    As I made plans to hold you and rock you:
    You were tiny and helpless as you lay in my womb,
    But something went wrong and soon you were gone;
    My young heart was broken, my tears fell like rain,
    I'd never known such heartache and pain.

    I wonder who you look like, me or your dad,
    Do you have my smile and his eyes?
    Would you have been big and tall or tiny and small?
    We had dreams for you that reached to the skies.
    It was long, long ago and I still miss you so,
    Thanks to Jesus, I'll see you in heaven.

    I'll hold you in heaven someday,
    When my trials on earth pass away;
    The angels have rocked you, the Father watches over you,
    I know you're waiting for me;
    I never could hold you or tell you "Goodbye",
    But I'll hold you in heaven someday.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:57:00 AM, Blogger Dawn said…

    I love you guys!!!
    ((((((((Hugs)))))))))))

    I'm so sorry you had to go through all of this. My heart aches with you.

    Sweet dreams Emmie-Rose. You go find your Grandpa and Grandma and look over us!!! Love you
    Auntie Dawn, Uncle Bob, and Connor

     
  • At 9/20/2006 03:16:00 AM, Blogger Bridget said…

    God Bless your family, and Emmie-Rose. A name and a face that I will never forget.

    I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bridget Menzel
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada

     
  • At 9/20/2006 03:37:00 AM, Anonymous ANissa said…

    I am so sorry for all you have had to go though. I know you loved her very much. I wish you peace.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 04:27:00 AM, Blogger suegene said…

    My heart is breaking for you. May God continue to hold you and your family close.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 04:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am so sorry for your loss. She has touched so many people - people like me that never knew your family before this. I pray that you find the courage and strength to get thru this difficult time.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 04:59:00 AM, Blogger alicek131 said…

    We will always remember your little angel.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 05:12:00 AM, Anonymous susan oppat said…

    my heart breaks for you and your family, and your little fighter.

    Susan Oppat

     
  • At 9/20/2006 05:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This poem is beautiful, just like your Emmie-Rose. I just found your story two days ago in an urgent prayer request. But even though we do know know each other know that we are praying for you in this time.

    Emmie Rose you'll never be forgotten.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 05:53:00 AM, Anonymous Angi said…

    T just heard your story today...I wish I would've known sooner!!! I am sooo sorry for your loss of Emmie-Rose!! She was a VERY beautiful little girl!!

    I don't know if my story will help you any at all...but...my first daughter was born at 23 weeks and weighed the same, 1lb 5oz, fortunatly with the wonderful care at WVU Hospital she lived and surpassed all odds. She is now a healthy 7 year old girl...with NO problems, well, she wears glasses. The hospital gave me grim percentages on her life expectancy and health too. While I did the same as you and left it in God's hands...he helped, BUT, I also think that the wonderful angels at WVU Hospital were what really really helped!!! If there is anything what so ever that I can do for you...please ask!! I am sorry to tell you that my daughter lived because yours did not...I wanted you to know this so you could get a little more strength when fighting the hospital. If you continue to. I have not read your entire blog yet...but I plan to...as sooo much sounds like my fight and the pictures look so much like the few I have of my daughter when she was a baby.

    My email address is jaae654@yahoo.com

    Please Take Care!!! I will pray and think of you often!! And, I will have to give Alyssa more hugs and be thankful again for having her with me!! I do cherish having her as for the 1st year of her life I'd have nightmares of losing her!!
    Once again! Take Care and she is with God now!

    REST IN PEACE EMMIE-ROSE!!!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have been reading your blog for the past week, and want to say how sorry I am for your loss. You are wonderful, loving parents, and Emmie Rose was so lucky to have you as her family. She will be your guardian, watching from above. She was such a fighter, and we were all pulling for her. May I send you my deepest regrets from NJ- Christine

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:17:00 AM, Anonymous Becky said…

    My deepest sympathy over your princess Emmie-Rose. I have been following your blog. I am so sorry that she didn't make it. She put up a good fight and know that you did the right thing by fighting the medical system for your little girl. No parent should have to go thru a lost of a child.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:24:00 AM, Anonymous Nancy Cortese said…

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you in your sorrow. Emmie-Rose was an angel God let you hold for 66 days. Now He is holding her.

