Emily Sue Porter was gifted to us from God on February 22, 1991. She was born in Denver, Colorado at St. Joseph Hospital. She was the first girl in a long line of Porter boys. Emily's big brother Wesley Porter was born July 2nd, 1989. Emily's baby brother Lucas Porter was born May 6th, 1993. We her parents, Michael and Shelley Porter, felt we were the most blessed people in the world.
Emily had a full and happy 23 years. She lived her life boldly and loved stronger than anyone we know. Emily was a great student and was involved with many activities. She participated in 4H all through her childhood. Emily was gifted with a beautiful voice and sang in many programs. In her high school years she was busy with track, student council and cheerleading. We loved to watch her perform. Her favorite thing was long horse rides with her friends.
After high school, Emily felt the wind at her back and the open spaces calling. She moved to Laramie, Wyoming to start College. Emily spent a little less than a year in Wyoming when she felt those winds again and moved to Greeley, CO to attend The University of Northern Colorado. Emily's dream was to be a first grade teacher. She loved children and frequently worked as a nanny.
During her travels she met a handsome cowboy from Cheyenne who swept her off her feet. He bravely asked our blessing to marry Emily. We saw how happy he made her and could only say yes. Emily was married in Cheyenne, WY at the age of 20 to Tyler Bristow. They lived in Cheyenne for the next 2 years. Emily loved Tyler and his family very much. Emily worked in a fabric store and became active with Special Olympics.
The last 3 months of Emily's young life she spent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Emily's grandmother was in failing health and Emily had a heart to go to care for her. Emily was dearly loved by all the Porters and Dubishars in Iowa.
And now the winds have taken Emily to her final residence. She is in heaven where she will live with Jesus for all eternity. We have no doubt she will serve as a mighty angel in Gods army. She will one day greet us with that big smile and contagious laugh. She leaves behind so much of herself in our hearts. She will be missed by so many.
Until we see you again sweet girl. We love you so much.
Daddy and Momma