Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Yes, I Can"

"Yes, I Can"

Over the last few days, my heart has paused, my breathe taken away for a moment and my soul strengthened by the bravery of a little girl.

"Mommy, I didn't cry......I just breathed in and out" were the words spoken to me early yesterday morning as Emma Sage called me from her hospital bed after another blood-draw.

and here is my wish to all of you who visit our blog.

Can you please keep Emma Sage surrounded in positive thoughts and prayers, as she has been in the hospital since Sunday and the doctors are working hard to figure out what is making my little girl so sick.

I was blessed to be able to be with her from Sunday morning, when this unexpected journey began and sadly had to come home Monday night as I have commitments to my job [and with Rick out of work, that luxury to even think of taking off is gone] so Daddy has been with her around the clock and Greta, Otto and I [and Katrina has been on the phone with her continuously] are able to go in the evenings to spend time with our sweet Emma Sage.

I firmly believe in the power of prayer and positive energy...........and I pray that from all points of the world, my little girl is being lifted in prayer during this uncertain time.

I also believe in signs........and I've been so worried of late that my eyes, heart, soul has not been as open as they should be and I stopped to pray this morning for clarity.

But the signs have been there...........Bob, who stopped by on Monday morning to pray with me, my dearest friends who have started prayer circles and sending an outpouring of love and positive thoughts and kind words, to two little boys names 'Nash and Ryan' who were on a gift of tulip cookie bouquet that made my little girls eyes sparkle and her smile broaden from ear to ear, when she tells the nurses that the gift was from her 'Boyfriends'.....to a pile of cards, hand-written with love from her teachers and classmates. So many signs of the love that surrounds my daughter and family.

and then When I opened my inbox this morning, a lovely note was there from two wonderful men I got to personally meet this fall, John DeMasi and Chris Burke.

This is the link that was in the message:




"Yes, I Can".....................I know my little girl will continue to be strong and I know her being will be surrounded with love and prayer and this journey will have a happy ending.

48 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

My thoughts are with you :)

((hugs))

Susan said...

I've been lurking on your blog for a while and have to say Emma Sage really brightens my day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of love Susan

Laura said...

Tons of prayers being said here for all of you. We love you guys!
Please call me if you need anything.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Emma Sage and family. I had not had time to read and keep updated. I felt compelled to take the time this morning and now I know why. Please give Emma Sage a big hug from us.
Hugs
Kay and Drake

Lacia said...

I have been thinking of Emma Sage non stop. I hope and pray all is ok. Please keep us posted.

Lara said...

Many thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Emma Sage. Take care!

starrlife said...

My heart and thoughts are with you and your family and especially Emma Sage- such a courageous and sweet girl! I'd love to send her a card if you want to email me a place to send it!?

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. I am so sorry to hear that Emma Sage has been sick. We will add you to our prayers and hope the doctors can figure out what is wrong. Be strong my friend.

luvmypeanut said...

You know that we are praying like crazy!

Much love to you and Emma Sage from your Nebraska friends.

Chris said...

We heard that Emma was sick and have been praying and sending lots of positive energy your way. Yes, without a doubt, there will be happy ending. Remember, going through rough patches, just make the good times that much sweeter.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for Emma Sage. Also, that the doctor's can find whatever it is that has Miss Emma Sage sick.
Prayers for you all,
Joany and Carly

Kleidy said...

Emma Sage, may you BE HEALTHY and STRONG ~

Tara Marie, Emma Sage is going to be OK. Everything is going to be OK ~

Sending LOVE, PRAYERS, HEALING ENERGY, STRENGTH and POSITIVE thoughts to all of you ~

Lovin Mama said...

My girls and I will be praying for Emma Sage and your family. ((hugs))

FBF Rothkopf said...

We are thinking about you and hoping Miss ES feels better QUICK!

Hugs,

f.

mum2brady said...

Continuing prayers for Emma Sage and you all. Love you!

Anne said...

Am sending all my positive thoughts in your family's direction!

