Monday, March 21, 2011

Updates on my Family

First of all, thank you so much to all who have been praying for our family.  It has been a difficult week, to say the least.

People keep asking me if I was close to my cousin.  Our family lives all over the country, and has my whole life.  We don't see each other nearly as often as we would like to.  But we are one of those families that, when we do get in the same room, it is like no time has passed.  I love each one of them dearly.  I have special memories of each one.  In fact, because our visits tend to be too few and too far between, we seem to cherish them even more.  Justin was my next closest cousin, age-wise {out of the 10 of us on my mom's side}.  To say I absolutely adored him is an understatement.  To say that when I was a little girl I maybe wished he wasn't my cousin so I could marry him {while inappropriate} is certainly true.  I loved him.  Yes, I was close to him.

It turns out that Justin did not die of a heart attack.  It was Sudden Cardiac Arrest, which means that his heart was healthy and he died basically instantaneously.  If you are interested in more information about SCA, my cousin Jared {Justin's brother and best friend} who is an ER Doctor has set up a blog: Updates on my Brother.

I will probably be fairly absent this week as we prepare to take our trip to San Jose for the funeral.

Please continue to pray for Stephanie and her babies, and for my Aunt Jodi who is currently in Chicago having testing done to determine just how far her cancer has progressed.   

Thank you again for your support!  I can't tell you how much each and every comment means to me.


  1. Emmy,

    Thank you so much for keeping us updated.

    I am praying for Stephanie and the kids that they will know overwhelming comfort even while they are in such pain. Praying for your aunt as well, that she will be given a definitive answer.


  2. I wanted to marry my cousin too!! Love you!

  3. love you em. and love that you can still find enough of your spirit in the midst of this sorrow to make a funny about wanting to marry your cousin ... i will continue to pray.
    can i ask what type of cancer your aunt has been diagnosed with? don't answer if it isn't appropriate!

  4. Emmy,

    Thank you for thinking about "us", your readers, during this difficult time.

    Continued prayers for you and your family.


  5. We've been praying for your family.

  6. Oh, Emmy I am praying for you and your family. I can't even imagine. You'll be about a half hour away from me, but I wish it was under different circumstances.

    Hang in there, my friend!