Mom to Emma Rose

January 9, 2015 – April 23, 2015

Salem, Virginia

My daughter Emma Rose Kelly was born January 9, 2015 and passed away April 23rd. I laid her in her playpen that morning and checked on her at around 10:15, she was fine. I checked on her again at 10:30 and I found her unresponsive. Between the paramedics and myself we performed CPR for an hour before they declared her time.

The detective working the case still has her favorite blanket along with many of her things. I never even got to hold her one last time and  I don’t know what I’m suppose to tell my son, her big brother who is almost two about her or when? He knows of her and will say her name and will ask where she is from time to time.

I have no idea what is going on anymore. I can’t remember anything anymore, I’m constantly angry, and of course sad. That day in April always replays in my head and now I’m experiencing nightmares of her dying and even going and finding my son has passed away.

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  1. How awful. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Melody,
    Your story made my heart ache. The trauma you have been through will take time to overcome. I pray that you can find the support you need to grieve and heal. Your anger and sadness will come in waves. Sit with those emotions and let them move through you…resisting them makes them last longer. You have the right to feel a FULL range of emotions…no matter how intense. I guess my only advice to tell your son is that “your sister Emma Rose is now an angel” then speak from your heart to him about what that means to you. No matter your faith…you are LOVED. I will be praying for your continued healing and strength and am sending you Love and Light. I read somebody say on this site that not many people get to meet their guardian angels…you are somebody who did.

  3. Devastating! I am so sorry for your loss!

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