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.

Monday, July 30, 2007

From Pa

On behalf of James, Emily, and all of our families we would like to thank all who attended our Livi Memorial, Saturday, July 28 in Indiana. You helped make this a memorable evening for us. Please continue to pray for James and Emily as they are as desperate for your prayers now as they were when praying for sweet Alivia.

Many have asked our family where they could donate in honor of our precious little Livi. We greatly benefited from The Four Diamonds Fund at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. For information about The Four Diamonds Fund go to www.hmc.psu.edu/fourdiamonds/ and read about the foundation and how you may donate. After reading The Four Diamonds Fund go to the sidebar and click Supporting the Four Diamonds Fund. James and Emily will receive a card indicating that a donation was made by you on behalf of Livi.

If you have not yet gotten the chance to please consider becoming a bone marrow donor. Getting registered is as easy as swabbing the inside of your cheek but the actual donation could save a life. Also if you are pregnant please consider donating your cord blood to the registry. It is free and will be used to help a child. Go to marrow.org for more information.

Many of you have also asked how you can help James and Emily. First and foremost, as I mentioned above, please pray for them. Also, I would humbly ask that you consider a monetary gift to them. They would not ask themselves, but a loving Pa and Gigi can. James has worked tirelessly for months renovating their home for Livi's homecoming, and they could use your help. Send it to James and Emily Haughery, PO Box 374, Brownstown, PA 17508 Thank you, Pa


Anonymous Monica C. said...

Please know that Alivia's entire family is in my prayers. Where should we send a gift for James and Emily?

God bless,

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, "Pa"! Many have asked about making donations so this was very helpful. Of course, my prayers continue and I know what it is like when the "business" (and busyness) of the hospital life ends. Our prayers were concentrated for Livi and now she is healed. Emily and James, our prayers and love and arms and support reach out to you. God is still on the throne. And we love you with all OUR hearts.
Aunt Marcy

12:06 PM  
Anonymous beth said...

missed you from the second you left...see you *soon*
thanks for the backporchstormwatching pa and gigi...

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for James and Emily every day!!! I still check the blog every single day. Please continue to post and let us know how they are doing. I think about them all the time. They are embedded deeply into my heart. Thank you for your post and the information.
Vicki Moore

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Still praying!

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post.
ALL of you Allens and Haugherys were so gracious to us on Saturday. Thank you for taking the time to talk with us.

Still praying.

Mary Ann K.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was just on here and noticed that Monica was asking where we could send a gift for Emily and James. I just went back and reread Mr. Allen's entry and the address is at the end of his entry today.

Make note of the fact that he is requesting that gift money that people would like to send be sent to a the P.O. Box he gave because many may automically send gifts to Emily and James' home address since Emily has posted her home address in the past.


6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Pa and Gigi for sharing how we can help and make donations.
Unfortunately our family was away on vacation last week and I missed the opportunity to attend the memorial service and presentation. I wish I could have attended to bring some closure myself and to personally offer my condolences. My heart aches for the family loss, but I have a peace in knowing that Alivia has no more pain and is with Jesus.
Thanks you for keeping everyone updated. I check the blog everyday to see how everyone is doing. I will continue to lift up Emily, James and both families in prayer that God will meet their every need in a way that only He can provide. God Bless.
Claudia Curry

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Family of Livi,
I am so sorry that I missed the memorial service for Livi. We are in the midst of a move. I continue to lift you all up to the Lord Jesus, particularly during the night. With love, Janet S.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was very helpful and the prayers will never cease for all of you.
Diana B.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been praying for your family much today. My heart has been so heavy for you all. Words do not seem like enough to comfort you at this time. I will continue to pray. May God continue to bring you peace.

Holly Wadding

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the strangest experience tonight. After looking at pictures of Mark Haughery's wedding, I was resting in bed thinking of everyone and something told me to go try to find Beth and Jon's wedding picture from March of '03.

After flipping through some old Christmas cards and pictures in the bottom shelves of my china cabinet, my daughter Piper (who was helping me) handed me a family photograph from that wedding (the one Marcy sent everyone in Christmas of 2003) and there you and James were in the photo!

I don't know how over the course of the last year that I have been reading your blog entries that I never once thought to look for that wedding photo, but I am glad I thought of it tonight. I have it sitting in the display case part of my china cabinet now so that I can feel a little closer to you both across the miles. Joey, the girls, and I are in that picture along with my mother Vivian Fieselmann, the Walshes (Aunt Margaret and Uncle Pat), and the rest of the gang.

