Morgan Miller shares Heartbreaking Photos on 1-Year Anniversary of Daughter Emeline's Death
Morgan Miller shared heartbreaking photos of her deceased daughter, Emeline, and her tribute would bring even the toughest person to tears.
No parent wants to bury a child, and Morgan Miller and her husband, Bode Miller, experienced the pain of the act a year today. The Millers' lost their daughter, Emeline, last June after she fell into a pool.
Although Morgan was able to resuscitate her using CPR, the little girl died the next day in the hospital.
Over the weekend, the mother who is still grieving the loss of her child posted pictures of the little girl on her Instagram story. The pictures were taken two days before the little girl's death at a children's playground, and the first showed the late Emeline sitting on a green swing in a blue and white dress.
In the next two, the deceased is seen with her mouth open as she goes down a blue plastic slide and in the other photo, she is bent over in a multi-colored playpen.
The last picture broke hearts, Morgan shared the blue and white dress she wore to the playground in a hanger, and she wrote:
"The last thing I have that she wore; stains and all."
Emeline fell into a neighbor's pool in Orange County, California, while she was visiting with her mum. Last August, the professional beach volleyball player posted an emotional photo on Instagram.
It showed Morgan cradling her baby girl as she received oxygen, and she had tears in her eyes. The mother-of-two, as the caption implied, wished she got to spend more time with the deceased, adding:
"At that moment, as I held you, I believed you could still change the world and move mountains."
Emeline might be gone, but she is changing the world as her parents are actively creating awareness about the risk of drowning.
Bode recently took part in the cannonball ball challenge and shared it on Instagram. Together with his wife, they are making sure their youngest child, Easton, is learning how to swim.
Morgan gave birth to Easton four months after her little girl passed, and she said seeing him learn how to swim filled her with hope and sadness as she realized it could have saved Emeline.
The deceased was equally remembered by the midwife — Lindsey Meehleis — who delivered her. In an Instagram post, Lindsey raised awareness about infant drowning and asked parents to take precautions.
The midwife also narrated the story of little girl's birth, writing at the end:
"Her eyes told a story, and she looked fearless, determined, and fierce."
Emeline died months after her second birthday, but just as Morgan said, she continues to change lives from beyond the grave.