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Goodbye my sweet, beautiful girl...

We had to say goodbye to our sweet Emily Elizabeth about three weeks ago. My heart still hurts. I haven’t wanted to let her go – she meant so much to me and my husband. It’s only now that I can bring myself to even write about it, and that’s partly because I’m hoping it might help me start feeling better. Em has appeared so often on my blogs I felt I must give her a proper send-off and tell everyone our sweet girl has left us.  Emily spent most of the past year ill. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the end of 2017 and though she responded well to the medication, other complications arose. Getting her to eat this past year was a trial, and then she developed IBD, which only made things worse. She was an incredible trooper and fighter through it all and outlived her prognosis. Our Em loved life, every minute of it, despite some serious health problems. She battled chronic pancreatitis for years, and her last physical showed signs of cancer on top of everything else, t…

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