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...

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.



  • At 10/03/2006 01:50:00 PM, Blogger Butterfly Girl said…

    I just found your site and my heart and prayers go out to you. The NICU is no fun place to be very sad and sometimes hopeless. I know this because my to boys(twins)spent 6 weeks there after being born 10 weeks early. Though I did finally get to bring them home. I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful little girl.

  • At 10/03/2006 05:27:00 PM, Anonymous Heather said…

    God Bless! I am glad you found a place to go and talk with other parents who have gone down this road.

    We never found any group like that here on our side of the state but we have found online groups that have helped a lot since the loss of our daughter 3 yrs ago.

    I continue to think of you all and pray for you.


  • At 10/03/2006 09:15:00 PM, Blogger munkeesmama said…

    It's so good to hear that you found some peace at the service. Thank you for taking the time and updating all of us who feel we grew close to your family and Emmie-Rose.

  • At 10/03/2006 11:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have followed your journey since the beginning and my heart has bled for you. I know the heartache of losing a child. My middle son left this earth on a brisk November morning 11 years ago. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and we were blessed with him in our lives until he was 23. Although he was not a child by age, he was a child in developement. Never speaking, nor walking. but he was loved. With his passing it seemed as if a wound had opened in our lives and we would never heal. But through the love and grace of God and loving friends there came a time that we were able to begin talk of him with laughter and joy in the time he was in our lives and not the pain and tears of his passing. God will see you through this. Lean on this promise that he would never leave us nor forsake us. Take the love of your family and friends and lean on it until you can again stand alone. She is not far away from you and your love for her will always be remembered. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers through the coming weeks. Know that there are many that will be holding you up in prayer. God's belssing to you and yours.

    Evelyn In Michigan

  • At 10/04/2006 06:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's never easy to lose a child, but when that child was never given a chance by medical staff it makes it much harder. There is nothing that can be said to ease your pain. Your pain will continue and at times seem relentless. Try to remember where Emmie Rose is and that Jesus is holding her for you until you can get to heaven to hold her again. Life is very hard sometimes, but I think it is so we can really enjoy the good times. Those good times include the times you were able to hold her in your arms. This was just a devastating loss for you and your family and it shouldn't have had to happen. I pray for you and your family.

  • At 10/04/2006 03:56:00 PM, Blogger Angoraknitter said…

    (((HUGS)))...still thinking about you guys.

  • At 10/05/2006 08:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My thoughts return to you and your family again and again. I pray that God continues to give you the strength and peace you need to make it through each day.

    Amy, in WA
    (friend of cousin Kris)

  • At 10/06/2006 01:24:00 AM, Anonymous Emmie's 2nd Cousin Kris in Florida said…

    Emmie is always in my heart.


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