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 3

On March 20th, 2005 the Lord blessed us with the baby we had waited so long to have. She was chubby and loud and the best thing we have ever done. Today, July 6th, 2007 at 2:45 she want home to be with the Lord.

We are undone.


Blogger Suzanne said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss of Livi.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only words I can muster are that I know you will find peace knowing that sweet little Livi is with the Lord and all her suffering is over.

My deepest prayers for strength and peace be with you.

Marsha H.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you...may peace be with Livi...

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are lifting you and your families up in prayer. may the Lord be with you and bless you through this time.

Grieving with you.
Devon and Kristine

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our deepest sympathy to you, Emily and James. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are sorry for your loss.

Calabrese Good Architects, Inc.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are grieving with you and for you. Praying for peace and strength for your family.

The Hevesy's
Chesapeake Community Church

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With great sadness in our hearts we will continue to pray for you and your family.
May you know God's nearness and comfort.

Ashley and family

5:17 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

wow I am soo sorry I don't know what to say my heart breaks for you all but know that Livi is in heaven in her saviors arms experiencing no more pain or suffering only joy and happiness praying for comfort and peace for you all!!!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, so sorry.
Love, Brandi & family

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I don't think you know me I go to church with you and I like to think of myself as a tough guy.... I guess it my own pride that prevents me from asking for prayer up front... and for thinking that I have it all together.... the reason I tell you this is because I am doing everything in my power not to start balling. The tears are coming on strong as I think about the hurt and pain that you must be experiencing.... my prayers are with you and know that even tough guys such as myself are mourning your loss...... Livi has touched many lives.... more than you know....

5:21 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Oh how we who never met Alivia in this life grew to love her through your blog, Emily. And how richer is our love for the dear Savior who you pointed us to all along the way.

Our hearts are knit to yours.


The Bells, Living Hope Church

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be hard but thank the Lord she is in a much better place!!
My prayers are with you!!
Eboni Freeman

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful little girl and sometimes its so hard to understand why things happen the way they do. God bless you and your family during this difficult road ahead of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers...may God comfort you and give you peace as only he can.

Jamie Bates

5:24 PM  
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5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lifting you and your families up in prayer. As much as you want little Livi in your arms, she is now in her Savior's arms feeling no more pain. You have been such a blessing to so many as you shared Livi with so many people. Although we never met, I have prayed for your family as though my own. We all are grieving with you now. May God grant you everything you need in the days ahead and may you feel His presence. Prayfully, Beth Fulmer

5:26 PM  
Blogger Brandon, Amy & Gary Wilhoite said...

Child of whom this world was not worthy...we are grieving with you, and crying out to God on your behalf.

5:26 PM  
Blogger kbuntings5 said...

James and Emily, our deepest sympathy and prayers...for God to sustain and comfort you. Earth has lost and Heaven has gained your sweet girl.
Much love,
the Buntings

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan Bishop said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish that words had been created sufficient to express my empathy for you and your family, but the right words don't exist here on earth.
I am so very happy for Alivia's gain. She knows the right words; the Father's words, and you will hear them from her when you meet again.
I will continue to pray for you and your family.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Hannah Byers said...

James & Emily,
I am crying with you as you mourn for your sweet Livi right now! Oh I wish I could come & take away your pain! I am so happy to know you are surrounded with family right now & that Jesus is there in your room holding you tight supporting you with overwhelming grace to cope & to go on. You are an amazing mother & James you are an amazing father to have loved your baby girl as much as you did & do! You loved her with Christ like love! Both of you & Alivia have blessed so many of us by your strength & courage! Thank you! Our deepest prayers are with you & may you feel the overwhelming strength, grace & peace during this time!

Hannah Byers

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,

There are simply not any words! All we can do is cry out to the Lord to comfort you in the way that only He can. You will continue to be on our hearts and in our prayers.

Only By His Grace
Tim & Cindy Campbell
Covenant Fellowship

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The very words that came to my mind also. . . child of whom this world is not worthy. So very, very sad with you. Only prayers for you and James and all the family.
Anita Martin
Amy Wilhoite's mom

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry. I love and pray for you all.
Elizabeth from Missouri

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're so sorry for your loss! Praying for you this evening....

Matt and Kim Randolph

5:31 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

My heart breaks for you. I am so, so sorry

5:32 PM  
Blogger crazyaboutgus said...

i've never met you or precious little livi. but you've been in my thoughts and prayers since the day i stayed up until 4 in the morning reading your whole entire blog. tears welled up in my heart as i read your last entry. may the Lord be a source of comfort to you in this time of grief right now!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for the God of all comfort to comfort you.
I am so very, very sorry.

Mary Ann K.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even know what to say...my heart breaks for you. I've never even met you but I've been fervently praying for months and crying and praying all day today. Know that little Livi is with her Savior, safe in His arms and free of pain. I can't imagine the pain you feel being left behind. You will remain in my prayers.

Anissa Stafford
Scottdale, PA

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily we are very sorry for your loss. Having my own little girl makes this even more real to me. I can not even grasp the hurt that you are feeling right now. We will be praying for you. Joe B Rakel

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your beautiful little girl has touched my life in so many ways, you will never know. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing such love and emotion with all of us…Livi is at peace with the Lord. We don’t understand now why certain things we go through in life happen, but there is meaning behind it all, one day we will understand. Nothing I can say can take away what you must be feeling right now…my thoughts and prayers are with you and James, your family, friends and community…I am so sorry, my heart hurts for you…Emily and James I pray for strength for you and I pray for peace. You are so loved. Your Livi will always have a special place in my heart, I will never forget her. The stars will shine brighter now. Sending you hugs and kisses. - LM

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were blessed to have spent time with you in the recent months. We will remember all of you with great fondness. You are wonderful parents and grandparents.

God bless,
Rick, Lynda, Isabel and Evie

5:37 PM  
Blogger Parmer Clan said...

I can't even hardly type through my tears dear Emily. We will pray for you and James and the rest of your family for peace. I picture her dancing and laughing with Jesus right now.
We grieve and mourn with you.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Lori Martin said...

