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  • i love plum - oh sweet cora. i have no other words. bless you joel and jess. xoReplyCancel

  • sarahross - Our hearts and our prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex - Prayers and great peace to you both during this difficult time. May God hold you both so very tight and feel the love from family, friends and strangers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts are breaking with yours today. Oh, how we know the pain. The comfort is Jesus. Please know we are holding you in our arms as we take you before the throne. bob and julaneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May God bring you comfort in this very difficult time. We will continue to pray for your strength and healing.
    Peggy WilliamsReplyCancel

  • Jeff & Aleigh - I just recently started following your story and I am SO sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you today and forever. My heart is breaking for you all, also. Cling to those around you for love & support.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Veer - I am so sorry for your pain and loss.ReplyCancel

  • Nate M - We love you and are very sorry for you. For Cora, I’m happy, she is better.
    Nate, Dee, Jared, Calla, Bree, and LukeReplyCancel

  • Alaine - I am so sorry. YOu are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jeremy, Jennalee and Julia Ekeland - We love you guys and are praying God’s comfort for you. Always thinking of you, Jeremy, Jennalee, & JuliaReplyCancel

  • Evelyn - Oh, I am so, so sorry. My heart breaks for you and sweet little Cora.ReplyCancel

  • misadventuresofkellyandkelly - I am so sorry for your loss, praying for you guys like crazy.ReplyCancel

  • ryleeandnoahsmom - Jess and Joel-
    We don’t know you and have only been following your blog since around the time Cora first entered the hospital. We have been praying for your little sweetie. I was especially touched when I realized our youngest was just 6 weeks younger than Cora and looks so similar. Its with heart wrenching tears that I write and express our deepest sympathy at your incredible loss. You will continue to be in our prayers, and we will pray that the peace that passes understanding will overcome you. We are so sorry. Although we never met Cora, we fell in love with her through your blog.
    JenReplyCancel

  • Mom to 4 Sweeties - Oh no. I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet baby, Cora. I will continue to pray for you and your family as your journey this sad and difficult road.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts and prayers are with your family. Peace and love to your family. Cora is with Jesus, and is no longer sick. Sweet Angel.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - I only recently came across your blog, but please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and always. I am so very sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We love you both so much! Our thoughts and prayers are still with you. Sarah & AndrewReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess, we are so sorry for your loss…continuing to pray, for you, & for your entire family. Cora is safe in the arms of Jesus.
    Love and prayers…Roger & PattyReplyCancel

  • Janet - Dear Sweet Jesus,
    surround these parents w/your comfort and peace. Fill their aching hearts. You know their needs. Give those around them the wisdom to minister as needed.
    We don’t understand Your ways God, and often they don’t seem fair. May we hold on tight to Your everloving arms, and find our comfort in You.
    In Jesus name..amen

    Our church family will be praying for you.
    JanetReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Wow-I just was introduced to your blog today-I have read part of it and I cannot believe how I feel about the loss of your beautiful little girl. I do not know your family but I will be praying for you, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I know your comfort is that she is with Jesus today and forever-He is our healer and she is in perfect health now.ReplyCancel

  • angi_b72 - My prayers are with you and your family. I hoe you can find peace during this difficult time!ReplyCancel

  • lgraves - grieving with you guys. i have no words, only tears.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferNe - God Bless you. Our family will continue to pray for you. Rest in peace knowing she knows no more pain and suffering.ReplyCancel

  • Retromommy - Like others have mentioned I don’t know you personally, but have been following Cora’s story since someone posted it through twitter on the Bring the Rain website. My heart aches for you both. I have been praying for Cora, but also for you as I can’t even imagine what it would be like to experience what you have in these few short weeks. Please remember that Jesus is weeping with you. I love you and feel connected to you in the precious way we as Christians can connect without knowing each other personally. Thank you for sharing your pain.
    Sarah from MIReplyCancel

  • Christina - I am so sorry. She was so brave and such a fighter. You have shared an unbelievable thing with so many…and we hope and pray that you will be surrounded by such great love and support. Although there are no words to offer, really, at a time like this, I hope that the God who is the Ultimate Restorer of all of His creation can bring you comfort and peace, and that it might help to know your sweet little girl is no longer suffering and never will again.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica Tyler - My heart goes out to you. She is smiling and in the most loving capable arms right now… Peace for you…ReplyCancel

  • amy climie - I am sorry. I just found your blog Friday night and just logged on to see how she was. I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you today.ReplyCancel

  • Circle Of Popes - I as well as many others began following your blog after Cora was in the hospital. I am so, so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that God will provide you comfort during this time.ReplyCancel

  • ExtraordinaryMommy - I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family…ReplyCancel

  • manhattandoula - I am praying for you today, Joel and Jess. May Jesus hold you tightly to himself.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie and April - Oh sweet baby Cora. Praying for you all.

    AprilReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. May God wrap His arms around you both just as He is holding Cora now.
    Jared & Abby Leffler-ColoradoReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - I only found your blog a few days ago through Angie Smith’s story, and was checking in this morning to see how your little girl was doing. I have an 8-month old little girl, so I felt an immediate connection with Cora and your family. I was so sorry to read this update this morning. My heart is breaking for you.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am crying as I write this to you. 3 years ago, my husband and I lost our little girl Faith. It was under different circumstances, she was born at 23 1/2 weeks, but reading that sweet Cora is with Jesus, flooded all of those feelings and memories. Shortly after her loss, we were given a book, “Within Heaven’s Gates”. I sadly didn’t finish it all, but what I did read helped me. I am sorry for babbling on, I am just so sorry for your loss over Cora!!!!!! Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you guys and sweet Cora during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Sweet Baby Angel–Heaven is very close to you now, Jess and Joel. I fell in love with Little Baby the first time I went through all of your blog posts from the day she was born. My prayers are with you today.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Know that you are loved and being held in His everlasting arms even now. Our prayers are with you as you learn to go on without Cora. God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry. My heart is breaking with you. May the peace of God that suprasses all understanding comfort you.

    Love and Prayers,
    Holly in OKCReplyCancel

  • Lanka family - We have been praying for you the last couple of weeks. We are friends of Jason & Renee’s. I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you. We will continue to pray for your family in these coming weeks.ReplyCancel

  • vickisherbert - May God cradle you in the palm of His hand. Prayers to you from Wakefield, KSReplyCancel

  • Unruhs - We love you. Praying hard today for you for your strength and will continue everyday.

    ….one day at a time…

    Doug and Paula Unruh and familyReplyCancel

  • The Morris Family - May the God of all comfort bring you into His bosom and find the balm that only He can bring through a journey like this. He has been with us as we miss our little Joel, he fought the neuroblastoma fight too!
    Cindy
    http://www.weloveyoujoel.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • The Veers - Covering you in prayer that God wraps His loving arms around you to comfort you.ReplyCancel

  • anonymous - Our hearts are aching!!! We are praying!!

    Jason and Jodi UnruhReplyCancel

  • fairlyordinary - I am weeping with you today.

    I’ve been following your story daily and have prayed for your sweet Cora and for you both to have strength and for God to just hold you during these days.

    I can’t imagine what it’s like to lose your darling child. I’m so sorry.

    May the God of all comfort hold you ever so close.ReplyCancel

  • 3girlsmom - Praying, praying, praying, praying…..ReplyCancel

  • Joanne (The Simple Wife) - Praying for you both and thankful for the absolute certainty of heaven…

    JoanneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - This is Lindsay Frasier’s mom. I have been following your story through your blog and visits with Lindsay since she first told me your precious Cora was having tests. And when she called early this morning, I knew it wasn’t the news anyone wanted to hear. Lindsay told me early on that you were an awesome family and I have certainly come to understand that. I have been amazed at the responses to your blog and the number of lives that your family has touched through your story. Your faith is undeniable.

    Jess and Joel, we are so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for you through this difficult time in your young lives.

    Dave and Lori MacAdamReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - i’ve popped in now and again the past few days (my cousin has a link) and just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you too. so sorry for your loss- hold dear the memories you have of your sweet little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Steve - Know that our church family is praying for you. Words seem so shallow when the pain is so deep.

    Grace and peace,
    Steve Wynkoop
    Pastor
    First Christian Church
    Wray, COReplyCancel

  • DESJ and Company - I am so, so, so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you both. Lean on Him! He is where your strenghth will come from. Cora feels no pain or discomfort today!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - Cora has touched many hearts. We know Cora is with Jesus. Our prayers are for comfort for you. God bless you. Rich & Deb Irby (Ben’s aunt & uncle)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora is with the the angels and wrapped in Jesus’ arms. Joel and Jess, please know that our family’s prayers are for you today and for sweet Cora.
    Bill and Michelle Sasser
    Santa Rosa Beach, FLReplyCancel

  • Heather - Joel and Jess,

    I am so sorry. I know that when I go to school tomorrow my class will be so sad for you. They ask me about Cora usually first thing in the morning.

    You are covered in prayer.

    HeatherReplyCancel

  • Emily - I’m heartbroken to hear of your loss. I’ve been so touched reading about little Cora. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa M. - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know there are no words that I can say right now that will ease the pain that you feel. Please know that I am praying for your family and that God will give you the perserverance that you need to get through this very difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess,

    We are crying and praying with you and for you today.

    John and JodyReplyCancel

  • Holly Green - Oh, I am so sorry. We will keep you in our prayers for a very long time.ReplyCancel

  • Chris and Mandi - Joel and Jess,
    Oh how hard it is to loose a loved one. We are praying for you that you will feel the love of everyone around you and the Lord. After loosing my mom just recently I have looked on to know that through the tears and pain that I will see her someday just like you will see Cora also. I have never met you but I feel like I know you all by you posts and I really fell in love with Cora and I to will get to meet her someday in Heaven. Remember God is with you and has the biggest shoulder for you to cry on. We love and pray for you that you will feel God’s prescence around you each and every moment. If you need someone besides you family and friends you already have please feel free to email me. mandichris11@hotmail.com would love to meet you sometime.
    In Christ,
    Chris and Mandi RidenourReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow. Your beautiful daughter has no more pain or sorrow. Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!ReplyCancel

  • peggi - Praying that the Lord will wrap his arms around you and give you peace during this time. I am so sorry. Words don’t express.ReplyCancel

  • Tami - Praying for your family during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess,

    I have been following your story since Angie twittered about it. I woke up several times in the night due to having sick little ones and thought of Cora. When I woke up I quickly came down to get an update on your sweet girl and fell to my knees when I read your post. I am lifting you all up in prayer. Please know that so many are thinking and praying for you.

    ChristineReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - No words, just tears. I am so sorry. Please know that we love all of you so much.
    Kathy VeerReplyCancel

  • Emily's Blog - My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - We are praying for you – We are thankful that Cora is in the arms of Jesus and that she is well. We ar praying for His comfort to surround you all today and always.
    Eric, Elizabeth, Isaiah and AnnieReplyCancel

  • Babs - Tears for your unimaginable pain, tears for the emptiness that must seem bottomless, and tears for the memories of the joy-filled times that must seem a lifetime ago.

    God bless strength.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • J mom - Many tears are shed this day. May God fill you will love and peace.ReplyCancel

  • The Jones' - My heart is breaking for you all. There are no words, just simple prayer for each of you. She is healthy again and will be forever young in God’s arms!ReplyCancel

  • The Schilling's from PICU - Oh sweet baby girl. Joel and Jess our hearts are breaking for you! I wish we could take some of your pain away. We are praying that GOd lessens your sadness and pain. Please know we love you and are thinking of you! God Bless you and your family.

    love always,
    Amie, Jason, Kali, Blake and JAYLEEReplyCancel

  • Wibeche og Rune - I am so sorry. I will pray for you.

    God bless you

    WibecheReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - So sorry to hear about your loss this morning when I checked your blog. Your are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca CA - May you fell Gods love. I am so sorry for your loss no words can help. Praying for your family.

    When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than IReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. How heartbreaking. I will pray for strength and comfort for you.ReplyCancel

  • The Finnans - oh my. I have just recently come across your blog, and I had been hoping and praying for little Cora to make it through. Cora is a beautiful little girl. Your family will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - my heart is so sad for your family right now. I am praying that God will supply you all with amazing strength…His Word is Alive and Active and I pray it comforts you during this journey.ReplyCancel

  • Sean and Maryanne Hanger - We’re so sorry for your loss. It’s comforting to know that sweet Cora is with the Lord and is in no more pain. We love you and are praying!!
    Sean, Mary and AidenReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess,
    My heart breaks for you now and has been during these challenges. I have prayed unceasingly for you and will continue to keep you in my prayers. May you find peace knowing that Cora is no longer hurting, has been whole and is now sitting at the right hand of our Lord. She will always be our sweet little angel. I pray that God will hold you and your families closely as you continue through this journey.
    All my prayers and love in Christ.
    Jodi Swinehart (I work with Ben and for your father.)ReplyCancel

  • Peyton's Pages - My heart is just breaking. I am so sorry for your loss. Your little girl was absolutely beautiful, and I will be forever touched by her story. There are no words, especially from a stranger, but I will continue to pray for you guys.ReplyCancel

  • lauren - My heart is breaking for you.ReplyCancel

  • Shahrzad Baber - my sweet, beautiful baby Cora, I am so sorry to hear this, I am praying for you allReplyCancel

  • Kate - I am so saddened by your loss. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Tara - I am so very, very sorry. My heart is breaking for you. My prayers are with you. My our God of all comfort wrap His loving arms around you.ReplyCancel

  • Dedra Herod - My heart is breaking, soul crying out… praying for you both. My prayers will be with you for many, many days to come.ReplyCancel

  • Dalila from NJ - I was recently introduced to your blog from Kayleigh’s page. Please know that my heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.

    Bless you all,ReplyCancel

  • Laura Fiegel - Joel and Jessica – my heart breaks for you. I am so so so very sorry fr your loss and I know that no words can truly express that. Please take comfort in knowing that she is now with Jesus and you have people all over the world praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We love you, Joel and Jess… and we are praying for you.
    Aunt Barb and Uncle GaryReplyCancel

  • The Bohrer's - God has been glorified in amazing ways through Cora’s life and yours. Thousands have been impacted. Maybe in the days to come, that can bring you a small amount of comfort. Praying for you.

    We love you,
    The BohrersReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Words cannot express the sadness that we feel or the comfort that we desire to give. We have been reading your blog each day and have been keeping all of you in our prayers. May God sustain you in this extremely difficult time.
    Jeff, Lisa, Brian, & Scott Stokes
    and your Mill Creek familyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so sorry to read about your little Cora. I will be praying that the Lord will overwhelm with the grace and peace that only He can give. Emily WallaceReplyCancel

  • becky - no words would ever be right. my GOd bless you and your family and may He give you strength and peace.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Lenderman Brown - I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your precious little Cora. Her story has touched me, and obviously so many others. My prayers and thoughts continue to be with your family.ReplyCancel

  • Townsend Crew - These past few weeks, Cora has changed our lives. Her little life has taught us lessons of love, of treasure, of God’s power of our lives. Know that her life has meaning. She has reached many. You two, her parents, have taught us unbelievable lessons of love for each other and of love for the Lord. Know that hundreds, probably thousands, surround you and Cora today and in the coming days as you grieve for her precious life.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I have been following your blog for the past week and am heartbroken to read about your loss. I hope you can find peace in the knowledge that Cora is no longer suffering. She is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • The Nebrigs - My heart hurts for you. Heaven is not far. You both are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are no words for this. There are so so many hearts breaking with yours today. I, like so many others who posted on here, do not know you. I was asked to pray for your beautiful little girl by a friend. What a wonderful witness you have been to so many through this blog! May God continue to show you His love and faithfulness through this. So many of us are crying with you and praying for you today.

