Extreme sympathy / Kathy Weinmeister (friend of a friend ) Dear Family Your friend, and mine - Susan asked me to view your web site. I'm a grandmother who adores children and my heart just breaks knowing that you lost your precious little girl. I can't even begin to imagine the hole that this has left in your hearts. I just wanted you to know that there are others who hurt with you and for you! I'm so glad that your family recognizes where your little precious bundle has gone. I'm sure that this gives you consulation that those who don't know the Lord can't even begin to understand. May God Bless You all as you recover from this tragedy! Kathy
Bloom in heaven / Emma Auniote To Angel Jessica Szydelko
Play safe sweet angel
I am so sorry about the loss of your angel Emily she is beautiful. My sister too lost an angel. Jessica was born 23 weeks into pregnancy due to a cord incident, she was very small weighing 1lb 6oz but she was in every way perfect. I know that both Emily and Jessica are in heaven looking after eachother until we get chance to see them again.
I have not turned my back on you / Shayla Sowter (Mum to an angel,Izaiah Klamo )
This poem is dedicated to Emily's parents What a beautiful Angel Emily is!!! Unfortunately,I know your pain....I lost my 1 month old son also My heart goes out to you both!!!
I have not turned my back on you, so there is no need to cry. I'm watching you from heaven, just beyond the morning sky. I've seen you almost fall apart, when you could barely stand. I asked the Lord to comfort you, and watched him take your hand. He told me you are in more pain, then I could ever be. He wiped his eyes and swallowed hard, then gave your hand to me. Although you may not feel my touch, or see me by your side. I've whispered that I love you, while I wiped each tear you cried. So please try not to ache for me, we'll meet again one day, beyond the dark and stormy sky, a Rainbow lights the way.
I thought you might like this Emily! / Dakota Bauer's Mommy
Emily, I miss you so much / Mommy (Mommy) My Beautiful Princess,
Mommy has had a hard day today. :( Katie and I went out to run a few errands and when I looked up in my rear view mirror and saw the seat where you used to sit - empty...I just cried.
We all miss you so much Baby. Your Daddy is so sad, your brothers talk about you all the time and Katie misses her playmate...You were the brightest star in our family...and that star is missing.
When I look up into the sky and see a bright star, I wonder...Is it you? I try to imagine what you're doing in Heaven, but it's so hard.
I love you with every fiber of my soul, my heart, my being. There is nothing that I would not give to have you back in my arms...to rock you, to nurse you again...just to kiss your beautiful face.
I hope you're having a better day in Heaven than I am down here...Tell Jesus that we need you, we miss you.
All of my love, forever, Mommy
So Sorry / Dakota Bauer's Mommy (Angel Mom ) I am so sorry for the loss of your little girl. She was absolutely beautiful. I don't know you pain exactly but I can relate. I found my little girl on September 15th. She was 16 months old. She didn't wake up either. I am sure that Dakota met Emily Grace at the Gates to Heaven and welcomed her with a hug and I big smile. I know at times you are going to feel so alone. Just remember there are others who can relate and reach out. You will be in my prayers. This is Dakota's page
what a beautiful little girl. / Jane Coates-bridgewater (none) i just wanted to say sorry for the loss of this beautiful little girl. i have looked at the slide show and i can feel your grief. with love,jane, from the U.K
And God Said / Diane Cassidy- Angel Mom-Katie I said, God I hurt And God said, I know
I said, God I cry alot And God said, that's why I gave you tears
I said, Life is so hard And God said, That's why I gave you loved ones
I said, But my loved one died!! And God said, So did mine!!
I said, it's such a great loss!! And God said, I saw mine nailed to a cross!!
I said, But your loved one lives!! And God said, so does yours!!
I said, where is she now?? And God said, My Son is by my side and Your Daughter is in my arms!!
For Mummy and Daddy / Irena Hill (UK) (none) I am so sorry for your loss, she is beautiful, I know how much you must be missing her, I can see by her photo's how happy and how loved she is.
