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Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Sad Goodbye

I just came from Emilie's blog. She passed away.

Only days ago I was reading her devestatingly calm, heartbreaking last post filled with acceptance that she was going to die, that she would have to say goodbye to her husband and her boys and hello to her maker.

Tears streamed down my face as I read, unable to imagine the overwhelming conflict of emotions that must have existed within her as she typed. I wished I could see her face, if only to get a sense of how she was really feeling and, if it was at all possible, how best to respond with comforting words.

Now, I am weeping. I am crying like I haven't cried in a very long time - in 8 years in fact. I never knew Emilie. To be honest, I only had the blessed privilidge to begin reading and following her blog last month but the devestation within me is so real. The fact that I never met her face to face, is not a factor for the raw, clenching I feel withing my chest.

I remember this feeling, like the world is closing in and nothing you do or no-where you run will allow you to escape from your heartbreak.

My heart is breaking tonight for her husband Stephen and her two young boys.
My heart hurts knowing their road, once made of love and determination is now forever entwined with grief.

Please head over and give some support.


Kristin said...

I sat there reading her husband's post with tears running down my sad.

Michelle said...

That is just so so sad! I just do not know what else to say.

Antigone said...

A very sad goodbye but what a life full of love.

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momofonefornow said...

I never read her blog until Christmas eve and yet I was still heart broken. I can't imagine the pain that her loved ones are in.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to her blog, I'd never seen it before and it is beautifully written. I'm so sad for her family's loss.

Trish said...

Beautiful sentiments for Emilie.

I cried too upon reading both her last post and Steve's post.

She was an inpsiration to many.

Here from ICLW...No. 88
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Martha said...

It is so sad and my heart aches for the family.

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