    ~ Megan
    Manhattan, KSReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Dear Joel and Jess,
    We have never met, but I have been following your story ever since a friend introduced me to your blog and asked for extra prayers. I can not imagine what you are going through, but I hope that you find comfort in knowing that you had a beautiful little girl with a beautiful little life and what this story has meant to us all who have been following you.
    God’s Blessings AlwaysReplyCancel

  • Nan - Dear Christian brother and sister whom I’ve never met… my heart aches for you right now. I’m so very sorry. What a sweet little blessing your darling girl was when she was with you.

    May Grace and Peace that passes your understanding of the unknowable be with you both and your family as you grieve.ReplyCancel

  • Cherry Tree Lane - We are mourning with you today.
    Our prayers are with you,
    The ReevesReplyCancel

  • Z's Mom - I cannot imagine what your family has gone through. I am so very sorry. Jesus has a beautiful new angel!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Praying for strength and peace for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - You do not know me, but like so many out there, I fell in love with your adorable family and your beautiful daughter. My heart is absolutely breaking right now and I can’t even fathom what the two of you must be feeling.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.ReplyCancel

  • Julia - I am so incredibly sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I was just tipped off by another blogger about your story last night. I read every post about sweet Cora. This morning I woke up in hopes of an update. My heart could not have shattered any harder. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • JulieAnn - My heart continues to go out to you and my prayers are with you. I grieve with you. I heard about Cora through Tammye Kurtz. When you feel you can’t carry on, He’s carrying you.ReplyCancel

  • angie c - My heart just aches this morning with this news. I cannot even imagine the pain you must be experienceing but pray that Jesus will give you some comfort and wrap you in His arms. Sweet Angel Cora touched a lot of lives just thru these last few weeks…ReplyCancel

  • anna - joel and jess, my heart is breaking for you. i am so sorry for your loss. cora is a beautiful little girl. we are praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Eva - dear Jess and Joel, all my faith is with you today, tomorrow, untill a better time.

    my wish for you and my prayer is that someday, even though that day seems infinitely far away, you will be able to laugh again.

    God and Jesus are with you and look over you. they will give you strenght that someday you remember the beauty of life.i know you will never forget Cora. i will never forget her. but i pray with time the cruel intensity of your pain will fade away and you will be able to remember Cora only as a blessing, as the brave wonderful girl she was, without any strokes of pain.

    and if i am allowed, i pray may God give you another child.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - oh my heart breaks for you guys. I am praying. cora is free of pain. i’m so very very sorry for all you’ve been through. “i cast all my cares upon you, I lay all of my burdens down at your feet…and anytime I don’t know what to do. I will cast all my cares upon You”ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - my heart and prayers are with your family.ReplyCancel

  • kristen - i found your blog a couple of weeks ago and have been praying for your cora ever since. i am so sorry. i hope you can find comfort knowing she is in the arms of jesus. our son, gaven, passed away 7 years ago. we miss him. i believe with all of my heart that we will be with him again one day and what a happy reunion that will be! my prayers are with you!ReplyCancel

  • Library Girl - I am heart broken. I only discovered your family as this was happening and I was so praying for the good outcome. I so saddened for you and your family, but as you know, Cora is with Jesus today.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Like many others, I was introduced to your blog by a friend and immediately was touched by Cora’s story. The hardest thing to do in life is to lose a child, especially one that is so amazing. Your family has touched so many lives. I pray that you are comforted during this difficult time. Remember that little Cora is in the best place of all–in the presence of our Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Neabear - I found your blog through another asking for prayers for Cora. I had been following your story praying for Cora. I was so saddened when I saw today’s post. May you find comfort in God’s arms and that he gives you strength in the coming days.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - To our dear cousins,

    We begin this Lord’s day tearfully with you. May the Lord continue to be your refuge and strength, your very present help in time of trouble. May the God of all grace and comfort surround you with His love and mercy as only He can (2 Cor. 1:3-4). We know that the same God who raised Jesus will someday raise precious little Cora, and we take comfort that she, though absent from the body, is present with the Lord. What a wonderful thought — both Coras are together. Our William just mentioned that now they can together eat all the fried chicken they want to!

    We are so sorry for this painful trial, and can’t imagine what you’re going through. You will continue to be in our prayers, as you have been.

    Much love,

    Bill & Amy BrandensteinReplyCancel

  • Jill (Sneaky Momma) - My heart breaks for you. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Pam - I know your heart is broken. I am so sorry. You have a strong faith. You serve a might Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - my heart breaks for your family as i know you are in deep pain. i will continue to pray for you- for healing for your hearts and comfort to the both of you. i so admire your faith and strength through this whole ordeal, and sharing that strength with all of us. thank you.
    *ericaReplyCancel

  • providencephoto - May your grief be short lived, your faith be your rock, and the beautiful memories of little Cora be forever lasting.

    Hold on to each other.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - Tears precede insufficient words but we serve an all sufficient God. May you feel the comfort of His perfect love today and in all the is ahead of you. You will continue to be covered in prayer.

    Carrie and Scott Sterner and family
    Iowa City, IowaReplyCancel

  • marsha clark - Our hearts, love and prayers are with you.
    Steve, Marsha & TrentReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - So very sad, my prayers are with your family. I hope you look to god for strength in this difficult time and find peace in each other.ReplyCancel

  • June - I am so very sorry. We are praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - With deepest sympathy, you are blessed with a beautiful little girl who you will hold in your hearts forever. You have an amazing guardian angel. May your understanding and faith help to guide you through this unimaginable time. My prayers are with your family.

    Katie Merrill – Girard, OHReplyCancel

  • Amy - My heart aches for you. Cora will never hurt again. She is sitting on Jesus’ lap right now telling Him all her mommy and daddy. God bless you two. I am praying for healing for your hearts.

    In Christ’s Love,

    Amy in KSReplyCancel

  • My Three Sons - I came across your blog through Phenny’s and I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. There are no words to describe how you feel. I truly hope that you can rely on God through this time and allow him to help you mend.ReplyCancel

  • Old Beach Bungalow - All our love and sympathies are with you. I so admire you sharing this journey with us, and being such a strong testimony for the love of Jesus Christ.ReplyCancel

  • Pearls To Hide My Neck - I am so so sorry for your lose.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - praying for you and your family as you go through this diffult time. i pray that you feel God’s arms wrapped around you holding you tight. praying…ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. S - I started following when I found your blog through someone else’s…I cried with you when you found out about Cora…I believe that families are eternal…and that you will see Cora again. My heart and my prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama - Heart is breaking for you and your precious family. May you find comfort in all the prayers being sent up for you. (((hugs)))ReplyCancel

  • amanda - oh my heart breaks for you, I am so sorry for your loss… Many prayers for your familyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are intensely sorry for your loss, and are praying for the two of you. May God draw you close…

    Brandon & Shelly Will & kidsReplyCancel

  • Marcy - Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you today!ReplyCancel

  • KATY826 - I have only been following your blog since reading about your story on the “whatever” blog. I have two daughters, one that is the same age as Cora. My heart is breaking for your family. Know that my family and I are praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I fell in love with Cora from the moment I read your blog 2 weeks ago. She has touched so many lives and will make a difference in so many lives. I want to thank you so much for sharing your story. I know it had to be so hard. I feel like I will be a better christian and mother to my children, thanks to Cora Paige. She is with the Lord Jesus Almighty now…a precious angel. May you find comfort in the many beautiful memories you have of her.

    Love and Peace to all of you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rucker - My heart is breaking for yours. Sweet Cora is in no more pain. She is dancing and singing with the Angels. May God guide you through this difficult time.

    LauraReplyCancel

  • KK - Praying for your family during this difficult time. Praying without ceasing for healing and peace of mind for your family.
    With His Everlasting Love,
    Kaye
    Psalm 46:10ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I am so terribly sorry to hear about sweet Cora. I can’t imagine. I pray that you will be surrounded with love and peace.

    I also wanted to pass along a link… I’m a photographer and I’m part of the American Child Photographer Charity Guild. (www.acpcg.com). Photographers around the world volunteer their time and art to families who are grieiving and have or face the loss of a child or loved one. They donate a session and all prints (or album, or disk of prints) to the families. I am not sure where you are located, or if that is something you’d even be interested in documenting, but I”m sure there is a photographer in your area. It sounds weird, but the sessions are actually very serene and intimate and sweet. You may also want to check out Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.. http://www.nilmdts.com They do the same thing for children/babies who have passed.

    Praying for you all….ReplyCancel

  • Lorilee - I’m so sorry for your loss. God has another angel now.
    Blessings,
    LorileeReplyCancel

  • WyoMel - Our hearts go out to you. We lost our niece over 14 years ago from the same thing as your daughter. We still miss her but know that she is having a joyous time praising Jesus face to face. You will be in our prayers!

    Alan and Melody Dugan
    Glenrock, WY
    I went to school with Allen KurtzReplyCancel

  • Courtney Kay - maybe Cora is playing with Tuesday… You are in my prayersReplyCancel

  • starnes family - Many thoughts and prayers with you today and always, Jess and Joel.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am truly sorry, my heart breaking with yours. I pray you find peace through all of this.
    Julie in CincyReplyCancel

  • Caroline - My heart breaks for you. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Sweet Cora, rest in peace.ReplyCancel

  • Polka Dot Moon - My heart is breaking and we are deeply saddened by the loss of your beautiful Cora. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Your family and Cora will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
    The Nagle FamilyReplyCancel

  • Kari Jenkins - There is nothing to say except I am so, so sorry…our love and prayers go out to you and your beautiful little girl.ReplyCancel

  • HandsRaisedToHeaven - Praying God’s comfort on your family during this difficult time. May God send His peace upon your family.ReplyCancel

  • Chris - My heart is broken for you .
    I am so sorry .ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Grace and peace to you in this time of loss. So, so sorry, and will continue to pray for your family.
    Meg Duerksen’s MomReplyCancel

  • Courtney and the Boys - Typing through my tears…

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sweet Cora (and both of you) have been in my heart SO much since I first read your story. Please know how much she has affected me.

    God bless you in this new journey…I will continually lift your entire family up in my prayers.

    Courtney in IndianaReplyCancel

  • Lori from TN - Oh Joel and Jess!!! Im so sorry to hear this! I’m at total loss for words! Please know that my prayers are with you!!

    Lori from TNReplyCancel

  • my3sons - Thinking of your family; so shocked and sad for you. Praying too…ReplyCancel

  • Simona Walters - Oh my, word cannot express how I feel for your family, just know I am sending my prayers for peace amongst your family. God Bless
    SimonaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora was such a precious looking little girl! My family has been praying for her and your family daily. Please know we will continue to pray for you and lift you up. The LongsReplyCancel

  • erin & matt - i just recently starting reading your blog and am so heartbroken for the pain you must be going through right now. please know that our family is praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • kristy mae - Bless her beautiful sweet heart.

    Prayers for you for peace from the Almighty.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - There are no words to express my sadness; I can’t even begin to imagine yours. May God hold the two of you, Jess and Joel, in the palm of His hand, and the rest of Cora’s family as well. And may you all find peace there.
    I’m heartbroken. You all will remain in my prayers.
    With much love, xoxoReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I am so sorry. Praying for you!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - My heart and prayers are with you. I am so sorry!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - I found your blog though another link today, and I am grieving with you. There are no words to express this. We are praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • {Susan...Seriously.} - may god be with you as you go through this.ReplyCancel

  • Amie - i am so sorry. all my prayers are with you and herReplyCancel

  • Alyson - Thank you for sharing beautiful Cora with us. She has touched so many lives and I will continue to pray for you.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Bergmann - There are no words. I am so sorry. You are in our prayers/ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - My thoughts are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I came across your blog through a friends blog and I have been praying my heart out for Sweet little Cora and your family. I broke down into tears when I saw this latest blog. I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are still with you and your family. God Bless all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl from Colorado - I awoke on this sweet Sunday morning and turned to my husband and we prayed for sweet Cora Paige. I immediately logged onto your blog and immediate sadness took over my heart. How sorry I am for your loss, but know that Cora has gained much in heaven. She has a complete healed body, no pain, no sorrow. She IS in the arms of our Father in heaven. You will one day join her there…until then…keep hold of eachother and hang onto the hand of God. We will continue to pray for your healing and comfort!ReplyCancel

  • deyoungsters - I am so, so sorry. My heart is just breaking for you. Sweet Cora…
    Sending much, much love to you. You’re in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Cloud - You don’t know me but I recently came across your blog. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m expecting my first baby right now so I just can’t even imagine the loss that you are feeling. Jesus is with you. I am praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh Joel and Jess, I am so very sorry to hear about Cora. I anticipated reading the blog today and finding good news, I am in shock as only I can imagine all of you must feel. May god bless you all during this difficult time. Life does not seem fair so often, a little girl blessed with love and full of life, very tough to see that go and god take her so soon. Please know, while I did not know your family, I am with you in thought and prayers so often everyday. May you find comfort a little bit in knowing the angels have taken Cora and she is flying with them in gods hands on the clouds above. She is feeling healthy again and missing you. May god be with you during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Gordostyle - I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry. I don’t understand. I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry! I wish this didn’t happen!

    Lean on God… don’t pull away.

    I KNOW Cora will live in your hearts FOREVER! Celebrate her life by LIVING each day.

    Hugs and LOTS of prayers!
    JenniferReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Cora. I will be praying for God to give you strength during the sad time!

    JenniferReplyCancel

  • Heidi @ GGIP - I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for comfort for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Cora. I will be praying for God to give you strength during the sad time!

    JenniferReplyCancel

  • Jill - Heaven has a new angel- sweet Cora- she is healed and Jesus has her in His arms- I will hold you, Joel and Jess close in prayer- I am so sorry for your loss-
    lots of love and prayers…ReplyCancel

  • likesprinkles - My heart is breaking for you and your family. Please take care of yourselves and know that Cora is now in the best place she could possibly be. Ya’ll are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • The Wallace's - You guys have been in our prayers every single day. We continue to pray for all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - My heart is heavy for your family today.
    I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • leahneer - Oh Joel and Jess, I am so very sorry to hear about Cora. I anticipated reading the blog today and finding good news, I am in shock as only I can imagine all of you must feel. May god bless you all during this difficult time. Life does not seem fair so often, a little girl blessed with love and full of life, very tough to see that go and god take her so soon. Please know, while I did not know your family, I am with you in thought and prayers so often everyday. May you find comfort a little bit in knowing the angels have taken Cora and she is flying with them in gods hands on the clouds above. She is feeling healthy again and missing you. May god be with you during this time. Hang onto one another.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnsey - I came across your blog through Kaleigh’s blog. I immediately prayed for your family and especially sweet Cora. We have 3 miracle children of our own, and can’t imagine the deepest of sorrow that are filling your hearts today.

    I pray that you find the love of many to lift you on these darkest of days and may the love and spirit of your sweet daughter forever be etched in your hearts and minds.

    You will continue to be in our family’s thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Ann - My heart and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I can not imagine what you are going through at this time. I have been praying for your family ever since I heard about little Cora. I pray that you find comfort and strength through this heart wrenching time.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - My heart is breaking for your family. May God comfort you at this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Nic - I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with youReplyCancel

  • Christine - I am so very sorry. I don’t have any other words. Thank you for sharing Cora with all of us. Please know that we will all be thinking and praying for you in the days and weeks to come.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I am so very sorry for you. She will always be with you, in your heart. I hope that your faith in God will help you to heal in time.ReplyCancel

  • C.C. and Double T - Praying for you. I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I have fallen in love with dear, sweet, beautiful Cora in the past few weeks, each day praying for her and telling so many others about her, asking also for prayers.

