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...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Oct 19th - Feedback

A certain hospital is having another closed door meeting soon.
The meeting is about Emmie-Rose for all the people that missed
the first closed door meeting.

I'm sure they would love to get your feedback.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Oct 13, 2006 Lord Help Us

Well here I am again...... I havent posted in a long time due to time and energy. As You all may have read in the previous post.. On Oct 10th, We lost My Grandmother!! :( To tell You the truth, Im not sure how much more I can mentally take in My life right now. As I sit here crying, I feel the need to at least post and let You all know We havent forgotten about You and will keep updated the blog as time permits Us to do so. We lost My Grandfather back in 1999 and in 2000 Our Precious Z was born, so We know that God gave Chris and I her as an Angel of Papo's and We are forever grateful for that. We still miss him daily. We know the Lord has a plan for Ganky (thats what the Grandchildren call her) and that She is holding Emmie-Rose right now and taking care of her. We know She is so happy seeing Papo (Husband) again and Aunt Kim (her daughter) and Shannon (Granddaughter), Emmie-Rose (Great Granddaughter). We started Visitation last night, tons of People came to pay their respects.

Please pray for Us during this time as this is just a HUGE BLOW to Our Family as Ganky was Our "Head of the Family".

Dear Ganky,

It's Stephanie, I want You to know that I will Always Love You and Never Forget You!! My Love for You will NEVER die!! I know You are so much happier with Jesus and Papo, Aunt Kim, Shannon, Emmie-Rose and My other two Babies. You have no more pain or sickness and never have to worry again. I want You to know that I am okay and will always be okay, I know You were worried about Me but there's no need. I will get through My situation the Best I can. I the supposed to worry about others, not others worrying about Me. Please tell Emmie-Rose and My other two Babies Mommy said Hello and that I miss them terribly. Please take care of them for Me and Always tell them Mommy Loves Them.

My love to You forevermore!!
Stephanie Jalyn

PS: Please give Kisses to Papo for Me, and tell him I always remember him rattling his pocket change. :)

PSS: Please give Kisses to Aunt Kim and tell her I always remember her white escort and stopping at the store/gas station for Nestle Alpine White candy bars and going to the park (and going to Farmer Jack's for her Crab legs). LOL

PSSS: Please give Kisses to Shannon and tell Her She was So Beautiful in Her Wedding Gown.

To all Our faithful Readers, We want to extend a Special Thank You to You for Supporting Us during this time of sorrow. We are forever Blessed and Grateful for the Love and support You have given to Us.

May God Bless All of You!

Stephanie Jalyn

Anna L. Wallen
May You Rest In Peace Always

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Oct 13th - Ganky

Wallen, Anna L. - Ypsilanti, MI

Age 69, our beloved Gankye, went to be with Jesus, October 10, 2006.
She was born May 8, 1937 in Dwale, KY, the daughter of
Robert L. and Ida (Lafferty) Calhoun.
On January 22, 1952, she married J. B. Wallen, the love of her life, and he preceded her in death April 22, 1999. Anna worked at Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville plant for over 20 years, retiring in 1976. For the last five years, she was employed as a security guard for the Gerald Ford Library. This feisty, beautiful woman loved her family and friends very much. Survivors include- daughters, Pamela (Alfred) Wallen-Brendtke of Ypsilanti and Janice (Frank) Wallen-Pimentel of Belleville; sister, Bobbie Jean (Lawrence) Elkins; five grandchildren, Chad (Amber), Stephanie (Christopher), Jayme (Amy), Tiffany and Hayley; five great grandchildren, Jacob, Zabrina, Alysse, MacKenzye and Brenden; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was met in heaven by her daughter, Kimberly in 1992, granddaughter, Shannon in 2001, great granddaughter, Emmie-Rose in 2006, her parents, one sister, JoEllen and one brother, Woodrow.

The funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 14 at STARK FUNERAL SERVICE Moore Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jay Chad Brendtke of Maranatha Baptist Church in Denton officiating. Burial will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park. Contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

The family will receive friends Thursday 5-9 P.M. and Friday 1-9 P.M.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Oct 9 - 12:46am It Happens In 3's

Why does it always seem that death comes in 3's?

Stephanie's grandmother(Ganky) was rushed to the hospital tonight
because of an Aneurysm.

So far a drain has been put into her head to help with swelling.
They are going to try and go in with what is called a coil to try and
stop the bleeding. If the coil does not work there may be nothing more
that can be done.

Her condition does not look very good right now.

We will keep you updated on her condition as we know more.

Lord give the family strength thru this all!


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Oct 3 - Evening for reflection.

Last night Stephanie and I went to a memorial service at
St Joseph Mercy Hospital. They hold a memorial twice
a year for parents that have lost children.

It was heartbreaking, and in some ways comforting, to attend.
There were many other parents that have already gone thru
the same things Stephanie and I are going thru now.
The next one will be in May of next year.

It was good to hear the stories from other parents.
Both of us were crying so much I don’t think either of us
had the strength to get up and tell our story. Next one.
We had no idea what last night was going to be like.

All in all it was a good evening. Hearing the word
of God, hearing the words from other Parents, and also
talking with staff we have grown close to thru all of
Emmie-Roses travels.
We thank them so very much for everything!

I want to send a huge Thank You to friends and neighbors
that continue to send support and knock on our front door
with food, etc. You know who you are!

We are so blessed to have such great friends and neighbors.