Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Day +118 part 2

We had our final conversation with the doctors a little bit ago. At this point it is unfair to continue to force her little body to try to work. We will be ending all life support and getting to hold her one last time. Please pray that it will be peaceful, that she won't feel pain and that we will be able to handle this. I love my girl with all my heart.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear Emily, I am praying for peace for all of you! We are still praying for a miracle!
Love you guys so much! The King Family

1:11 PM  
Anonymous mrsmanz said...

I found your blog about 10 minutes ago...and have updated myself on your circumstances since then. My heart breaks for you... Please know that you, your husband, and the rest of your family are in my prayers. May God sustain you throughout this day. Only He can.
Love in Christ,
kendall from Canada

1:11 PM  
Blogger Damien Drago said...

Many prayers being lifted before our Heavenly Father~
The Dragos

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so so sorry...know that you and James are in our prayers and will continue to be close to our hearts and minds!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray that you are able to feel God's nearness and comfort now more than ever. Our thoughts and prayers run deep for you all.
Becky Howell & family

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very, very sorry.
Maryann Plesnicher

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my heart is so heavy for you all....praying for God's strength to carry you thru.
laura m.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE love you all so very much.
Our prayers are with you as always.
Wish we were with you now. Will be with you soon.
We love you all so much.

The Pete's

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Monica C. said...

The most precious girl, with the sweetest smile ... Alivia, you are LOVED. God bless your family,

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying For peace and comfort for you!!!

Eboni Freeman

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh emily, i can't even imagine what you and james are going through. i am praying....still praying for you all - for God's comfort and strength to be with you more than ever.

lisa evans

1:24 PM  
Blogger Bueche said...

We are crushed.

We hold you in our broken hearts.

1:25 PM  
Blogger LauraJoy said...

I am praying right now. I got permission to take a break from work and going to pray for the next half-hour. I will pray for comfort, strength, and I will STILL be praying for a miracle.
Laura C.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous A Canadian friend said...

Lord let there be peace for Livi. Let her mommy and daddy feel your everlasting love and reassurance that you will always hold her close to you and protect her until their family can be back together one day.

My heart breaks for you and will pray hard for you today.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?

Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?

Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?

Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?

Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

praying for you.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I'm so so sorry.

I will continue to pray for a miracle.

Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

Holly W

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh emily, I wish you could feel my hugs. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Many prayers are with you.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. Your family has been in my prayers since I heard about your circumstances. I will continue to pray that the Lord gives you strength to get through each day. Alivia has touched so many people in so many ways. Thank you for sharing and keeping all of us updated. May the Lord's peace be with you all...

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all
big and small
and wonderful
to trust in grace through faith
but i'm asking to taste...

for dark is light to You
depths are height to You
far is near
but Lord, i need to hear from You

be near, oh God
be near, oh God of us
Your nearness is to us our good
be near, oh God
be near, oh God of us
Your nearness is to us our good, our good

Your fullness is mine
revelation divine
but, o, to taste
to know much more than a page
to feel Your embrace...

for dark is light to You
the depths are height to You
far is near, but Lord
i need to hear from You

be near, oh God
be near, oh God of us
Your nearness is to us our good
be near, oh God
be near, oh God of us
Your nearness is to us our good, our good

be near
by shane barnard
(psalms 73:28; 139)

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sweet Emily,
My heart breaks for you!
We are praying for you all to know the nearness and comfort of Christ!!!
Our hearts are with you,
The Calvetti Family

1:33 PM  
Blogger crazyaboutgus said...

praying for all of you! devastated for you during this rough time. what a sweet girl she is!!

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song titled "With Hope" that is of particular relevance:

We can cry with hope/ We can say goodbye with hope/ 'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end/ And we can grieve with hope/ 'Cause we believe with hope/ There's a place by God's grace/ There's a place where we'll see your face again

Know that I'm lifting you all up in prayer that the Holy Spirit will wrap His arms of comfort, peace, and love around you in an ever tangible way. I'm so very, very sorry.

Dawn Lingenfelter

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Lanie said...

My heart is just broken for you. Heavenly Father, may this family feel your loving arms around them as they hold their little girl in their arms.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Beth Young said...

