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...

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Since You went away


Since You went away
My life just isnt the same
I thought I would be okay today
But I guess I was really wrong
It hit Me like a Ton of Bricks
That You arent where You always are
The Lord took You away from Me
But I know there is a reason why
I know Your in a better place
But I wish I could have had more
Though Our time was too short here
One day it will be so much more
Please say Hello to Everyone
And know I am right here
I will never leave You
You can always call back here
Love,
Mommy
9/24/2006

19 Comments:

  • At 9/24/2006 05:55:00 AM, Anonymous melissa sinclair said…

    I have been following Emmie-Rose's story and can't imagine what your family is going through. Emmie-Rose is a beautiful little angel and you guys should be so proud of yourselves, you are ALL fighters. May your little angel rest in peace,
    God Bless

     
  • At 9/24/2006 07:06:00 AM, Anonymous Mel said…

    Still In my thoughts and prayers!

     
  • At 9/24/2006 08:08:00 AM, Anonymous Rachel Koopmans said…

    Hi there,
    I have posted once before with my prayers and condolences for the loss of your sweet baby girl. It's my son in Heaven's anniversary today, and your family was very much in my thoughts. I'd like to share with you a special poem my dear friend Gwen Flowers wrote for me when our little Benjamin passed away. It is very, very precious to me - about the most precious thing that anyone gave me after he died. I pray it blesses you as it blessed me.
    In September

    In September

    When cool breezes chase away the summer heat;
    When children catch the school bus down the street,
    And the first fall leaves drift softly to my feet,
    I will remember.

    And, In September,
    When the skies turn from pale blue to cloudy grey,
    And nothing we can do makes summer stay,
    I will think of when you came, and went away.
    I will remember.

    It was September
    When I got the news that brought me to my knees
    And I begged the Lord to spare my child, please.
    Then my hopes burst just like the bubbles on the breeze.
    I remember,

    That in September,
    You came into the world so very small
    When we knew you had no chance to live at all,
    And you answered the angels' gentle call.
    Oh, I remember,

    That sad September
    And how much I longed to keep you here with me.
    But we knew in our hearts it couldn't be
    And your little spirit struggled to be free.
    And, I remember,

    In that September
    How I held you and loved that you were mine.
    How I held you for that little speck in time
    Then you left this world for one much more divine.
    And I remember,

    That in September,
    Foolish people told us it was for the best
    When we laid your tiny body down to rest,
    And we mourned you, but we also felt so blessed.
    This, I remember~

    It was September.
    Your life had so much meaning, I can see,
    That you changed our hearts for all eternity,
    And you left your prints forever on me
    That September.

    So I remember.

     
  • At 9/24/2006 09:05:00 AM, Anonymous Loreine said…

    Dear Sweet Stephanie,
    Maybe today or years down the road you will stop in your tracks and it will hit you. God had a purpose and your Angel was taken for a reason whatever that may be , one day you will see. It took me several years but I think I got it. I believe everything happens for a reason. Just at the time you don't see. The clouds will clear and the path will be there. The one God has chosen for you. It may not seem fair and the pain is so intense you just wish you could be there with her. I felt that way when it happned to me. I wanted to be with her I had to take care of her. There was a emptiness nothing could fill. You will forever have a place in your heart for her. As brief of a time it was that you had your sweet Angel she did have a huge impact on the world. She will forever be missed and not forgotten. She will always be there for you and hear you just call her.
    (((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

     
  • At 9/24/2006 11:04:00 AM, Blogger Dawn said…

    Thinking of you guys today. (((((Hugs))))))

    I need you guys to email me a few picture of Emmie-Rose. I can't tell you why. :-) If you got a family one with everyone in it and like that one of the 3 of you.

     
  • At 9/24/2006 12:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've been checking everyday for an update of some sort. I was so glad to come here and see one. You all are still in my thoughts and prayers. Little Emmie-Rose is watching out for you all. What a precious angel to have in your corner.
    God bless, always.
    -Maijken

     
  • At 9/24/2006 01:18:00 PM, Blogger Angoraknitter said…

    Still thinking of you all,

    (((HUGS)))

     
  • At 9/24/2006 06:53:00 PM, Anonymous Nancy Cortese said…

    Dear Chris and Stephanie,

    When my father died, at first I thanked God for ending his suffering. And then we were really busy with the funeral arrangements. And then there were visitors and flowers and cards. And then.....there was only loss and sadness and sorrow that he was gone. And then the thankfulness I felt towards God turned to anger--why did he have to suffer in the first place? Why couldn't He have just cured him to end his suffering instead of taking him away. It took a while to get beyond that anger--I never lost my faith, but I think I looked away from it somewhat.

    So....I offer this thought to you. Remember that God's son suffered and died and that he did it for us. Did God ever get angry at us because this was the only way we could be saved? You have been given a very heavy cross to bear--I often feel guilty because it seems my crosses have been so small and light. But I can see that God also gave you the strength to carry this cross. My heart aches for you. All our hearts ache for you. And even God's heart aches for you. But he will also be holding you and carrying you through the horrible emptiness and grief that still lies ahead of you. Cling to Him with all your strength. He will see you through!