    I am now weeping with you for your loss and praying that God’s peace and comfort be with you.ReplyCancel

  • runafteryou - I am so very deeply, genuinely sorry for the loss of your precious Cora.

    I continue to pray for your own, peace, passion and understanding in the moments, days, weeks, and months to come.

    It has been 13 months and 18 days since we had to say good-bye to our own child. I wish I could take the pain away, but I’m afraid you’ll need it to get through the sorrow. Many prayers to you this day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I know many, including myself, who have begun, renewed, or strengthened their relationship with the Lord all because of Cora. She served such a meaningful purpose in the short time she was here.
    Thank you for sharing your light with all of us!
    God bless you and give you unyielding strength during this time.
    Sending nothing but love and prayers, NicholeReplyCancel

  • Anita(Ky) - I am sorry, you are in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I learned of your sweet Cora just a few days ago. I came today to see how she was doing and felt like my heart dropped into my stomach. I am so very sorry for your loss and cannot imagine the pain you are feeling right now. You are all in my prayers.

    JamieReplyCancel

  • Nan - http://www.shawnanigans.net/?p=1035

    I posted this for you this morning…ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Spence - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been my prayer that God would give you the peace, comfort, and guidance that you will need. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. Wish I lived closer to be more practical help. Love and prayers,
    Lisa Spence
    Houston, BC
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  • Jess P - I just recently started following your blog. I am truly and deeply sorry for the loss of your precious child. My continued prayers are with you and everyone that was touched by your beautiful girl.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I wish I had some words I could say that would make everything seem ok. I have been praying for you guys in your journey, and I will continue to pray. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Puttin' On The GRITS - I’m praying for you….ReplyCancel

  • creativecarryout - I am praying for peace and healing for your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • ashleigh anne - My heart and prayers continue to be with you. She is smiling on you and your family.

    Love you guys.ReplyCancel

  • BluRayn - My heart is breaking this morning as I read the update. We’ve been following your story for only a little while but have been praying so hard for Cora! Please Jesus, wrap your arms around these grieving parents so tightly!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Boy was I surprised when I checked today. I was hoping to see that she was improving even more. I am so sorry for you both. No words can describe what you must be feeling but know that people are thinking about you.ReplyCancel

  • sumshay - My heart is breaking…
    You have and will continue to be in my constant prayers.
    Hold strong to your faith. Beautiful sweet Cora…ReplyCancel

  • Anna-Marie - I don’t know you but my heart is broken. Crying tears for your sweet girl. God will see you through, though I’m not sure how. Lean into Him.

    I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - My heart feels so heavy. As many have said, I just started reading your blog 2 weeks ago (from Whatever). I have a young daughter as well, and we have and will continue to pray for Cora and your family each night. May you find peace, hope and strength in God’s love.ReplyCancel

  • Claire from NY - I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now. Thank you for sharing bits of Cora’s life here on Earth with us. I just finished looking through some of your older posts… Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween… You were blessed to have an angel live with you, even if just for a painfully short time. May God’s peace and charity blanket you during this horrendous part of your journey.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Oh sweet baby Cora…… I know she is in a better place but my heart is breaking and I can’t stop crying. She wasn’t my daughter but I am so heartbroken right now, I am so sorry 🙁 I pray for peace over your hearts and comfort in the coming days. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your sweet beautiful baby girl 🙁
    Hugs and prayers,
    Heather~ On the HomefrontReplyCancel

  • The Mama - I am so so sorry. Sweet Cora, rest in the arms of Jesus. We will be praying for you in the coming days.

    Shanna ~ AlaskaReplyCancel

  • Shawn and Kimberly AKA Daddy and Mommy - So sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl. As a mother, my heart breaks for you. I can not imagine your pain but only hope that God’s love will surround you and bring you some comfort. Praying for your family.

    Kimberly
    Rowlett, TexasReplyCancel

  • meleea - so sorry for your loss! my heart is breaking for you. will be praying for you in the coming months! thank you for sharing your story. even though there is much sadness here i am sure their is a major party for Cora in heaven today!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I wish I knew the words to say, but I know there is nothing right now that will make you feel any better. When Sophie asked me this morning at church why I kept crying and I told her, her response was, “But now Cora’s all better!” If only we could all see this through a child’s innocence.

    Praying that God’s Love will surround you and hold you up during the times you cannot stand. We love you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Jennylou's Projects - I’m so, so sorry for your loss. We too lost a child. Our sweet Andrew has been gone for almost four years now – I won’t lie, it still hurts. You never get over it, you simply get through it the best that you can.

    My best to you and your family as you work your way through the immense grief.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I have been praying for you all, especially that God heal little Cora. She was too perfect for this world and God needed her with Him to be an angel. She is blissful now, and now my prayers will concentrate on you. I am so, so sorry. There are no words, just prayers.ReplyCancel

  • MelissaLoss - I am so sorry! I haven’t been following your story for Long but I was praying hard for your Beautiful little girl. I am just so so sorry my heart is breaking for you. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Misty Rice-Baniewicz - Im devastated by this. I have been praying so hard, I have had her picture on my blog asking for prayers…. I really had thought and hoped she was pulling through all of this. I have no words, just tears and I can’t explain my loss of words and the pain I truly am feeling at this moment. I am so, so, so sorry…..

    My heart and prayer are with this entire family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts are heavy with your loss. We learned of your site when a friend of yours asked us to pray for Cora. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Friends in Christ.ReplyCancel

  • velvet brick - I am soo sorry for the passing of beautiful, sweet little Cora. May God bring comfort and peace to your hurting hearts.

    VBReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Grieving with you in Washington state at the loss of your precious baby Cora. Praying for strength and peace during this most difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - jess and joel….
    there are no words. i am completely surprised by this. my heart just breaks for you. i just can’t believe it.
    what a perfect gift to have had for 11 months. and what blessing to have carried her in your belly for 9 months. and how blessed we ALL feel for having known her and seen her beautiful face each week. those precious cheeks will be forever missed.
    thank you so much for being so vulnerable in sharing your story with the the world. we love you. we are here to help however we can.
    i am so sorry. we can find joy in our heavenly father…the only way to make any ounce of sense at all of any of this. that she is there in his arms today….perfect again.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh my goodness. I gasped out loud, having been hoping to read of more progress. Over the last few weeks your faith, determination, strength, hope and love has been inspirational. You have touched the lives of so many people and been perfect witnesses. I have no doubts you would swap all our encouragements for just one more minute with sweet Cora, but you are surrounded by a might force of thousands of praying friends, and strangers like myself, and more than anything you are being watched over by an almighty God. I am so, so sorry for your loss, and will be lifting you up in prayer constantly. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I’m crying right along with you and will be praying for you!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - I just started following your blog when your sweet little girl got sick. I found it through Angie Smith’s Twitter prayer requests. I am absolutely heartbroken to hear this news this Sunday morning. I can only imagine that your hurt is a million times worse. I know that you will always cherish the time you had on this earth with your precious girl. But know that she is now in a better place with no more hurting, no more oscillators and only joy abounds there. I have been extremely touched by your faith in God and am praying now for the both of you and the rest of your family that y’all will continue to find strength and refuge in the arms of your Savior. The same Savior that is now holding precious Cora.ReplyCancel

  • kate - I never knew you (Joel and Jess) well, though i know we went to church together at Grace. I have been praying for you ever since i heard about this awful afair. I will keep praying for you, and your family be it 10 seconds from now or 10 years. When i heard this morning that Cora was with God, i first rejoiced that she will not suffer anymore, and then i cried, for you, for Joels sister Ivy and Jess’s brother Owen, that i go to school with, for the rest of your family, and everyone who knows you. right now i’m crying for you, I dont know why God would take something so inocent and helpless like a 10 month old baby girl. But i do know that God will show himself if you just keep trusting him.
    prayin4u forever and always
    kate boettcherReplyCancel

  • PrairieCottageRose - My heart breaks for you. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Cora. Please know we are praying God’s comfort, peace, and strength for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Tobie - Our hearts are aching. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Merrill - Oh, I am so, so sorry. I can’t imagine what these past days have been like for you. Continuing to lift you all in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Mt. Park Labradoodles - Your family’s story has touched my heart. I’m very, very sorry for your loss, but I’m happy that sweet baby Cora is all better.ReplyCancel

  • rachel vaughn - crying and praying for you. i’ve never met you, but you are glorifying God through this blog. i am so sorry to hear that cora was healed in this way rather than on earth. we will keep praying.ReplyCancel

  • forever folding laundry - I am so, so sorry for your beautiful Cora and am praying for you and your family. Cora is smiling in the arms of Jesus, praise Him.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy D - I am so, so sorry. Losing a child is so hard… we lost our sweet Isaac in October.

    Please know that we are praying out here in Frederick, MD.

    ~ StacyReplyCancel

  • The Wrights - Jess, Joel, and families,

    My heart breaks for you! Cora has touched more lives than we will ever know. Thank you for sharing Cora with us.

    May you find some comfort knowing that Cora is with the Lord. May He give you strength and surround you with love and support during this time. We will continue to pray for you ALL.

    Carson, Kara, Carson, Owen, Stella and Isaac Wright
    (friends of Dan’s family)ReplyCancel

  • Shannan - We are so sorry about your loss. We will continue to pray for your family.
    -Shannan

    “Hold on, love will find you. Hold on, He’s right behind you now. Just turn around and love will find you.”
    From: Hold On
    by Nichole NordemanReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • the*4*of*us - I am so, so sorry. My heart hurts for you and I cannot imagine your pain. She is a beautiful little girl and I know she makes a stunning angel.
    praying.ReplyCancel

  • The Southern Lady - Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this time. God bless all of you.ReplyCancel

  • jenchristians - Oh Sweet Cora. The legacy of her short life will not be forgotten. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. My heart is broken today.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - My heart aches for you. Lifting you in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - precious beloved Cora, dearest Jesus, make yourself known to Joel and Jess. Comfort them Lord. My heart aches for you.ReplyCancel

  • DAWN & JEFF - Baby Cora, you up such a fight !! I am positve you are feeling GREAT today . Without ever having said a word , you have taught us about “perspective” , and “tough-ness”.We love you .. aunt Dawn / uncle JeffReplyCancel

  • paige - there are no words
    oh precious family, i am so sorry just so sorry……….ReplyCancel

  • Diana - Sweet Cora, no more pain, no more discomfort as you are now in the arms of Jesus, the one that knew you in your mother’s womb. For the parents, may God give you His peace that surpasses all understanding.ReplyCancel

  • MMW - God bless you and your family. Jesus will love and care for her and you WILL see her again. Much love xoxoReplyCancel

  • Laura - I just found my way to your blog today by way of Bring the Rain. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I will lift you and your family up through this time. I appreciate all of the Bible verses you included in your blog; they have given me strength and encouragement. May God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Paris - I like many of the other posters have no words. nothing sounds anything more than trite cliche’s. Prayers for you and that peace will find you.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - My heart is breaking for you…I know the loss of a sweet baby girl, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone in this world. Praying so hard for the same peace that God has given me through losing my duaghters. God bless you all…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our prayers are with your sweet family today.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - so terribly sorry. cannot comprehend your pain.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you.
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  • Lisa - I can’t even imagine the pain you must feel. I’m so sorry for your loss and pray that you can find peace.ReplyCancel

  • seabafive - I am so very sorry! We will be praying for your family in the days ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - My thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Beth G. - This world is not our HOME! Praise Jesus and I cannot wait to meet sweet Cora one day in Heaven. Her life has changed so many! I pray for your family! I heart hurts!

    Beth from Myrtle Beach, SCReplyCancel

  • ivwhy - i am so sorry to hear……..my thoughts & prayers and with you & your family. thank you for sharing her story with us and revealing such a private thing to us all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m praying for the shield of the Lord to guard over you and His strength to carry you.
    Meghan ClarkReplyCancel

  • Cutter's Life - Oh I am so sorry to hear this! I have been praying for Cora since I started reading only days ago! Oh my heart is breaking! We will continue to keep you in our daily prayers. May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are so sorry and praying for you and your family. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Patti - There are no words. Cora, watch over your mommy and daddy to keep them strong.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Barber - “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings in Heaven where our loved one shines down…”ReplyCancel

  • hbeary - I sit in tears and share your pain. I am so sorry for what you are enduring. Sweet baby Cora was a wonderful blessing to us all…thank you for sharing her story, your story. I take great comfort in knowing she is dancing with Jesus as I write this. Although that does not take away your pain, I hope you find great peace in knowing she is in HIS arms, now. My heart goes out to you and your families…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We have been following your blog and praying diligently…please know you will continue to be in our prayers. We are so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • L - Wishing there was something I could say or do. Please know I’m praying for all of you.

    Leigh AnnReplyCancel

  • MoodyMama (a.k.a. Heidi) - Praise that she is healed, but my heart is heavy for you. Deepest sympathy for this tremendous loss.ReplyCancel

  • laney - oh Lord we know that heaven is brighter…yet how our hearts hurt for her mommy and daddy…You promise to pray through the Spirit what we cannot say ourselves…we hold You to that promise now….bless these sweet people in the way that only You can…we praise You …we love You…we trust You…still…but oh how it hurts…amenReplyCancel

  • missy - I feel so glad for Baby Cora, but my heart breaks for her Mommy & Daddy. God bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Lifting you up in prayer, picturing your loved ones doing the same. As Aaron held Moses’ arms when he couldn’t do it by himself, I picture your loving family lifting you up right now…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts are heavy, heavy this morning as we hear this news…many prayers for you in this indescribably difficult time. Thank you for sharing your story and faith with us over the past weeks. May you feel Jesus near today…Our lives were touched incredibly and forever by little Cora.
    Charlene (Fisher) & Bill ChapmanReplyCancel

  • Mindy - I am so sorry. I just started following your story this week and was praying for your entire family. I will continue to pray for all of you!ReplyCancel

  • Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom - My heart aches for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss of sweet little Cora. My family and I are lifting you up before the Throne of Grace, petitioning our Living God to grant you peace that passes all understanding.
    -Praying in CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • Dave and Jill - Deeply saddened for you and your broken hearts that we know you’re feeling today…. God never let’s go of you— through the calm or through the storms.

    Praying for you both,
    Dave & Jill HarderReplyCancel

  • Christina - I checked your blog before church this morning…I have already left another comment. But I just wanted to add that every song we sang had so much depth of meaning. I don’t know if you’ve heard the song “Marvelous Light” or not, but it was even more powerful in light of what I read this morning.
    If you are ever inclined you can go here: http://www.fivewalkers.com/?p=1510 or http://www.fivewalkers.com/?p=1506. Cora and you two as well have gotten embedded into my own being. We also sang the song based on the passage about the Lord not growing weary or fainting. All of these words I cried out to God, knowing how you are hurting, yet relying so heavily on Him. And reach out to others who are there with you. You are much loved, and prayed for.ReplyCancel

  • Brianne Wiese - I have been reading your blog, I don’t know you at all but know of you through others; So horribly sad for you this morning. Lifted you up in church and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - I am so very sorry! You all will be in my prayers.