A beautiful little angel showed up to Heaven's gates confused and unknowing the plan that for them awaits. Then another little angel walked up and took their hand and said "Please don't be sad you left, you're in the Promised Land." "I'm glad to be here but I do not think I was to go, Perhaps there was a mistake, for my mummy wanted me so. The little greeting angel gave a sweet smile and said "My mummy wanted me too, but to Heaven I was led. You see, we do not get to choose when on earth it's time to go. He gaus life, love and joy and a mother's womb to grow. The lord still needs new angels to guide down on earth . To watch over , comfort them, and help them see their worth." "Is there still a way that I can sleep in my mummy's bed?" The greeting angel grinned and said, "that luxury you'll keep. I visit my mummy nightly and softly sing her to sleep." The little angel replied, " then I think I'll like it here. I'll visit my mummy nightly and weaken her pain and fears. I love her and will keep her safe at night and in between, and let her know with a sweet memory that she is still with me." The greeting angel gave her new friend a big hug and said, "Untill our mummy's meet us here, let's be best angel friends." "Okay." said the new angel, "that sounds good to me." Then the angels sat and played keeping their mummy's in sight, humming the tunes to the song they would sing to their mummy's tonight.
This was sent to grandaughters site by another angels mummy I hope you like it, if you would like to visit her site ( we would love you to) you will find it on http://kayleigh-erceg.memory-of.com
A Beautiful Angel / Casey Q. (None) I can not even imagine your pain. What a beautiful little princess! May God ease your pain.
"HOW CAN BE THIS?" / Margo AKA Mary Berch (Great aunt )
Wendy, Brian, Dakota, Nicholas and Katie Joy,
Emily Grace may I borrow your "how can be this" phrase as I have asked this question over and over since October 15. One day God will reveal the answer. I can only imagine that God needed the most beautiful angel on earth to join him and to bring him all the laughter, joy and love you shared with everyone on earth.
I feel in love with you over the internet..pictures, stories and finally being blessed to have seen and felt that love from you just one year ago. I am so thankful for that time together. Your smile, your beauty, your charm, your smile and all the love within you reminds me of your mother when she was your age.
Every day you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Emily Grace will forever live within my heart and mind.
Today as I viewed this website, my heart was heavy with sadness and the tears would not stop flowing... yet wanting to see more and more pictures of Emily Grace so full of life, joy, laughter and love.
Until we all are together sharing our love and joy of family, please know how much I love and miss you all. Aunt Margo xoxo
My heart aches for you all! / Sherri Stoller (friend)
Brian, Wendy and family, You have all been in my thoughts and prayers daily. I just can't fathom the hurt and the emptiness you've been feeling without "Little Emily". Thank God we have the promise of being joined together again in Heaven for eternity! Until then, I pray that healing will take place for all of you and that you will continue to draw your strength from Jesus. You are an amazing family. This website is a wonderful tribute to Emily and I love the music you chose....even though it made me cry HARD! God Bless You, Sherri
My Emily Grace / Anna Gilbert (to Emily--"My Anna" ) My pretty baby girl Emily Grace ~ NEVER did I think that not seeing you for so long would hurt this much, and NEVER did I once think that a sweet little 2 year old girl could change my life the way that you have. Your precious voice always put a smile on my face, and your kisses always made me laugh just because it meant getting Emi slobber rubbed all over my mouth and face. I brag about you now at school, and you better believe you've become very popular with my friends because of how cute you are. I miss seeing your smile in person, but just know that I can always look at the picture of us together hanging in my room, and I'm reminded of that adorable, angel smile that you were so famous for. I miss you so much and never will the words "My Anna" mean the same to me ever again because they won't be coming out of your mouth. Don't you worry either...K.K. and I have become very special friends, and believe it or not, she never cries when she sees me anymore. She's becoming a big girl now. I am definitely taking care of her for you, and I will never let her forget about her big sissy Emi. We talk about you bunches, and she misses you so much. I love you more than life itself, Emi, and I miss you so much. Just know the tears I cry for you are tears of love and longing to pick you up, throw you in the air, and hear your giggles again. And always remember...your Mommy and Daddy love you so much...You make sure to never forget that and always remember "My mommy comes back, She always comes back, She always comes back to get me. My mommy comes back, She always comes back, She never would forget me." If it was up to your Mommy, she'd already be with you right now, but she has to stay with Daddy, Nick, Kota and K.K. You make sure and watch "Baby Songs" even when you're in Heaven. I'm sure Jesus has a special DVD of it just for you up there. I love you baby girl. ~ Your Anna
I feel so privileged to have been able to spend three days with you and Katie back in September. You had so much fun jumping on my bed, eating popsicles, watching Dora, walking around the zoo like such a big girl and just being your feisty, energetic self. Brady adored you, and so did my girls. Brady asked me about you just yesterday and then said "Mommy, Emily goes potty!" You made a big impression on him with your new bathroom skills! (Unfortunately not big enough for him to follow your lead, though! So if you could have a chat with his guardian angel, Miss Lisa would so appreciate it!)
