Thursday, September 24, 2009

Emily gave the greatest gift

"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:2

My beautiful neice, Emily, was pronounced brain dead and taken off life support. Our family is broken hearted and will miss Emily dearly. Emily's family has made the decision to donate her organs. There is no greater gift to give. Emily's organs will save the lives of many people waiting for transplants. She will live on in her donated organs and in heaven. I have no words to convey how I am feeling this evening and want to thank you all for the outpouring of love you have shown our family.

Please continue to pray for peace, comfort and rest for her family.

A dear friend's mom gave me the poem below when my mom passed. My mom was the recepient of a double lung transplant. It has brought great comfort to me over the years.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush;
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
-Author Unknown

Rest in Peace sweet Emily.


Toni said...

Beautiful Poem. . .

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