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.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Seven Months

It's been seven long months since I have seen this sweet face. Today Livi was joined by her sweet friend Jackson. They are probably having a ball being reunited.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


My thoughts and prayers are with Jackson's family. So sorry to hear this news. I will also continue to cover you and James with prayer as this is still fresh for you both.


7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad. They will be in my thoughts, as you and your family have been. I hope they have the love and support that the two of you have.

Natalie M.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about Jackson. I will pray for his family as I do for yours.


7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a sweet picture....it's so nice to to be able to look at sweet livi.....i will keep jackson's family in my prayers.


9:04 PM  
Anonymous grande aunt lisa said...

I don't know what to say. It's heartbreaking. I think of Livi every day and it pains me to think what Jackson's family is going through now.

My love is always with you guys.

Livi's GAL

9:15 PM  
Blogger Libby said...

Still praying for you guys. And now praying for peace and comfort for Jackson's family as well!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Briana Almengor said...

praying and aching with you.

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Emily, Thinking of seeing Jackson with his family at the Walk in Harrisburg and remembering thinking they were were spared the pain of the loss we were feeling. How sad that their reprieve was temporary. Thinking of everyone with such terrible sadness. God bless all. Love from Marmie

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, our girl....she looks so much better without her mask..........now she and jackson don't have to wear them at all! my heart breaks for them, and us all over again..........it is way too fresh. can i say i am glad that they are together? no, i wish they were both still here and being friends.......there was a rainbow in the sky today @ 4:20 .... they are supposed to be a sign of hope..........god, give us hope!

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry, Emily (for you and for Pete and Trish and Jackson's family)...really I can't think of many other words to say...it has been about a year a half since I started faithfully reading this blog and while I haven't been the closest in to the pain, the distance (geography-wise and relative-wise) has just made all of this isolating and hard to take in a different way from those closer in. My heart breaks for you and for your friends and their loss and beyond that I am too spent to think of anything else to say other than I will try to rejoice that Jackson and Alivia are together again with Jesus in heaven.



11:34 PM  
Blogger Steph B. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you also. As I have said before you have been in my thoughts more often the past few weeks!!!!!And even more now!!!!

Steph from WV

8:44 AM  
Blogger kingfamily said...

The picture is so cute, I love the little frog Livi's painting, what a great memory. We are praying for you and Jackson's family. So happy that they are together & with Jesus, so sad their families are here missing them.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh.....thank God that Jackson isn't suffering...so thankful he is in heaven with Alivia. Such a beautiful picture of her, too.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jackson, my prayers are not only with your family as you still grieve for Livi, but also Jacksons family as they just begin this process. I pray that our Loving Father wraps His arms around both you and Jacksons family and you find your comfort in Him... knowing He is the loving and almight provider and now has both Livi and Jackson at His side.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Maryann Plesnicher said...

It's all too difficult to understand. Still praying.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tears for you and Jackson's family. What a beautiful time they are having in Heaven. Can't understand this unfairness, but know that God is in control and working it for His Glory. Someday we will understand. Praying for all of you. -Sue F.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been checking daily for an update on Jackson fearing the worst. Lots of prayers for his family and always for yours. What a party the two of them must be having together - not sick or wearing masks, just running around carefree, like kids should do.

Sheila from Pittsburgh

12:02 PM  
Blogger Joe.Karen said...

So happy for Livi and Jackson. So sad for Jackson's family. You are all in my prayers.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

oh emily, so sorry to hear about jackson. praying for you guys and his family today. i like when you post these livi pics. what a precious girl.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Parying, Praying, Praying...that is all I can do. May you and Jackson's family feel God carrying you through this difficult time.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the little ones. They are finally at peace...

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many prayer go out to sweet little Jackson's family as well as conituned prayers for you and James. I pray the families hold a little comfort in the fact that I am sure they are playing together like old pals.

God bless.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Phyllis said...

I want you to know that you and your family are in my heart--
Prayers always --( a special prayer also for your dear friends)

9:42 AM  
Blogger Parmer Clan said...

Oh, my heart breaks for their family..as it still does for you. I can imagine them playing and laughing together, and that brings me a bit of peace. Emily, stay strong...I know this only brings your pain to the forefront more. You are a good friend to Jackson's family.

