Thursday, November 6, 2008

Blessings for Emily

As I was praying tonight for Emily, I began to think of all of the things I love about her. My mind became flooded with memories of her and the times we've shared together. I thought it would be neat for us to start a thread to celebrate everything that's special about Em. If you have a special memory or something that stands out in your mind that makes Emily special, would you please share it here under comments. I think this will be a blessing for Em to read as she begins to recover. Thanks so much to all of you who love her and who have loved us during this stressful time.

Kim

Philipians 1:3 "I thank my God every time I remember you!"

10 comments:

Kim said...

Emily,

I have so many fun memories, it's hard to choose. One of the ones that stands out right now is being with you in the delivery room when you delovered Hannah. Now that I've had babies, I realize what an honor that truly was and it's something I will never forget. Thank you so much for allowing Jeff and I to share that sweet time with you and Luke. I'll never forget it!

Becky Dietz said...

I'm sure I'll keep coming back to this post to add more memories, but one of my favorite memories of Emily when she was growing up was how she was able to hold her own with 4 brothers. They didn't mess with her much! And when you put her together with her cousin Amy---among 7 brothers/cousins---watch out! (I have a feeling this spirit will help her overcome in this situation!)

amy wright said...

I have lots of favorite memories. But I think that my favorite is when we came to pick you all up at the airport on your first furlough, and I didn't really know you. I sat right next to you (in the FBC Borger church van)and we were automatically the best of friends. I used to bite my fingernails. While you were home for furlough I quit biting them because I was so busy playing with you all of the time. Maybe that all sounds strange, but that is what I remember.
I also LOVED going to Glamour Shots with you!!!! I can still remember what your picture looked like in the blue dress. What fun!

Becky Dietz said...

Emily,
This morning I woke up thinking about the time Mama was going to teach you girls how to quilt. As you girls progressed, I was saddened to see that Amy got my genes. It was definitely not her thing. ha! But you loved it!! I wonder what happened to those quilt squares?

The Burk's said...

I only knew Emily from First Baptist Church Greenville for a short time. I grew to love her and I always admired her walk with Christ. She always seemed so grounded and mature in her spiritual life. I also admired her for being such a great wife and mother. Praying for you Emily.
Gina Burk

Anonymous said...

I had lost touch with Emily for a year or so after college and one day when Jason and I were living in Greenville Luke called me out of the blue and said they were back in Greenville. Those next few months were such fun because I got to spend so much time with Emily and her family. Hannah and Noah were very young and I got to play with them and watch them grow. Jason and I moved to Mt. Pleasant less than a year after Luke and Emily came back to Greenville so we haven't gotten to see them as much or spend as much time with the younger kids, but I love that no matter how long it's been since I talked to Emily I can call and we talk as though we saw each other yesterday. Love, Julie

Cheryl Dietz said...

We have always been apart it seems but I remember during a break between school you came out to Irving and stayed a day or two with us.It was right after Jonah was born and it was the hottest summer on record. We lived on the 3rd floor and our air-conditioning had gone out and it was HOT! We were all sweating and I kept thinking we should go to a hotel for the night. I don't remember why we didn't (I'm sure it was a money thing) but I just remember us getting thru the night and you never complained.
I have many more, like when I shared a room with you in Santiago and we got lost in Santiago an had to get a taxi. Or Thanksgiving after Jonah was born and you teaching us Shanghai Rummy.

PawPaw Bill said...

This gal is SPECIAL!
She will remember (I hope) my telling her when all 'my' kids came to Irving to celebrate my
80th birthday (6 years ago). With lots of kids running hither and yon, I told Emily that she was one of the best Moms I had seen. Her kids were "living it up" but when she shushed them, they immediately reacted. They still need her very badly and I know that God will grant her that blessing of seeing her kids grow into later life.

PawPaw Bill said...

This gal is SPECIAL!
She will remember (I hope) my telling her when all 'my' kids came to Irving to celebrate my
80th birthday (6 years ago). With lots of kids running hither and yon, I told Emily that she was one of the best Moms I had seen. Her kids were "living it up" but when she shushed them, they immediately reacted. They still need her very badly and I know that God will grant her that blessing of seeing her kids grow into later life.

PawPaw Bill said...

This gal is SPECIAL!
She will remember (I hope) my telling her when all 'my' kids came to Irving to celebrate my
80th birthday (6 years ago). With lots of kids running hither and yon, I told Emily that she was one of the best Moms I had seen. Her kids were "living it up" but when she shushed them, they immediately reacted. They still need her very badly and I know that God will grant her that blessing of seeing her kids grow into later life.