Friday, May 08, 2009

Emily's Birthday

Emily Joy was born on May 8, 1994. Today was another milestone for our family since her death in September, but it was a good day nonetheless.

We took off for Jasper to get away from the routine (particularly the phone) and spend some time as a family. It was rainy, but we went for a hike anyway. We poked around some shops, had supper at Earls, and then had ice cream at the Marble Slab in Hinton on the way home.

We're doing well, by God's grace. We think of Emily all the time, but we are so thankful for God's promises and His presence with us.

I was going to post a picture from Emily's birthday last year with this post, but it just didn't seem right, somehow. I was glad to review the pictures, but I think I'll hold on to them.

We still have people encouraging us by letting us know that they're praying for us, occasional cards and even little gifts. A few people from the church have checked in on us this week to make sure that we were okay leading up to Emily's birthday. This is all very humbling, and we are grateful for God's people.


Anonymous said...

Been thinking of you as you marked this milestone. My brother, who died of a brain tumor just 3 days after Emily's homegoing also had a birthday 3 days after hers. Sorry I missed Juanita at camp - I was volunteering in the kitchen and didn't have time to itneract with those in attendance. I was impressed at how polite that group of kids were!
Will be remembering Juanita in particular this Sunday. Blessings!
Joy C

Kim said...

You guys have been on my heart lately.

Cindy Marsch said...

Still praying with and for you all!

Chris Brauns said...

I prayed for you today, on my knees, in my study at church.