    {{Big Hugs}}

    CathyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am praying for your family and want to thank you for sharing beautiful Cora’s story with everyone, as she has touched me and my family’s hearts forever. May God’s peace be with you.ReplyCancel

  • -stephanie- - I am so, so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Praising God that Cora is in the most beautiful place, continued prayers for strength for you two.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - My heart is broken for you and your family today.ReplyCancel

  • the brown's - praying for you guys…

    the browns
    [in atlanta]ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Romans 8:26
    The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

    May the God of all comfort show Himself to you in mighty ways.

    With tears,
    Beth in NCReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May God bring you comfort. My heart truly breaks for you. I will continue to lift you to our mighty God. My love and prayers…. Amanda, NCReplyCancel

  • Tammie McDonald Maddy - Don’t know what to say. We are also crying with you and praying for you as we will continue to do for weeks, months, and years to come. You are an amazing couple and I also want to thank you for sharing your life with us. We pray for strength, comfort, and rest for you all.

    All our love,
    Jesse, Tammie, Kathryn, and Lorelai MaddyReplyCancel

  • Christina Burton - My heart breaks for you today, but rejoices for Cora. What a wonderful day she must be having in heaven!!!! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are left behind to deal with this tragic loss of such a precious little girl! You do not know me and I do not know you, but please know I am thinking of you!

    Christina Burton
    Winston-Salem, NCReplyCancel

  • Amy - I am so sorry. Praying for you…ReplyCancel

  • Laura - There are really no words to express but to say I am praying for you and your family. May GOD comfort your hurting heart.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - Sorry does not even take the edge off of your heartache right now but truly, I am sorry for the loss of sweet, beautiful Cora.
    My prayers are with you.

    SamReplyCancel

  • Chris - I don’t know where to begin, but please know that many of us are strangers to you and are touched by Cora and her strength. We are all praying for you and everyone who loved her. I’m so very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Alice - i’m sorry for your lost but at least she home and in no pain. my heart and my prayers are with you.
    i’m soo sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Brian and Staci - My heart goes out to you and your sweet precious Cora. I will pray and pray and pray for strength for your family. I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jessica…It is easy to see through your blog, the love that surrounded Cora here on earth-she is now basking with the creator of love, and totally healed. You will see her again and dwell with her for all of eternity in the presence of God. “Let the little children come unto me for such is the kingdom of Heaven” Know that I continue to pray for you and thank you for allowing me to see Cora through your eyes; a priceless gift!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Hollis - I have followed this blog for the past few weeks and have fallen in love with your beautiful Cora. Please know that I am praying for strength and peace for your family.ReplyCancel

  • deputyswife - Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for you and your family. My prayers and thoughts have been with you often in the past weeks and will continue on. I am so very sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • megan - I have no words as I am so very sad for both of you. I just pray that our sweet sweet Jesus brings a healing and peace to your Heart. I am so sorry.
    MeganReplyCancel

  • Raggedy Girl - May God hold you close to Him and take you through the coming days.
    Roberta AnneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Bring me joy, bring me peace
    Bring the chance to be free
    Bring me anything that brings your glory
    And I know there’ll be days
    When this life brings me pain
    But if that’s what it takes to praise You
    Jesus, bring the rain”

    Mercy Me, “Bring the Rain”ReplyCancel

  • mandy - My heart bleeds for you. I just read about Cora yesterday and read her life from beginning to now. Your story touched my heart. I am a former peds oncology nurse & have seen this struggle way too often. I hope eventually you can find peace that only Jesus can provide. He is holding her and she is free from pain. In Christian love.ReplyCancel

  • ~Cherie - Tears flow for you and your precious Cora. I prayed for her at church today before I heard the news of her passing. The sermon was about God’s presence even when things happen that we don’t understand. It seems so fitting now. When I opened your page, I was so devastated for you and your family. I pray that your faith will see you through this hardest moment of your life. My little boys, husband and I are praying for you. Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • loridanelle - I don’t know what to say—but my heart is full of you. You have been in my prayers daily, and I will continue to pray. I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • mommaof4wife2r - my prayers continue…my heart breaks for you. please know we are praying and pray that you find comfort and strength and peace in himReplyCancel

  • Nicky8 - I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    NickyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am deeply sorry for the loss of your precious Cora. We are praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Holly - You don’t know me…I am a relative of a relative. Just know I have admired your strength in Christ through this battle. When it seems all hope is gone, when things are shattered we are called to “Yet praise you, Lord.”(spoken from experience) It is the hardest thing but the only thing that carried me through. I have watched you do the same.

    The Lord has and will continue to carry you and count your tears. No tear falls without him catching them.

    I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Lori - You are in my prayers as I shed tears of sorrow and joy. May Cora rest in the arms of Jesus and may you rest in the comfort of knowing she is in no pain and awaiting your arrival, when that time may be. God’s peace and love to you during this time. LoriReplyCancel

  • Aspiemom - Oh, I am so sorry! I wish there were comfort I could give to you, but I will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Momma Mango - I have no words, other than I’m praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy and Mike - May your precious baby Cora rest in peace.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - My heart breaks for you.
    I will be praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace - Weeping with you…praying for you…brokenhearted with you…

    May the same arms that now hold your sweet Cora comfort you as He carries you through this with His sufficient grace…and may His perfect peace, which surpasses all human understanding fill your hearts.

    So sorry…
    Kelly Gerken
    Sufficient Grace MinistriesReplyCancel

  • jennifer rogers - i am so sorry for your loss…there are no words…..ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Lord - We are so saddened by your loss. We know how precious Cora is to you and we hope that you can find peace in your heart and minds. I believe that she will be with you always. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family.
    Stacy Lord and Family, Ames, IAReplyCancel

  • thehighbargers - Precious Baby Cora! Our hearts are breaking for you. May you continue to find your strength and peace through our Heavenly Father. We continue praying.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am crying with you. I am so sorry. May you feel the arms of God upholding you. Praying for you and your entire family.
    ArleneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thinking about and praying for you. Sweet baby Cora is now an angel and watching over you from her wondrous home in heaven. May God’s Peace find its way into your hearts and souls. JodyReplyCancel

  • Enos Family - I cannot believe how touched I have been by your story. It has consumed me day and night. I feel like I have lost someone close to me, and yet I have never met you. I am so thankful that you have your faith. I hope it brings you some comfort during such an ordeal. Please know that you are remarkable people, that Cora is a remarkable girl, and that your story has touched many people, and I for one will NEVER be the same.
    God bless you and your family.
    SaraReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We’ve been following your blog and praying so much for little Cora and you all. Our hearts go out to you…we will continue to pray that Jesus holds you tightly and you are able to experience God’s love and goodness. Love to you. Ben, Maris and KateReplyCancel

  • Jenni - So, so sad for your loss. I will be praying.ReplyCancel

  • Katarina - May the Lord bless you and keep youi near Him as you mourn the loss of your precious daughter. Praying for your family, I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We have no words. Only that we are praying – pleading, begging with our Lord – to give you just moments of peace, moments of rest. She is with Jesus – without tubes, attachments – and we imagine her dancing. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.ReplyCancel

  • momof4beautifulbeauties - I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby. I will be in prayer for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - My heart is broken for you guys. I have been following your blog for awhile and have been praying for sweet Cora knowing God was going to heal her. I had to catch my breath this morning when I checked this blog. God’s plans are perfect but it is so hard to understand that especially when it comes to taking away your little girl. My prayers will be with you.ReplyCancel

  • Pam - I cannot even begin to come up with any words…

    I’ll continue to pray for peace and now the healing of your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • BreezieGirl - I’m not sure if I’ve commented before… but, I’ve been praying for your sweet Cora. Now, my prayers will continue with you. May God wrap you in His loving arms and hold you close.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - You are in our thoughts & prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - I have just started following your blog in the last few days, but since I learned of your story you have been constantly in our prayers. My heart is breaking for you right now, but I am so thankful that you know of God’s great love! Our whole church prayed for you all this morning.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You are in our thoughts and prayers. WakanaReplyCancel

  • Mommy2QTPies - OMG! I can’t believe I just read those words…I am crying for you and your sweet baby girl. I am so very sorry…please stay strong, god will get you through this horrible time. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you and your family.

    Raeanne in IndianaReplyCancel

  • molly - My heart aches at the pain and loss life has thrown at you. I feel in love with Cora even though I know her only through your blog. May our loving Heavenly Father envelope you in his arms in your hour of need. Your family continues to be in our prayers.

    xo.
    mollyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - NO NO NO!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - God bless you…no other words…just tears.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i’m so sorry and i’m prayingReplyCancel

  • Kristy Tootle - I can not imagine your pain….reading the post today made me feel like an elephant had sat my chest…praying for you…ReplyCancel

  • Shelly Primm - I have been following your story for 2 weeks and have been praying for your precious Cora. No words can be said, just tears. My heart is SO heavy for you and your family. I pray that God surrounds you now.ReplyCancel

  • Impulsive Addict - I just recently started reading your blog and I’m so, so sorry. May the Lord comfort you during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Jason and Melissa - Praying that God will comfort you. May his grace be sufficient. As tears roll down my face, I cannot think of any words. Joel & Jess you are in my prayers.
    Love,
    Melissa (Dixon) McCoyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i too only recently came across your blog, via facebook (where users that did not know you personally were praying for your beautiful little angel). I am tragic struck by the passing of your sweet girl. May you feel peace as she is no longer feeling pain, only joy.ReplyCancel

  • Desha - My heart aches for you and my prayers surround you as you walk this hard journey.ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - Oh Joel and Jess, I have no words.

    I am utterly crushed and heartbroken for you.

    You are in my prayers.
    We love you guys, more than you can realize.
    And God loves you guys, more than you can realize.

    I pray that you are blessed with a peace that passes all understanding.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - You are in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    JenniferReplyCancel

  • Scarlet O'Kara - My heart is aching for the loss of Sweet Baby Cora. Now she is resting in the loving arms of Jesus and my prayers are for the loved ones that Cora has left behind.

    I am so very sorry…ReplyCancel

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  • Sharon - My heart breaks for you this morning. There are no words to offer any real comfort other than those of the old hymn “Safe in the arms of Jesus”. Cora is safe and happy. Thank God and praise God for that. SharonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess, my heart breaks for you as parents today, and my prayers are for you and your family. I haven’t stopped praying for you and for Cora since I heard about her through Julie at RCC. Please know that our prayers for you continue, and that I am forever touched and changed by Cora’s story. May HE be the peace that passes all our understanding. With love and deepest sympathy,

    Amanda KarberReplyCancel

  • Banana - I’m so sorry. I will continue to pray for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jess - tears and heavy heart…sweet Cora touched so many lives…hold tight.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess – I cannot begin to understand what you must be feeling right now. My heart truly aches for you both! Praise God that Cora is no longer in pain. Our prayers go out to you and your families. You’ve been a tremendous inspiration to a lot of people through this time. Thank you for sharing your journey.
    God Bless You!
    Todd, Renea & Colt DoveReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Louise. - There are no words to convey my pain towards you guys. You truly do not deserve this =[ xxx.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - from our scripture reading at church this morning:

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. Be sober-minded, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the Gold of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him to the domnioin forever and ever. Amen”
    1 Peter 5:6-11

    God bless you!
    Praying for and with you,
    Angela & GrantReplyCancel

  • Sarah M. - I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - my thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - My heart hurts……ReplyCancel

  • amber - Praying that God will hold you in His arms and comfort you with His goodness. Thank you for sharing Cora’s life with us and turning our attention back to God’s faithfulness with every post.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your lossReplyCancel

  • InTheFastLane - Know that I was praying with my whole heart for a different result. May God wrap is loving arms around you and comfort you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Elle's Mom - Sweet, beautiful Cora. I didn’t know her but felt so connected to her through your blog. I saw so much of my own little girl in her. Words cannot express the heart ache I feel for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember this beautiful girl.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I am praying for you and your family. I hope the Lord lifts your burdens and carries you through such a difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Michaela - Just as many others, I don’t know you personally, but have been following your blog. We will continue to pray for you and know that Cora is no longer in pain and is being bounced on the knee of her heavenly father. We pray that you will find comfort and peace in this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i am very sorry for your loss. it is tough to see how challenges in this life are God given, but He has a plan for all of us and its good to see your faith shining through even in times of stormy weather. i wish you and your family comfort and love during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - I am greiving for your family today and praying that God will wrap you in His peace. Thanks for sharing your story with others.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - My heart aches for you; for your loss. May you feel comforted by the Lord in this time of grief and sadness. I will forever remember Cora and her story of strength and courage. Thank you for sharing your sweet girl with us.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Lacie and Stephen - I came across your blog through your friend Sharla. We were co-workers. I have been in your shoes before and it is not easy. The good news is that she is no longer in pain. Now you are in more pain than you ever have been in your life. Know that there are people praying for you. People who you don’t even know! If you ever want to talk, post a comment on my blog. May God Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - May God’s arms be around you during these very hard days. I am so sorry. I just recently found your blog & I can not believe the news. My heart breaks for you both!! Know that Cora is no longer hurting that she is pain free & with Jesus today.
    You will be in my prayers everyday!
    Kisses & hugs to heaven to sweet baby Cora.ReplyCancel

  • MaryBeth - Oh I am so sorry. I just found your blog today and went backwards to read your story and I am sad and heartbroken for Cora and her entire family. Please know that you are in my prayers. MBReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I am praying for you and your family as you mourne the loss of your sweet baby girl.
    Big Hugs, JenniferReplyCancel

  • Rachel E. - I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. What a sweetheart she was and she must be having such a wonderful time in Heaven now. Praying for comfort and peace for you.ReplyCancel

  • Becca - I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family today.ReplyCancel

  • EmilyV - I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I will pray for God’s peace for your family as you walk through this trial.ReplyCancel

  • ceekay - Been following your blog and your sweet Cora. I am so very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Heather C - Words could never be enough at a time like this. We prayed for you all several times throughout our worship today and will continue. Unceasingly.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Just heard of your entire story today-a Bring the Rain connection. Oh, how I ache for you both. May the Prince of Peace, our Comforter, our Provider, be most recognizably close to you right now. “Be near, Oh, God, be near,oh God of us
    Your nearness is to us our good.”ReplyCancel

  • The Rauths - sending you love and prayers from california. may god hold you tight and may you find comfort in him.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I’m so sorry!

    Peace and love,
    MeganReplyCancel

  • Our Four Kids - I have been praying for you since Gillian shared with me. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Jesus is holding your precious baby in His sweet arms. I pray that you would feel God’s love wrap around you both as well.ReplyCancel

  • sweet momma luv u - My deepest thought and prayers are with you right now. My God wrap his arms around you and hold you tight. May you feel his presence . He is weeping too over dear sweet Cora…ReplyCancel

  • Coco - You are in our prayers. We all have a new angel. Beautiful sweet Cora.ReplyCancel

  • The Snyders - You, Your family, and Baby Cora have been in my prayers since I checked you blog this morning. I came across you blog just days after this all started with Cora, I sobbed when I read today’s post. I will continue praying for you all!
    ClareReplyCancel

  • Susie (So Blessed) - My heart weeps with yours…ReplyCancel

  • Erin - My heart aches for you. Your little daughter is so very beautiful. I too lost a child, my son James. I know how deep and abiding the pain is. I feel such pain for you. I am crying for you, and praying too. May you have angels to comfort you, and may your little Cora’s undying love be with you always.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I love you.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Bray - I am so, so very sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you, Joel and Jess.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - May God bless you with a peace that is beyond understanding and the gentle knowing that Cora is being rocked in the arms of Jesus today.