    I think we should also pray for the people at U of M--that while God often uses them to perform miracles, they remember that HE is God and they are not. And that all their hearts be opened to God's will and their hands be opened to His use.

    God bless your family always!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Chris, Steph and girls, as many, we've been watching and praying! We've shed tears and held you closly in our hearts through this beautiful..yes beautiful (but not without challenges) times.

    And someday when we cross those golden shores we hope to meet Emmie Rose....along with our other loved ones! :D

    As I hold my children even "tighter" today...you all will be in our thoughts and prayers! God chose a very special couple to allow to go through all this and we know you were a blessing to many! From Leah's big sister! :D

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Words aren't enough to express how sorry....You all are so strong. My prayers are with you.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:55:00 AM, Blogger Jack Bennett said…

    So sorry for your loss. I've been reading the blog every day for updates. Emmie Rose really was a fighter. My prayers for your entire family.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 06:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wish I would have found your blog sooner. As I read back through I am in awe how God has worked thru your lives. He is a great God!

    I will never understand why these things happen, but I will never stop believing that God is in control, and He does not make mistakes.

    Your little girl is in a place where nothing will ever hurt her again, she will never be sad, and she is full of joy and LIFE!!

    I can not imagine how much you must miss her. I will pray, beg God for peace and strength as you move forward.

    With much love to your family

    Amber Lombardi

     
  • At 9/20/2006 07:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for fighting for such a beautiful God given gift, the gift of life, the gift of Emmie Rose. May you be a testament to everyone on how to deeply love and fight for the right to live, no matter what.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 07:17:00 AM, Anonymous Nancy Cortese said…

    Stephanie and Chris,

    I have felt consumed by the plight of your Emmie-Rose since I first heard of your situation Sunday night. I can't help but to feel that God had some bigger plan in mind for her short life. I believe he STILL has plans for her. I don't know if this will help you in your grief, but you may want to read "Virginia Cyr: God's Little Hobo". She was a young woman who remembers while in the womb God told her that she could have a normal happy life or she could choose to suffer in life for the poor souls in purgatory and that her suffering would save many souls. He told her it was her choice either way. She remembers that she chose to suffer for others.

    Soon after her birth, she began to show signs of cerebral palsy. Her mother abandoned her and her father was in and out of her life. She was passed around, put in an orphanage, then a nursing home. She used a pencil in her teeth to type out letters to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I was very touched to hear of her story.

    I feel that maybe God gave Emmie-Rose the choice and she chose to suffer. We may not know the reason, but I believe there was a grand plan and that many are already better because of her short life! Look how many people she touched. I know my prayer life quadroupled in the short time I have known of her!

    I believe that her story will inspire others in the future and that when a child is born ill, some will pray that Emmie-Rose intercede for that child and that that child will be healed because of Emmie-Rose's prayers.

    I am sorry that you are suffering now, but I believe your family has been an instrument in God's plan. EVERY one of the 66 days of Emmie-Rose's life was a miracle no one could explain! That MUST mean that she will be used for other miracles.

    God bless you and your family! Thank you for sharing your lovely daughter with all humankind!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 07:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OUR SWEET PRECIOUS EMMIE-ROSE WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD, GOING FROM THE ARMS OF HER MOMMIE AND DADDY TO THE ARMS OF JESUS!!!! OH WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT SHE WAS AND WHAT A LITTLE FIGHTER!!!! ALTHOUGH WE CRY AND MISS HER, WE KNOW GOD IS IN CONTROL AND WILL GIVE US THE PEACE THAT PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING!!!! ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS, THOUGHTS, AND CONDOLENCES!!!! PLEASE REACH OUT AND HOLD YOUR LOVE ONES TIGHTLY, MAKE THAT PERSON KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM AND HOW MUCH GOD LOVES THEM!!!!!TO OUR WONDERFUL NICU NURSES, THANK YOU , I AM HUMBLED BY YOUR LOVE AND DEDICATION TO OUR EMMIE-ROSE!!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR US AS WE GO THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS. MORE NEWS REGARDING ARRANGEMENTS WILL FOLLOW.

