A beautiful tribute. Morgan MillerRemember her. Bode Miller‘s late daughter Emmy on the fourth anniversary of her death.
“We miss you so much baby girl,” the beach volleyball player, 35, wrote via Instagram on Friday, June 10, alongside a video montage of Emmy that Bode, 44, also reposted on his Story. “Keep moving mountains.” For her soundtrack, Morgan chose the Glass Animals song “Heat Waves,” which includes the lines, “Sometimes all I think about is you / Late nights in the middle of June.”
Emmy was born to the California native and Olympic gold medalist in November 2016. Less than two years later, the little one died at 19 months old after falling into a neighbor’s pool and drowning.
“I opened the door, and she was floating facedown in the pool,” Morgan recalled in an August 2021 interview with CBS This Morning. “I jumped in, and I pulled her out. And I started CPR … Every time I close my eyes at night to go to sleep, it replays in my head. It happens so fast.”
After the tragedy, both the model and her husband became vocal advocates for water safety as well parental vigilance. “I think a lot of parents feel like it’s not going to happen to them because they think it will happen during swim times when they’re watching their children,” Morgan explained. “This truly is an issue, how many parents have reached out to us and said, ‘I put my child down for a nap; that was the last time I saw my child alive.’”
Bode encouraged parents to see their family as an example of what could happen. “Once it becomes something that everyone is aware of, we can really prevent these kinds of tragedies,” he explained. “At the end of the day, what happened to us is horrible for us, and I think a lot of people shared our pain in that. But we want to make it not happen for other people.”
Morgan and the skier are also the parents of Edward, 7, Easton (3-year-old twins Asher, Aksel, and Scarlet (6 months). The Olympian is also father to Neesyn, 14 and Samuel, 9, both from previous relationships.
After Scarlett’s birth, Bode said that he could already tell that he calmed his sons somewhat after the loss of Emmy.
“Emmy was such a great balance because she was such a powerhouse and then when she passed, it was shocking because you really felt this energetic shift in the house,” he explained during a TodayJanuary appearance. “Obviously we were all suffering and everything too, but there was this gap there for all the boys. And now they have this little boy. It makes them so gentle. You’d be blown away.”