    Praying for you…ReplyCancel

  • k8lynr - you’re in my prayers and in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My emotions are more than I can put into words! I am so very sad for your loss. My heart and my prayers are with you! Angela BlackReplyCancel

  • LAURA - your family has been in my prayers. may God be with you until you are reunited with sweet Cora again someday. So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • ukyankoz - I don’t know you, but my heart aches for what you must be going through right now. Your family is in my prayers, and I pray that you will find some comfort to see you through this time and that the Spirit will bless you with peace.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I don’t know your family, but happened on your blog and have been checking in daily for the last week to see how Cora is doing and praying daily as well. I can’t tell you how heartbroken I was to see this news. No words can possibly give you comfort, only prayers. Cora will be remembered.

    —-still praying in central Illinois—-ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Heart broken for you…tears.
    I just found your website today.
    I don’t understand in reading your blog…one day you have baby posts and the next…cancer?
    Despite being strangers, I will pray for PEACE that passes all understanding for you.
    May Gods LOVE guard your hearts and minds.
    May you rest in the ASSURANCE she truely is with Jesus TODAY!
    SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!
    The Godings from ColoradoReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Wilson - I’m so SO sorry for your loss. No words can properly convey that. I know Jesus will take good care of her.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our thoughts, prayers, and tears are with you. –Penny, Chuy, and Cholita DoradoReplyCancel

  • Brittanie - I am so sorry. This really hits home for me, since my little Cora is also with Jesus. I wish I had words to make it better, but I know nothing lessens the pain.

    (hugs)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter was beautiful and I wish you and your family peace.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • The Neals - my heart breaks for your family. cora bears a striking resemblance to our own little annelise. my eyes welled up with tears when i saw your sweet family picture, knowing that cora is no longer with you. may jesus be your strength, now and forever. may the peace and love of god abound in your family! and may others see and know that christ is real because of cora’s life.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I don’ know what else to say except I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. You will continue to be in my prayers.
    Laura from FLReplyCancel

  • Jaymie - Our prayers are with your family, we’re so sorry for your loss. She was truely an angel on earth.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Dancing Queen - our family mourns with you & prays for you all…we are so, so terribly sorry! we are forever changed by your story & your courage in sharing all you have been going through these last few weeks…

    continuing to send our love to you…
    the hollands in san antonioReplyCancel

  • Michelle Leigh - I am so so sorry to hear this. I don’t have any words that will help with your healing. Just know you are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Ann - So very sorry. Am praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • christa - My heart is heavy today. I am praying for Cora and your family.ReplyCancel

  • The Perdaris Family: - You don’t know us. But we’ve been praying for you and will continue to pray for you. Our hearts ache for you and the difficult days that lie ahead of you.
    Jennifer PerdarisReplyCancel

  • Courtney - i don’t know what to say. others have said it so “well.”
    also praying for you. and so sad that you have to go through this.ReplyCancel

  • Camile - Dear Mac Family,

    I can’t even imagine the weight of the grief and sadness in your hearts. Please know that our family and friends in Kentucky, Wyoming, and Oregon are praying for you. May God bring peace to your heavy hearts. Sending love and hugs. (((hugs)))ReplyCancel

  • The Speer's - I’m so sorry for your family. I can’t even amagine what you both are going through. You both will be in our prayers and thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Mod Girl - I am praying for you. May the God of all comfort hold you in His loving arms and surround you with His perfect peace.ReplyCancel

  • Jared - Tears and prayers for you and with you as you hold each other today. ~HeidiReplyCancel

  • the Holzwarths - Joel & Jess,
    We are so sad to hear about Cora. We are praying for you guys & the days ahead. Cora left a huge mark in this world in the short time she was here. We are praying for you guys! You guys have been very courageous & loving parents to her throughout all of this. She couldn’t have had a better mommy & daddy.
    -Andy & Stephanie HolzwarthReplyCancel

  • Wendy - I am so, so sorry. She was and is just an angel. I will be lifting you up in prayer. WendyReplyCancel

  • Alex(andra) - I haven’t commented before, but I have been following your story and it hits a little closer to home because I’m originally from Wichita, and have little nieces and a nephew. My heart is breaking with this news and I can only continually pray for all of you and hope that God gives you the strength you need to keep going.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I found a wonderful website that might help you through this difficult time. Please check it out @ http://www.sufficientgrace.net/

    It is a non-profit organization that helps grieving mothers.

    In Christ’s Love,

    Amy S in KSReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - a friend of mine recently lost his 6yr old daughter to cancer, i am SO broken for you…your gorgeous little girl is in the best place she could possibly be, and you will see her again! rest in that, i pray for peace over your hearts now.ReplyCancel

  • RockinMom - My prayers are with youReplyCancel

  • Chris Dougherty - Dear Joel and Jess, Please know that you and your families are close to our hearts now. You are so faith filled that it is inspiring to see. Your Jesus knows and blesses your pain because he, too, was deeply moved and wept when he lost his friend Lazarus. He is holding your perfect child in His arms now and always. He must have loved her especially to call her to Himself so soon. We will pray for you. Love Chris and Anne DocReplyCancel

  • Judy - I have shed so many tears for your precious Cora! I am praying for you today. May our savior comfort you like only he can!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Burr - Our thoughts are with you today Jess and Joel. We love and are praying for you.

    Matt & Lindsey BurrReplyCancel

  • Amber - Found your blog through “whatever.” Praying for you and crying with you.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I found you through Angie Smith’s Twitter. I am so, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • The Fritz Family Blog - My heart breaks for you. May God help see you through this.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - sending your family hugs. i will be praying for you during this difficult time!ReplyCancel

  • kia (good enough mama) - I have no words. I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss and may you take comfort in knowing she’s no longer suffering. I’m so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - Like many of the other, you don’t know me, but I have been following your blog for over a week now. I have been praying for baby Cora. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May God’s peace envelope you. Blessings ~ Nikki from GAReplyCancel

  • Angie - I don’t know you and yet I’m crying as I’m typing this. My heart breaks for you and your empty arms. I followed a link to your blog randomly today and wish I’d been sooner. I am so, so sorry. Cora is looking upon Jesus’ beautiful face, just as He is looking at hers.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Toes - My prayers are with you and your family…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying over you…ReplyCancel

  • Jenae - My heart breaks for you!!! There are so words to say how sorry I am. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you.ReplyCancel

  • Semi-Slacker Mom - I am heartbroken over your loss. I can not imagine what you must be going through. My prayers are with you & your family. Always treasure the memories of Baby Cora. And remember that God has a plan for everything he does.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart breaks for you at the loss of your precious Cora. I am so sorry. Words seem empty. Praying without ceasing for you.

    Elizabeth in IllinoisReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Your in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • the boyd girls.... - Our hearts are with you… there are no words… we will be praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you & your beautiful baby girl…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - oh how He loves you..,.oh how He loves her…for eternityReplyCancel

  • Jessica - May strength and peace find its way into your heart. I know God will lead you. I am so heartbroken for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • tardevil - We’re just so very sorry…there are no words!ReplyCancel

  • ran shae - oh, my heart breaks. my prayers are with you today. oh jesus jesus, come father.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - My prayers with you!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - I’m so sorry. I can’t think of anything else to say right now, only prayers that God would comfort you during this unbearably difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - So sorry for your loss. Here is a little card I made for you.

    CindyReplyCancel

  • Kim in Wisconsin - I just came across your blog yesterday and read your sweet baby’s story. I went to sleep last night praying for her and you. My heart is heavy for you but at the same time know that Cora is with our gracious Lord and is at peace. He will see you through this. I will continue to pray for you.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Brandman - I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you as you walk through what I can only imagine is some of the darkest hours of your lives.

    Your daughter is beautiful – thank you for sharing her story, and your incredible faith. Such a wonderful example for us all.ReplyCancel

  • Darby - Jess and Joel… I am so saddened by the news. May the Lord bless you and keep you in his arms… and may you find comfort in knowing that sweet Cora is resting in his arms too. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.ReplyCancel

  • The Tulip Lady - Dear Friends,
    Cannot explain, I do not understand how this is possible, our God is good, our God is great, but today I do not understand. I pray peace and understanding for you in the days, weeks, and months to come. God bless you for sharing your journey through this. You have made me examine myself, my spiritual life, and have made me have some serious talks with God. Thank you baby Cora, I want to meet you in heaven one day. I am so sorry dear friends, so very sorry…ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Sending gentle hugs from a fellow mom of an NB angel.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Hepburn - You don’t know me. Your family was on our prayer list at The Benton Church. I have been following your blog and praying for Cora. The pictures of her w/tubes & wires broke my heart because I have precious, healthy grandbabies. I prayed for Cora at church today & came home to find that she was gone. I felt crushed. But no more tubes, no more pain. She is perfect w/Jesus. My prayers and sadness is now for you. Please know that our Heavenly Father will not forsake you & even strangers are greiving w/you. May God comfort you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Precious Baby Girl… there are no words… We are praying God’s mercy, comfort, and peace for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Screwed Up Texan - I am so sorry for your loss…no words can express how you must feel during this difficult time. May God be with you and may you feel His presence.ReplyCancel

  • It's Always Something Around Here - Oh my heart just breaks for you! My thoughts and prayers go out to you.ReplyCancel

  • Make Mine A Maltese! - No words….only prayer, love and support for your family….God Bless….LeslieReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - A friend told me about your blog and I have been checking in on your posts often. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always, words cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Patrick - I am so so sorry…ReplyCancel

  • Kala Family - Heaven has another beautiful angel. Praying for your strength at this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Your little Cora was a miracle for all of us that have been reading your blog. Through her we have learned about never ending faith and hope. I am so sad at the loss yet feel blessed to have been touched by her life. I will continue to pray for Cora, for you, and the rest of her family.ReplyCancel

  • Donna - I gasped when I read the words under that beautiful picture on your post. I went to bed last night praying for good news in the morning. I am so, so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Dear, sweet Cora……..rest in peace.ReplyCancel

  • A Dusty Frame - I’m praying for you. I am sorry.
    LizzieReplyCancel

  • Justine - My heart breaks as I write my condolences for you and dear sweet baby Cora. The only comfort is that she is with God, free from hurt and pain. No tubes and no wires. God Bless you and I pray for your strength at such a trying time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We have never met, but I have quietly been watching your blog and passing the love of the universe to your little one. I grieve with you today. I have no words of wisdom or comfort to offer. Just love.ReplyCancel

  • Jim Colyer - Jess and Joel,
    Our hearts are broken for you and we are sitting here crying but we also take comfort knowing that Cora is with Jesus and is being held by Him in His loving arms. She is at peace.
    We love you guys and your family and please know we are here for you if you need anything.
    Love you,
    Jim and JudyReplyCancel

  • Lee Anne - I am so sad for your loss and my heart and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i will pray for your comfort. i’m so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Rice - She is an angel.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart goes out to you both. I only came to know of Cora 4 days ago yet I have been praying every day for her recovery. I am so saddened by this news and your faith in Jesus lifts me up. You are both in my prayers as you grieve the loss of sweet Cora.

    In him,
    KarenReplyCancel

  • Bryan and Angela - We are lifting you and your family up in our prayers.

    Bryan and Angela (friends of Josh and Staci Graber)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I’m am so sorry. My heart breaks for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts are broken for your loss . . . and we will continue to lift you all up in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Leticia - My prayers for your family. May God grant healing and comfort to know that His hands are at work in your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i am so so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - I cam across your blog through Angie’s Bring The Rain —

    There are no words to describe how sorry I am that you lost your precious daughter. I just read through your blog and got to know her through your words and the love that you all shared for her that you so graciously shared with the blog world.

    I know she is with Jesus. Your faith is strong. I can’t imagine your pain. I am so so sorry. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Lord - I posted earlier, but this song keeps playing in my mind as I think of you all and Cora today. It is performed by Alison Krauss and the name is “I give you to his heart”. Lyrics following:
    The wind is blowing down the quiet river,
    a shining road that carries you alone.
    Baby boy my love will last forever.
    If you’re to live, I must give you up to God.

    I know our God will guide, protect and keep you.
    Teach you faith and hold you by the heart.
    Though your mother’s heart is broken by your leaving,
    her Father knows just who he is and who you are.

    I wish that life wasn’t always ending up this way,
    with Heaven’s love at stake and hell to pay.
    But you in God’s loving plan might be the missing part.
    You must live.
    So I give you to his heart.

    The wind is blowing down the silent river,
    a shining road that leaves me all alone.
    A life for you’s worth losing you forever.
    Some day we’ll stand in God’s fair land, forever home.

    I wish that life wasn’t always ending up this way,
    with Heaven’s love at stake and hell to pay.
    But you in God’s loving plan might be the missing part.
    You must live.
    So I give you to his heart.

    I wish that life wasn’t always ending up this way,
    with Heaven’s love at stake and hell to pay.
    But you in God’s loving plan might be the missing part.
    You must live.
    So I give you to his heart.ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I am so sorry for your loss I am just hurting some much on the inside for you guys. I will be praying for you to find comfort in God and know that he loves Cora and she is pain-free. Heaven received a precious angel today. I know there are no words to express the hurt you are feeling but know you have thousands of people praying you through this most difficult time. I hurt so much for you because I have a son close to Cora’s age and cannot even imagine what you guys are going through. May God bless you and may you find peace during this difficult time. Cora will always be with you.

    In Christ,
    Amber from San Antonio, TexasReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are praying for you and your family. Although we don’t you you personally our hearts are so sad to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. May Jesus wrap you and your family in his arms and provide you comfort as you make it through the days ahead.

    Amy Walker
    (Friend of Russ and Jenn Thomas)ReplyCancel

  • Erin Robertson - Shocked and devastated for you.
    God is sovereign. Trust in Him.

    Erin from OntarioReplyCancel

  • SuperAngel - My heart is aching for you! praying for you!
    HUGS!
    Miss Amanda
    The Daily PlanetReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - The hole is immeasurably huge..
    only God can fill it.
    The pain is immeasurably intense..
    only God can lessen it.
    The purpose is immeasurably good…
    only God can do it.

    Only God in His wisdom has foreordained all these events to bring about immeasurable good in your lives and the lives of His people.

    Our prayer is for you to see that good in this life, the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

    He is using this in the lives of others as well, even ours. We Praise God for the strength He has given you, so that you have been able to bear witness to His immeasurable grace.

    Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:10

    Know we will continue to go before the throne of grace on your behalf, and that the Holy Spirit will bring comfort in this, your greatest time of need.

    For His glory alone,
    The Hindman Family (friends of Alice McDaniel)ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Ann Harris - Praying for you in Indiana.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayers are with you. Cora is beautiful and she has touched so many lives through this blog. I pray for your strength.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - My heart breaks for you and I will continue to pray for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Filby - Jess & Joel,

    My heart is heavy for you today. I’m so, so sorry. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Oh God. I am so sorry. I have been reading your blog, and Cora has been in my prayers day and night.

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Ali - Many prayers for you and your family. Lifting you high to heaven to our holy God, who is hearing everything you need during this time of sorrow. Cora is a beautiful angel.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not know either of you but am friends with Amanda Balzer and have been following and praying for Cora. My heart breaks for your loss. And even though we know she is with Jesus and not hurting. You are still hurting. I will continue to pray for you both. May God hold you close as you start this new journey.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am so sorry…sweet baby girls. Praying for you to have peace as well as hope.ReplyCancel

  • Myra - May the Lord give you the peace only He can give you at this time of pain.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I promise you I will hold my baby girl tighter today.

    I am so sorry.