Praying that you all feel the peace that passes all understanding tonight.



1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just finished reading the blog from the start to finish- WOW..... there really are no words, you are walking in a dark valley, however the sun will shine again on you. You have been so faithful to your GOD. HE has not forgotten you. I was simply amazed at your thankful spirit throughout your ordeal and your ability to see others needs and pain during your extremly painful experience. I pray you will feel HELD today by the arms of our Savior as He leads you to peace.......
Carla Turner

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't stop going to this sight...first time was yesterday, 23 days after livi left us. I am holding on to whatever I can of her and you.......mom

8:59 AM  
Blogger Brandon, Amy & Gary Wilhoite said...

I am humbled to the core by your comments on my blog. Your faithfulness to pray for me is such a testimony of God's grace in your lives. Please know that you are constantly in our prayers. - Amy

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James:

I am in the same comment section for the third time in 24 hours, but I just ran across some verses in scripture that I believe are for you:

"Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." I Corinthians 15:24-26

Jesus sees death as an enemy and it ravages His heart that death exists, but He will reign tirelessly until all things are subdued to him and He will not rest until the final and most gruesome enemy is destroyed for the final time and after that there will be no more sorrows, no more tears, no more pain. In the meantime, know that Jesus is by your side crying right along with you, but in good time, He will be given the authority to put an end to death.

I know right now this is of little consolation to you. I can't even imagine how you all are feeling, but it is comforting to know that Jesus takes our pain very personally and looks forward to the day that He can make that pain go away for the final time and when that day comes, you both will be on His heart in a big way and He especially looks forward to wiping your tears away.



7:46 PM  
Blogger ~Danielle~ said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm still praying for you. May God be the source of comfort for you all!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort you guys in the next stage in life. Just remember you can trust him to get you through this.


10:22 PM  
Blogger linda anne said...

cant stop thinking about you guys... i dont forget. and when i think of you i say a little prayer..

oh Lord, please sustain them, as nothing else can.

love, linda
8/2/07 1:00 am

1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily
Just a note to let you know that I still think about you guys a lot. Yesterday I looked back through the old blog entries at all of Alivia's pictures. My heart still aches for you. Lord please shower James and Emily with your love and grace and help them through this very difficult time.
Carol Landis

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily dear, like Gigi I am still drawn to the blog. Was compelled to check this afternoon. It was such an important link in the many months as we were praying for precious Livi. It is so wonderful that your friends are still praying for our families. We surely need help with our grief. Loving you and James, always, Marmie

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily and James,
I also check this sight every few days.
We still pray all the time for you, my Timothy does, automatically every time he prays... "Thank you for this day and for Yivia..."
She remains in our hearts!
I continue to pray for the nearness of God and His comfort for all of you.
Even though I know that your sufferings are achieving eternal glory, I am still so, so, so sorry that you must walk through it.
We will keep crying out to the Lord on your behalf, knowing that He will comfort you and give you strength and peace.
Much love and respect,
Rochelle Calvetti

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, like many others, can't quit coming here. I think of you and your families every day. Please know that I am always praying for you guys.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily and James,
You are still very much in my thoughts and prayers.
Maryann Plesnicher

11:31 AM  
Blogger Parmer Clan said...

Check every day (actually more than once a day), and say a prayer each time I do. My children still are praying, too.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

James and Emily, Haugherys and Allens,

Just wanted to quickly say that I continue to pray for all of you.

I came across this hymn in a book I am reading. It made me think of you all.

"A Sovereign Protector I Have"
Augustus Toplady

A Sov’reign Protector I have,
Unseen, yet forever at hand,
Unchangeably faithful to save,
Almighty to rule and command.
He smiles, and my comforts abound;
His grace as the dew shall descend;
And walls of salvation surround
The soul He delights to defend.

Inspirer and Hearer of prayer,
Thou Shepherd and Guardian of Thine,
My all to Thy covenant care
I sleeping and waking resign.
If Thou art my Shield and my Sun,
The night is no darkness to me;
And fast as my moments roll on,
They bring me but nearer to Thee.

