Emma sounds absolutely lovely and totally sweet! It's incredible when someone bonds like that with an animal. Cooper is like Emma with me. And our cat Toast is like that with my husband. xD
I'm sorry to hear about your family troubles, it sounds like so much to deal with and I'm sure that's incredibly frustrating and difficult. I hope your mom gets well. But I'm glad you think everything will work out okay.
I appreciate your kind words. Trying to be a responsible adult is a lot more difficult than I imagined as a kid xD