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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Emma's Bucket List

We're not sure who or what she still needs to accomplish, but it seems Emma has an unfinished task on her "Bucket List".

After about 11 pm she had a very peaceful night. (rectal morphine did the trick)

At 1200 breaths an hour, we have been blessed with an opportunity to slow down enough and focus on our child's every single breath for 10's of thousands of breaths in the past week. Imagine how pure it is to lay beside a precious angel and listen to her breath 5,000 times without interruption. A blessing indeed.

We hang on each breath.



  1. What a strong girl, Im quite sure she takes after her parents. Always on my heart.

  2. She c7ertainly seems to have an unfinished task. I hope you are able to figure out what it is. Obviously it. Is Very important. I am praying constantly for all of you. I love you.

  3. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pamela Alexander

  4. Thank you thank you for keeping us all abreast with sweet Emma. What a fighter... I am so glad she had a peaceful night... an answered prayer! All my thoughts, heart and prayers continue to be yours today... you are all being hugged through prayers!

  5. I'm so thankful and happy to hear that she was able to have a peaceful night!

    Emma sure is a fighter and God must still have a purpose for her on this earth!

    I'll be praying that she and you continue to have peace throughout!

    "The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."
    Numbers 6:24-26

  6. I am still praying. I wonder how many people Emma's blog is affecting? He who began a good work in Emma will be faithful to complete it. Emma has affected my life and I have only known her four days. I am Joni Hall's mother and Emma and her family are constantly on my mind, in my heart, and in my prayers.

  7. God's Will

    Not by choice but by God's Will
    We've been left with memories that will only fill

    A part of us that's left behind
    Like dust in the wind and soon to find

    That although we have faith, the day has come
    That this dream is real and we're no longer numb

    The presence of what I know in my heart
    Will keep us together, never to part

    Your smile has graced us to no end
    A time for all of us to begin

    Laughing, loving, caring for each
    We no longer search, it's within our reach

    You have blessed us all with something we lack
    We will learn from you and always look back

    God's Will has left us with a part of you
    That will grace each day with a morning dew

    To wake up to butterflies fluttering about
    And the knowledge that we are not without

    Your smile, your laughter, your love, your appeal
    This, my dear, must be God's Will.

  8. Psalm 10:17 Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.

    Praying for ya'll hugs and kisses headed your way

  9. Christy & Kelvin,

    You and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.I am so glad to hear that Emma had a peaceful night. May her journey to the other side be just as peaceful.

    Doodle & DeAnna McKay

  10. What a relief that the rectal morphine eased her pain. She sure deserves comfort. I continue to keep your family and Emma in my thoughts, nonstop. I hope that she completes her bucket list task and can soon earn her wings and fly to a place with no pain.

  11. I am only today discovering Emma's story. I have sat here reading all through these posts and just am amazed at Emma's strength and your own. After reading your most recent post, I bowed my head and prayed for peace for Emma and for your entire family and that the Lord will soon call on her and she will be in a place where she knows no pain. It won't be the last time today that I do this. You have been placed on my heart and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. WE pray, we wait, we listen, we hope - there are no words to express what Sweet Emma and her journey has meant to us all - and Carley and Luke and you two taking the journey by her side, always.
    Donna Lyons

  13. Little Emma you have so taken over what is really important in my life. Thank you Emma ... for being a little like Christ your parents talk to you about right now. you have taught me to believe that there may indeed be a God after all. I want to believe so bad ... and you are the only being letting me in through a private door. because you can't possibly, POSSIBLY, have gone through this for nothing. Emma ... you are perfect. and thank you for your eternal, ETERNAL inspiration. We will always be in touch baby!!!

  14. Continuing to pray for Emma and your family. Heard a song today in my car and I prayed the whole time I drove for Emma. The chorus kept saying, "fly to Jesus, run to Jesus, cry to Jesus, live for Jesus". I don't know you all, but you have forever changed my life and taught me that God never leaves us and continues to provide strength and comfort even in the toughest times. I pray that the time will be soon that Emma is resting peaceful in our Savior's arms.

  15. ps/ Emma
    I know you know what I meant but others may not
    the above comment should be signed 'Abigail's Mama Alison' rather than 'Princess Abigail'
    just for the record!
    But you already knew that babes didn't you!!!

  16. Praying and thinking about your family so much. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. What an inspirational family to us all.

    Melanie Auld

  17. I pray for you. I pray for Emma. I wish the miracle (that I chose) would come true. But, God answers prayers differently. He lets miracles happen alll the time. We just have to be brave, and see those miracles.


  18. Praying for your family and sweet Emma. God alone knows the moments her life will have. Praying a covering of God's tender loving grace and peace and hope over you.
    God loves you and is with you and will carry you through.
    Love and hugs and prayers,

  19. Kelvin and Christy, I'm not sure if you know me, but my little girl Evie was in Emma's class at Wee School last year. I am a teacher at CBUM Day School (Teresa Harris), and we were re-located there after the hurricane. Evie always talked about her friend Emma. So sweet. I am praying for Emma and you and the kids everyday. Words cannot express how truely strong the two of you are. God works in mysterious ways and he put Emma with the two of you for a reason. She is his angel and you are the right fit to prepare her for the journey that lies ahead of her. I pray for peace and anohter restful night for you and Emma.

  20. Bless your family.


  21. You probably don't remember me. The first time we met was at the park on Raccoon. You were concerned at the time that Emma might have autism. Later, I attended a Kellys Kids party at your house. I have thought of your family often as I have followed Emma's story. My heart goes out to you and words utterly fail me in trying to communicate how deeply touched I am by this situation. May God bless you with wonderful memories, and the eventual peace that the love and prayers of so many may bring.


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