Kind Author, and ground of my hope,
Thee, Thee, for my God I avow;
My glad Ebenezer set up,
And own Thou hast helped me till now.
I muse on the years that are past,
Wherein my defense Thou hast proved;
Nor wilt Thou relinquish at last
A sinner so signally loved!

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Barbara White said...

Thanks, Pa, for your comments and filling in on the blog for James and Emily now and then. We love to hear from you, too. We have continued to pray for your dear family's loss. We loved Alivia more and more each day as we read Emily's blog through the months she and Alivia were in the hospital. We mourn with you now that she has been taken from this life; but to a better life she now lives!! Thanks be to God!!! Our love and sympathy to all of you!! Barbara (and Dick)

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing with us all of your joys and tears over these long months. You have given of yourselves and have given us all an opportunity to draw closer to the God Who ultimately holds us all in the palms of His loving hands.
He has promised, "I will never leave you or forsake you," even in these hard, hard times.
We love you and continue to pray for you.
Jean R.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

James and Emily,
You and your family weigh so heavily on my heart. Livi was without a doubt the cutest girl around, and her beautiful face comes to my mind often. I pray for peace for you as I am sure these days are going by so slowly. I still check this site multiple times per day- I just can't stay away. Thanks, Pa, for being such a supportive dad and grandpa.

4:28 AM  
Blogger linda anne said...

hey! i saw you guys at first friday.. my friend was driving and you guys were walking near prince st cafe... i would have yelled but thats not that attractive. anyways, still praying.

linda anne
8/5/07 2am

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still praying.
Sue F.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Still praying for you all.
God Bless~
Audrey Drago

2:27 PM  
Blogger Andy McCullough said...


I came across your blog about 2 months ago via Beth Chase's blog. (You and I were in her wedding together). As I read some of your entries, I figured out that the "Emily" I was reading about was Emily Allen I knew at IUP. My heart was sad.

I was so shocked and overwhelmed when I read about your precious Alivia. Her pic's are adorable and I know that pictures cannot even capture the fullness of a child's endearing personhood.

Please know that I have thought about you and will continue to ask God to guide you through. It seems that you have many people in your life who dearly love you and your family. What a necessary provision.
~Robin Haynes McCullough

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so much on our hearts. We pray for peace and strength for you and your families. Thanks to Pa for sharing how we can support the folks who supported you. Each time our house watches "Elmo's World" I picture Livi dancing in heaven above.

God Bless,
The Carroll Family

11:25 AM  
Blogger momofcolin_chloe said...

Thinking of you all.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Kara Stoltzfus said...

As the days, weeks & months pass, we continue to lift you up in prayer! I pray each day you are surrounded in the arms of the Lord and feel his presence!
We continue to grieve with you.

Clark and Kara Stoltzfus (friends and relatives of Scott and Ang Stoltzfus)

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you are up to it, but at some point this blog might be of comfort to you. If not, I apologize. Read Allie's story. This mother reminds me of you in some ways because she is so inspirational and such a loving mother to her daughter.
God bless

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for your family now.
Holly Wadding

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know I will be donating my baby's cord blood with my next pregnancy. I also want to get on the bone marrow donor list. I would not have decided this if not for Alivia. Still praying.

Lisa Rader

3:32 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

This week a group of 10 year olds were peddling lemonade and brownies door-to-door. I am a softy and so of course I got my quarters out, ready to make my purchase. They then shouted "It's for Joey Folino!"

Joey is a 10 year old boy that has AML Leukemia. I don't know him personally (and I never had the privledge of meeting Alivia), but through her, my heart has softened and changed. Sick kids, poverty, homelessness, etc always seemed like such "large" problems. Too big to do anything about. But that day on the porch, God spoke to my heart and said "You can care about this one child, like you did for Alivia."
The fourth graders were trying so hard to make money for their friend. I know that I can contribute more than meer quarters, and I did. I just wanted to reinforce that Livi's legacy of caring is not forgotten.

I too check the blog daily, hoping for some news on how you all are managing.

3:56 PM  
Blogger kbuntings5 said...

Praying the God of all comfort will show Himself strong in your lives. He is near to the brokenhearted.
With much fondness,
the Buntings

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Emily,
You and James are in my thoughts and prayers so often. SO often. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you, Love in Jesus ... He is our great reward. Janet S.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been having Internet issues for a while here and have not been able to access the blog recently until today. Continuing to think of all of you and to keep you in my prayers.
Cathy S.

4:15 PM  

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