    HUMBLY AND WITH MUCH LOVE

    PAM BRENDTKE EMMIE-ROSE'S NANNA

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:07:00 AM, Anonymous loreine said…

    I am so saddened and sorry to hear her fight on earth is over. Your poem for her is beautiful.

    She now is with all the angels before her. Including my Nina Marie. My angel will be there for her.

    ((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))) to all of you.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:32:00 AM, Blogger Jasmine LeAnne said…

    Chris and Stephanie,

    I can only imagine what you must be going through. I can't believe that first the whole thing with the hospital and now this. You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I hope times are ok for you. Angel Spencer is showing little Emmie-Rose around heaven and they are playing together today.

    Sincerely,
    Jasmine

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:35:00 AM, Anonymous Patricia said…

    My heart is so saddened by your loss of sweet Emmie-Rose. May God give you peace and comfort in the difficult days/weeks/months and even years ahead.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:48:00 AM, Anonymous Carolyn in Chicago said…

    Wow, beautiful poem!
    I'm so sorry for your family's loss, so sorry for the pain and heartache all of this has caused.
    But supremely happy that you got to witness and have audience with such a powerful spirit that was Emmie-Rose.
    Know she was loved by all, even complete stragers felt like a part of it all. We hurt for you as well.
    You are so not alone.
    Rest in peace sweet baby, look down and watch over mom, dad and family!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:53:00 AM, Blogger kate said…

    I am so sorry for your loss. Many kisses up to sweet Emmie-Rose in heaven....

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:53:00 AM, Blogger Candy said…

    I'm so sorry to read of Emmie-Rose's death. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family. The loss of a child is one that no parent should have to endure!!

    My Emma Grace (8/27/05 - 9/10/05)was born at 25 wks gestation weighing 1 lb 12 oz. She, too, got NEC and did not survive.

    Remembering Our Angels!
    "There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world."

     
  • At 9/20/2006 08:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Stephanie & Chris,

    We offer our sincere condolences at Emmie-Rose's passing. When she let you know she wasn't ready to go yet you did all you could and were her biggest cheerleaders. Heck, you got the whole world to cheer her on and stand behind her. When she tired and couldn't go on, you told her you understood and let her go. What an amazing family.

    Love and hugs, Kelly, Tony, Shawna & Kaylee

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful little girl. Emmie-Rose fought long and hard. Please know that she is safe in the arms of her Saviour, Jesus Christ. May God grant you all the peace and understanding that you will need to get through this next while.

    With much love and many prayers,
    Trina

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am just know learning that little emmie-rose has left us. She has touched me in so many ways. I know she is happier and not in pain anymore and that God is taking care of her. They will both help us in our journeys here on earth. I am praying that God will ease your families pain. You are in my thoughts.
    --the murphy's in CT

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:13:00 AM, Anonymous Cousin Cathy Cleveland said…

    Chris, Steph and Family-
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers always. You
    all fought a good fight but God wanted her more. She now has her wings.
    Love, Cathy

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:17:00 AM, Anonymous Wylie Williams said…

    So sorry for your loss and Gods gain to have such a wonderful child in His presence. May you find peace and comfort in knowing she is in Heaven and that someday you will be with her.Praying for you. Katelyns MomMom
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/katelynwilliams

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:29:00 AM, Blogger Matt-Nicole said…

    I agree with Nany Cortese that Emmie-Rose took the choice to suffer to save other souls. She is as kind hearted as her parents. I believe with her suffering and with the attention it brought forth in the media...we can only HOPE that this will awaken the staff at the U of M! They are not "God!" Hopefully the un-ethical committee will also realize that they especially the social workers who don't know anything CANNOT make the determinations themselves! I had a preemie and my social worker "tried" to play psychologist instead and thought she was so important and refused to help us with any financial concerns which we qualified for!!
    Do everything you need to do to continue to fight the uneducated hospital and to further portray Emmie-Rose's story as the hero that she is. My prayers are with your family.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Not only was Emmie-Rose a true fighter you are too. May God comfort you in your time of need and know that Emmie-Rose accomplished more in her short life than many of us ever will. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you always remember her sweet face and what an angel she is.

