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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sea World swim with Dolphins

Emma was lucky enough to experience a swim with the dolphin on the weekend.  Her nan and pa gave her this experience for her 13th birthday which is this Friday.

She has not ben well lately and is progressively getting worse each and every day so to get her out to Sea World and into the water was quite a mission.  She did it though and thought it was fabulous.

getting a smooch of scooter

scooter waiting patiently for Emma

Emma and Miss Scooter

Emma and Daddy learning all about dolphins

Had time to quickly check out the penguins

and we got to see the polar bears

We didn't last long.  As soon as her swim was complete we were in the car and heading home again.

I don't know how much longer we are going to have our little girl as her tumour is growing so fast. As a parent I think that this is the most horrific thing I will ever have to go through in my life.  It does not seem fair.  I still keep asking "why Emma" I have been praying madly that God will jump in any moment now and heal our little baby girl.  She just has so much to offer I cannot believe that this may be the last birthday that I have her here physically.

We have an appointment with another doctor on Friday to speak about IV high dose vitamin C and Vitamin B17 (apricot kernels) Our naturopath recommended we make an appointment so hopefully this doctor can either cure Emma or at least let emma not suffer as much as she is.  I will let you know how this goes.

Happy New Year and may God shower you with blessings for 2013


Lizzyc said...

Hi Leanne, I read this post with mixed emotions, so happy to see Emma getting out and being with the dolphins who I think are very intelligent creatures... what a wonderful experience for her and her daddy... and then reading the words towards the end of the post.. no this isn't fair.. this should not be happening, and even as a Christian I know sometimes the answers to our prayers are not what we have asked for... however I am still praying for Em and for you Leanne...I know God can just turn this all around... and I will keep praying that He will... meanwhile I am praying that you have special days together as a family... take care... With love LIzzy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Still praying for Emma daily and hope the new doctors will help her... I love the photos of her with the dolphin ... how amazing that must have been for her!!

Bron said...

What a gorgeous photo of have just given me the specific prayer point for you guys for today.... xxxx

Ann Maree said...

Hi Leanne, your blog is so wonderful, so courageous of you to post up! Please give birthday greetings for the 4th to Em for her 13th birthday! You girls truely inspire me & shine God's light so much!!! Love & prayers for healing comfort! Ann Sutcliffe

Allison said...

Leanne your strength courage and faith is so inspiring! Uplifting your beautiful Emma in prayer! She is such a beautiful gift from God!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Thank you so very much for the update. I think about Emma everyday and say a prayer for all of you. You are handling this trial with such grace...praying for a miracle. Happy Birthday Emma!!! God bless you!

Miriam said...

Standing with you and asking for God's hand to work a miracle for Emma and for your family. Visiting from Bron. New International Version (NIV)
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

Karen L said...

I too am torn by your post Leanne. So thankful that Emma got to experience this swim with the dolphins, but so sad that she is not doing so well, and really feeling for you as a Mum having to watch your precious girl suffer. I too have struggled this past year with a lot of the events that have happened in our life and the losses we have been through but God gently reminded me in 1 Samuel 2:2 this year when we were going through a particularly hard patch that he is our Rock and even though we don't always understand his plans, he is dependable...
We are praying for a miracle for your precious Emma and praying for you all as a family,

Little Gumnut said...

Thinking of you and praying for you Leanne and Emma. Praying that peace and hope surround you and that you see an amazing miracle happen in your girl's body. Just stopping by from Bron's blog.

Cherie said...

Leanne, I can't even imagine the pain in your heart and the hearts of your beautiful family. I too am wishing for a mirical to help your gorgeous Emma. Take care and enjoy every special day you have together as a family.
Love to you all
Cherie xoxoxoxo

Naturally Carol said...

What a sweetheart she is...gorgeous pictures! Hugs and Prayers for all of you..xox

Car said...

Ive been following your journey for sometime now, though rarely comment because my words never seem quite "enough" so I will just say Im thinking of you all and sending gentle hugs for the coming year xxx and a HUGE happy Birthday to Emma for tomorrow!

Bron said...

Oh it's now Friday HAPPY BIRTHDAY Emma...may it be the most memorable and fun day you have had so far....turning 13 is a special time. xxx

Beverley said...

Happy Birthday to Emma! How neat that she got to swim with a dolphin. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you. Still praying for God to heal her ... hope the new doctor visit goes well.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful experience and beautiful pictures Leanne. Hope the doctors visit goes well and you can get more comfort for Em. Hope she has a beautiful birthday today. Sending much love xxx

knitgirl66 said...

Happy Birthday Emma, gorgeous girl - how cool to swim with the dolphins!!
Sending you and your family lots of love and best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Oh Leanne, so sorry to hear that things are getting worse for poor Emma, she is such a gorgeous looking girl, and her eyes just shine in all the pictures you ever post of her. It is such a hard time for you all, I think of Emma and you every day and pray that her pain can be eased, and that she can begin to enjoy the good things in life again. Not many words can sooth you all right now I am sure as you go through such a hard time. Thinking of you, and sorry for the belated birthday wishes to Emma, but hope she managed to enjoy some of the day.
Best wishes Dawn x

scrappinallie said...

Like others I have been following Emma's journey and praying for a miracle for you all. I just can't put into words the thoughts that I would like to send you. I pray for happiness and peace for you all especially for your beautiful brave Emma.

Hugo Costa said...

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