I am so sad to hear the news and sorry for your loss. I don't even know what to say. I will be praying for you, your family and little Livi.

Lori Martin

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today, as we grieve Livi's passing from this life, I pray that you will be comforted that Miss Alivia Jesus and his are holding out their arms welcoming Livi into a new place, where there is no more hurting. I pray that our Lord and Savior will comfort you as only He can do.

The Ship By Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!'

Gone where?

Gone from my sight … that is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' there are other eyes watching her coming and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts 'Here she comes!’

And that is dying.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry. Vince and I have prayed that you would not have to experience the depth of sadness now in your hearts. Hold onto each other tightly and let the Love of the Lord embrace you with Grace. Know that Livi is smiling and basking in the same Love in the Lord's gentle arms. We also send our love to David, Gretchen, and all of your families.
Love, Beth & Vince

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. My heart breaks. I am praying for you as you learn to live without her. She is with God and breathing easy now

5:48 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your dear Alivia. What a comfort to know she's in Heaven with Jesus. How blessed you are to have the support of your wonderful family and friends. May the Lord grant you peace and strength.
Buddy, Teresa & Nicole Baker

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

My deepest sympathy and many prayers for the time to come.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, I am so, so, so, sorry for your loss. I have no words to say except that I will continue to pray for you, James, and your family. Joni Cairns

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Emily, James and family,

You don't know me; I have never met any of you. I was introduced to your website through a co-worker who knows you. From the very start, Alivia captured my heart. Her sweet disposition, her funny antics, and her strength through all her ordeals took me from laughter to tears. She became part of my "family". Her well being and healing were my specific prayers to God.

Emily and James, I cannot find the appropriate words to tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of your precious Livi. May you find comfort and strength in God and in Livi's own words. Two things I remember that Livi said when she was going through her treatments were "Home" and "No Hurt". As I think back on those two innocent and poignant expressions, I think that perhaps it was Livi's way of letting you know that she was ready to go "Home" to her heavenly Father where there would be no more "Hurt". And that it would be ok for you to guide her gently to this beautiful place where only joy and peace awaited. You will be with her again one day and she will thank you for your boundless and selfless love and devotion. She will remember the love, laughter, tenderness, hugs, kisses, and all the wonderful times she had with all of you. She was truly blessed, as were all of you, to have had this time together.

Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts, prayers, but most especially in my heart. May God grant you the comfort and peace that only He can give.

There is a new and special angel in heaven today and her name is Alivia. Bless you, sweet child. You have touched the hearts and souls of us all.

With the most sincere and deepest sympathy,

Stephanie Snyder

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss
Praying for you guys


6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



6:03 PM  
Anonymous Beth Young said...

Emily, we are mourning with you and rejoicing with Christ and Alivia. Such a sad loss, what a precious little girl. You were so blessed to be her parents and SHE was so blessed to be your daughter. You were the ultimate servant and your reward is in heaven.

Lots of love in Abingdon, Maryland,

Chad, Beth, Gabe and Camryn Young

6:03 PM  
Blogger allynraye said...

We are so very sorry. May the Lord bring you to the place of perfect peace, sure that one day you will be reunited with Livi, your most precious girl. You have blessed us all with your strength, your courage, and your example. We cling to the faith that Alivia passed directly into the loving arms of Jesus himself.

Deb and Rick Gilgore

6:03 PM  
Blogger J H said...

I'm deeply saddened to hear the news. James and Emily, I'm so sorry... Words fail me.

Jonathan H.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous erin w said...

My heart is aching so much, but I am comforted knowing that Livi is with Jesus right now! I cannot imagine! She is not feeling one ounce of pain, sadness or discouragement, she is happy and rejoicing. The other bit of comfort is knowing that this life is a mist and you will spend eternity with Livi, and she will be so so so so grateful for how her family sacrificially cared for her during her time on earth. I am still praying for you and love you all so much.
Love, Erin

6:09 PM  
Anonymous megan russell said...

Grieving for you.
Praying you are comforted with knowing dear Livi knows no more of the pain and suffering she has endured here so long.
She is free at last,
rejoicing in the presence of God.
precious thought.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James,
Joanne Jeffrey and I are so sorry for the passing of Livi.She and you fought a courageous battle and the outcome is Livi going to our Lord. In the upcoming days we will picture Livi in heaven enjoying everlasting peace free of pain and discomfort. We are praying for you, Dave and Gretchen, and all of the Haugherys and your close and extended family.God bless you and strengthen you in this trying time.

The Mikes

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you can find comfort and strength in knowing that so many people, even strangers like me, are thinking of you and praying for you right now. I can't find the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Stay strong! May angels lead her in.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can't imagine heaven's lullabies and what they must sound like, but I will rest in knowing that heaven is your home" - words from the song Glory Baby by Watermark. Thank you Lord that Livi knows no more pain and sickness.

Continuing to lift you all up in my prayers...

Rochelle King

6:14 PM  
Blogger linda anne said...

in my mind livi will never be a loss. I am SO grateful to god that you had the chance to bring such a darling girl into the world- some people never get the chance.

how precious was that time!- though far too short. I cannot wait to see her again.. and when that day comes- time will never run out.

thanks for your example. It is real. I know god will bless you beyond what you can think or imagine.

i pray you will be able to breath easily, sleep peacefully, and that though tears will come- headaches and pressure will stay away.

i know condolences can get old.. thank you james and emily for allowing us to express out heart to comfort you and to let you know how much you are cared for.

love, linda kinderwater

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. There really aren't words ... We fought so hard in prayer. I am so thankful that Christ has triumphed over death. May the Father comfort you all. Love in Christ Jesus, our Living Hope, Janet Shilling, Indiana, PA.

6:18 PM  
Blogger I love Lucy said...

