Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Four years

Oh my sweet Emmalee. How can it be four years already? For some reason I have been anticipating this day coming for awhile and now it is finally here....you would have been four years old today! It is so bittersweet...for I know that you are fully healed and running and playing and praising Jesus in Heaven but I think of all that we have missed out on here with you and all that we would have been doing. At four you would be so independent not needing your momma to help you get dressed or helping you with anything probably! And we would have been looking into preschools for you to go to next year and you would be riding a bike. I'm sure my refrigerator would be covered in drawings and if you were anything like me I would be finding you little containers to collect all your "treasures" in :) Or...maybe you would be recovering from another surgery and maybe your heart would be so weak that you couldn't run outside and maybe we'd still be praying for your miracle of complete healing. It's thoughts like that that keep me going, knowing you are right where you belong...no matter how much I miss you! Oh Emmalee, you came into this world as a tiny 6 pound baby four years ago at 3:16 p.m. and you stole all our hearts...especially your mommas (and your daddy's!) and we miss you so! But we know that God had bigger plans for you and your short, sweet life and we give him praise all the time for you (and all your brothers!) and we are so grateful that we even got a chance to know you! When we first heard of your heart condition the doctors weren't even sure that we would get to meet you ever but you were a fighter and you came out strong and ready to live! We treasure ever day, hour, minute and second that you were here with us and we can not wait to be reunited with you again! But until then we will continue to tell others about you and about the awesome God that we served...the God that gave us you and the God that performed many miracles in your life...and the God that ultimately healed you and brought you to live with Him forever...and the God that is holding you now until we can again! God is good all the time! Emmalee, Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! We love you!!!

Momma

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weeping with you and loving you so much...

Mom

Morgan said...

Oh Ali, all I can think about right now is the book, "Heaven is for Real" and how Colton tells his dad over and over, "And Dad, Jesus REALLY loves the children." I can only think of your sweet baby girls in his arms and how she is so very loved by her Heavenly Father. I can't imagine your pain, but what a great hope we have of being reunited with our loved ones again. You're amazing, girl! BIG HUGS!

Candie said...

It's hard to believe it's been four years already. We are thinking about you and praying for you today.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Ali - you make me cry for you. Love you!!

Kenzie Coconut(#FAITH SMILES) said...

I bookmarked both of your blogs, and I would like to say, thanks for being so open and sharing your faith online.It has inspired me to share my faith in the Lord with the middle school girls who read my blogs. I know how hard it is when a family member passes away, I lost my great uncle and aunt on Christmas of 2012 when their car hit a sheet of ice and spun out of control. I again can't wait for the day when we go up to heaven and reunite again. I'm only in middle school, and I will keep you in my prayers. I was born with a bleeding brain, and adopted at birth so I really can relate to your blogs.