Monday, September 10, 2007

In Loving Memory

Emma Grace
"Good Morning"
Date Taken: 9/8/05

On days like this, I want to write an eloquent post about how I feel on this the 2 year anniversary on Emma's death. However, words escape me. Two years later, it's extremely difficult for me to wrap my mind around all that happened. It goes without saying, though, Emma Grace made a profound change in my life.

The above photo was taken by her NICU nurse. It's a polaroid with "Good Morning" written on it and was taped to her isolette. I arrived within minutes of that photo being taken. As soon as her nurse saw me, you motioned for me to hurry over. She said she was afraid that I would miss seeing her beautiful eyes. Em looked so healthy that day, even sucked a pacifier for a few moments. I did not get to spend but a few minutes with her at that visit. A new baby was being admitted and parents were forced to leave. Within 36 hours of this photo, she was deathly ill. It happened so quickly.


Wool Winder said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with us. Not only has she profoundly changed your life, she has had an impact on all of us. Your story helps us to understand better how important it is to serve others in need. Blessings to you and your family.

Marcia said...

What beautiful eyes they are. Two years is such a long and short time. (((hugs)))

Anne K. said...

You've done so much to honor her memory, Candy. Her short life has had an enormous effect on the families you've helped to comfort. Thanks so much to you.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us! I know it touches many people knowing that they are not alone in their struggles. Big hugs to you and your family!!