    Jenni Knutson- a NICU nurse
    Milwaukee, WI
    preemie_fixer@yahoo.com

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous Leggy said…

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I have not lost a child, but I have lost a sibling and saw what my parents went through. It is hard, it is awful.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 09:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Beautiful poem! I just heard about your website yesterday and sat the majority of my night reading through the archvies. I just couldnt believe this hospital did what it was doing to your family. I was just heartbroken as I came by today to visit and read the news. May God be with all of you during your time of sorrow. I know he has added another beautiful Angel to his side. May God Bless all of you!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 10:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am heartbroken for you and Emmie-Rose's brother and sister as well as everyone else who loved her so very much. That you had to let go of her so soon must be so very painful, I cannot begin to comprehend the pain you must be feeling. Thank you for sharing the very short time you had with your baby girl with all of us - as she shared her very short time with you and us, too.

    May God Bless you, and Emmie-Rose in Heaven.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 10:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am heartbroken for you and Emmie-Rose's brother and sister as well as everyone else who loved her so very much. That you had to let go of her so soon must be so very painful, I cannot begin to comprehend the pain you must be feeling. Thank you for sharing the very short time you had with your baby girl with all of us - as she shared her very short time with you and us, too.

    May God Bless you, and Emmie-Rose in Heaven.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am heartbroken for you and Emmie-Rose's brother and sister as well as everyone else who loved her so very much. That you had to let go of her so soon must be so very painful, I cannot begin to comprehend the pain you must be feeling. Thank you for sharing the very short time you had with your baby girl with all of us - as she shared her very short time with you and us, too.

    May God Bless you, and Emmie-Rose in Heaven.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 10:50:00 AM, Anonymous nanamom said…

    And now you have a Saint in heaven...
    My prayers and empathy are with you. The ups and downs of your daily story brought back feelings and thoughts I haven't voiced in 20 years.
    My 26 week gestation twins-Robert and Edward- were there to greet your angel.
    They taught me about about the tenacity and the perseverence of our human will to live
    ...especially in ones so tiny...baffling the medical "experts" at every turn and waiting for God's time to join Him.
    May you find peace each time you look to the heavens and see her playing among the stars.
    ...And now you have a Saint in heaven!!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous fordclan said…

    Crying with you, and praying that the Lord would bring comfort to your grieving hearts.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:17:00 PM, Anonymous Jenn Sailor said…

    I am so, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. I lost my son a few months right before he was born. Someone sent me these beautiful words that helped her through the loss of her son, and they have given me strength that I hope they give you.
    Remember that your daughter knew nothing but your love in her short time here on earth. I will keep you, your daughter, and your family in my prayers.

    Mommy and Daddy, He raised me up on eagles wings! Who knew He would call me home so soon? I didn't get
    the chance to smile at you or ever give you kisses and hugs. You didn't get to tuck me in at night, but know I will tuck you both in every night. And though I
    didn't get the chance to say goodbye, I leave you three things to help you get by. I leave you COURAGE, that you might see your heart can rebuild a world
    without me. I leave you FAITH, that you might believe the spirit will survive no matter how much we grieve. And I leave you LOVE, to comfort you in its healing
    embrace until we meet again in another place. I love you Mommy and Daddy!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:23:00 PM, Anonymous Susan said…

    I am so sorry for your loss of Emmie-Rose. She was a beautiful and mighty girl.

    Hugs,
    Susan

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Carson said…

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 12:56:00 PM, Blogger munkeesmama said…

    Just wanted to share a letter from the u of m.
    From the University of Michigan Health System: Statement on U-M Policy on Futile Care (9/19/06)

    The University’s health care providers appreciate your interest and concerns.

    It’s important for the community to know that we empathize with and appreciate the great difficulty facing every gravely ill patient and that patient’s family. It is always hard to accept that medicine has no remedy for some tragic medical conditions. Whenever our staff faces such a situation, we uphold our standards for care and pain management throughout the patient’s time at U-M.