I have just found out I am sooooo sorry I have been crying my eyes out.
My name is Frannie, age 11, Horace Mann Elementary School, and I will miss her.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our hearts are completely broken for you both. can't even put into words how so very sorry we are. we continue to pray that you will find God's peace and comfort right now.
danny and rachael

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry. Our hearts go out to you and your entire families. We will continue to pray for strength for you all during this difficult time.
-The Beamesderfers

6:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Lawler said...

Livi's mom said it well when their Amish friends lost their child a few weeks ago: "We are blessed to have met them and our lives are richer from their friendship. I am so sad for them. Pray for comfort, peace and grace for their family during this time."

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your little sweetheart. I'm still praying for each of you.
Love you, Maureen

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, Emily, and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you.

With Love,
Paul, Lynn, and Family

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James
Dave and Gretchen, Aaron and Andrew
Haughery family
- You have our sympathy at the loss of Livi.
- The summary below, written by J.I Packer, brought great comfort to us when we experienced the loss of a great grandparent and nephew. Our prayers are with you in this time. Livi touched many lives and this will remain.
the holuta family

"A bright tomorrow"

Everlasting life is something to which I look forward. Why? Not because I am out of love with life here- just the reverse! My life is full of joy, from four sources-knowing God, and people, and the good and pleasant things that God and men under God have created, and doing things which are worthwhile for God or others, or for myself as God’s man. But my reach exceeds my grasp. My relationships with God and others are never as rich and full as I want them to be, and I am always finding more than I thought was there in great music great verse, great books, great lives, and the great kaleidoscope of the natural order.
As I get older, I find that I appreciate God, and people, and good and lovely and noble things, more and more intensely; so it is pure delight to think that this enjoyment will continue and increase in some form (what form, God knows, and I am content to wait and see), literally forever. Christians inherit in fact the destiny that fairy tales envisage in fancy: we (yes, you and I, the silly saved sinners) live, and live happily, and by God’s endless mercy will live happily ever after.
We cannot visualize heaven’s life, and the wise man will not try. Instead, he will dwell on the doctrine of heaven, which is that there the redeemed will find all their heart’s desire: joy with their Lord, joy with His people, and joy in the ending of all frustration and distress and the supply of all wants. . . .
Often now, we say in moments of great enjoyment, “I don’t want this ever to stop”- but it does. Heaven, however, is different. May heaven’s joy be yours, and mine.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Eva said...

James & Emily,
We are praying for you and grieving with you. We will continue to pray in the days ahead. Love, The Campbells (Solomon & Eva)

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never had the pleasure of meeting your angel here on this earth. However, I so look forward to the moment I see her in heaven, and tell her about the countless lives her short little life touched. If anyone visited your blog spot or had the opportunity to meet you that did not know the Lord as their Savior once reading your comments and seeing your undying faith could not walk away without wanting to know him more!
I can't begin to imagine the depth of your anguish. I am so sorry that our world has lost such a bright and precious light. We will continue to lift you all in our prayers. Praying for peace beyond all understanding.And also praying that the light will continue to shine through you and James. God had a plan for you the day Alivia was born and he is not done with you yet.
Lifing you in Uniontown PA and Morgantown WV.
In him, Mindi Breakiron

6:41 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

It seems so surreal knowing that Alivia is not with you anymore but instead she is with Jesus. Here one moment and not the next. It's a mystery. We are praying that God will bring you great comfort that you will look to God to fill the emptyness that you must assuredly be feeling. We are so sorry.

God bless your family,
The Miranda's

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have found comfort in our own lives by remembering that Christ welcomed and wanted the little ones to come to Him. The vision of Him opening His arms wide to Alivia and holding her healed, healthy body in His arms, we hope gives comfort to you. You are in our prayers.

The DeVivo's/ Indiana, PA

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, James, Gigi, Pa, Allens and Haugherys.

We (the Lagemans, Camps and McVickers) are all so sorry for the loss of dear sweet, Livi. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. Love, Betsie

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James,
I'm so sorry to hear the news about Livi. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers.

Lauren Lotinsky

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you loss...
You are in my prayers....God will carry you through...

6:55 PM  
Anonymous A Canadian Friend said...

Dearest Livi you touched my life like no other. My girls will be held so closely tonight because you touched my life in so many ways. You have a very special Mommy and Daddy who loved you and will always love you. I thank you for the impact you had on so many people around the world. I will never forget you, even though I did not have the pleasure of meeting you. My hearts breaks for your Mommy and Daddy and will continue to pray for them as they struggle with the loss of someone so precious. Dear lord I pray for your mercy to touch these people and to hold them when they hurt and grieve.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Emily and James, I've been following your blog for the last six months. Through your words, I've fallen in love with Livi and my heart is truly, truly broken. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even though I never met livi she has touched my heart and life in so many ways I love her soo much and I never actually met her besides here on the blog so I can't imagine how much you guys (who have known her for 2 years seen her smile, watched her grow, laughed at her funny antics, and cried as she hurt) miss her and are sad for your loss
I send my warmest sympathy to you all and am praying for you as you go through this dificult time

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,

Although I did not know Livi, she has been such an inspiration and has touched my life so deeply (as have you). Please know that you and your family are in my prayers during this incredibly difficult time. I can't imagine the loss that you are feeling right now. Words can't express how sorry I am for you. Thank you so much for sharing Livi with us.

Becky in Delaware
(my sister is a friend of Briana's)

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James~
My heart breaks for all of you. I have followed your blog since November and prayed for you and Alivia and your family since. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
My deepest sympathy.
Lolly DiMaio
Covenant Fellowship Church
Glen Mills PA

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Jenny Diab said...

My sympathy goes out to you and your entire family. There are no words. I will continue to pray that you find peace and comfort.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

i'm so sorry for your loss, Haugherys and Allens...happy that she's in heaven but grieving with you all...

7:12 PM  
Blogger m&a said...

Crying, praying fervently for you both and your family.

God bless you. May He be your peace throughout this overwhelming trial.

Grace and peace,

Matthieu and Amber Croce
Pittsburgh, PA

(friends of Ian Murphy)

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Lori Randolph said...