We are praying. I'm so sorry.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, James, Dave, Gretchen, the Allens and the Haugherys: We're praying for you guys. We ask that God's grace would be beyond what you could ask or imagine.

Mike and Destiny

1:45 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Our hearts are aching with sadness for you all. Our family is praying.


1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As parents and family, you have showed many of us how to love as Christ loves.....His love flowed from you all and He has been honored!

Frank, Indiana, Pa.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mommy's heart is breaking for you. You and your family are in my prayers and will continue to be in them. God bless your beautiful little baby.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't think of what to possibly say. Alivia has truly touched me so deeply. I just wanted you to know that you are all in my prayers still and as a mom, my heart is broken thinking about what you have to do. I pray that God will carry you through this. I am so, so very sorry.
Vicki Moore

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a miracle...

1:47 PM  
Blogger J H said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no words Emily, only tears. My heart grieves with you.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Emily, and James,
We send our love to you and your family and we want you to know that you are in our hearts.
God's Peace

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our hearts ache for you. we are praying fervently that the Lord would comfort you and give you peace.
"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.'"
Lamentations 3:21-24
devon & kristine kauflin

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan Bishop said...

My the Lord be with you and your family and grant you his everlasting peace.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you and your precious little angel.

Mary Ann K.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,
You are in our hearts and prayers. We pray for peace for Livi and her little body, as well as for your hearts, souls and minds. Tim and Nicoli Clark

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and I hope Gods will is fulfilled through this diffucult situation.
Lauren Treese

1:53 PM  
Blogger linda anne said...

unwanted tears are filling my eyes.. but theyre coming anyways. im so tempted so scream NO.. its not supposed to be like this...

but oh how gracious God is...for giving His only son for us.

i love you guys. I KNOW it will be peaceful indeed. Jesus will be holding her along with you. I hope you will be able to feel His presence....

1:53 PM  
Anonymous erin w said...

James, Emily, Livi, Allens and Haugherys,
My heart is breaking. I am so so sorry and so sad. I wish I could do something for you.
I love you Livi, and am praying for unbelievable peace for you and your family.
Love Erin

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for everlasting peace and comfort. You are all so incredibly special - God will carry you through this too.
Diana B.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just praying for you before I even read this and this image was just so strong in my mind as I prayed...that Jesus was holding Livi so tight, just like her parents hold her and never want to let go, He has her wrapped in His arms, He holds her hand. She is not afraid and she's even happier than the day she was sitting in her rocking chair, reading a book, with her little boots on. Still praying. With Love, The Lapps

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you. Our hearts are aching for you. The Eders from Reading, PA

1:56 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I am so sorry. Your daughter and family has touched so many lives. Thank you for sharing. It has meant a lot to me and so many others. You continue to be in my prayers and thoughts always.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I know that no words can ease your grief and pain. Just know that we are all grieving with you

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Donna Wenger said...

Dear Haugherys...We are crying, praying and ever looking to Jesus to fill you with peace. Only He can...the Wengers at Living Hope Church.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you so much! I will be praying for you all and hope it will go peacefully. I will miss her so much. You have been through so much and I know God is blessed when he sees you. Livi is going to have an awesome time in heaven and I can't wait to meet her soon! Still praying you,
Pamela Bueche

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very, very, sorry. Praying for you to experience God's nearness.
- Jenn Grover

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will keep praying for you...

gabe, LHC

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words to take away what you are feeling at this moment...I pray for peace with Livi, healing in your heart and above all the hope for a miracle...You are a constant thought throughout my days...Thank you for showing us all the love you have for your beautiful daughter. A Friend

2:02 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

praying for comfort and strength..and for a miracle...

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words to express how sorry I feel for you. I'm sure it was a tough decision, but she has been through a lot and to quote one of your previous posts sometimes you have to know when to say "enough is enough". We'll be thinking of all of you and praying for peace and strength.

Natalie M

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love you guys. Wish you could feel the hugs we are sending. God will support and lift you through this trial.
The Mikes

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying for you through this difficult time.