10:29 AM  
Blogger beany's mama said...


i found your blog through a friends blog, who was praying for you. i am so sorry to here about your loss and about jackson's departure. know that you are in the prayers of many...even those of us who don't know you, but who want to offer prayerful support as fellow parents.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Jude's Mom said...

My heart breaks for what this family must be going through...and what it must stir inside you and James as well. I don't know why it seems so powerless to say "I am praying" when I know the truth is that prayer is the most powerful and important thing anyone can do for you or for Jackson's family. But I just wish there were more--more that would take away the pain or better express our love or... Just know know we're praying! And we do love you guys!

10:29 PM  
Blogger Mrs Manz said...

Dear Emily,
You will never know what a test of faith learning about your struggles and loss has assisted me through.
I found your blog the day before your little girl died, and prayed and wept with you.
I held my growing belly and thanked the Lord for him/her... even as the awareness that things "don't always turn out" entered my mind.
October 19th, my baby girl, Autumn Elizabeth Lee, died. Life is forever changed, and I UNDERSTAND your loss so much better than I did. I am so sorry for you, Emily... beyond what words can express.
The Lord is holding me though this - some days are easier and some are very, very hard. Autumn would have been 4 months old in a few days, and I amazed that time continues to pass while my arms are empty and my heart broken.
But through it all, I was unable to ask, "Why me?" because I knew (and know still) that I am not the only one of His children that He gives valleys to walk through. So thank you for your transparency and honesty...
I continue to think of you and your family... please know that even waaaay up in Canada (Saskatchewan) you are prayed for.
May the Lord give you a smile today.
In His love,

11:23 PM  
Anonymous becca said...

ohhh my heart is full of sadness! you and jackson's family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Jackson and his family these last few days... I was slow to check your blog afraid the news would be that Jackson has gone home to be with the Lord and wanting a miracle for him and his family. I pray that you all will know the love, grace and comfort of our Savior. Still grieving with you and praying for all of you including Jackson's family.
Vicki G.

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still reading all that you write. Now Livi, Jackson, Amy, and Joe are seeing clearly all that lies ahead for the Lord's elect. I am so sorry for your friends, Jackson's family. Yesterday marked 5 months since Amy passed from us. I still miss her so much and always will. Please know that I pray for you often and will continue as you and Karen and others have joined my "group of friends" who share a common bond - the loss of someone we love so much.
Sincerely, missing Amy as you miss Livi,
Anita Martin - Amy Wilhoite's mom

10:13 AM  
Anonymous some who has you in their prayers said...

Daddy please don't look so sad,
Mommy please don't cry.
Cause I am in the arms of Jesus
and he sings me lullabies.
Please try not to question God,
and think he is unkind.
Don't think he sent me to you,
and then he changed his mind.
You see, I'm a special child,
And I am needed up above.
I'm the special gift you gave him,
The product of your love.
I'll always be there with you,
And watch the sky at night.
Find the brightest start that gleaming.
That's my halo's brillant light.
You'll see me in the morning frost,
That mists your windowpane.
That's me, in the summer showers,
I'll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a gentle breeze,
From a gentle wind that blows,
That's me, I'll be there,
Planting a kiss on your nose.
When you see a child playing,
And your heart feels a little tug,
That's me, I'll be there,
Giving your heart a hug.
So, Daddy please don't look so sad,
Mommy don't you cry.
Cause I am in the arms of Jesus
and he sings me lullabies.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

snow today...from Alivia and Jackson. - Sue F.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no words...yet know you, James and Jackson's family are held up in prayer. No doubt A & J are having crazy fun in heaven.


9:22 AM  
Anonymous someone in VA said...

i felt it called on my heart to tell you a poem i heard today:

Whatever your cross, whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain....
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God's always ready, to answer your call....
He knows every heartache, sees every tear,
a word from His lips, can calm every fear...
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, by dawn's early light...
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
to give you His grace, and send you His love.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the time for tears and we don't hold back bu rather embrace them. The depth of the sorrow slices deeper than we thought possible. And yet, the very wellspring of joy unspeakable is forged from the chasm of suffering and heartache that we experience. Joy that runs deep as the pain is appointed to and reserved for those who have suffered this kind of loss.
Aunt Marcy

4:49 PM  

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