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We are Rod & Donna. We are a husband and wife combination, and we manage this website. We lost our 19-year old daughter, Emma, several years ago, and has become a place for us to sustain Emma’s legacy and to share aspects of our efforts to find a new “normal” in a world without her.

We’ve created with two wishes in mind:

  1. Meet Emma. Our first wish is that others come to know Emma. With only 19 years on this planet, she did not have a huge amount of time to make herself known (although she did her best) and, as we hope others will find, Emma is someone worth knowing.
  2. Connect & Share. Connecting with others can be a valuable source of strength. Our second wish is that resources we post on this site and interactions we foster will be helpful to others as they work through losses of their own or wrestle with implications of mortality in general.

Thank you for visiting. Please stop by the About Us page and take a moment to share your thoughts.