2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, my heart is broken for each of you - I love you & I'm praying for God's peace.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very sorry and sad about all of this. The impact of Livi's life on all of us has been immeasurable. We will continue to pray through the upcoming hours for you all who we hold so dear to our hearts.
xoxoxoxo Patty Wallwork

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying that God would give you a miracle, and would confort you and draw you close to Him through this difficult time.

Ally, from Living Hope

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily & James,

We are sharing in your sufferings. You have fought the fight to do what was best for Livi. And, now, you are still doing what is best for her although it is totally contrary to what you want. You are sacrificing your dreams, desires, comfort, and happiness for Livi's. We respect you and we pray for the peace that passes understanding.

Ken, Anya, Leigh, and Gordon

2:11 PM  
Anonymous TheWeavers said...

Praying for you all! Even when words don't come easy we can know you heart the cries of our hearts. May God grant you peace, comfort and strength during this time.

The Weaver Family

2:14 PM  
Blogger kelli prater said...

Praying for Alivia...praying for a miracle and a peace that surpasses all understanding. Praying for you, Emily, James, and your family and friends. Lots of prayers and love from the Philadelphia area.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

i am in shock. emily, we love you all and are lifting you up now.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Kiera said...

I am praying for God's peace that passes understanding to guard your hearts and minds through Christ. My heart is weighed down today as I think of Livi.
~ Kiera Minich

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for God's peace and comfort. You are the best mom for Alivia. You have done a great job supporting and loving her. We can't understand what God is doing, but trust He is in control. Prayers for you and your families. -Sue F.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James
I am so sad for what you are facing today. May God give you strength beyond understanding, and sustain you beyond measure with His love.
with tears,
Jan from Canada

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless all of you, at a loss for words, but please know your are all held in many thoughts and prayers

2:19 PM  
Blogger J H said...

I'm praying for you, Alivia, and for your family that loves you so much. The news is heartbreaking - but I will keep asking God for a miracle unless I hear that you've gone home to be with Him.

Jonathan Hughes

Psalm 103:8-18,

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know me but you and your daughter have been a huge part of my life for the past 118 days. Consider me a friend of a friend. I have prayed, lit candles and church and had Livi added to the 'pray for the sick' list at church. I am speechless after your last blog. I also have a 2 yr. old and I can't even imagine your pain right now. This morning I prayed for peace...in whatever form that came in. I hope for your sake that, at least, this prayer comes true.

Wendy T., a friend of Beth's

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Karen G. said...

I am so sorry. I don't know what more to say. I feel like I know your family from reading your blog and my heart aches for you so much right now. May God be with you during this most difficult time.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Jack and Gina Plain said...

Our hearts do feel for you all and we continue to pray.

Jack for Gina and Adalie Plain

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Oh Lord, have mercy!

Praying for all of you and most of all Livi!

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even know if I can find the words to truly express how much I hurt for you.

I will continue to pray...


2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily
My heart is very sad. May you know
Gods love and grace like never before. Praying God's comfort for everyone. I am so sorry.
Carol Landis

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are and will continue to pray for you all...

The Hermans, Indiana,PA

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for the peace and comfort only our Saviour can give. Our hearts break for you.
Mike and Sue Minich

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I am praying that Livi with be at peace as she goes to the Lord. My heart is breaking. Betsie

2:36 PM  
Anonymous thepartlows said...

James & Emily,
We are so very, very sorry. May you experince God's comfort and peace in the midst of your intense sorrow. We are grieving with you.
Ben & Debbie

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Amber Miller said...

I'm still praying for a Miracle Livi! Praying that James and Emily will feel God's peace. God Loves you all soo much!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Emily, I am so sorry!!!! Please know that my prayers are with you and your husband! I am sorry that it didn't work out as you had expected! God has many great plans for through this!!! God bless!!!

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a miracle!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

James & Emily, I've never met you or Livi, but I've been following your story after a friend told me about you. My heart is heavy with sorrow for you. I am praying for God peace and comfort to be with all of you and still praying for a miracle. Praying that you will find your strength in Him. Love, Charity

2:42 PM  
Blogger Jude's Mom said...

Took time to cry and think and pray before I could even comment. The arms of Jesus are bigger and safer than we can imagine. He is holding Livi even now. May the God of all Comfort be your strength and your hope and your peace.

