“Arriving at Emily’s House we were both a little nervous and hesitant. It was a new place, with new people. What would it be like? Would we be happy there? Would we feel like a family there? We walked through the doors and I knew we were home. We were greeted by warm friendly faces, staff “oooing” and “awwwing” over Grace, her little features, her baby smell. For the first time, Amy got to feel like a mom. They made us a wonderful home-cooked meal: a delight to all of our stomachs after days with minimal food. We were home and it felt great. Grace was happy and content and we will never forget what it felt like at the end of the day, to curl up with her and just cuddle her until the wee hours of the morning. It was the best feeling in the whole world. We were a family, making memories and filling our hearts with love.
Over the next five days we lived life to its fullest, pouring as many memories and as much love as we could into Grace’s life. The staff and volunteers at Emily’s House were incredible helping us to make so many amazing adventures happen. From a princess birthday party with friends and family, to watching the stars and moon. Playing with sparklers and watching Aladdin. Afternoon strolls through the park to a hockey night with daddy. Road trips, shopping and family meals. A beach day and being cuddled non-stop. In this world Grace only knew love.”
~ Amy and Chris, Grace’s parents