One Year Ago: Sunday, January 20, 2019
One year ago today. Emma was outside playing in the snow with her brothers, came inside with a headache and threw up.
We thought it was the flu again, she had the same symptoms 4 weeks earlier that went away after 2 days. Unfortunately, three days after this picture was taken, we find out it was much, much worse.
In this picture you can see everything. Emma, playing our favorite game (Guess Who), smiling just minutes after she threw up again. You can see the old ice cream bucket right next to her. She has her blanket and is in her “comfy clothes” and she is happy.
Tammy and I know that we are going to relive the last year all over again. Social media can be a blessing and a curse in this regard. We are choosing to enter this next year (without Emma’s physical presence) to help as many animals as we can in her honor, but also to help as many people as we can who are dealing with loss, trust in God and the belief that everything happens for a reason.
If you watched Emma’s Funeral, you heard Kelly speak about Emma messing with the bedroom lights right after she went to Heaven. We are working on a video to show you footage from that (her oldest brother recorded some of it) and explain how Emma still shows us that she is here. Typing a post like this just won’t do it justice, so we are going to record it.
Also at Emma’s Funeral, you heard me talk about how God answered my prayers...but I wasn’t listening. Once I listened and understood the reason that Emma got brain cancer we were given peace. Peace that carried us to where we are today. Still here, working hard to fulfill Emma’s dream. Down the road, I’m going to share more details about my prayers, conversations with God, conversations with Emma and how peaceful her final moments were because God answered our prayers.
In addition to growing the Emma Loves Dogs Foundation to a place that will make Emma smile from Heaven...Our goal is to help people who might be struggling with “the Why?”
Please share our page as you see fit. If we can help even one person, in addition to thousands of dogs, it will ease the pain in our hearts.