Love you all!

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for you, Emily, Haugherys and Allens. Oh Lord! Haste the day when our faith shall be sight! "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." Our only hope is in Him ... our future will be with the multitudes crying out "like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder," ... proclaiming his glory at the marriage supper of the Lamb. May He sustain you...may He grant you peace that surpasses all understanding...Not one tear falls apart from His love for you...and for your precious daughter. Though we don't know her, she has won our hearts.
-Brodes in Indiana

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you all and may god give you and your family the strength to pull through this. Keep hopes up, miracles do happen. I am praying for one for you all right now.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, James, and family - Please know I will hold you close in thoughts and prayers. You have all touched my life in so many ways. Love, Melissa

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our hearts go out to you both and Alivia. We can't even begin to imagine the pain and trials you are going through. We continue to pray to our loving God for a miracle to work in Alivia's life. May God comfort you and Alivia. We know that He is holding Alivia gently in His arms.
Love in Christ,
The Borghi Family

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the God of all comfort and peace sustain you and carry you through.

The Ryers

2:53 PM  
Anonymous The Campbell's said...

Haughery and Allen Families we are praying for you. Altoona, PA

2:59 PM  
Blogger allynraye said...

You are in our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts--your dearest Alivia touched the lives of many, even those of us whom you do not know. Thank you for sharing her with us; we have been blessed and forever changed. May you find peace for the journey.

Deb and Rick Gilgore

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words that can express our sadness. Praying for you.

With love,
the Fedelis

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your little girl has touched my heart and changed my life...I'm so sorry for what you are going through! A friend

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily-
Our hearts are crying out to God for your precious Livi. May you feel God's all surpassing peace during this extremely difficult time.

Praying -
The Priviteras

3:09 PM  
Blogger Dani said...

my heart aches for you. Praying and crying out to The Great Comforter on your behalf.
with love,
The Madison Family
from Reading church

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May "the Father of mercies and God of all comfort" be with you both now and in the days to come.

Praying and grieving with you.
Kerrin & Megan Russell

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Nikki Lilly said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you... May God bring you peace. Love you!

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Em and James,
Crying, praying...... I am praying that God holds all of you tighter these next few days.....

Love you dear friends,

Steph C

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,

There are simply no words to express the great sorrow that we feel for you. Our prayers are with you- asking that the Lord draw you ever close. Thank you for the ways that you have brought glory to the Lord during this difficult trial.

Continuting to pray
Tim & Cindy Campbell - Covenant Fellowship church

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your entire family, especially you and James.

Tammy from Covenant Life Church
in Gaithersburg, Maryland

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for God's peace for all of you. Can't begin to find the words to say, you have touched more lives than you know. Will continue to pray for comfort for all.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying for you. may the lord give you lots of strength and comforts. give livi some kisses and hugs for me.

love ya tons,

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please know Emily that you and your family are in my prayers.

3:30 PM  
Blogger elagood said...

Oh Emily,
We are so sorry, you are all in our hearts and prayers. I pray for His peace and comfort and that you feel HIS loving arms around you all. Jesus is in your very room.
The Goods

3:34 PM  
Blogger Joe.Karen said...

Oh dear sweet Emily,

You, Alivia, James, and your parents are in our hearts and in our prayers. I can not even begin to imagine what you are going through. I do know that God is good and I pray that you are all able to feel peace and comfort from him. God bless you.


3:38 PM  
Blogger April said...

Crying for you . . . praying for strength and comfort. We love you.
The Stoltzfus'

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily & James,
What can words say?..... yet God has given us this means to communicate His love and His compassion for one another. I continue to pray for a divine intervention. We love and are praying for you and yours. Thank you for sharing your life and allowing us to see God's strength in very practical ways. Love, Cynthia S

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just looking through your archives. Livi is so beautiful. Her smile is so amazing. Her eyes twinkle.

Praying she is pain free. Praying that Our Savior is bringing the peace you all need.

I will continue to pray for healing for Livi.

Praying comfort as you walk this out.

