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Friday, January 11, 2008

Twinless Twin

My friends ( Emily's mom, Emily's twin sister, Emily's dad, and family pet Charlie) continue to face the struggle of a life without their precious Emily. My heart still aches for them and they really need your prayers. College life at Clemson continues for Emily's twin sister (my goddaughter) and she is doing the best she can, to move forward with her life. Months before Emily died in the Ocean Isle Beach house fire, she wrote a letter to her twin sister, expressing how much it meant to her, to have a twin sister. This letter was read at Emily's Memorial Service and I wanted to share a portion of it with you today, giving you a glimpse into the life of my precious goddaughter. She was such a blessing to me and one way to keep her memory alive is to share some of her short life with you.

"Unfortunately, many girls are not blessed with a best friend they can trust through thick and thin. My twin sister is, and always will be, there for me. She is my confidant, my best friend, my support system, she is my everything. But most of all, she's just my silly twin sister that I would not change for the world."
(To review my previous posts about Emily, you can get more information from: October29th, November 3rd,7th, and 12th.)


Blogger Linda said...

I just can't imagine the degree of pain they are suffering right now. We are blessed to have the hope of eternity, but the here and now can be so difficult. I pray that the peace that Jesus promised will fill their hearts and that He will comfort them as only He can.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Linda~ Thanks for your prayers. Their faith in God right now is all that seems to keep them going and that promise of comfort and peace from Him, can't come soon enough. Blessings to you Linda.

1:36 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

I cannot imagine their pain. Even the threat of my daughter having a life-threatening illness made me sick to my stomache and unable to sleep. I will pray for them that God will wrap his arms around them and give them the comfort they need at this time.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Leslie~ Thank you for remembering them in your prayers. A parent should never have to bury a child but God is good and we have to have enough faith to trust Him.

I am so glad your daughter's tumor was benign. That is a blessing indeed!

4:23 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

This story hits home in a new way for me today. Julie and I are in downtown Chicago dropping my middle daughter off at college. We are in our motel room and she just called after a day of orientation saying, "I'm so happy. I'm making so many friends already." We're meeting her for dinner in an hour. College is for such times. I cannot imagine how hard this is for your friends. I'm so glad they have you and your husband in their support network.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I cannot even imagine the pain. Twins have such an amazing connection - even more than that of my sister and I, who have been very close. I'm so glad they hae you!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a sweet letter. This is something that she will always have..a keepsake from her sister!! That was so awful. i cannot even begin to imagine how they must feel.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Tom~ I remember the emotions that you are feeling with your middle one and I know how difficult today will be for you and your wife. This story does add another dimension of college life that I always tried to relocate to the recesses of my brain. I had to just turn it over to God and have enough faith that He would give me the strength to deal with whatever curve balls were thrown my way. I am saying a little prayer for you today. My dad always said, "this too shall pass"- may it pass smoothly, with love in your heart, and pleasant memories of a daughter that has her wings and is ready to fly, with your blessings.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dawn and Sandy~ Thanks for stopping by and for your prayers.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Dear Nancy,
My prayers are with all of you. I know that must be such a terribly difficult time for all of you...

10:24 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Sue~ Thanks for stopping by and offering your prayers. Time- has started the healing for me but it is taking more than just time for her mom, dad and sister.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Oh, Nancy, I cannot even imagine that pain they are feeling. And to lose a twin like that would be like losing a part of herself. My heart breaks for all of you.

12:30 AM  
Blogger Cris said...

What a sweet letter. She sounds like a very sweet girl. All of you are still in my prayers. May you continue to find comfort in the Lord during this difficult time. (((((((((((HUGS)))))))))

12:44 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Josie~ She has stated that it's like a physical part of her is missing. It may always feel that way for her but I do hope that it is something that she can learn to live with, allowing her to lead a healthy, happy life. Thanks for the kind comments.

Chris~ Thanks for the continued prayers. We all need them and feel the support.

9:31 AM  
Blogger {ME} said...

My prayers are with your granddaughter.
((HUGS)), too.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Hotwire said...

wow, that letter is wonderful. i have a close friend with twin daughters (one i also and 'emily') and i'd like to share this with them.

8:26 PM  

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