    We think it will be helpful for us to share some of the background about the kinds of difficulties faced by severely premature infants, to help put into context recent publicity about one of our patients. Out of respect for the patient’s privacy, we will not discuss her individual case.

    A full-term pregnancy is generally considered to be 37 to 42 weeks. Severely premature infants face a variety of challenges at the start of life. Many are unable to breathe on their own, and they face all sorts of complications. Many of these patients are eventually transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, nationally renowned for its expertise in caring for extremely premature babies.

    One common complication of premature birth is a necrotized (dead) intestine, a condition that can be fatal. Rarely, an intestinal transplant can be performed to save the baby’s life. Sadly, however, many premature infants suffer other complications that make them poor candidates for transplantation. These include low birth weight, lung disease and ventilator dependence, neurological complications that include brain damage and severe compromise of the intestinal vasculature.

    In many instances where no curative treatments appear to be available, our Pediatric Ethics Committee is consulted to review the case and recommend a course for care. The committee includes experts in health care and in medical ethics. These individuals carefully review every referred case and make recommendations to the treatment team to help assure that we meet our ethical obligations to our patients. If the Committee concludes that any available treatment options are futile, we explain that to the family. If the family chooses to seek outside expert opinions, we support and assist them in these efforts. If new information is developed through these efforts, we consider that in further deliberations.

    If the Ethics Committee concludes that the most appropriate and ethically responsible course is palliative, or end of life care to minimize the patient’s pain, the family is notified and provided with an opportunity to transfer the care of the patient to another hospital that might be willing to attempt therapies we have ruled out. Because we are fortunate to employ some of the most expert health care providers and to have some of the most technologically advanced resources available nationwide, it is rare that another institution is found that is willing and able to provide alternative treatment. We cannot transfer a patient to a provider that does not agree to the transfer.

    We work tirelessly to provide the best treatment available to our patients. When we exhaust all curative options, all we can do is to make the patient as comfortable as possible.

    Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.


    Ughhh.. sickening. Prayers for your family. There are many of us grieving with you!

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Your poem is beautiful. I lost my little girl when she was delivered at 24 weeks. She went into shock and could not be brought back. It was harder than anyone can imagine. I know that the pain is so fresh and so great right now and there are really no words that can comfort. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying right now for you and your family.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:14:00 PM, Anonymous Lori & Mike said…

    Dear Chris,Stephanie& family,
    The poem is so beautiful! Our hearts and prayers go out to you on Emily Rose's passing.She was certainly a little fighter! She is now in a beautiful place,in Heaven with God. She is now a "Special Angel" that will forever be watching over all of you.
    We have read the blog daily and have kept her in our thoughts.Although we did not know her , we felt like we did from your daily postings.
    Thank you for keeping everyone uodated , it was so much for you to handle with being at the hospital, taking care of your other children, and writing so that everyone could keep her in their prayers.

    Again our sincere sympathy to all of you. She is in Heaven now with your mom Chris and I know she will take good care of her little grandaughter!
    Our love and prayers
    Lori & Mike
    Willoughby

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:47:00 PM, Anonymous Rachael said…

    I just foud out about your sweet princess, Im so sorry for your oss, she is in gods arms now.

    pace and love toyou and your family.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:50:00 PM, Anonymous Tasha said…

    Chris, Stephanie, and Family,

    What a beautiful poem for sweet, little Emmie-Rose.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the heartache and frustration as you have fought so hard for your sweet little baby girl over the past few weeks.

    If you are interested in sending out Birth and Bereavement photocard announcements, I would like to offer you some at no charge. You probably don't need any, because there's been so much media attention on Emmie... but I wanted to offer them along with my deepest condolences.

    Please email me at: admin@simply-yours-creations.com or visit my site at: www.simply-yours-creations.com

    God Bless... I'm sure he's watching over your darling little girl.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 02:55:00 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    I am so sorry for all that you had to go through. May God comfort you in this diffucult time.

