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Titel: My Journey with Emma
Autor/en: Kim Houser
Autor/en: Kim Houser
A Memoir of Healing, Hope, and Truth.
Our Written Lives
17. März 2017 - kartoniert - 120 Seiten
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My soul began to sink into a primal dark abyss of fear inside of me. Waves of nausea swept over me as the front door closed with a resounding thud. The house had grown silent, but as I turned away from the door my thoughts began exploding like fireworks.
"How can it already be time for this? We haven't had her long enough! This isn't really happening!"
Each thought felt like tiny shreds of glass piercing through my skin. Truth swelled my heart with a bitter, stinging pain. My mind was crazy with reality as my body filled with overwhelming emotion.
My façade of smiles and ease masked an internal fear, which now threatened to overtake my grip on saneness. Not many knew about my severe panic attacks. Now, my body began to hyperventilate as I gasped for air, and tried to stop wild panic from consuming my mind. Heaving sobs came, but I stifled them trying not to wake the two children who were napping just a few feet from me.
Truth was ripping apart the illusion, crashing into my world, and I had to face it head on. It would be a struggle to keep myself, my marriage, my family, and my friendships intact. I always had faith God existed, but now I had to begin relinquishing control, and finding strength in Him.
This is my journey from my daughter Emma's birth, to her diagnosis with Cockayne Syndrome, to her decline, and my final release of her into the arms of Jesus.
Emma taught me so much. I don't think it is possible for me to share the depth of value she brought into my life. My Journey with Emma and our non-profit Circle of Hope is Emma's legacy. May her life and our journey together bring hope and comfort to others.
Kim Houser is a self-proclaimed imperfect person, a daughter of the King who relies on His grace every day. She is a passionate advocate for children with special needs, as well as the fatherless and orphans.
She is the co-founder of Circle of Hope, a non- profit organization which provides services and support to families of children with special needs and to families adopting children with special needs.
Through speaking engagements, Kim spreads her passion for adoption, orphan care, and how God's unfailing love can bring hope when all hope seems lost.
Her daughter, Emma, passed away from Cockayne Syndrome at the age of three. Kim's Journey with Emma has been the catalyst for a lifetime dedicated to sharing hope with others.
Kim resides in Alabama with her husband, Eli, and their three children, Peyton, Paige and Sveta.
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