I wanted to thank all of you for reaching out to my friend during her greatest heartbreak. I did talk to her husband briefly last night and she called me in the middle of the night, but unfortunately I didn't hear the phone so she left a message.
Her faith is God is strong, yet she's still a grieving mother. So please keep her in your prayers. The pain doesn't just leave after a few days, weeks, or even months. This is a lifetime journey of grief she is on now. There will be good days and there will be the worst of worst days, and lots of in betweens where you're just not sure where you fit in.
Pray for her as the rest of the world goes back to what they see as normal life again (after the funeral, etc) and she and Matt are left with empty arms that should be filled up with Miller Grace. Pray for them as they continue to parent their other 2 daughters, and as they grieve seperately and together as man and woman/husband and wife as well as parents together and seperately. Men and women in general grieve differently. Pray for them to be gentle with each other as they deal with their grief in the way that the each individually need to, even if it makes no sense to the other one.
If you could muster a prayer for me as well, that I can be what she needs in a friend. You all have no idea how much I love Emily. I am blessed with friends I have 3 best friends, Chad (my husband), Tami, and Emily. I talk to Chad obviously every day, and Tami and Emily multiple times a week. There are weeks and months where we talk every single day, and then times where we go for a few days without talking. I want to be what she needs me to be for her, do God's will as her friend, as I continue being a wife and mother here as well. One last prayer request. Pray that the birth of our baby is not painful for Emily. I do not want my joy to be another source of pain for her.