Dear Emilie

I don't know how to begin, but I'm very sad today. Through the blogging network, I have been following a wonderful writer's blog; she's a fantastic mom (boys 9 mo. and two yrs.), loving wife, friend, and inspiration to many. Emilie ( was diagnosed with cancer while she was pregnant with her second child. Yesterday, we were saddened to learn that Emilie's time on earth is coming to a close.

I don't really know how to react. Though we've never met; I feel a strange, but very powerful connection. Peace Garden Mama, (, and I were able to steal away last night. Not only were we finally able to meet in person, but we both felt a pull to be together due to Emilie's news. PGM (also known as Roxane-Peace Garden Mama) lost a very close friend to cancer in 2000, and of course, dear readers, you are well aware that I lost my mom last November. I couldn't imagine losing her, I still can't believe she isn't here, but in the same respect, I can't imagine how it must feel to know that you are leaving your loved ones. My mom died with dignity and an amazing amount of grace, and I know that Emilie will do the same. I can only pray that they will meet in heaven. They do have a lot to tell each other.

Emilie, Steve, Daniel, and Ben: Your prayers are with us, and we wish you peace.

PS Emilie, if it wasn't for you, I would never have met Roxane, and never would I have been inspired so much to just write. God bless you. BE AT PEACE.

1 comment:

Roxane B. Salonen said...

I left a comment yesterday but it isn't showing. So I will say it again. It was such a pleasure to meet you, and if not for Emilie, it might not have happened. Thanks for speaking from your heart. Our world is so much smaller than we would believe sometimes.
Hang in there! We'll grieve together...