Mauzy said...

continued hugs and prayers.......call me again anytime just to talk, vent or cry.

Nash is writing Emma a note tonight to send....

All 4 My Gals said...

Oh babe, we love you so much! You are the best and we are praying non stop!

Betsy said...

thinking about you and praying for all of you - (((((big hugs for Miss Emma Sage))))

Kris said...

Thinking of love surrounding Emma Sage and your family!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you all.
Vicki, Emme's mom

ntmjbmom said...

TM, I keep checking..hoping for word about the results of her testing.

You have our prayers..and worried hearts right alongside yours.

Hugs,
Amy

RK said...

We are praying for Emma Sage and all the hands who are caring for her.

datri said...

You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jessica said...

Sending many positive thoughts your way and hugs to your very brave and beautiful girl. I hope the doctors have some answers soon.

SunflowerMom said...

Oh no! I hope answers are found soon and our Emma Sage is on the mend. Sending my prayers.

Michelle said...

Emma Sage, you and the family have been in our thoughts and prayers over the last few days. We will continue to hold you in prayer. I love your post - the optimism is contagious. You are awesome! Sending big hugs.

Pam said...

We are sending lots and lots of prayers your way.

I am so proud of Emma Sage for being so brave when they drew her blood, and I know how heart breaking it is to leave your little one in the hospital.

Sighs.

Please let me know if you need anything.

Tell Emma Sage that Sir Rhett is sending her some great big hugs and kisses too.

Carey said...

We're sending thoughts and prayers from Kansas! I am so sorry she's sick, and even more so that you have to work during this time. Someone posted on T21 a little of what was going on, I hope you don't mind. Feel free to email me if you'd like. I'm praying it's something simple and nothing more. Hugs, Carey

careydreambig@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Yes, thinking of you and Emma Sage...sending much love and positive energy your way...

Tamara said...

Lots of prayers for Emma Sage from Tamara & Shawen -

Anonymous said...

Still praying and thinking of your little one.

~Allie

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

My prayers are with beautiful Emma Sage! What a brave girl she is!

Frani_54 said...

Sweet Tara I just read that Emma Sage is sick, my heart goes out to her and you and I definately will hold her up in prayer as well as ask others to pray that the doctors find out what is making her sick and are able to put her on the road to a speedy recovery.....

Hugs
Fran

Corey and Steve said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Emma Sage is sick. Please know that her South Jersey cousins are sending Get Well wishes and lots of prayers that a diagnosis will be made and that the focus can be put on getting her well!
Lost of love,
Corey, Steve, & Girls

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings,
Jennifer WRay

Michelle said...

Thinking and praying for you all!!!!!

Little Dragon Designs said...

You and your family will be in my heart and thoughts. Best wishes for a quick diagnosis and a speedy recovery!

starrlife said...

There's a little card waiting for Emma Sage at my place.

Jeanne said...

Please keep us updated.
Love and prayers and big hugs

Bennetts said...

Know we are praying for you all and Emma Sage is in our thoughts...

Amy said...

Such wonderful news this morning...still thinking of you, and sending much love your way.

Lisa said...

We are keeping her in our prayers and Sophia and Lily said a special prayer at lunchtime for her. Please know we love you guys and have friends and family all over praying as well! Hang tight dear friend!

Love,

Lisa

JennyH said...

prayers for her.
Keep us updated when you can.

Lynnelle said...

Lifting your and your family in prayers and wrapping you with positive thoughts.

Lynnelle, Emma and Grace

Maureen said...

Hi Tara, I have been a lurker since the summer of 2007 when I found you through unringingthebell. My prayers and hopes are with you and Emma. I sure hope she gets better soon!! What a scary time for you guys. Give her lots of hugs and kisses.

Amanda said...

Thinking of you and Emma Sage! Hope she is feeling better soon.

jennifergg said...

I'm here, late, but here none-the-less, saying prayers of thankfulness that this is all in the past, now.

And I'm thankful for you, and for Emma Sage.

xo