    Thank you for the update--I, too, have been looking every day to see how you all are doing now.

    God bless you all!

     
  • At 9/24/2006 07:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So sorry for your loss. Have been watching your beautiful baby fight and I am just so heartbroken. She was such a fighter. You and your husband should be very proud.
    My prayers are with you all.
    Thanks of all the updates and you write so beautifully!
    Rest in peace...sweet Emmie-Rose :)

     
  • At 9/24/2006 08:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fly, fly little wing

    Fly beyond imagining

    The softest cloud, the whitest dove

    Upon the wind of heaven's love

    Past the planets and the stars

    Leave this lonely world of ours

    Escape the sorrow and the pain

    And fly again



    Fly, fly precious one

    Your endless journey has begun

    Take your gentle happiness

    Far too beautiful for this

    Cross over to the other shore

    There is peace forevermore

    But hold this mem'ry bittersweet

    Until we meet



    Fly, fly do not fear

    Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear

    Your heart is pure, your soul is free

    Be on your way, don't wait for me

    Above the universe you'll climb

    On beyond the hands of time

    The moon will rise, the sun will set

    But I won't forget



    Fly, fly little wing

    Fly where only angels sing

    Fly away, the time is right

    Go now, find the light


    Celine Dion

     
  • At 9/24/2006 11:52:00 PM, Anonymous Emmie's 2nd Cousin Kris in Florida said…

    I hear your pain between each line,
    I see your tears between each word.

    It will take time, but eventually
    you will be able to think of her
    without crying.

    Love you guys

     
  • At 9/25/2006 09:04:00 AM, Blogger Hayley said…

    steph,if you need anything you call us! me && tiffany will take the kids,or watever you need! i love you sooooo much! && we all know emmie-rose is in good hands,she has shannon,papa,&& aunt kimmy,! call us if you need anything i love you sissy
    Haylye

     
  • At 9/25/2006 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous Julie P said…

    So sorry for your heartache. Here's a song that comforted a couple who lost their dear little baby boy Ben to cancer.

    Praise You in this Storm by Casting Crowns

    I was sure by now
    God You would have reached down
    And wiped our tears away
    Stepped in and saved the day
    But once again, I say "Amen"
    and it's still raining -

    As the thunder rolls
    I barely hear You whisper through the rain
    "I'm with you"
    And as Your mercy falls
    I raise my hands and praise the God
    Who gives and takes away.

    I'll praise You in this storm -
    And I will lift my hands
    For You are who You are
    No matter where I am
    Every tear I've cried
    You hold in Your hand
    You never left my side
    And though my heart is torn...
    I will praise You in this storm

    I remember when
    I stumbled in the wind
    You heard my cry You raised me up again
    My strength is almost gone
    How can I carry on
    If I can't find You -

    As the thunder rolls
    I barely hear You whisper through the rain -
    "I'm with you"
    And as Your mercy falls
    I raise my hands and praise the God
    Who gives and takes away...

    I'll praise You in this storm
    And I will lift my hands
    For You are who You are
    No matter where I am -
    Every tear I've cried
    You hold in Your hand
    You never left my side
    And though my heart is torn -
    I will praise You in this storm...


    I lift my eyes unto the hills
    Where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord
    The Maker of Heaven and Earth...

    I lift my eyes unto the hills
    Where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord
    The Maker of Heaven and Earth.

    I'll praise You in this storm
    And I will lift my hands
    For You are who You are -
    No matter where I am
    Every tear I've cried
    You hold in Your hand
    You never left my side
    And though my heart is torn
    I will praise You in this storm.

     
  • At 9/26/2006 08:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just want you to know that your family is still in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love from western WA
    Amy

     
  • At 9/26/2006 08:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sometimes death is a mercy, too long denied.

     
  • At 9/27/2006 01:00:00 AM, Anonymous Emmie's 2nd Cousin Kris in Florida said…

    Thinking about you two, and your three little ones many times during the day each day. I hope you all are doing okey.

    ~Kris

     
  • At 9/27/2006 05:09:00 AM, Anonymous Carrie said…

    Chris and Stephanie,
    I am so sorry for you loss of beautiful Emmie-Rose. She was a lucky little girl and she knows the love you had right from the start. I think of you so often and have followed your website. You are in my prayers. Take care.
    Carrie

     
  • At 10/22/2006 07:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so sorry. My prayers.

     
  • At 10/28/2006 06:26:00 PM, Blogger kathgdsn@aol.com said…

    Stephanie and Chris,

    Our child, Helena Noelle Hieftje, was born at 26 weeks December 21, 2002. She was vibrant, beautiful, vivacious----but too early for life on this earth. Despite every prayer and effort made to keep her, she died peacefully, I feel almost gratefully, in our arms, April 6, 2003. While her death was devastating, her life brought a depth and richness to ours that will never disappear completely. I know you are in the midst of pain. If ever you'd like to meet, we live in Ann Arbor and would be happy to talk.

    Kathryn Goodson and John Hiefjte.

     

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