Our hearts are broken for you in the loss of your sweet Livi, but we rejoice for Alivia. We will be praying for you and your families.

Lane & Lori Randolph

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you loss. Livi is in heaven where she is happy, safe, and healthy. What a blessing she is for all that had the honor of knowing her.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and family,
I am so sorry for you. I can't imagine the pain. It's so hard to know she is in a better place, but you just want her here with you. One thing you need to know is that your love for Alivia was so obvious. All readers of this blog could see so clearly how much you loved Alivia. You took such good care of her. You did so much for her. There is no doubt of your love for her. And, even though I've never met you or the cutest girl around, I know that Alivia knew how much you loved her. It was obvious in your blog and in those adorable pictures. Alivia knew without a doubt that her parents loved her so much. She knew that they did everything for her and cared for her so much. And yes, she felt very loved. Thank you again for sharing with us. I have cried many times for you. Now you have so much to look forward to in Heaven. I continue to pray for you. - Sue F.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I found your blog last November when I did an internet search on "gleevec" at a time when I was facing my own cancer surgery. I was immediately drawn into Livi's journey and have read your blog nearly every day since. I have found myself rejoicing at Livi's progress and agonizing at her setbacks -- and now I am weeping at her passing.

Livi was a very special little girl and your relationship with and devotion to her were extraordinary. Nothing can ever change those things.

Your loss is immeasurable and your sorrow palpable. My heart aches for you.

"The stars are not wanted now;
put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good."
--W.H. Auden

Although it may feel that way now, I have no doubt many more good things are to come in your life. You are blessed with a loving family, devoted friends, and a strong faith. May they comfort and carry you through your grief.

Cathy, from California

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Haughery,
I am so sorry, I have cried and cried and cried. Remember that everything is part of God's plan. I am so sorry.
Here is one of my favorite songs:
"God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm
Deep in His dark and hidden mines
With never failing skill
He fashions all His bright designs
And works His sovereign will
So God we trust in You
O God we trust in You
When tears are great and comforts
We hope in mercies ever new, we trust in You...
God's purposes will ripen fast
Unfolding every hour
The bud may have a bitter taste
But sweet will be the flower
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain
God is His own interpreter
And He will make it plain..."
I am praying for you. God will give you grace to endure the days ahead.
Sarah Calvetti, Pittsburgh, Pa

7:27 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Emily & James, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you to have the strength to get through this.

Amy & Kevin

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray the Lord's love will surround you and your family. I am at a loss for words. Just remember this was all the Lord's will, it is even hard for me to understand and remember that you will see that wonderful, chubby, pretty, all around precious little girl of your's again.

love ya all,

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily-

I struggle to find the words in my heart to type knowing that they too are only a shadow of the one who can truly comfort you through this time. God has led you through this valley so that you and many of those around you could see Him in this and we have. God has been and is continuing to be glorified through your life and Livi's. My prayer for you will be that in the days, months, and years to come as those moments arise that remind you of her that you would take those as opportunities of praise and thanksgiving to our God. As a parent I am often reminded of Abraham and how God called him to take his only son, the one he waited so long for and lay him on the altar in faith- Abraham trusted God and God knew is heart and love were true and he provided the sacrifice in Issac's place. In that I am also reminded of how you have continually laid Alivia on the altar before the Lord crying out to Him and in His faithfulness he provided a sacrifice for her, and you , and all of us so that now she rests with Him and you can continue to rest in Him.You are on my heart.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Although we've never met, my husband and I have been following Alivia's story for the past year and praying so hard for her, and I shed many tears today when I heard the news. We're praying that God will bring you comfort, strength, and peace in the days ahead. Katie and Brian Wolfe/ Sovereign Grace Church Indiana, PA

7:50 PM  
Blogger Damien Drago said...

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

Lifting you all up in prayer. May the God of all comfort comfort you all in a way that only He can. You have brought so much glory to Him as you have walked through this hard time. We are grieving with you.

Damien and Audrey Drago

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss and we will coninue to pray for your family during this difficult time.

The Hermans

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Solid Rock
Words: Edward Mote

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholy lean on Jesus name

On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil

His oath, His covenant His blood,
support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne

praying, may your hope be in Him and Him alone

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. John & Mona

7:54 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm so sorry Emily. I know that no words could possibly begin to heal yours and James' hearts right now, I'll be praying for you all as you face this tough trail in your life.
May God's grace and love be shown through this.

Nicole Baker

7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He Giveth More Grace (by Annie Johnson Flint)
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater;
He sendeth more grace when the labours increase;
To added afflictions he addeth his mercy,
To multiplied trials, his multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done;
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father's full giving is only begun.

His love has no limits, his grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto men;
For out of his infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.
may God give you more grace as you go through this trying and hard time

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our hearts are filled with tears right now. Please know that we will continue to pray for you.
Margot and Chuck

8:10 PM  
Blogger pashoff said...

We continue to stand with you in this time of great sorrow. We pray for God's comfort and peace for you.
Know that we have been changed by walking on this faith journey with you and Livi.

With love,
The Shoffs

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She is in a better place now with no pain. I loved taking care of Alivia and I will keep the clay Elmo forever. I will miss all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Love, Nurse Kim

8:22 PM  
Blogger Zoanna said...

Dear Emily and James,
Your beautiful baby girl touched my life and yet we never met. I followed your blog and prayed often for Alivia's healing. God has answered that prayer through the ultimate healing, though it's not the kind parents hope for. I am so sorry. My heart is breaking for you. Our prayers will be as plentiful as our tears.
Zoanna in Abingdon

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you. We're so sorry for your loss.
The Buckley Family
King of Grace Church

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have come back here to leave my thoughts so many times since you posted and every time I have left without posting because nothing I say seems right. My heart is so heavy with grief and I can't stop crying. Your precious angel has touched my life so deeply - she has become a part of my daily life. I am so incredibly sad. You, James and your family will remain in my prayers. I will never, ever forget your sweet Livi. My heart is with you.
Vicki Moore

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are grieving with you. Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your sweet girl.

