Friday, January 22, 2010

POINT TWO

(author warning: kelvin)

Have you ever discussed running with a marathon runner? It can be kind of humorous as they describe their training and so forth. It is always interesting when someone asks them how long a marathon is. Do they say "Twenty something miles"? No. Do they say "Oh, around 25 miles"? No. Do they say "Twenty six miles"? No. They say "Twenty six POINT TWO miles". If asked why they always mention the POINT TWO they will tell you it is because that's the hardest part of the race.

Emma has passed the 26 mile marker. She can see the finish line and is holding a steady pace. The hardest part of the race is behind her and she is ready to finish and rest. Emma is getting ready to go run and laugh and sing praises to God all while seeing the beautiful colors of heaven. She has pneumonia now and we are enjoying every minute holding her. Join us beside the course as we cheer her through the final paces and congratulate her for a race well ran.

We want to take a moment to thank everyone for your constant prayers, words of encouragement and kind deeds. Feel free to call or come by (if we don't feel like talking we won't answer the phone and if we want to be alone we will just stare at you through the door without answering it;)...).

Again, we lift praises to the Lord! We thank Him for his patience with our weakness. We praise Him for giving us more faith than we could muster on our own. We thank Him for carrying us. Our friends are good and we thank God for you. Our God is awesome. God, we love you.

41 comments:

  1. I too am so very fond of you little girl. you are a Princess and i am totally sending you my love and devotion little Emma Not a day, nor indeed hour, goes without my thinking of you little girl I love you in a way nobody ever thought possible

    I sob for your agony innocent little one I love you so much!
    Alison

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  2. Dear Lord please please please watch over this little precious girl

    we all love and already miss her so much

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  3. MY HEART IS HEAVY... I can't get enough of going through your blog posts seeking photos and videos of Emma... my way of feeling like I am some how there with you, near to her... Peace and Mercy, I am praying for Peace and mercy.

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  4. Kelvin & Christy,

    Please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are breaking for you both but we know that your faith will get you through a most difficult time.

    Love,
    Doodle & DeAnna McKay

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  5. william would like to add the following message to a very very special little girl 'lots of love to a lovely little girl who i have known for so long - i will miss you little emma cos i need a playmate in mischief!!! I say it again, you are so beautiful and i will miss our bloggingtogetherness forever we will light candles in the fourvieres cathedral to show how much u mean to us little Princess william whispers tonight 'i love her" he thinks of her all the time and looks forw

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  6. william just misses your little girl muchness so much ...

    c he wants to offer all the support of a big strong boy .... william will not rest unil he kknows emma is with her longest, most loving family in heaven. We so will miss you glorious, precious and perfect little princess emma

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  7. We LOVE your family and cannot even begin to fathom what you are experiencing right now.

    The only thing I am able to do is pray.

    My heart hurts for you, but rejoices for Emma.

    She will soon meet her Maker. I mean, the one who formed her heart!! She will have no more suffering and no more pain. I know you know this, and probably are tired of hearing it. It's just something positive to hold on to in this time.

    Please know that I will be praying for you even more now, and also praying that God give comfort, peace, and understanding to her precious big brother and sister.

    Love,
    The Kenebrews

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  8. I can't begin to imagine what your family is going through right now. You must be aching when you think of a life without Emma, and yet, rejoicing knowing that she will soon be in the glory of heaven.

    I pray that God continues to give your family peace, strength, grace and love as you go through this emotional time!

    I'm thinking of you often and praying!! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

    "The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace." Psalm 29:11

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  9. Your whole family remains in our prayers for comfort...

    Celia's G'Ro

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  10. Kelvin and Christi,
    Our hearts and prayers are so with each of you. Jamie has a special place in her heart for Enma and always has. This has been hard for her, but she loves Emma so much, We all know that Emma has been fighting for months now. She is such a fighter! Hold that precious little angel for as long as you can. Keep letting her know that mommy and daddy love her so much. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers and thoughts. Love you all so very much!
    The Burton Family

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  11. I don't know what to say, except that I am praying for all of your furiously as you also prepare to endure the next .2 miles. I know God will sustain you through it as He has through this entire journey. You have shown all of us how God can truly impart strength that can ONLY come from Him. What a loud and beautiful witness you have been and will continue to be.


    Carleigh and Luke are welcome to come if you need some time and space.

    I love you and you know how much I love Emma.

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  12. I'm typing this as I wipe the tears from my eyes knowing that my tears do you no good. I am honored to call you guys my friends. I am in absolute awe of the strength that you have. Please know that I am desperately praying for ya'll and of course sweet Emma. We love you.