    Brieanne Robson
    Ontario, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Denise - I found your site from Nicole. I am so sorry for your loss!ReplyCancel

  • amanda - praying for god’s perfect peace for your family. because he is truly good all of the time. :0)ReplyCancel

  • bclong1998 - Hello – You don’t know me and I don’t know you. I am friends with Sarah Harman Vandervort- she posted a link to your web site. I wanted to leave you know that you are not alone. Although we’ve never met – I am your sister in Christ & I am lifting you up in prayer!

    In prayer – CarlaReplyCancel

  • purejoy - words fail. but the love of our heavenly Father does not. thank you Jesus that Cora is no longer suffering and is in His sweet arms. may the strength of our Father sustain you and know that there are strangers storming the gates of Heaven on your behalf. please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
    kimberlyReplyCancel

  • Julie - I am so sorry that you don’t get to spend anymore time with precious Cora here on earth. My family and I are praying for youReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I sat here for 10 minutes…completely frozen before I could even type. I started reading your blog on the 28th, and in that short time it seems as though I knew Cora in person. Such a sweet, strong little girl! She is in a place now where there is no cancer…no ventilators, surgeries, or PAIN. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless you all,

    JenniferReplyCancel

  • Mommynipotent - I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you.ReplyCancel

  • mar1ene - Sweet dreams little girl
    xxxReplyCancel

  • cozyann88 - I have never been so touched in my entire life. I am so sorry. You guys are so strong and I look up to you. It just broke my hard reading this blog today. I will remember this forever. I am so sorry. I send you and your family my prayers. I can not stop crying for you. I don’t know you but You have touched my life in a deep way. Your faith is so great. God bless you and may you find comfort in this horrible time. Love and prayersReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - thinking of you…praying that God gives you peace.ReplyCancel

  • Tina - Praying for you Joel and Jess and God comforts your hearts, I know this is the most difficult day of the entire journey.ReplyCancel

  • The Busy Blaine's - Your family is in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick - I read the news, put my head on the desk and cried for you and your family for a long time. I don’t know what to say. My heart is heavy.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We read about Cora on Meg’s blog.

    Thank you for sharing your sweet girl and her happy smile with all of us.

    SharonReplyCancel

  • Aaron and Brianne Banning - Know our hearts are crying out for you today! May God comfort you and your family. Prayer Warriors continue to pray for YOUR healing.ReplyCancel

  • maryanne420 - hello,
    i just read your whole blog and my heart is aching for you all. i am truly sorry for your loss. i’m praying for Jesus to wrap his arms around you all and give you his peace. i am praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • The Hill family - There are no words. You all will be in my family’s thoughts and prayers. May the Lord hold you in His loving arms.ReplyCancel

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  • Stephanie - Oh, Joel and Jessica, though I’ve never met you, you and Cora have become very near to my heart. I will continue to pray peace, unfathomable and immeasurable, over your hearts as you both mourn your loss and celebrate the incredible gain Cora has in the arms of Jesus.
    In the name of Jesus, who counts every one of your tears as precious,
    StephanieReplyCancel

  • Eluciq - Your story is heart wrenching…your daughter is beautiful…your family is STRONG…grasp onto each other for love & comfort as you heal through this incredibly difficult time. Cora looked happy until the end…she was a lucky little girl to have the support & love from her mommy & daddy!

    {I followed your story through pieceofcake website}ReplyCancel

  • max, ava, and elle - I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - I found your blog through another, and just wanted to say how terribly sorry I am for your loss. May God comfort you in your deep sorrow as He greets Cora in Heaven. I will keep you in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace. Heaven definitely gained a new angel today, and one day you will see her and hold her in your arms again. Until then know that God will be taking wonderful care of her. He loves her more than any of us can imagine.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - “Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass.” Job 14:5 Before our little one was born, he was given 19 months. He completed his work on the earth in that time, and God took him to Himself, until we should meet them both at the end of our work. Such it is with Cora. She is safe and secure with the One who loves her most. And thanks be to God for his unspeakable Gift, Jesus, who has made a way for us to live with our loved ones FOREVER in a place of complete and utter peace, joy, and love. We hold your hurt in our hearts and are holding you up to God.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - I am so sorry for your loss! My heart just breaks for you! I will continue to pray for your family during this painful time.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - I am so sorry. God’s blessings on you and your loved ones.ReplyCancel

  • The Mumaw's - i am so sorry to hear that, my heart goes out to your familyReplyCancel

  • StacyJean - I am so sorry to hear this. I have been following Cora’s journey through several of my friends’ blogs. You guys are truly an inspiration to everyone, your faith in God is so strong in even dark times. You are all in my prayers.

    StacyReplyCancel

  • Kristen - I am so sorry. Praying for strength and peace for your family.ReplyCancel

  • trishia - my heart aches for you. you will be in our prayers,
    Trishia & BrianReplyCancel

  • Marla Taviano - Jess and Joel, I am so sorry. I’ve fallen in love with Cora in the past week, and I can’t imagine your pain. Oh, I’m so sorry.

    Oh, God, love on Jess and Joel! Hold them in your arms and squeeze them tight. How do you even go on living when your baby girl is gone? Give them strength so far beyond themselves that they can’t even fathom it. Bless them with your grace and mercy.

    Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • prairiegal - I only met your family here a few days ago, but want you to know that I will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Please post where I can send something through the mail – or if a fund will be set up… seems like thousands would love to contribute – I don’t even know you, but would love to send something.
    Lynn in ChicagoReplyCancel

  • StacyJean - I am so sorry to hear this. I have been following Cora’s journey through several of my friends’ blogs. You guys are truly an inspiration to everyone, your faith in God is so strong in even dark times. You are all in my prayers.

    StacyReplyCancel

  • April - Oh…It hurts so much..I am so sorry for your pain and your loss…may God be with you in the days to come…God bless and keep Sweet Cora

    AprilReplyCancel

  • ManyBlessings - I am so incredibly sorry. Your baby was so precious and she touched so many lives in her short stay here on earth. As your arms ache to hold her again, please find some comfort in knowing that even strangers are covering you in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I want your faith, where did you get it? You’ve surrounded yourself with Godly people, how did you do that? You have a real testimony here… I hope in time, you can share it. The story of Cora will live forever and reach people for Jesus.
    Thank you for sharing… my life is richer for it.
    Sad in IllinoisReplyCancel

  • sarah - Words, particularly from strangers, seem inadequate. And yet, we are not strangers. We are brothers and sisters in Christ. And so, as part of my family, I grieve with you for the loss of Cora. But I also rejoice that she is with Jesus, whole and without pain. I will continue to pray for you–for comfort and for peace.

    “Do not fear for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord you God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaia 43:1b – 3aReplyCancel

  • Lori Mercer - Oh my goodness…my heart is so heavy. I just started following your journey about a week or so ago when prayers were lifted up for you guys by The Murry Family. My prayers are with you all. I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m happy for Cora that she is in peace with Jesus. I’ll continue to pray for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Weeping with you today. I have no words right now. My heart is filled with sadness.

    Cora was here, she made a difference in this world.

    Praying for your family. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and help you through these trying times.

    The Benningfield FamilyReplyCancel

  • Erin - my prayers are with you both, and your families as you grieve. Jesus, give them peace & comfort.ReplyCancel

  • April - God Bless and keep you all.ReplyCancel

  • JoNa Photography - Even though we don’t know each other, I just wanted to leave a comment like so many of those who already have.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.ReplyCancel

  • tbonegrl - Praying for you. Thinking of you.ReplyCancel

  • Liz@Violet Posy - There are no words. Thinking of you and your beautiful daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4 - Your family is in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Chris McCubbin - I am so sorry for the loss of your adorable, sweet little girl. I pray that your little girl will be taken care of and that your hearts will be eased.

    -AngelReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - So very sorry. May God comfort you through this difficult time.

    Anne in TX.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Doughan - You don’t know me, but I’ve been praying for your family a lot! I’m sure there is nothing that I can write that would make you feel better right now …

    Praise the Lord that Cora was a member of your family and that is a covenant child and is with Jesus.

    I know it still hurts and that’s okay.

    Still praying for you,
    Corinne Doughan
    Santa Maria, CAReplyCancel

  • Amy Wedel - Jess and Joel my heart is so full for you. I know how special Cora has been and how so many people have grown to love her through this blog. I have no words to express how I feel, I am just so sorry for you both and your families. May God hold all of you during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I cry for you – sweet, sweet baby girl – I have a daughter about Cora’s age and all I can do is hold her tighter as I think of you and your angel.
    Praying in MN
    LaceyReplyCancel

  • So Not Martha - My heart is breaking for you.
    I will pray that God will hold you close and that He will send you a strong support system at this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - Our Creative Life - I am so sorry for your loss! I can only imagine what you are going through. I do know that from reading just a few blog posts that your a family of faith so I will go ahead and tell you what our pastor said today…give praises to God in all things, in all times! Thank God for the time you had with your precious Cora! My prayers are with you!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlyn - Oh my, you are in my prayers. My heart is with you.ReplyCancel

  • Warm n Wonderful - I have been following your journey and I want you to know I have been sending people to your blog to pray for you.

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your perfect little angel. So wonderful in fact that I guess God wanted her with him.

    Keep the good memories in your mind to help you at this time and keep all your family close to you.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - I am so so sorry. All of my love and prayers are with you all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Precious Cora…I have no words other than your family has touched my heart. I told my little girl whose is 3 that Cora is in heaven now, but that her mommy and daddy were sad b/c they missed her, but glad that she wasn’t sick anymore and response was..they’ll see her when they go to heaven. Praise the Lord for that!! I am so glad that you know Him as your Savior and you WILL be reunited w/ your precious girl. But my heart aches for you now…we will continue to pray for you all.ReplyCancel

  • lovinsanta - Praying for you and your family. Find comfort in the good memories. May you feel the love around you.

    Heather in INReplyCancel

  • Erin - No words, only prayers for you…ReplyCancel

  • David - My prayers are with you. May God’s peace surround you and hold you through the whole of the storm.ReplyCancel

  • royse family - Our words seem so very inadequate at a time like this: we are so very sorry. Our hearts hurt for you both and your extended families. Praying God’s peace and comfort that transcends ALL things be with you all this day–and tomorrow–and each and every tomorrow thereafter.ReplyCancel

  • Hope - I am so very sorry. My heart aches for you.ReplyCancel

  • bfs ~ "Mimi" - The world and God in it encircles you with love.ReplyCancel

  • Aby Gittings - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of unimaginable pain. She was a beautiful baby. Today she is a beautiful angel in peace. I pray that you find some peace and comfort in the days ahead. My sincere condolences.ReplyCancel

  • ReNae Mitchell - We’ve never met but we are from Amherst and am a friend of Kelly Bosshamer. I feel such sadness today to learn of Coras passing but such peace knowing she is dancing around with Jesus. Reading your blog has been an awesome testimony to me of the strength that comes from Jesus. Your walk with him and leaning on him throughout this difficult time has really been a testimant to me of the power of faith. Thank you for so honestly sharing with others the beautiful life of Cora. Your healing will be in our prayers daily!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - God Bless you and your angelReplyCancel

  • Micha - May you feel a sense of comfort at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Louise. - I am crying for your loss. I wish the tears could bring her back to us =[. You are all in my thoughts xxx.ReplyCancel

  • Misty - I am so sorry, my heart broke in a million pieces when I came to check your blog. Please know that God has a better plan for your precious little girl. She will always be with you and is in heaven with all of the angels. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through but remember this was in Gods plain. Be strong.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - God Bless I am so sorry for your loss

    Kathy 🙂
    jokaj@comcast.netReplyCancel

  • Amy - I also have a little boy in heaven with Jesus. Even though I don’t know you, I have followed your story and I have prayed with you these last few weeks. My heart is broken for you. I know that peace comes later and right now I am praying for comfort for you both while you are grieving. May our Jesus hold you tightly and may you feel His presence, His arms holding you.ReplyCancel

  • Ernie, Michelle and Emmy - Praying for you all during this time, my heart is so heavy for you! My prayer is that you will feel the arms of our Ultimate Comforter wrapped around you!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - Bless you all, you are in my thoughts and prayersReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Just know that Cora is free of pain and you will one day be with her again. My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • jennifersusan - My thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • The Safi's - A dear friend had your blog posted on her blog. I am so, so sorry for your tremendous, precious loss. I too lost a child, though at birth I know how intense your pain is right now. May God envelope you and your family during this time……May God Bless you and Keep you…..Lezel Safi, Edmond, OKReplyCancel

  • Jen - jess and joel,

    like many others have said, words seem inadequate. i don’t know you (i heard about cora through your mcclenahan cousins in lincoln), but have been following your blog since i first heard.

    your strength, faith and grace through this journey has been nothing short of amazing to witness, and has been a testimony of God’s love, even in the most devastating of times.

    i pray for God’s continued strength, peace, comfort and grace for you and your whole family during this time and always.

    a sister in Christ,
    jen
    lincoln, neReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are holding you up before our Father in love and prayer. Both of you and Cora have been a blessing to all of us who read about her here these past few weeks. May God’s peace surround your lives. Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you. Psalm 55.
    Love, Len and JanetReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.ReplyCancel

  • R Family of 5 - Your family will continue to be in our hearts and prayers. We pray you feel God’s comforting arms around you.ReplyCancel

  • Claire - Joel and Jess – I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following your blog since Cora entered the hospital and I am heartbroken for you today. There are no words. Your constant faith through this ordeal has been a daily encouragement to me. I pray that the peace of God will surround you during this time.

    ClaireReplyCancel

  • Lisamcg - You and your daughter in in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Somehow or another God leads me to sweet families like your, going through what, i know, is the hardest journey ever. Please know I am praying for you to feel held. And to very soon, know the joy that is promised as you invision sweet Cora with our King in paradise. I would be so honored to talk with you, listen to you, and get to know you. What ever i can do. I want to send you a box…..personalized for that precious little girl. let me know where i can send it. Peace be with you~ MeganReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I don’t even know how I found your blog. Somebody posted a picture of your beautiful little girl with a request for prayers. I have 3 babies, and my youngest is very close to Cora’s age. I can’t begin to imagine your loss. The suddenness, the unfairness, the gaping hole in your heart. I am heart broken for you. I am praying for you family and sending as much hope and love as a blog post can carry!!ReplyCancel

  • suzncasey - I have been following your blog since your family started this journey! My prayers for God’s sweet comfort are with you.ReplyCancel

  • krueth - My heart is broken for you. Praying for you and the extended family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - my heart is breaking for your family. i’m a friend of a friends & i know you don’t know me. praying for you in the bittersweet time of knowing she is with Jesus but that your earthly hearts are so broken… peace be with you.
    jessicaReplyCancel

  • Sara D - My heart is breaking for your family. I have been following the story over the last couple of weeks, and prayed every day for Cora. May God be your rock during this very difficult time for your family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Oh, you guys, I am SO sorry. May you continue to seek God for comfort and support. We will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Dear Ones,
    I learned of you through the Kruse family here in Sterling, KS. I am a mother of three and have been praying so hard for you and for sweet little Cora. My heart is broken for you, but is also rejoicing in your faith and in God’s promise. He KEEPS his promises and is loving on your sweet daughter right at this moment. I pray you are comforted through these difficult days ahead and that the happpy memories of your sweet girl remain vivid.
    Jessica SchmidtReplyCancel

  • Falling Around - My heart is broken for you.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My love and prayers are with you, Joel & Jess.
    Praying our Lord wraps you in His peace and comfort.

