I dare you to compliment someone you don’t know. I dare you to smile at strangers. I dare you to pay for someone that’s behind you in the drive-through. I dare you to give something or say something to that homeless person on the street corner. I dare you to make a difference. I dare you to do it today….
Last year, during my second semester of Anatomy and Physiology, we watched a video in lab all about premature births and complications. The video talked about how far modern technology has brought us, and how many amazing stories there are of babies born at 7 or 6 months that are cared for in the NICU and brought to health.
So what the hell happened? Why couldn’t all of that advanced medical technology save you Emily? You were only a month early. So many pre-me babies end up happy and healthy. Even if there are complications, they go on to live long lives. I am happy for all of those other babies and would never wish what we’re going through on anyone else, but why did it have to be you that didn’t make it?
Emily, you were absolutely precious, and I am beyond grateful that I got to see you once. I’m sorry I couldn’t find the time to come visit more. The pictures of your mom and dad the first time they finally got to hold you absolutely melt my heart. My brother has such a big smile on his face holding his little baby girl.
There were so many people visiting you and praying for you. Gran left one of her religious mementos with you. Mom (your nana) went to visit you every single day. Except a couple days ago, when chris said you weren’t having a good day, and that mom probably should come. Instead, I went with her to get your initial added to her tattoo.
There are so many people down here that love you so deeply Emily Ann. I will never understand why you were taken from us so soon. Heaven has another little angel now. Fly high baby girl <3