    The Lamb Family

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  13. Beautifully written post. Such an inspiring little girl and family. Sending love and prayers. Cheering you on, Emma!

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  14. Sweet Emma,
    its about to get real good.
    I love you sweet girl.

    My heart is heavy, my tears are falling.

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  15. My heart is heavy for you and rejoices for Emma as she reaches the "finish line." May God continue to hold you close and give you strength and comfort as only He can. Love to you all.

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  16. I have thought about you guys and prayed for all of you since reading this today!! I meant what I said in my text...please let me know if you need anything. I can come get the kids and let them play, cook, clean...whatever you need!!!

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  17. I'm praying for your sweet Emma. This just breaks my heart.

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  18. Words can't express the joy i've had visiting with your four beautiful children. Friends have told me that my clown ministry helps so many, but the truth is that I get so much more from it than I can ever give. I'm glad I got to meet you when I was there on Tuesday. Your family's faith and love of the Lord will carry you through this.
    Cuddles

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  19. I'm brand new to your blog, and I am on my knees, praying for all of you.

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  20. Wrapping your family in prayers....

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  21. Prayers...thoughts...love.

    Celia's Poppy

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  22. Praying for your family...

    Kelly

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  23. Praying always for sweet Emma and your family. Believing God for victory. He is with us in the race and is there with open arms to receive us at the end.
    You are never alone. God is with you and He loves you and will carry you.
    Love and hugs and prayers,
    Debi

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  25. Through the connection between Emma and Celia, we continue to send much love and many prayers. Emma and the hope and faith of her family speak volumes and touch so many. We feel so very blessed to read, learn and catch glimpses of Emma's radiant spirit (and all of yours.) May you continue to rest assured in His power through all of this. And we're sending extra prayers for His unwavering comfort on all levels for all especially close.

    -Celia's uncle and aunt

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  26. This is the first time I've read your blog.
    My heart is heavy and my eyes are filled with tears. What a very difficult time your family is going through. I am praying for your family. I pray that somehow through all of this you will find some comfort in all the wonderful memories you've had with Emma.

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  27. I am praying for you and your family.

    Monica Joyce

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  28. I just found your blog this morning and my heart is just breaking for you and your little girl. She is just beautiful!! I can't believe an innocent little girl has to go through this.

    I will be praying for her to be pain free, comfortable and to know all of the obvious love that she is surrounded with every day.

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  29. We are praying for all of you and your faith is an inspiration to all.

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  30. My heart is so heavy for your family today. There are no words. Please know that you are in my continual prayers. I pray that our Lord will make his presence so known to your family at this time, and that he will hold precious Emma close through the remainder of her journey here on earth. I keep thinking of Emma as a caterpillar striving to come out of her cacoon...soon to spread her wings and fly.

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  31. Praying for comfort and solace. My heart is breaking for your family during this last leg of the journey.

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  32. We are praying for you all!!

    The Agnew Family

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  33. I will be praying for your family.

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  34. Christy and Kelvin...I know it's been a long time since I've come to visit your blog, but I just wanted to let you guys know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the Lord give you the strength you need to get through this next part of the journey...

    Love and prayers,
    Veronica

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  35. Than you for blessing my life with your grace and love. Go with god to laugh and dance again. My heart is said and is crying for you. Just because I will miss you and love you. Ms. Suzie

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  36. Dear Mr.& Mrs. Dunnam,
    I had Mrs. Dunnam as a choir teacher in JH& HS, I don't know if you'll remember me but my name is Danielle Trevino (maiden name Guidry) I found out about Emma from a friend of mine, Jordan Hall. Please know Your family and Emma are in our prayers.

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  37. I'm at a loss for words...there are no words.
    I pray for comfort for ALL of you.

    Much love,
    Lynda

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  38. God Bless you and your family. Emma is so blessed to have such a wonderful family. It is so wonderful to hear your praises to God and your love for the Lord. May God watch over your precious angel Emma.

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  39. I just found your blog through the Agnew family. Our beautiful baby Ian has already crossed his finish line and is with our Savior. May you be comforted at this difficult time in your lives. We will be praying for your little Emma and your family.

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  40. God in love has promised grace for every trial,
    Strength for every sorrow, help for every mile,
    And may He in sympathy
    and unfailing love impart
    Help for each tomorrow
    and new courage to your heart.

    “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation….” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    When god calls little children to dwell with him above, we mortals sometimes question why? For no heartache compares with the death of one small child, who does so much to make our world, seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps god tires of calling the aged to his home, so he picks a prescious rosebud before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them, and so he only takes a few. To make the land of heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind knows will always be "goodbye". So when a little child departs, we who are left behind must realize god loves children, Angels are hard to find........

    God bless!

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