February 02, 2011


I know, I know...it's been a LONG time. I am going to try and make my way back to the blogging world. I've missed it and missed you all too. Let's see, I will be doing lots and lots of updates and bringing you up to speed but here is a quick recap. I'm loving photography!! You can see more of my work by clicking on the button below.

We had a wonderful Christmas and a very sad one.

My nephew Rowan passed away after fighting for 6 months with severe heart problems to stay here on earth with us. Unfortunately, his little body couldn't fight anymore and his heart gave out right before Christmas. Our family received a package in the mail a few weeks after Christmas with handmade presents for every member of our family from Rowans mother Helen.

In her quiet time sitting by his bedside in the hospital before his death, she was thinking about others. Not about herself, not about how hard her situation was for her, for her family, but about other people. She hand knit everyone in the family slippers. Red for the girls, green for the boys.

It blows my mind that she could be so thoughtful and so angelic whilst going through such an ordeal. She is an inspiration to me. An example of humongous proportions.
Helen, if you are reading this, I honor you for the human being you are and the mother you are.
I love you and I think everyone that reads this blog should know about you. I love you! Not only have you warmed mine and my children's feet this winter, but all of our hearts!

I'm excited to be back sharing my ramblings and thoughts with all of you. Hopefully there are still a few of you hanging around ;-)

xoxo Emily xoxo


Lara said...

Oh my gosh!! Tears!!
How amazing.

Kristina P. said...

I am so sorry, to hear about your sweet Nephew, Emily.

She is clearly an amazing woman.

Textile and Stitch said...

I'm happy you're back and so sad for your loss, she truly is amazing to carry herself through the way she did :(

Julie said...

Oh I'm so happy to see you again yet so terribly sad for your loss. How completely devastating. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family. : ) xx

andrea creates said...

welcome back!
so sorry about your loss. hugs