I pray GOD is holding you, and yours in the palm of his hand during this most difficult time. I think of "Footprints" Where there is only one set of footprints in the sand. His, while he is carrying you.
  My sister is Marcia Hawkins. I spent some great times with Emerson at her home in Massachusetts. A Great young man you raised there. A soldiers, soldier, and loved by many. A special place in all our Hearts for Emerson Noah Brand, always, now bigger, and brighter.
              God Bless you, Michael Tirrell