Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In Remembrance of Emma Charity Bishop


We held Emma's memorial service today and it was everything Tim and I could have hoped for and more. We thank all of you that were there and we felt the love of many that weren't able to be there. I know I say this a lot, but the love and support we have received by so many has been such a strength and support to us. Thank you so very much!








There is an organization called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. I have a link on the side to their webpage. For anyone who is going through a similar experience, I highly recommend contacting them. They are a group of professional photographers who donate their time and talents to families who have received a poor prenatal diagnosis.


We had the wonderful opportunity to work with a photographer named Julie. She has been amazing to us, despite the own trials she has been facing in her life the past several months. She came and took maternity photos, then came to the hospital to take pictures there, then she worked tirelessly to get us the pictures by Emma's funeral today. She also made a DVD with a song and a slideshow of the pictures she took which we played at the memorial service today. You can see more of her work at http://www.juliekayephotography.com/. The above three pictures were all taken by her. They are priceless and I am so grateful for everything she has done for our family. Thank you.


7 comments:

Kathryn the Great said...

What a beautiful family. What a hard blessing in your lives. Following this blog has been a blessing to me and I'm sure many others. I wasn't able to see the devotional this last Tuesday but I heard it was amazing and just what I know about it makes me want to read it. It was Elder Holland and I believe it was called, "Remember Lot's Wife," and the message was that faith doesn't look back. That's all I know about it. That's what I've seen in your family. My thoughts are with you.

Mac said...

It was such a beautiful service. We feel very humbled to have been a part of it.

Jennifer Doiron said...

God Bless you and your family! Be sure and know that lil Emma is sitting at the feet of our Father right now. I am so happy things went well and I love that beautiful pictures.

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

I feel the same was as MAC. It was so wonderful to be a part of the service. These pictures are beautiful.

Janet said...

Emma's memorial service was so wonderful. I felt so lucky to be able to be there. I'm so glad you had the boys there, too. It made it even more special to look over and see their smiling faces.

Julie said...

You're so welcome. Like I've said before, I'm glad I was able to be a part of this experience.

Your family is wonderful!

Julie

Emily said...

I'm amazed by the pictures. I'm so glad you have them, as I'm sure you are too. I was so touched by your post a long time ago about Emma's name meaning "whole", I've never forgotten it, and how much more appropriate it is now that she's well and whole with a loving Heavenly Father and His Son, who saw fit to bless YOU with one of their choicest daughters/sisters and HER with you as parents. We send our love and prayers to you, especially in these next few weeks and months.