    Jen

     
  • At 9/20/2006 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous Shellie & Tony said…

    Dear Chris and Stephanie and family,
    so sorry to hear about your loss of little Emmie Rose. She fought a good fight. She will be the angel watching over you and will always be in your hearts.
    My heart and prayers go out to you and yours through this hard time.
    Emmie is w/Grandma and all will be ok in time.
    Thank you for the time you took in keeping everyone updated Emmies progress through out all of this. Thanks to Dawn who also helped keep us posted-forwarding additonal emails-
    love and prayers,
    shellie and tony
    willowick

     
  • At 9/20/2006 03:23:00 PM, Anonymous Susan Farley in Ypsilanti, MI said…

    Today I received the same e-mail from U of M as another commenter on this page (munkeesmama) received. According to the letter, "If the family chooses to seek outside expert opinions, we support and assist them in these efforts." Yeah, right... As if!! This sickens me to no end.

    When I got up this morning, the first thing I did was go to my computer and check this blog. I'm heartbroken over the loss of precious little Emmie-Rose. I don't know her family, and I never got to know her, but she really touched my heart. Rest in peace, sweet angel...

    Please accept my condolences.

     
  • At 9/20/2006 03:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We are so saddened and heart broken to hear that our world has lost a brave fighter: Emmie-Rose.
    Your story is touching thousands of people across the world. We stand behind you, and pray that the unjust actions of those who didn't uphold the honor of medical science to preserve life, will take responsibility for their actions.
    Many hugs,
    The Vatne Family~
    Washington State
    Proud mom and dad to 3 who run and 5 who soar

     
  • At 9/20/2006 04:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE PRAYED, WRITTEN OR GIVEN SUPPORT IN ANY WAY, PLEASE ACCEPT MY HEARTFELT THANKS. WE HAVE FELT SO HELPLESS THROUGHOUT THIS SITUATION BUT WITH EMMIE-ROSE'S SWEET FACE BEFORE US AND THE SUPPORT OF ALL OF YOU, WE HAVE PUSHED ON.

    I JUST HAD TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT A HERO OUR EMMIE-ROSE WAS IN LIFE AND DEATH. SHE IS A WITNESS OF GOD'S ABIDING LOVE.

    BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT TWO MORE HEROS. MY STEPHANIE AND CHRISTOPHER!!! THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT OF EMMIE-ROSE NEVER FALTERED EVEN WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE WORDS AND ACTIONS!!!!STEPHANIE'S BRIGHT SMILE AND LOVING HEART REACHED OUT NOT ONLY TO EMMIE-ROSE BUT TO ALL THE BABIES AND FAMILIES IN THE NICU!!! CHRISTOPHER'S SENSE OF HUMOR AND OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK KEPT US ALL MOVING FORWARD!!!! IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD ON MY CHILDREN BUT THEIR LOVE FOR EMMIE-ROSE AND EACH OTHER HAS CARRIED THEM THROUGH. tHEY HAVE ALLOWED GOD TO WORK THROUGH THEM AND EMMIE-ROSE TO GLORIFY HIS NAME!!! PLEASE, PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE AND THE SWEET COMFORT OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES!!! THE FIGHT GOES ON FOR EVERY CHILD OUT THERE IN NEED!!! THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE A VOICE FOR THOSE WITH NO VOICE!!!!

    FOR MY STEPHANIE AND CHRISTOPHER---YOU GO GUYS!!!! KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!!! GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR PERSERVERENCE AND DEDICATION TO OUR LITTLE EMMIE-ROSE AND ALL THOSE OTHER CHILDREN THAT NEED YOUR HELP!!! I FEEL PRIVILEDGED TO SAY YOU ARE MY CHILDREN!!! THANK YOU!!!

    ALL MY LOVE FOREVER

    MOM (PAM BRENDTKE)

     
  • At 9/20/2006 11:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    *sobbing*
    what a heartfelt tribute to a special little girl. she fought so hard. and now she's with someone that will take care of her until you see her again. and she'll always be with you.. as your special guardian angel. God bless you all. you're all in my prayers.
    -Maijken

     

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