"Emmett Paul Anderson was struck suddenly last week by a very rare post-infective neurological disease, Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), and his spirit returned to his Father in Heaven. Emmett passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents and with his family by his side Friday, October 9th, 2009.
Emmett was born the fifth child, and second son, to Loren and Dani Anderson on January 25th, 2009. During Emmett's short time here on earth he easily gained the love of all around him, even people he didn't know. He smiled from the time he woke up, to the time he fell asleep. He was known as the "Smiling-est Baby". He also looked like a tank, weighing in at 25 pounds and measuring 33 inches tall at just 8 months! Anyone who held Emmett thought he must have been eating steak and potatoes, but his mom would proudly reply, "No, he only eats breastmilk." Emmett was a perfectly healthy young boy who had just started crawling and pulling himself up on furniture. He spent much of the summer on the river and swimming and never complained about having to wear a life jacket! He was loved greatly by his four siblings: Calista (age 10), Spencer (age 8), Kaia (age 5), Bryn (almost 3). They loved taking turns playing with him and affectionately called him "little buddy". Emmett knew he was a perfect son and brother. Unfortunately for all of us, God chose to receive him back into his arms. Little Emmett is sorely missed!
Emmett is survived by his parents, Loren and Dani Anderson of Kennewick,WA; his 3 sisters and 1 brother; his grandparents, Craig and Laura Bisel, of Tucson, AZ, and Fred and Kathleen Anderson, of Sunnyside, WA, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.Viewing will be Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Mueller Funeral Home- 1401 S. Union. The Funeral will be Friday at the LDS Stake Center in Kennewick. 515 S. Union- 11am Family viewing from 10-10:45
Emmett Anderson January 25, 2009 - October 9, 2009
We are all heartbroken. Our nephew, Emmett, returned to his Heavenly Father on Friday. He went to the hospital on Tuesday with a virus, by Friday his little body couldn't take it anymore. We are praying for the comfort of his parents and siblings. At this time, I am so grateful for the knowledge of eternal families.
I love you soooo much, I don't want you to die, but you have to.
P.S. I love soooooooooo much. I'll draw you a picture.
(the picture is of the kids, notice Noah down at the bottom)
I received this letter yesterday afternoon. Hmmm, I guess she is right, I will have to die sometime. Let's just hope it is much later! Bj was slightly disturbed, I, on the other hand, laughed heartily.
We had a great last week in September. Our oldest boy was baptized and our youngest boy was blessed the next day. Slightly busy, yes, and wonderful to be all together celebrating two very special days.
We were blessed to have my parents come into town, and we loved having our local Bisel relatives join in the fun. Bj was in charge of the after baptism lunch....and we had some nice sandwiches and slushies (courtesy of Eegee's). My mom went slightly overboard (in a good way) and prepared a feast of treats for us all. Yummmm! After all that fun, I was ready for some serious relaxing. Instead, we celebrated Mitchell's birthday, and prepared for Noah's blessing the next day.
At the baptism (yes, Noah's there too...sleeping)
All the handsome men in our family!
Grandma G and Papa Jimbo with Noah
The blessing was wonderful, and it was fun to share it with my ward family as well as our family. What a blessing to have such a great hubby who is worthy to baptize, confirm, and bless our boys.
I am a full time momma dedicated to loving my kids and my main squeeze. I'm constantly working to find the balance between my creative efforts and the care and love of my family. I strive for simple beauty in all I create.