Holly W

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. May God fill you with His nurturing strength and with His peace. Praying you will feel His comforting love pour over you as you've poured your love on your precious girl.
Cathy S.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for God's support, comfort and love for all of you.
The Cranmer's

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Amy Nicole said...

Dearest Em & James,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys as you are going through this difficult time. Words cannot express our love and heartache for you & your family. Still praying for a miracle for Livi...our God is capable of anything! Wishing you some peace and comfort as you to one moment at a time.

Love, The Knutsen's

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My tears and deepest prayers are with you. The pain you must be experiencing is unimaginable...but that can only mean that his grace to sustain you is even greater.
-Allie Remsnyder from LHC

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know there's nothing I (or anyone) can say to "fix things" or bring comfort...but the Lord can do it. He can do it all. Keep clinging to Him and His steadfast love. Livi has not, and will never, slip out of His faithful hands...

Rebekah W

3:49 PM  
Anonymous the Capps said...

Emily and James,
Our hearts broke with this latest news. We are praying for you - hoping for a miracle and strength. May God give you peace each hour as you need it! Carol and Mickey Capp

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are praying for you.

with heavy hearts,
ashley and family

3:58 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

my heart is breaking for you & your family right now I am praying for peace, and comfort for you I wish I could say something to comfort you right now...Alivia sweet girl you were such a fighter and went through more then any little girl should have to go through but know that you were loved and prayed for by many people(even though i've never met you I love you Livi and you have touched many peoples hearts) ....much luv to you and your family!

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been praying for you every day since my mom found your blog almost a year ago. Every time I look at my bracelet I think of you. I'm praying for you all and hope for a miracle.
Elizabeth from Missouri

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Hannah Byers said...

Dearest James & Emily,
Our prayers & thoughts are with you! As you hold your sweet baby for the last time now Jesus will be holding her in your place! My heart is breaking for you. I can't imagine being in your place & holding my dear girls for the last time & having to kiss & hug them goodbye. God has given you so much strength & grace to go thru this. He will keep giving you much more strength to face these next few hours & days. Alivia is at peace resting in His everlasting arms & not suffering anymore. Oh I pray for peace for the both of you. James & Emily you are both so loved & so is Livi! When you feel like you can't go on remember that God's grace is sufficient for you!! We are crying with you as you face the hardest day of your life!

We love you,
Hannah Byers (Scott, Tirzah & Naomi too)

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you all still and asking for a miracle.

...but, as always, Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Pilippians 1: 20,21

Everlasting arms await those who Christ calls to himself, where real comfort, rest and peace are found.

Gary & Patti

4:02 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

James and Emily,
We are praying that God would give you grace to walk through dark times. That you would feel His ever guiding presence, even when you can't feel or see His working. With all of our love and prayers, Miguel and Libby Barowski

4:05 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Praying for much peace to abound.
Brian and Sarah Herr

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying and crying for you all as I look at pictures of your sweet girl!!!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James & Emily:
From us who have sent children on ahead, Heaven is brighter knowing ours and Jesus are there.
We pray for you and your family.
"Have the little children come unto Me and forbid them not for such is the Kingdom of God." Matt 19:14
God will supply all your needs.
Rod & Gingie

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for what you are going through...you are all in our thoughts so much and will continue to be in our constant prayers!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear James, Emily, Allen's and Haughery's,

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Livi. I will continue to pray for all of you that the Lord will give you rest and sustain you in the days ahead.

Vicki G.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily, James and your families - my prayers are with you during this unimaginable time for most of us. I wish there was something I could do or say that would simply wash all of this away for you. I pray and pray that Livi feels no pain and that peace is found by all. How strong you have all been. Just know that you will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Jessica

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James,
Jesus will always hold your little Livi throughout eternity. You are always on our hearts and we hold you in constant prayer.
Doug/Sue Brown

4:25 PM  
Blogger Sacha said...

We are all praying for you!
~Chesapeake Community Church~

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember that livi is suffering no longer. May God comfort you and give you peace.


4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words can not express my sympathy. My heart is breaking for her dear parents. She is suffering no more and is now rejoicing in the love of Jesus.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This won't be the last time you hold your sweet girl, Emily. Even if she dies, the life she passes on to is more real than this one ever was. Just keep thinking on that. This life is but a mere blip in all of eternity.