I haven't explained to my kids that you are in heaven because I don't know how to do it. It's hard for me to understand why God would need to take you when you were so full of life, so I'm sure I couldn't make them understand either. But I do know in my heart that God had a good reason and an important plan for you. And someday it will be clear to all of us just what that was. Until then, keep lighting up heaven the way you lit up the earth. You were so sparkling and energetic. Thanks for giving me the chance to know you and care for you.
Beautiful Child / Amy (Auntie Amy )
I love you all--Wendy, Brian, Nick, Kota, Katie, and Emily Grace. My heart aches for you and is so heavy with sadness, disbelief, and wonder. I long to share this pain, to stand along side you and carry my share, to ease you from the weight of this greif. It's hard for me to accept that I can't do this, but I want you to know that I am here--for whatever you need--now, later, forever. Emily touched so many people, and you have done so much to pay tribute to her powerful and beautiful life. Throughout this tragedy, you have made sure to celebrate what an amazing gift that she was. You have shared with everyone the pure joy that she brought to everyone that knew her. Her beauty and goodness live on through you, and the way that you are honoring her is truly inspiring. In the difficult days to come, please stay connected to those who love you, please let us know how to help. When there is nothing that anyone can do, know that my shoulder, my ear, my arms, my heart, my prayers, my love are yours at any moment. I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you Amy
My Emily Grace / Daddy My Precious Emily,
You have brought so much joy and love to my life. Our Father in heaven gave me such a sweet and precious gift in you. I miss you everyday and in everyway. You were a breathe of fresh air at the end of everyday, you would come running and say, "daddy, daddy, hold me". I would pick you and Katie Joy up in my arms and then sit on the couch or chair with you on my lap. Your pretty smile, beautiful hair, deep bown eyes and playful spirit lifted my spirit everyday of your blessed life. Oh how I miss you and can't wait to see you again in heaven.
I am so proud of you sweetheart. You brought light and life to all who you met. In your short 2 1/2 years you brought joy to many. Wherever you were we could count on laughter, fun, silliness, creativity and lots of hugs and kisses.
There is so much more to say my baby girl, but I will have to wait to tell you and that breaks my heart. But I do know that the next time we see you it will be forever and we will never have to say goodbye again and that thought encourages me helps to heal my pain.
I love you Emily Grace and I thank God for blessing me with your life,
Extended Family / Kim Mills (Friend)
Though I have only known the Gutreuters for a short time I feel as though I have known them my whole life. I love you all very much and you are my extended family. Emily's joy was contagious... her smile and laughter will always be remembered by those priveledged enough to have known her. There will always be a void, but I am glad God allowed you the gift of her even though it was far too short.
Love you all!!
Many Prayers / Cheryl Harrell (Friend)
Brian, Wendy, Dakota, Nick, and Katie,
My sorrow for you runs so deep. You are all in my ( and many other's) daily prayers. I pray that you can continue to feel God's comfort during this horrible time. I'm so sorry that you have had to endure this. I'm honored to have known your Emily. She was a precious gift from God.
Please never hesitate to call on me for anything you need.
SO heartbreaking / Carol Dingle Wendy, no words can describe the sorrow I feel for you and your family. Beautiful memorial site and YES, she is GORGEOUS. She looks like an angel. I pray for you every night and know that GOD is so gracious and LOVES YOU and is with you every step of the way. God Bless You, Wendy.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you... / Lisa D. (Friend) Dear Brian, Wendy, Dakota, Nick and Katie, This is a beautiful tribute you are creating for sweet little Emi Grace. Thank you for sharing it. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and pray for you. Take comfort knowing that God is with you, even when it hurts. He understands your pain. He has joined us. He has hurt and bled and cried and suffered. He has dignified for all time those who suffer, by sharing their pain. He is with us now, ministering to us through His Spirit and through members of His body who are commissioned to bear us up and relieve our suffering for the sake of the head. He is waiting, gathering the armies of good. One day He will unleash them, and the world will see one last terrifying moment of suffering before the full victory is ushered in. Then, God will create for us a new, incredible world. And pain shall be no more.
From Philip Yancey's book Where Is God When It Hurts?