May 18, 2009
I got some very unfortunate news from my sister this weekend... A little girl named Emmaleigh, who is my niece's friend at daycare passed away on May 13, 2009. Little Emmaleigh (2 years old in February) fell out of her crib in the middle of the night, and immediately went up to heaven. I don't know this family, or even the names of Emmaleigh's parents, but my heart goes out to them. I was told that Emmaleigh loved polka dots and elephants, and Her funeral is today, so please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Now that our babies have been in heaven for a couple of months now, I feel that they have met, and are friends with these other babies that have recently gone up to heaven. Every time I hear about another baby who has passed away, I feel like I know some of Heidi, Lily, Paige, and Rylan's friends. Like, sweet little Kayleigh. They are probably all together now, having a wonderful time.
I still don't understand (and probably never will) why God picks the ones he does to take up to heaven so early, but I am (kind of) at peace with it now. As much as I wanted my babies to live, and overcome the challenges of being born so prematurely, I am at peace with my memories of them being absolutely perfect. Because they got to go straight up to heaven, they will never endure the pain we experience on Earth. They will always be perfect angels. And as for the pain and suffering that the parents and families that lost their children will experience... Well, I guess we are strong enough to get though this... I know I have no other choice.
I hope this makes sense because these are just some of the fragmented thoughts that always run through my mind. Anyway, please pray for the friends and family of Emmaleigh, and pass this prayer request along. Thank you.