    Love,
    Christy KleinReplyCancel

  • perkins - I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying or both of you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My thoughts and prayers are with your family!ReplyCancel

  • Joy0706 - I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of precious little Cora. She is truly a little princess. My prayers are with your family. May God bless you through these tough times.ReplyCancel

  • Al's World - No more tubes, no more surgeries, no more chemo…but this doesn’t take away your lonely arms, your breaking hearts and unfullifilled dreams you had with your daughter. I am praying with all of my heart for you, and your family. Blessings on all of you.

    Allison
    OklahomaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so very sorry for your loss of beautiful baby Cora. Bless you and your families.

    Troy, OHReplyCancel

  • Andrea - my heart breaks for you as a parent, but now she is in a perfect place now. my prayers are with your familyReplyCancel

  • The Parker's - My heart is breaking for a family I’ve never met. I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful little girl…my she is so beautiful. Everytime I see her pictures, I can’t believe how gorgeous she is. I am so very sorry. I will definitely be praying for you and your families.ReplyCancel

  • Sunday Girl - Words can’t express my sorrow for you and your family. I pray that God and His infinite mercy are with you and will ease your pain.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Veer - We are praying for you all today! May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. We love you.

    Natalie & GarrettReplyCancel

  • Katie - I’m so very sorry for your loss. There are no words. May god gently cradle YOU in his hands, and know that Cora will be helping you to get through this difficult time. This amazing little girl has touched so many…..Blessings and peace to you.ReplyCancel

  • Meg Jahnke - Jess and Joel-
    I recently heard about your story and have been taken with sweet little Cora ever since. I was shocked when you commented about “Wesley” because I then realized your family was neighbors of ours. My husband and I are from Emporia and Salina, went to K-State and are now in Shawnee. We recently lost our baby at 21 weeks which I know does not compare to the pain you are experiencing, but I can say to make sure you allow yourselves to grieve in whatever fashion you choose. Losing a child is undoubtedly one of the hardest things to endure. May God hold you in the palms of his hands as you deal with your loss. God bless sweet Cora! Here is a quote someone sent me when we lost our baby.

    “Dear Lord, I would have loved to have held my baby on my lap and told her about you, but since I didn’t get the chance, would you please hold her on your lap and tell her about me?”

    Love and prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors - Words cannot express my deepest sympathy as you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry. I will keep your family in my prayers.
    Sandy FutheyReplyCancel

  • Abby - I have been touched by your journey and share your tears. While I don’t know you, Jesus does. And He is with you today as Cora is with Him. I’m praying for comfort for your family, and peace that passes all understanding that only our Father can give.

    Love,
    AbbyReplyCancel

  • Gini - I am so sad for you. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Pink Slippers - My heart cries out for you. But I know your little Cora is with Jesus. In that there is comfort. I am praying for you and your family.
    WendyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I know that nothing can take away your pain, but my heart goes out to you. My little Sophia is only 5 months and your story touched my heart in a way that you will never know. You will forever be in my prayers. Your daughter is and will always be a precious giftReplyCancel

  • stellafide - I can’t imagine the heartache. Our God is mighty to save. He can redeem even this–something nothing could prepare your heart for. I pray you will see the Lord in a new way that will bring peace and comfort beyond understanding to you both. May you be reminded that heaven is real, and so is our Savior. I will pray for you.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Oh my…words cannot express my heartfelt sadness…my prayers are with you both today!

    Amy from Washington State.ReplyCancel

  • savanna - I had only started reading your blog a few days ago. Since then, my prayers have been with you all. My heart breaks for you both, but rejoices for Cora at the same time. My God richly bless you beyond your imagination….His timing and purposes are divine and holy. thinking of you and praying for comfort to your hearts….ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - I don’t know you,I came by way of Darby Stickler. Your little angel is back in heaven today and feels no pain of her recent illness. God is watching her until you meet again. Bless you all. I pray you will be given much strength to get through this.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There just aren’t words…I know that all you want right now is to have your daughter back even though you know she is safe, healthy and free of pain with her Jesus! She was so blessed to have you both as her parents for the 11 months and 3 days she had on earth….not nearly enough time by our standards!
    Please know that your family in Christ is bearing this burden with you! I pray you may eventually come to a place of peace and comfort in the days ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Monica - I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. My heart aches for you. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • ~Mel~ - I’m so very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - oh my, I really sorry.
    praying for you from OklahomaReplyCancel

  • the sweet life with olives - no words, only tears and prayers. my heart is aching for your loss. Cora made our lives richer without even knowing her. your family remains more than ever, in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I’m so sorry. I will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - My heart is breaking for you today. May God somehow give you His miraculous peace and hold you tight. In His strength and comfort….LindaReplyCancel

  • Jackie W - My heart aches for your family. May you find comfort in the fact that the Lord is holding Cora in his arms. Prayers will long continue for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Curvaliscious - I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. I don’t know you but please know that I am uplifting your family with my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Words fail to express my sadness for your loss, nor your impact on my own faith journey as I have followed your blog in the past few weeks. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. I will continue praying for your family as you take this path that was chosen for you and I rejoice that Cora is healthy and whole and with God.
    Monica in INReplyCancel

  • Amber - Oh dear God, I am so sorry. I only found your blog today, and I am just so incredibly sorry. My heart is absolutely broken for you. I cannot even begin to imagine your pain. I will be praying, praying, praying for you throughout this time. I am so sorry. I pray that Jesus would just wrap His arms around you both, and hold you through the storm. Again, I am so, so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - God Bless YouReplyCancel

  • paintergal - I’m so sorry for the pain you are experiencing in the loss of your precious baby girl. Know that many people who you’ve never even met are lifting you in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - (You don’t know me…I just have read your blog & prayed for you during this time).
    Oh, my heart breaks with you and yet rejoices that Cora is with Jesus. Our son passed away 5 years ago. It was a long journey back to having joy, but one day at a time w/ God’s help. He is the ultimate healer & comfortor. I will continue to pray for you.

    Raeann ReidReplyCancel

  • Donna - My heart and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart is absolutely broken. I have prayed and begged God to save this little girl. I will continue to pray for your entire family. I am at a loss for even the right thing to say. I am so so sorry. Please know I am wrapping my arms and prayers around you.

    Thank you for sharing your story with the world. I hope it brings you comfort to know that we are here for you, and with you.

    KimReplyCancel

  • Hana - Words cannot express…. You are in my prayers! Just know that baby Cora is now in the Best of hands…the loving hands of her creator. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • jlk - She is with Jesus. So is my husbands daughter. She looks out for us, as I know Cora will look out for you.ReplyCancel

  • BECKY - There simply are no words…praying for you and your family. May God’s meet your every need in Christ Jesus.
    With deepest sympathy
    BeckyReplyCancel

  • Kindra - I am so sorry about Cora. I just found your blog through a blog friend of mine. I had to back track and see the wonderful storied of sweet Cora. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Sending Nebraska hugs your way.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry!!!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    I pray that the Lord grants you peace, strength and faith. May he wrap his loving arms around you for comfort.

    Love
    Em
    from AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Seeker - Sleep sweetly in the peace of His arms; precious little one.ReplyCancel

  • Ivy Lane - Praying for you! I just learned of your sweet Cora today.ReplyCancel

  • shareff5@aol.com - My prayers are with you.. I pray that the Lord Jesus will give you the strength you need at this time. I will keep you in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) - May God give you strength thru this difficult time. May He wrap his arms around you and give you strength and peace..many many hugs ~lynne~ReplyCancel

  • Just Me - Sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - I am so profoundly sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - My heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry for your loss. She is such a beautiful little girl! I pray for strength for you during this difficult time. May you feel God with you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i do not know you, but have heard about your blog and have been following. GOD BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL. my heart and prayers are w you. peace be w you all in the following days. God bless,
    from WisconsinReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Praying for your family!ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - For those wondering, you can donate financially here. –

    http://corapaige.com

    If anyone else has items they are wanting to send, you can email me and I’ll give you my address and get the items to the family.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Cora was a beautiful little girl. And for the short time I cared for her she touched my heart, as did you and your family! My prayers are with you and I know Cora is in Heaven where she will feel no more pain. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you all.
    Amanda RNReplyCancel

  • Southern Fried Girl - I have found you through several other sites and am struck by how many people obviously love your family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Just so sorry. I can’t even imagine.

    I was ranting and raving earlier about something and realize now how truly trivial it is.

    You all are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Simply Dandy - I just found your blog and there are just no words. May the Lord give you comfort that is unfathomable. I can’t even begin to imagine. Cora was beautiful!

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)ReplyCancel

  • Donna Johnson - I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May God keep you close and comfort you during this time. My prayers are with you all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel and Jess,
    Rejoicing for Cora-Crying with you-Praying for our Father to comfort each of you and your family in the way only He can do. You have loved Cora with a special love. Well done, good and faithful servants. Know that I will continue to lift you up to the One who can carry your burden and knows the pain in your hearts.
    Tami in GeorgiaReplyCancel

  • Audrey - You don’t know us, but we are praying and grieving with you. I am so happy that you know Jesus and can rest assured of where sweet little Cora is. Much love and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - There are no words ……… praying for ease of pain. Cora is safe and healthy in Heavenly Father’s arms.ReplyCancel

  • Andolicious - Praying for peace, strength, and comfort for your family during this terrible time. Such a beautiful baby girl.ReplyCancel

  • Jo - I am so, so very sorry to hear of your loss. I read on Courtney’s blog of your daughter passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish my words could offer you more than simple comfort.

    Fondly,
    JoReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You all have been heavy in my thoughts and prayers these past weeks, and will continue to be. My heart aches incredibly for you both and your families. But I am so glad that our more-than-capable, all-wise, all-knowing God has you in his gentle hands. May you find strength, hope, peace and healing there.

    Juli DirksReplyCancel

  • adrienne - Love and prayers to you and your family. Sweet, sweet baby.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Prayers for you and your sweet girl….ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so, so sorry. So sorry.

    Shelley FaerberReplyCancel

  • Andrew Liles - Joel and Jess, we are praying for you. Cora is safe in the arms of Jesus. We love you.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Gutierrez - I wanted you to know that a total stranger is lifting you all up before our Great God today. I echo the sentiments of so many others. May the Peace of the Lord Jesus wrap around you and guard your hearts in this sad time.ReplyCancel

  • hoosier homemaker - I am praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Devon - Your sweet family will be in my prayers. I just found your blog today, but know that we are thinking of you and grieving with you.ReplyCancel

  • jen - praying for you all. may you find peace during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - I am so sorry for your loss…My love and prayers to you and your family! 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - you and your family are in my prayers! – Birmingham, ALReplyCancel

  • The Hulls - Our prayers are with your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Jo - I am so very sorry. My heart is breaking. Your family is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jan - I have been among many who prayed so hard for Cora. Now I pray for both of you. She is such a beautiful little girl . . . God bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so sorry for your loss. She was an absolutely beautiful little girl. Keep strong. Good things will come again.ReplyCancel

  • Wisdom.Courage.Love - Even as far away as Australia our hearts break for you all. God Bless xoxReplyCancel

  • mandie - lifting your family up in prayer. may His peace surround you during this difficult time.
    just know that believers from all over the world are lifting your family up in prayer to our Savior.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah and Michael - We are lifting you up in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel & Jess- Our deepest sympathies. May the Lord surround you with peace. Spencer & Nicole McIntoshReplyCancel

  • Hey Mama where's my... - I am so sorry that your sweet, beautiful little girl had to leave this earth to be healed, you are in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You dont know us but we have been following your blog via a freinds blog. Having 2 small children I cannot even begin to imagine your loss. My heart breaks for you and your family. You little girl is beautiful and I hope you have some peace in the fact that she is with Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - My heart breaks for your loss- the pain seems so unedurable. Hang on to the life we have in Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am thankful you have Jesus to be with you during this difficult time. May you feel God’s arms around you during this time of sadness. Thank you for sharing Cora with us.

    Blessings to you bothReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Roth - Joel and Jess–
    I cannot imagine your emotions, as I have cried today for you. But, just keep in your mind that sweet, precious Cora is out of pain and being loved on and spoiled by her Heavenly Father!!
    We continue to pray for you all!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Joel and Jess
    We are so sorry to here about your sweet baby Cora. We too understand the loss of a precious baby. Our son Dylan Kelly Mayfield died nine years ago. Find peace and comfort in God and know that Cora is now healed and safe in the arms of Jesus. I learned about Cora through one my students parents and I will give her my numbers if you need anything at all. We will continue to pray for you and yuor family.
    Love In Christ
    Kelly and Courtney Mayfield
    Augusta, Ks.ReplyCancel

  • blessedmomto7 - There are no words. Praying for comfort. Praying for the love of God to surround you dear ones. Praying for sleep and peace for joel and jess.ReplyCancel

  • Miss G - My heart is breaking right now. I am so, so sorry! KellyReplyCancel

  • Chrissie Grace - My deepest condolences on your loss. I know you are covered in prayer, as Jesus holds your sweet baby.
    Bless you bothReplyCancel

  • artcanthurt - Prayers for you won’t stop – you are being held close through this time.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - I am so sorry to hear your heartbreaking news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth & Robert - What an amazing impact that precious Cora’s little life has made. Know that so many are praying for you and lifting you up. I pray specifically that you feel the Lord’s love and presence in an amazing way during these next few days, months and year. Oh, how Jesus loves the little children…and how He is loving His precious creation Cora today!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart is breaking for you, I am so sorry for your pain. We are praying for your peace during this difficult time. We hope you find comfort knowing your beautiful Cora is safe in the arms of Jesus. God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • My name is Megan... - praying for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - My heart is broken for you both. God bless your little angel and know that she is in God’s care now. I pray most especially for the two of you. JoanneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry to hear about your great loss… she went to be with Jesus on my birthday. I was just checking in to see how her progress was going… and saw your beautiful family picture. My heart is broken for you… thinking of you and your family… may HE quiet you with HIS love… SharonReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Tho we have never met my heart is broken for you and your family. You will be in my prayers…ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - Thinking of your family…my heart breaks for you. She’s such a beautiful little girl. You will continue to be in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • ooprincessjennoo - Our thoughts and prayers are with you, I am so so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful girl she was.ReplyCancel

  • Ryan and Jannali - I found your blog through a friend, I instantly fell in love with your bundle of joy, what’s there not to love she looks like such a sweetheart. I’ve wept for your sweet family and am so sorry that she is no longer with you. Thank heavens for our loving heavenly father and son Jesus Christ to have love for all of his children on earth and in heaven. My prayers go out to you both.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I haven’t commented all day because I didn’t know what to say. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I’m so sorry, and I hope that you have peace knowing that Jesus is holding your little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Praying for you. Peace and comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Miss(es) Canadian Pie - As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I just want to express how sorry I am at Cora’s passing. You and your sweet family will be in my prayers. I just don’t know what to say. I am just so sorry. May you be comforted by God’s love and may you find rest under the shadow of his wing. I will be praying for you as if it is the air that I breath. Again, I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I am praying for your family…ReplyCancel

  • M and M Madsen - You are in our Prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - My heart is breaking for you. I just called my husband, and he and his youth group are lifting you up in prayer right now. Tears are running down my face as I write this. I do not know you, but I know your sweet Cora is a precious little girl. I have been praying for you both and Cora several times a day. I am thankful that she is well now.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - I read about your story on Twitter. I am so sorry for your loss. Cora is a beautiful baby.ReplyCancel

  • belladella - There are no words. I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I only happened through this blog about a week ago.

    My heart is breaking for you. At least she’s in a happy place with god a Jesus. She will never feel pain again.

    If it means anything to you in this past week, she has helped connect me more to god and my relationship with him has strengthened.