4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just received a call about Livi.

I'm so sorry! Praying for comfort.

Holly W

4:43 PM  
Blogger Bueche said...

This is a message from the secretary where I work. Over the past several months she has gotten into the practice of reminding me to update her on your family. This is a woman well acquianted with suffering, yet has a heart of gold.

"My heart is broken. I think the family is very brave and have Alivia's best interest at heart. I want that little baby to be pain free and happy and I know she will be very soon. Her parents love her so much they want that too. Please tell them how sorry I am and that I will never forget them or little Alivia."


4:46 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I have been praying for your family for some time now and I will continue to do so. TimK, Wellspring Church, California

4:47 PM  
Anonymous mitch (CLC) said...

I'm praying for peace for your family. May God sustain you with his spirit. I'm sorry for your lost.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, 'Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'" - Is. 41:13
Praying for God's peace to flood your hearts.
The Kings -SGCIndiana

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been praying for you all throughout this journey and will continue to be prayer warriors for the greatest peace.

You are loved.

Anne and Andrew Carroll

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie and Bryan Wilkins said...

We are so sorry...
You and James are in our prayers.
The Wilkins

4:55 PM  
Blogger abby31 said...

We don't know you, but Leslie Yoder asked us to pray for you. God's peace be with you while Alivia's body is made whole by the Great Physician for eternity. We're praying for you in Idaho.

Stevensons, Trinity Reformed Church

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

james and emily -

again, words can't even begin to express my thoughts right now. the only thing i can think of is that livi gets to be with Jesus. she gets to be with the Wonderful Creator in heaven, where she will feel no pain and have no fears. please know that my heart is with all of you.

lisa evans

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, Allens, and Haugherys; loved ones,
How sorry we are. So, So sorry. Our Saviour weeps with you and so do we. You have climbed the mountain well. Rest in His arms.
Much love,
Drew, Sandy, Jer, and Ned

5:01 PM  
Blogger jacque said...

Emily - I am so sorry. As a mother my heart is breaking for you. Please know that I am calling out to our loving Father on behalf of your sweet baby girl. I pray that God will sustain you through his promises.

Love~ Jacque from NOLA

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm here thinking of Livi, walking from your arms directly into the Savior's arms. We'll be praying.

5:07 PM  
Blogger SMJ said...

James and Emily: Our hearts and prayers are with you and your families. We pray for God's sustaining grace. With much love, The Jansens

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are very sad for your loss. We are praying that you would experience God's love and comfort in a great way.
The Cramers
Indiana, Pa

5:26 PM  
Blogger Breezy Lyn said...

God bless you and your precious little one. We will continue to pray for you.


5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,
Sam and I pray for you both. There are trials in this for you, but amazingly enough this is from God's Hand. He is doing great and wonderful things for you and for others to be called closer to him. If you ever want to talk we will listen. Sadly I know some of your pain. It was three years fro us this past sun. God is Graciuos and kind and He designed this situation just for you. With much love in Christ, you are on our hearts. SAM AND CHRISSY OVALLE

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sophia and I just finished praying for you, and we will continue to do so. Our hearts break for you!

Paul Schwarz

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James,
We are strangers to you, but you are not strangers to us. We have been praying and hoping with you all along.
Now, Our hearts are breaking - we grieve with you and mourn your loss. We are so, so sorry. You have been an incredible testimony of those who lean on Christ and truly put their trust in Him.
It is He who has given you the strength to make it through all these months, and we will continue to pray that He gives you the strength to continue going to Him for comfort, strength and courage to make it through the days, weeks and months ahead.
You and Alivia have touched more lives than you will ever know.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom 15:13

8:32 PM  
Blogger Jax said...

I worked with your dad last year and heard of your daily, struggles of hope for your beloved Alivia. I am sorry. I will keep you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. Love (becasue he first LOVED US) Jacque B.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog today and read of your sweet baby girls fight, and eventual homecoming. I cannot imagine the pain but I know One who does. May he comfort you, and your family and friends, during this time. God bless!!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Gracie Beanz said...

just found your blog, my heart is with you.
-grace, ny.

11:16 PM  

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