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The Day We Have Been Dreading

Today is the day we have been dreading almost as much as one year ago. This picture was the last picture we have of Emma conscious before we knew her diagnosis and prognosis. AND SHE IS GIVING A THUMBS UP!!! This little girl is in so much pain and is about to go into a coma and she is giving a thumbs up! Who does that!?

Terror. That is the only way to describe 1/23/19. Pure terror, until the word got out on Facebook and the prayers started. It’s hard to describe but Tammy and I felt the prayers. This feeling of calm, clear thinking, warmth. We saw hundreds of comments, texts, post shares and prayer requests for us. It all helped.


We had no idea what was about to be told to us. We knew it was bad.

Fast forward to almost 10 months later.


Watching your child take their last breath changes your entire life. You can choose to be angry, alone and lash out at the world or you can choose to do something positive and honor that child for the rest of your time on earth. But here’s what most people don’t know and what we are dealing with. We have to make this same choice every day. Sometimes more than once a day.


Through God, Tammy and I are choosing to honor Emma and help as many people as we can. We aren’t exactly sure what that looks like yet, but know in our hearts it is meant to be.


Through www.emmalovesdogs.org, we are choosing to honor Emma’s wishes of helping as many animals, especially dogs, as we can.

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