What comfort to know that she is in a place where there is no more pain...she is truly home.

We are praying for all of you.

We love you.
The Fedelis

8:29 PM  
Blogger vandernecks said...

You are all in our thoughts and in our hearts and we are praying for your strength and your faith and special grace at the loss of your beautiful little Alivia. Now your little angel will be dancing in the heavens- no pain and suffering-and we hope you can find some comfort at this hearbreaking time knowing she is with the Lord.You have taught us so much about love and faith and family- Alivia has touched so many lives and hearts and will always be remembered for her darling smile and sparkling personality. Thank you for sharing her with us, Emily and James. You are in our prayers, David and Gretchen and all your families, too. God Bless You All. Love, The Vandernecks and family

8:34 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

We will surely continue to pray as you enter these next few weeks and months. With much respect and love, Miguel and Libby/Sovereign Grace Church, Abingdon, MD

8:36 PM  
Blogger Jude's Mom said...

What words are there at a time like this? We love you. We stand with you. We cry with you. We pray for you.

Princess Livi, we will miss you--all of us, but King Jude especially! We will never forget you, Little Girl!

We love you!
The Garners

8:37 PM  
Blogger Breezy Lyn said...

Oh Emily, you have been so strong. I pray you feel the Lord holding you in the days to come and that you and James have peace knowing that Alivia is hurting no more. I can't even begin to imagine any of this; I will continue to pray for you and James and your families.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Victor S said...


You are a great mother with unbelievable strength. Mei and I adore you.

Victor and Meiying Lan

8:42 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

i wish i had words but i simply do not. i pray God's comfort would overwhelm you during this time. my family and i will continue to lift you up in our prayers.

-jill, providence church of pittsburgh

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know you but just learned of your precious Alivia yesterday. Our family will be holding you up in prayer as well. We are so, so sorry.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Em.....

I am so so very sorry.... we will be there whenever you need or want us....

-Steph C

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words aren't enough right now, but our prayers are with all of you as you face this time of sorrow. May you find God's comfort to be sufficient during this time. We love you all, and are thinking of you as every second ticks away.
The Freeman Family

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your daughter with so many. She has truly touched the lives to more people than you will ever know. What a legacy she has left. Nothing can take the pain you are feeling away, but may Christ Himself be your source of comfort and bring you hope that Alivia truly lived a fruitful life.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Brandon Minich said...

Know that I am praying for all of you. There are no words I have to comfort you, but God has both you and Livi in his arms even now. I pray that God's peace overwhelms you in this time of grief that is inconcievable for me.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your family. May God be your source.

The Cranmer's

9:08 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I am praying for you and James. May God's love touch you ever so deeply over these next days and weeks.
Grace Church, San Diego, CA

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily:

My heart breaks for both of you. I never anticipated how attached I would become to all of you from a distance, but your loss is my loss. I couldn't help having a warm feeling for a moment today in the midst of the heaviness and tears. I spent a lot of time in my younger years with Aunt Marie Haughery (James' great-grandmother...my great-grandpa Ben's sister). I am picturing Alivia in heaven with all those who have gone before her in the family...what an amazing bunch of people. I used to marvel even at the tender age of 10 at their strength and faith in the face of loss and now you and James are examples of how Jesus gets us through for this generation. I picture Alivia with all those wonderful people now in a place where there are no good-byes.



9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, James, Dave, Gretchen--
We are so saddened by your loss. Our hearts ache for you. Try to remember how much joy she brought you in her brief time here. She touched so many lives and if there is a purpose to such a tragic loss, Livi certainly taught us all about faith and love, the importance of family and hope. God give you all strength.
The Nances

9:19 PM  
Blogger Jack and Gina Plain said...

We are grieving with you and lifting you up to the throne of grace trusting that the Lord will carry you through.

My heart is especially burdened by the thought of you finally going home but not being able to share it with Livi. I am praying that God will give you the grace to be able to face that time, knowing it will be so hard for you and James. Only the Lord knows why James worked so hard to prepare your home for Livi, and it is a comfort to know that God is sovereign. Although it is a puzzle to us all, it is no surprise to our faithful Lord.

We will continue to hold you up in prayer.

Gina for Jack, Adalie and I

9:34 PM  
Blogger Bueche said...

I wish we could just be there with you. There is a limit to the depth of expression of words, even spoken - much less typed.

We weep with you.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome the Lord's brightest angel - she will keep a close eye on her mama and daddy from above just as they cared so deeply for her here on earth.

We wish you peace, Emily and James. You and your Livi changed our lives

The Carroll Family

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never met you or Livi but she has impacted my life greatly. I'm just so sorry for what you feel and what you are going through!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Janelle cp name: MyBearsJourney said...

Emily and James, I am so very truley sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Sweet little Livi is in the arms of the Lord now and she is cancer free and pain free, most likeley smiling down from above at her Mommy and Daddy.

Livi touched our lives in a very deep way, she will always be remembered! I will pray always for strength for your family to be able to get through this.

If you need anything, please let me know......Livi will be forever in our hearts.

~~Janelle and Family~~

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am more sorry than words can say that you have lost your sweet little Livi. She was a bright, beautiful and very smart little girl who fought hard to be in this world. She made an impact on those that knew her that will last forever. It was a pleasure and privilege to have cared for her, and to have known all of you. I pray that in time you may find peace. She will always be with you and never be forgotten. My deepest prayers and sympathies....
Holly from clinic

9:56 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Emily and James,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families during this difficult time. Livi is now an Angel among us and may she rest in peace. Love ya!


Pam, Aaron & William B.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will never forget your beautiful Livi. Thank you for sharing her with us. You are awesome parents and God's image shines forth in your undying love for Livi. We will not stop praying for you.

Sara & Justin Brode, Indiana PA

10:12 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

my heart is overflowing with thoughts and prayers for all the Haugherys and Allens tonight...

may God bless you all with sweet and peaceful sleep tonight...

