Your life can change in an instant, I thought I was fully aware of this. Somehow tho you can never be fully aware of this until it happens again. Recently a sweet, loving, adorable child was taken from my family. She passed quickly and there was nothing anyone could do. My heart is breaking. My heart is breaking for her mom and dad, I cannot begin to think I know their pain. My heart is breaking for her sister, how do you begin to understand yesterday there were two of us, today there is one. My heart is breaking.
Death is all to familiar with my family, and as much as I would like to say to her parents, "your daughter is in good hands, I know there are a lot of women taking care of her right now." I can't begin to believe that would comfort me if it were my child. I am so shocked and angry every time someone close to me passes away. Why them? Why now? Don't you know they had so much to do? But somehow they are still doing...they are the reason the family comes together and we hug and we cry and we love and we remind each other that life will go on. It will never be the same, but in those dark days when it seems impossible to move, life will go on. My only comfort in this whole situation is seeing my family once again step up and hold her family. Generations of woman before us would be happy to see that we remember, that we know what is important, and that we put all else aside to take care of those in need.
As the tears stream down my face, and the knot in my stomach remains, I realize again that no one is promised tomorrow. Please say a quick prayer for her family, then go hug the ones in your life who you don't hug often enough. You can never say I love you too many times.
I love you Emily and you will be forever missed.