Thursday, October 29, 2009

Baby Emma Update - 10.29.09

As I wipe the tears of joy from my face...I really am at a loss of words of what to say tonight as I post this update from Emma's Mom Sophie. The joy is unmeasurable...indescribable...absolutely abundant & overflowing!!!!! For 42 days, God has been listening. Tonight, we praise his name & shout his glory to the heavens as we thank him for answered prayers. Baby Emma...we love you more than you'll ever truly know honey. And Sophie, Tyler & Ava...thank you for letting us hold your hands over the last 6 weeks. You inspire us beyond belief...

Tomorrow...we will pray for continued healing...but tonight we will rejoice, rejoice, rejoice!!!!

Day 42: Emma and I went for a wagon ride throughout the hospital tonight. It was bitter-sweet. Bitter because of all of those dark memories that will forever be burned into my memory... Sweet because... well let's get through the bitter first...
As I pulled the wagon by the PICU doors, I recalled the many times I ran out of those doors in tears, scared, angry, sad. The many times Tyler and I walked in through those doors after her many procedures, anxious, nervous, sick to our stomachs.
I made my way through the hallway a few steps and memories of that first day - those first moments came flashing back... I looked to the window and remembered my social worker allowing me to 'stand right there' so I could catch a brief glimpse of my baby girl as she was being urgently wheeled through the hallway, surrounded by the trauma team... I had no idea what was happening - why was my baby not breathing on her own? Why was she unconscious? What were we doing here? What happened?
We passed by the radiology room (aka CT scan room) and I recalled all of Emma's numerous 'emergency' scans - Ty and I would always follow Emma's gurney to the doors and wait right outside, praying for good results, crying, fearful for the news to come...
Emma and I made our way back to our current room in Rehab, and walked by the NICU waiting room, where I would escape to at night for a few minutes of solitude. I remember hugging that young new mother who was crying for her 4 day old baby. That hug actually made me turn a new leaf in my faith. I felt like maybe I should give Him a shot. I did. It worked. He listened. He still listens.
Ending our wagon ride, we walked through the door to our room and I recalled the wonderful, amazing doctors, nurses, social workers, and therapists that we met along the way. I thought of all of you, many who we don't even know in person, who have reached out to us to offer your prayers and positive thoughts, inspiring stories, and words of courage and sympathy. There are good people out there.
I looked around the room and breathed a sigh of relief as I looked at my baby girl ... this is our last night here. Now that's sweet.
Sophie and Tyler


Home Sweet Home
Motley Crew : ) - 1985

You know I'm a dreamer
But my heart's of gold
I had to run away high
So I wouldn't come home low

Just when things went right
Doesn't mean they were always wrong
Just take this song and you'll never feel
Left all alone

Take me to your heart
Feel me in your bones
Just one more night
And I'm comin' off this Long and winding road

I'm on my way, I'm on my way
Home Sweet Home
Tonight, tonight...I'm on my way, I'm on my way
Home sweet home

You know that I've seen
Too many romantic dreams
Up in lights, fallin' off the silver screen
My heart's like an open book
For the whole world to read
Sometimes nothing keeps me together at the seams

I'm on my way, I'm on my way
Home sweet home
Tonight, tonight....I'm on my way, just set me free...Home Sweet Home

Ouuuh...I'm on my way, I'm on my way...Home sweet home!!!
Yeaaaah....I'm on my way, just set me free....Home Sweet Home!!!


    SWEET HOME !!!

  2. I've been reading along on your journey, my heart aching all the way for you, but today my heart is filled with so much joy for you. Tears are streaming down my face to prove it! I wish Emma continued success in her recovery! You will continue to be in my prayers!

  3. My mom is a colleague of Sophie's and passed along your blog. Such wonderful news. I think about baby Emma all the time, although I've never met her...

  4. Fantastic! That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you all.

    God bless.

  5. Sophie, Your father-in-law, Jim, is a dear client of mine and was kind enough to share Emma's progress with me along the way. She is in my thoughts and prayers every day. You have a beautiful family, and I'm so happy for you and Tyler that you can now take your sweet baby girl home.

  6. I have read this post at least 3 times now, and each time it brings tears of joy! Congratulations!!!

  7. I am crying tears of joy for you and sweet Emma! What amazing news! He is good, He does listen and He loves us...every last one of us! Be well Crew Family, enjoy your togetherness! xoxo


  8. Praise God! Crying tears of joy for baby Emma and your whole family! Praying daily for your sweet girl, the doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, hospital staff, Ava, Tyler and of course you too Sophie!

    Please continue to update us about Emma's progress!

    In His love,

  9. Wonderful!! I am so happy and amazed to read this. May her road to recovery be paved with joy, love, successes and satisfaction. And may all this be soon a distant memory for all of you. Many hugs!

  10. I have been thinking of Emma every day and am so excited to hear she is finally going home where she belongs! Little Emma's strength is inspiring!

  11. What wonderful news! I am so happy to read this. I cant' even imagine how Happy you must be to be finally taking your sweet girl home! I will continue to keep Emma in my prayers and probably will for a very long time. She has touched my heart like I never imagined a baby girl I've never met in person actually could. God bless you Sophie and your beautiful family!

  12. My friend Dena has been updating myself, and her friends on baby Emmma. I am a mother of three, and my youngest Finnegan is only 11 months old, so this was very personal to me. My heart ached for Emma and her family. I cannot tell you the joy it brings me to hear that Emma is on her way home. My oldest Isabella is disabled, and I know the pain of watching your child suffer. But I find love and support, from us, and her extended family and friends is what gives her the strength to live fearlessly. I will continue to send Emma & her family prayers and positive thoughts, and please know she has captured so many of our hearts. I don't think she'll ever go without our support along the way.

  13. So great! I love that you are all going to be home soon! And it is so great to hear that Emma is doing well!

  14. Oh Sophie, the good news has circulated around the school and we are all so touched by this tremedous journey you and your family have traveled with sweet baby Emma.
    Praise be to God, He does perform miracles!
    Your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers!
    Linda Ivy

  15. Sophie,
    While not in physical contact with you, you have been in all of our daily prayers. We would ask everyone for word on how you and your family were holding up. God is good, and miracles do happen! You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! Miracles...
    Sheri Barlow

  16. so cute!I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.