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since reading tonight of Alivia's passing, I have been burdened for you all and how hard it must be to come home without your precious girl.

Thank you for opening up your heart through this blog, despite times when it was difficult. I hope you realize how many people are praying for you, many that you don't even know, and many because of your willingness to share your struggles through this medium.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and we grieve for your loss.

Luke and Christina Smart

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't sleep tonight. I am crying and praying for you.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear James and Emily,
My heart breaks for you and your family. I know that this has been such a long and painful journey...and one that is so difficult to understand. I pray that God gives you a peace that surpasses all understanding and that you can find comfort in knowing that Princess Livi is being held in the arms of the Comfortor. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
Claudia Curry

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't written anything yet because I don't know what to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are greiving and missing Livi though we never got a chance to meet her. There are so many on here praying for you, may you feel God's presence every moment.

Beth & Tommy

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine the depth of your grief, the pain of your separation from Livi in this life. But there is One who knows your sorrow. May your souls find rest and comfort in the tender arms of Jesus.

Grieving with you,
Irene Randolph

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,

We are so sorry for your loss of little Livi and our deepest sympathy goes out to the both of you. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

The Lowther Family

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Donna Welsh said...

May you be comforted in your loss by the knowledge that there are so many people that your beloved child has touched. My deepest sympathy.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

The Boisvert's are grieving with you, praying for you.

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James-God love you both and your families as you walk through this very difficult time. You are never alone, we are praying for you. We thank the Lord for Livi and her precious life and the many lives she has touched and will continue to touch. With Love and Hope, Joyce Cote and family

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear James and Emily,
When things don't make sense in this world, we turn to the Lord. I know it is beyond our understanding why little Alivia isn't here with you anymore but, it makes sense to the Lord. He knows ALL and He knows just how you are feeling. He is with you. Rest in His love and peace. May the knowledge of knowing she is with Jesus and rejoicing with Him and no longer suffering, give you peace. She would want her mommy and daddy to know she is "o.k." This time here on earth is "but a vapor" and you will see her again soon....sooner than we can imagine. The Lord bless you and keep you during this difficult time. You are two brave and wonderful people. You (and Alivia) have touched SO many. Lifting you up in prayer.....keeping you in prayer for the days ahead.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear the news. I'm sure she wishes we could all be with her.. We love you. The Erbs

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just devasting... we are so very sorry!!
With our little girls, we have been praying for some time for precious Alivia. We go to church with your Uncle Michael and Aunt Joanne. We will never forget Alivia.
Livi touched us deeply as has your faith through this all.
Be gentle with yourselves as you walk this road of deepest grief.

with prayers and love, the minkeys

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your family. I am so sorry. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.

John and Erin, Covenant Life Church

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, sometimes my life
Just don't make sense at all
When the mountains look so big
And my faith just seems so small

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
It's so hot inside my soul
I swear there must be blisters on my heart


Surrender don't come natural to me
I'd rather fight You for something
I don't really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I've beat my head against so many walls
Now I'm falling down, I'm falling on my knees

And this Salvation Army band
Is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so deep
It makes my resistance seem so thin


You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

11:14 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

grieving with you, and praying for you and your family
jen brewer

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the pain your family is suffering right now. I don't know you, but was touched by Alivia's story in the paper. Because of her, I have registered to be a bone marrow donor. Because of her I recycle my magazines to support Ronald McDonald house. And because of her I can appreciate each day a little more. She touched so many people in her little life on Earth. What a joyous celebration they must be having in Heaven today. I pray for you to have the strength to get through this time. I don't even know the words to say other than I am sorry and thank you for sharing Livi.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily
We are so sorry about Alivia. I can't even imagine what you are going through. May God's love and grace flood your soul to overflowing. We are praying fervently for all of you in the days ahead.
Carol Landis and family

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James...we are so grieved that Livi is gone...we had such hope...

Emily, I hope that you continue to blog if it is a help to you...there are so many of us that care deeply for you, even though we haven't met...

This blog is a wonderful journal of your lives with Alivia, and I feel privledged to have been able to follow your story of how you loved and lost the cutest girl around.

With love and tears,
~krissy and jay evans, pittsburgh, PA

11:24 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

oh james & emily and families...we ache with you. i have no words but to say we're praying. love you all.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the love and prayers of all of your supporters sustain you through this difficult time. You have deeply touched our lives and will continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Jeff and Julie Duffee

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Leslee Blaze Scottdale, PA said...

You have displayed so much strength, courage, will, and faith. You have fought the fight along with Livi. She is now and forever with her Father. I know you will find peace in your heart. Your story, Livi's story...you have touched more hearts than you will ever know. My deepest sympathy and ongoing prayers will continue for you and your family.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. Livi fought a valiant fight and she was blessed to have you as her parents. You will all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

E, T, and L

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James:
We prayed that this day would never come...we are so very sorry for your loss. May your faith carry you and your families through this hellacious time.
Rest in peace baby Livi.
Praying for all of you.
Neysa and Nathan

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never had someone whom I've never met (like Livi) have so much impact on my daily life. She was such a trooper and she fought her hardest. My heart breaks for all of you. Now she is at peace and there will be "no hurt".

My deepest sympathy,
Natalie M

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Emily and James, I can't sleep without adding to the loving messages you have received. I want to stop crying but I keep being overwhelmed with grief for the loss of precious Alivia. I want to wake up and find it was al a very bad nightmare. I just read all the comments and know I should be able to find much comfort and I do to a certain extent but it is so hard to be comforted in the midst of crippling sorrow for your pain. The comment from Caroline about loved ones waiting to receive Livi was so right on as I had been thinking that my most loved Grandmother Alivia for whom your sweet one was named would be with Jesus to gather her in loving arms. My dear Dad would be next. He loved babies and carried them around showing them beautiful things and things that would delight their curious eyes. So I can think Livi is in a very good place. It is so good that there is no more hurt For the cutest girl, but it hurts here. We loved her so very much. Love you and will be with you before too long. Your Marmie

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news none of us wanted to hear has come and now we grieve with you. Oh Lord, Help us grieve as ones having a hope....the hope of resurrection... and seeing Livi again.

