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My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

Well.....our journey begins around 4 pm on New Years Eve.  Our Emma discovered a pair of mules that had escaped from a neighbor's pasture.  Being the horse lover that she is...she headed through the pasture with her mama and joined their neighbor to try and get them safely into a pasture till the owner could be found.  
This Good Samaritan gesture soon would take a turn for the worst.  As Emma was bringing a bucket of feed around to lure them to safety, her mother was just getting out the warning to Emma to get up on the bank to safety. Instantly the mule turned and delivered a direct kick to little Emma's head.
Lisa, her mother, instinctively grabbed her up and called 911 and handed the phone off to the neighbor to get emergency care there quickly.  Within minutes little Emma was air lifted to Egleston Children's Hospital. Her mama and daddy and big brother along with many friends and family quickly arrived at the hospital to be near Emma.
The initial treatment was to remove a portion of Emma's skull to allow her brain to swell without any damaging pressure.  This has worked marvelously and she has been doing as is expected throughout the the first 48 hours.  She is sleeping deeply as they have her purposely asleep for 5-7 days and then the doctors will begin the process of waking her up the following 5 or so days. Then, as all of the initial critical time frames have passed, she will start down the road to full recovery.
She has been provided with the best care that could ever be expected.  From the best nurses to the top physicians.....nothing has been spared to get her the very best trauma care. When you add the many churches who have formed prayer chains and the many,many friends who have offered prayers up for Emma......we all know that we will soon have our Emma back to full speed.  
We know this is going to be a long process....months....but with every day that passes our faith is strengthened and we know our Lord is in control. 
We will keep you up to date with daily journal entries.  

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Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Emma Update for July 13".

It has been a little over a week since we have updated.  There are lots of wonderful things going on in our precious Emma's life.  Each time we see her it is hard to ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Big update for Emma for June 16-23".

There is a BIG DAY ahead for our precious princess!!  Graduation Day!!  Our sweet Emma will graduate this Friday from her 5 day a week Day Rehab.  She has completed 3 ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Update for Emma for the weekend of June 14".

The summer is in full swing and it has almost been 6 months since Emma's accident.  6 months!!  That is half of a year.  Half of a year spent in a way that David and ... Read more

Kelsey Trusty Bishop signed Emma Caroline's Guestbook.

Continuing to have you guys on our hearts and minds! Eph 3:20, we stand on his promises! He will be true to his word. Having faith in the midst of trials is harder than we ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Update for June 1st-7th".

This week and weekend update was written by David.  I don't know about you all but I just feel God's love in every word he shares.  I rejoice in the fact that God has ... Read more

Alicia (Gray) White signed Emma Caroline's Guestbook.

Hello there family. We have been thinking a lot about Emma lately. I don't have a Facebook and we have a cousin fighting a serious illness who also has caring bridge. I ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Weekend update for May 30-June1".

Time for princess Emma's weekend update.  I have again left it in the first person narrative as David sent it to me.  I always look forward to hearing about Emma and her ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Tuesday night, May 27".

"GOD ONLY GIVES SPECIAL KIDS TO SPECIAL PEOPLE.   GOD BLESS YOU ALL"This was the message on the ticket we received tonight after our celebration dinner for David and ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "Emma's Memorial Day Weekend Update May 23-26".

This morning as I was reading the update for Emma that David sent me last night, I could not help but stop and reflect on my sweet brother and his wife and this journey ... Read more

Sheila Adams posted a new journal entry, "WEDNESDAY MAY 21 EMMA'S BIG CHICK FIL A DAY".

Once again I have put word for word David's recap of Emma's Big Day.  As he writes these stories to me every night and I read them I realize more and more how  God is ... Read more

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