12:29 AM  
Blogger LakeJW said...

I am so, so sorry. Please know that Livi, you and James, and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Same as you, Alivia loves you to no end and will be with you always.
-Janice (Weiers) and Brian Lake

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please know that I am praying for your family. I can't imagine the pain you're experiencing. You are such an amazing example to us all of strength, and trusting in God no matter what the circumstances. I know Alivia is free from pain now, and she's in heaven worshiping our beautiful Savior face to face. For that, we can rejoice.

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you all and pray for grace afresh right now. I'm sorry for your loss. Love you guys a lot.


12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i want to do is cry. sorry is not enough to tell you how i feel right now but just know that i am praying for you and your family emily and that even though i never acctually met livi that she has truly been a wonderful and life-changing influence on my life and i just wanted to let you see another amazing thing that your little girl did during her time here. praying hard.

rachael szewczyk from pittsburgh

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily, James, Dave, Gretchen, and Haugherys,
I am so very sorry for your loss of precious Livi. We have wept for you all this day.

The kids and I were looking back through the archives to see the happy pictures of your sweet Livi that have endeared her to our hearts throughout this year and a half. We are truly blessed to have been able to pray alongside your family through this journey. Thank you for sharing your lives with us... we have experienced the grace of God through you.

I am praying for comfort for you this night knowing that Livi is healed and is seeing Jesus face to face!

So much love to you all,
Calvettis from Pittsburgh

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is so heavy with sadness for you all. I'm continuing to ask God for His strength & peace to be lavishly poured out on each of you.
Love you, Maureen

2:27 AM  
Blogger Nyah's Mommy said...

Neil called me today while i was at the beach and attempted to tell me what happened. We are greiving with you for sure and def. want to come see you guys this weekend sometime...if you still want visitors that is. Love you guys and are glad that livi is safe in heaven with no more pain. Bless her little heart.

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are grieving with you at this time ...We are praying for you all at this time..Livi has been on our hearts since the beginning of the battle...She is now in the arms of Her Loving Savior and Lord Jesus...We will continue to keep you in our hearts and prayers...
Paula Osorio
Central Peninsula Church
Foster City, CA

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and will continue to pray for you. Those words do not seem adequate, but please know you are in my prayers and in the hands of a great and loving God.

Sarah Sensenig

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With tears and many prayers, I grieve with you as little Livi has gone to be with the Lord. Please know that you all will be in my prayers for a long time. May the Lord's loving arms and his unending compassion envelop you and give you strength.

Beth Mellinger from LHC, presently in Zambia

4:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A- Amazing Alivia!
L- Loving, little Livi
I- Impacting SO many lives
V- Victorious with Jesus now!
I- Inside our hearts forever
A- Amazing, awesome....Alivia!

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so sorry. May you have God's peace. We are praying.
Ed and Susan Moore

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One last comment...we still won't stop praying. We love you.


6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh how my heart aches for you, Emily and James, Dave and Gretchen, the Haugherys and your families. What a tragedy to lose your precious Livi after such a struggle. May you be comforted by all your family and friends who love you so much.
Ann P.

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

over 12,000 hits to this blog in less than 24 hours. Your family has impacted so many lives.

Livi will be forever remembered. Prasing God today for the blessed hope He gives freely to us all.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

We will continue to pray for your family. Thank you for sharing your story with so many. Wishing we could help bear your pain. "Cast all you cares on Jesus and He will give you rest"

Still praying.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,
We are keeping you much in prayer!

Mike and Janelle Bradshaw
Covenant Life

6:49 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Praying for you.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Wow, I am SO sorry! I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Caren (Haley and Avery's Mom) said...

Emily and James, I wish I had words that could offer you comfort. My heart is breaking for you. Please know I am praying for strength and peace for you.

Caren Kruest

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you and grieving with you...may you find comfort in the one who has "bourne our griefs and carried our sorrows" (Isaiah 53).

8:27 AM  
Anonymous a caring friend from Indiana Pa said...

I have been praying and continue to pray for your family and loved ones through this very diffficult
time. I think of Alivia running through the fields of flowers in heaven with a big smile on her dariling face. She is home at last and will be there to greet each of you at God's given time. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU - HER FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tears keep coming...we will be praying for you and your family, during these very sad days.

With grief, love, and prayers,

Rosemary B. and Family

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Carol Capp said...

Our loss is Heaven's gain. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you!!
The Capps

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Asking the Father to give you perfect peace and comfort in this time.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Words truly fail me but tears are plenty. Since reading your last entry yesterday I have tried to write several times. Knowing nothing that I write will take away your pain, nor will it say how truly sorry I am for your loss. All I can really say is that I believe you, Emily and James, and sweet little Alivia touched more people than you could ever know. Your faith was displayed for thousands, and because of you people have been touched. I know I have. I appreciate yours and other's steadfast love for God! I think about your posts and the comments on here throughout the day and hope that you know how much you have impacted people by leading them to Jesus, even during this trying time for you. Livi's fight was a long and hard one now we hope that you and your families find peace knowing that she is in Jesus' arms. Thank You for sharing your lives and hearts with us. You and your families are in our every prayer.

Love, Jessica and Tye

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Alivia - we are praying

Sean & Denise

9:16 AM  
Anonymous jamie said...

emily-i laid in bed this morning and throughout the night when sleep was restless thinking, crying, and praying for mercy and grace for you and james and your families and remembering Alivia and the joy she is to you. praying for you. i love you-jamie

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of our hearts are heavy for all of you. You have our deepest sympathies. We are continuing to pray for you--especially for the peace and comfort only God can give.

The Minich family

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't get you and James off my mind throughout the entire night and can't get you all off my mind today as well. I really am so so sorry for what you are going through....know that so many are praying!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James,
We are so saddened for your loss. You have demonstrated admirable strength and determination throughout everything, and Livi was so fortunate to have you as parents. Sending deepest sympathies to both of you and your families.
Sincerely, Lauren (Smith) Scherling

10:06 AM  
Blogger Janelle said...

We are sorry for the loss of your dear Alivia. Our God is sovereign and He will sustain you. Praying for you...

Adam & Janelle Erb

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one;he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help. Psalm 22:24

For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 2 Corinthians 1:5

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. Lamientations 3:31-33
We are saddened to hear about your lose. The only comfort I know is the Lord. Livi is rejoicing with our Lord. He is her/our Father and loves her more than we could ever.
Your In Christ,
The Palmer's~

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Livi sure will be missed. We contine to pray for peace comfort for all of you. Thank you for allowing us to share in her life. She has changed us forever.
We weep with you.
Diana & Bill Bennett

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James -

I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and your entire family and holding you so close in prayer. I pray for strength to carry you through today, tomorrow, and the days to come. I am so privileged I was able to come to know Livi, and all of you. You have all made an unforgettable impact on my life. Livi lit up the room as soon as she entered it, as well as her entire entourage of loving family members! Peace be with all of you. Love, Nurse Melissa

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alivia's and your amazing strength has inspired me in my life: to be more faithful in believing God and trusting him wholly even in the most difficult times.

I am praying that the God of comfort will be but a breath away today and for the rest of your lives.

Rachelle- in New Mexico

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glory Baby (Watermark)

Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say baby…baby..
You were growing, what happened dear?
You disappeared on us baby…baby..
Heaven will hold you before we do
Heaven will keep you safe until we’re home with you…
Until we’re home with you…

Miss you everyday
Miss you in every way
But we know there’s a
day when we will hold you
We will hold you
You’ll kiss our tears away
When we’re home to stay
Can’t wait for the day when we will see you
We will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you
‘till mom and dad can hold you…
You’ll just have heaven before we do
You’ll just have heaven before we do

Sweet little babies, it’s hard to
understand it ‘cause we’re hurting
We are hurting
But there is healing
And we know we’re stronger people through the growing
And in knowing-
That all things work together for our good
And God works His purposes just like He said He would…
Just like He said He would…

I can’t imagine heaven’s lullabies
and what they must sound like
But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home
And it’s all you’ll ever know…all you’ll ever know…

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. Lean on those around you. So many care, so many love you. Praying for you all.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Livi has touched so many lives! We will continue to pray for God to comfort and strengthen you every moment of every day.

Grieving with you,
The Marshall's
SGC of Indiana,PA

11:20 AM  
Blogger gksense said...

Our hearts ache with you.
Lord comfort James & Emily and hold them close.
Karla, for the Sensenigs

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,

I am praying that the holy spirit would comfort you and that God's grace and peace would sustain you through this sad time. I pray that you would know the love of your heavenly father deeply. Remember, your hope is always in God--God knows what it's like to lose a child.

You have my thoughts and prayers.

Jenn W.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never met your family but through this blog you all have touched my life in ways I can't even explain. I'm so sorry for your loss and although it is amazing what God has done through all of this and through your daughter, I'm just so sorry that in the end you had to go home without your sweet livi.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear James and Emily,
I'm reminded of my "morning after". My thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. As your minds and hearts still try to make sense of it all. God's grace be with you, may you rest in that for now.
Chrissy Ovalle

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing more to say that hasn't already been said. Our love for you all is overwhelmed by our grief for you all at this time. May He send His comforter at this time, and we will continue to pray for the family of the cutiest girl around.
With great love and admiration,
Norm and Pat Burns

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

james and emily,
i cant even think strait about this, but im so sorry. it breaks my heart to see this for your family. she was such a beautiful girl. who brought so much life to where ever she was. i will be praying that God will comfort you with the hope of heaven. i cannot wait to see her again and tell her what an impact she made while she was here.

i love you and your whole family,

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I often tell my little boy, "No one will ever love you like your mother loves you". Emily, my heart aches for you. Your love for your precious little girl is immeasurable, unending and awe-inspiring. Please know that Alivia has touched the lives of so many, more than you could ever come to realize. This world is a better place to have had her in it, and so many have become better people to have had the opportunity to know her and to love her -without ever even meeting her.
Sending love and sympathies through tears...
Kellie in Pittsbugh

12:09 PM  
Blogger antis said...

she was truly a blessing - what strength and courage she showed - our thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to you all. the antis'

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So are we......


12:20 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Our family is praying for you in this time of great sadness, may His comfort sustain you.

The Rogers family
Sovereign Grace Church in Atlanta

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not really sure what to say. We were at the beach all week and had no idea that this was going on. I talked to my sister yesterday and she told me a little and then I talked to Steph. I am so sorry for your sweet little girl. I know that she was a such a joy to you and your family. If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate and we will be there, like Steph said, when you are ready for us. We are patient. We've been through alot in the little time that we have known you and we will get through this together. Love you!

Heather L.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been touched by your daughter and your love in so many ways. We will continue to pray for you, your family and your little angel.

The Kelletts

12:40 PM  
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12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weeping with you and praying for you in California. I am so very sorry for your pain and your loss. I guess in a way, it's good to know that you had a chance to know this special girl and love her so well. To know that she is so precious! But that doesn't take the pain away. I can't imagine that anything but the knowledge of God's love and promises would. So very, very sorry. I cry every time I think of Alivia liking Elmo - my little 2 year old does, too. Praying for a sweet reunion for you all down the road. My condolences.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Soriya said...

Dear Emily and James,

We are so sorry for the lose of Alivia. Ben and I have cried over the suffering that you are experiencing. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Soriya and Ben

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear James, Emily and all of your family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful little Alivia. May God bring you peace as only he can, in the days ahead. I pray that it is a comfort to you knowing that so many have been praying....family, friends and those whom you really don't even know but who have come to care so very much!

Brenda E.
(through friends who attend Lord of Life church)

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I never met Livi, my heart has been consumed with your story. I have wept for your pain --and continue to pray for your comfort and healing. Words can't say how sorry I am.

1:04 PM  

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