    I will continue to pray for your family. I’m deeply sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Honey - I am so sorry for pain right now. I feel as if I know you both, but I don’t really. I guess since I first read of your sweet daughter and the struggle she was having…the prayers for all of you came so frequently. I would even awake in the middle of the night and your daughter would be on my heart…so I would pray for her and you both. Although you and I will probably never meet on this earth..I just want you to know I am so so terribly sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Carey in Colorado - I am speechless and my heart is in my stomach. I am so sorry!!!!!! I check on little Cora everyday and I could not believe what I was reading. May God give all of you peace and comfort and guide you in the days ahead.

    God bless…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi - I was just given the link to your blog today and read your whole heartbreaking story. I am so sorry for the sad ending of Cora’s journey. As a mom, I can’t even imagine the agony you are experiencing. I am a NICU nurse and I sometimes have to “float” down to the PICU to help out. It always scares me so to be out of my element and taking care of much “older” babies. But it is nothing compared to the fear experienced by the families and patients in the PICU. It is sometimes difficult to see things from the “other side”. Thank you so much for sharing your story. You have touched me in a way I can’t even express. I know Cora has finally found peace and is not hurting anymore. I hope you and your family can find the strength to start healing. Cora is an amazing little girl and has touched so many lives. May you find some peace as well.ReplyCancel

  • Deb - So, so sorry for your loss. May God watch over you and keep your beautiful angel in his arms always.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - My life verse –

    I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have tribulation. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Jn 16:33

    Remember God’s promises are TRUE! You will see sweet Cora again. And there, “He will wipe away every tear from your eyes. There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.” Rev. 21:4

    We are praying for you all.

    Maranatha!
    Lauren (Carrianna’s sister)ReplyCancel

  • angela - cora was lucky to have such wonderful parents, even if for a short time. you both, and she are blessed. hang on to your memories, and I hope you can smile again, soon.ReplyCancel

  • Preppy 101 - There are no words, but you have the arms of God around you to comfort you. He hurts with us. I will pray for you. We will all forever remember brave little Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Brian - I don’t know what to say except that I pray you can find peace in the coming days. Know that you are surrounded by a body of believers, lifting you up in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • IRENE - So very sorry for your beautiful angel! May God’s peace be in your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • That Fresh Feeling - Our prayers are with you. Cora feels no pain now and she is with Jesus…what that must be totally awesome.

    much love and blessings, The Harkey FamilyReplyCancel

  • Jaime - My heart and prayers are with you. I just came across your blog 20 minutes ago and read thru all 2009 entries….and cried. I am sooo very sorry to hear about Cora, she was a precious lil girl. And just beautiful.
    My heart aches.
    God is with you and your family at this hard time.
    And know there are many out there praying for you!
    Bless you Joel , Jess and Cora your little angel!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you,ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora and your family have been in my prayers since I began following your blog just a few days ago. My prayer is that you rest in the comfort of knowing Cora is well and in the arms of Jesus. Seeing your loving devotion to Cora has been a blessing to me. God bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I am so sorry. I can’t imagine your pain right now. I’m praying for you. Precious Cora was beautiful.ReplyCancel

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  • Ashley - I had just recently started to read your blog. My heart breaks for you. May He hold you in arms and surround you with his love. Your entire family is in my prayers..ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Your angel baby is just precious. Bless her heart and bless yours. Please know that Cora’s story will help me to let go of the little things that I usually fret over.ReplyCancel

  • Ambur - My heart breaks for your whole family. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - I do not have the right words right now, except PLEASE know that I have been lifting your entire family up in prayer for 2 weeks now, and will continue to do so. I have cried many tears today, as this is just something that I don’t understand, but I know that sweet Cora is with our Creator now, and His plans are greater than ours. May you seek comfort in Him.ReplyCancel

  • Funky Kim - My thoughts and prayers are with you now.ReplyCancel

  • Bailey - I will continue to pray for comfort for your family. My heart is breaking for you.ReplyCancel

  • duchess - Hugs & prayers from SC. So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Frantic Home Cook - I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I pray that our Lord holds you both close and comforts you with words of peace as you grieve. Cora is in the arms of her loving Savior and is no longer sad or confused. I know she is happily waiting to hug you when she meets you in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • FRUGAL DIVA - I have been following your blog for the past few weeks and praying for sweet little Cora. I am writing you with tears streaming down my face, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a gorgeous little girl and it is reassuring to know that her pain is over. I will continue to pray for you and your family for the long days that lie ahead. You seem like such faith-filled strong people…keep your faith intact and your loved ones near-by. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Oh dear sweet Cora, surely heaven has gained another beautiful angel!!

    Please know many are praying for you and your family and holding your tight in our hearts.

    Fly high sweet Cora, fly high!

    Maren Trammell
    Frederick, MDReplyCancel

  • Hoosier Mom - I’m so sorry, there are no words. Just rest in Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Angie P - So sorry for your lossReplyCancel

  • avtcoach - Oh I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying every day for Cora. I will continue my prayers today for you both and your extended family. Know that someone in Oklahoma is wishing for you that God will provide whatever you need..courage..strength.. the knowledge that you did all of the right things for her, you loved her fully and deeply and that she knew that. Blessings to you!!ReplyCancel

  • tracie - my deepest sympathy. prayers are being lifted for you from kalamazoo, MI. So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you. May you find peace and comfort in Christ. My prayers are with you also.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayers are with you. May you find comfort in your memories.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora’s picture will remain taped on my wall as a constant reminder of how precious life is and to remind me to continue to pray for all of you. Someone once told me that God breaks our hearts to get inside. Many hearts were opened as they got to know and love your precious little angel. Thank you for sharing her with all of us and for the incredible Christian testimony your lives are. I will be praying for all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I am so saddened by this news. I have been praying for your family and will continue to. May God wrap His arms around you at this time and give you the peace and comfort that only He can.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Zuercher - Jess and Joel – My heart goes out to you. I have been praying for little Cora since I heard she went in the hospital. Your testimony and strong faith in God has been so powerful though all of this; God will surely use both of you and Cora for His glory. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - Praying for your family. May God continue to hold you in his hands.ReplyCancel

  • The Quintessential Magpie - A friend just linked her readers to your blog, and through tears, I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss and how I rejoice in your faith! May the Lord wrap you up tightly in His arms of love, holding you close to His heart of mercy, just like Jesus is holding Cora right now.

    Praise God that life here on earth is but a blip on the radar screen before you are united with Cora again for ALL eternity. Praise Jesus for His sacrifice that makes that possible for all of us whose loved ones have gone on ahead. God truly gives us the victory through Christ and what He did for us at Calvary!

    Sending much, much love in the Lord your way…

    XO,

    SheilaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - With ters streaming down my face and my heart breaking for you both, I wish I could do more than say I am Sorry. May you feel God closer than ever today. Our family had been praying for yours.
    Perth, Western AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are so sorry for the loss of your little girl. We pray God will comfort you and hold you close and will remind you of good memories when you miss her most
    We are praying for you!
    Dennis and JenniferReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Garbett - There are no words I can say…the Lord chooses carefully sweet spirits to call back to Him, and very special parents who have strength I can’t imagine.

    My first daughter is 3 weeks older than Cora. I can’t imagine how quickly you had to process this and the strength you showed despite this terrible trial.

    My prayer among others is that you will find solace and comfort in others who’ve lost young children…here are some blogs I read of parents that tragically lost children around the same age, they are inspirational and have come so far in healing through the intense grief of losing their little babies! May they help you find comfort…

    http://adailyscoop.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

    http://www.dbkunz.blogspot.com/

    http://tiffcorbandcob.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • Jill Bartley - I don’t know how I found your blog, but I have been following it closely for the past week. I am sooo sad and sorry for your loss. Your daughter was absolutely precious and heaven has welcomed a new beautiful angel. I will continue to pray for your family. May God provide you with the comfort you need right now.ReplyCancel

  • prplez8 - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of those loved and touched by Cora. You’re in our hearts.ReplyCancel

  • The Jump's - Much needed prayers will be on there way. The Freeman’s sent us the news on twitter. We are sorry for your loss.

    M and J JumpReplyCancel

  • Kahla - Such a precious angel. I cannot even imagine what you and your family are going through. I am sending lots of prayers from TX during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you.ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Please take some comfort knowing that even strangers are holding you up in prayer. Beautiful Cora is with Jesus. What could be better?ReplyCancel

  • miniMartha - Bless little Cora’s sweet sweet soul, I canot even begin to imagine. I read your entire blog tonight, from beginning to end and I am so so sorry that such a precious little peanut lost her fight.
    Peace to you and your family during this incredibly difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Nantucket Karen - Sweet Jess and Joel,
    I know there are no words right now that I can say that will help, but I so terribly sorry to hear about Cora Paige’s passing.
    She was put on our prayer chain this morning at church, along with both of your amazing families. My heart is soo very heavy, but I pray God will keep you tight in His arms, and all the precious memories of Cora help bring you some solace during this painful time.
    God Bless Your Entire Family.
    KarenReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not know you, but have followed your blog for a few weeks. I have been praying and will continue to pray. You and your sweet Cora have touched my life already with your story and your faith and I know the amazing journey of Cora will continue to bring others closer to Jesus for a long time.
    Praying that you find yourselves overcome with the peace that only HE can give.ReplyCancel

  • Gina - I am so incredibly sorry for your loss….I will pray for you (I have been praying for sweet little Cora for the last few days). There are no words to describe exactly how awful I feel for you. I cannot imagine………Please be well.ReplyCancel

  • LeeAnn Howard - Sooo sorry about the loss of your precious angel!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families!!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I just found your blog from Kayleigh’s. I’m so so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Cora. Praying for you and rejoicing that she’s in no more pain and dancing with Jesus today.ReplyCancel

  • Youngs - My heart is completely broken for you. I wish your family peace!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for your sweet family.
    IreneReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart is breaking and aching for your family. Only 10 months in their arms, but forever in their hearts–and now all of ours. Your journey litterally taught the world to pray. We will continue to pray for the strength of your family, blessed little Cora. Pray for them until you are all reunited in Heaven for all Eternity. Until that time we know that you are in God’s loving arms and he will protect and keep you safe and free from pain.ReplyCancel

  • Angie - I spent the day mourning for Cora… her story touched me deeply. She is at peace now and feels no more pain. The world was better because of her.ReplyCancel

  • tscrapper - I’m so sorry. I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Sweet Cora is an angel above. Keeping you in my prayers Joel and Jess during this sad time. God Bless you both.

    SusanReplyCancel

  • Chris and Elodie - i am so sorry for your loss..your family is in my prayers

    i came over from heart full

    elodieReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Many prayers are being lifted up in sweet, sweet Cora’s name today. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you.

    God bless,
    KristinReplyCancel

  • Liz Thatch - My heart goes out to you I can’t even imagine what you have been through, but I am praying for you two and your entire family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You don’t know me, but I have come to know you and your family through your blog. I have been following your story and praying for your sweet little Cora. I came here today looking for an update and my heart sunk into the pit of my stomach when I read the news. I know nothing I can say can ease your pain during this difficult time. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your sweet angel child.ReplyCancel

  • Mark from Colorado - This is Mark, Husband of Sheryl who has followed your blog for some time.
    Years from now you will read these comments and I pray you will find comfort to know…that your Cora has and been such a blessing to so many people… Know that the Body of Christ is with you… in Prayer and in knowledge you WIll see her again! Cora has touched so many in so many ways..! God works in mysterious ways and why you have had to go through this pain is unknown today.. In Gods great blueprint this has been predestined from the foundation of time.. Know that he is in charge, he gave you her … although for a brief time… Cora belongs to HIM… You will live with her spirit for the rest of your days.. but take comfort to know .. she is with our Saviour and you will be with her again… In his time. Blessings on your Marriage and that God will give you the needed strength to weather the trials ahead..
    HE has chosen you both for a reason..
    May God richly bless your marriage!
    Read the book of Job..ReplyCancel

  • CassJustCurious - We lit a candle for you all tonight and Cora is in our prayers. A spirit so bright lives on in all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Allison - We have prayed for you during Cora’s struggle, and we will continue to pray for you face the loss of your sweet daughter.

    God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah@VintageChic - You are in my prayersReplyCancel

  • Mary Elizabeth - my heart goes out to you and your family. may you find peace and know cora is in a better place. we will be praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • A friend - I wish you so much peace. You have lost your precious girl and have gained a precious angel. I wish you did not have to endure this ultimate heartache. I wish you peace.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - So sorry for your loss, what a sweet angel.ReplyCancel

  • Aidan's mommy - We are so sorry to hear about Cora’s passing. We are praying for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - I am so sorry. There are no words that I could say – my heart breaks for you.ReplyCancel

  • Logan and Rebecca - Cora was such a beautiful, beautiful little girl. I know she brought you so much joy for the 11 months that she was here on earth. Thankfully we know where she has gone and The One who guided her there with his loving hand. I pray for His arm to be around you all to give you support and His love. I pray that you will feel Him and know Him even better. I pray that your life and actions will further His kingdom. But most of all, I pray that He will heal your hearts. I am so happy that I found your blog, and that through it, I know a little of who Cora was. And she was beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Candace - My heart is aching for you… I do not have the words to say, with the exception that I am praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • HairDizzer - I’m so so sorry to hear this news. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that you can find peace in this horribly difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • amanda - My prayers go out to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - May God bless you in this time of such sorrow …..ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jess and Kendra HerbigReplyCancel

  • Leah - God Bless your family- my heart breaks for you.ReplyCancel

  • Ruby Red Slippers - I pray that God’s peace that only He can give is with you-My heart breaks for you both
    LoriReplyCancel

  • HomeSpun Threads - I’m always amazed at the strength mothers and fathers have in such a time. I’m sure we all think we don’t have it in us but we probably truly don’t…it’s God’s strength. Wow, to know that your little one is in heaven with Jesus, probably sat right on His lap as soon as she arrived. She’ll never no the heartaches that are in life and only ever know the joy God gives. My prayers are with you. I can’t wait for the day, I can sit with Jesus too…bless you both.ReplyCancel

  • McMommy - As a parent, my heart is breaking for you. Cora must have felt so loved and so incredibly blessed that God chose you to be her parents.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Dear Joel & Jess~
    I wanted to let you know that my heart is aching for your sweet family. I learned of Cora’s need for prayer through Mandy Seley & I have been following your precious baby Cora’s journey. I was heartbroken when I read your blog this morning. You are both AMAZING people and your strong faith in God is very inspiring. I will continue to think and pray for your family often. With Love & Prayers~ Kara ChristyReplyCancel

  • Hayes Family - I found Cora’s story through Kendall’s blog. We have your family in our prayers as well as in our hearts forever.ReplyCancel

  • Nan - Sovereign One
    By Zach Jones

    When I’m all alone and afraid
    I will trust in You
    For You watch over my ways
    When things in my life don’t make sense
    I will trust in You
    For You are good, You are good

    Sovereign One
    You work all things to Your plan
    Sovereign One
    You hold all things in Your hands

    When I don’t get to have my own way
    I will trust in You
    For You know what is best
    When tears begin to roll down my face
    I will trust in You
    For You are good, You are good

    Perfect in power, You control all things
    Perfect in wisdom, You know everything
    Perfect in goodness
    Jesus, You’re so good to me
    So good to me

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers all day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am praying for both of you and your families.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am so sorry. We will pray for your family.

    Laura in NCReplyCancel

  • Allison - I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for your strength and comfort in the coming days.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I’m so very sorry for your loss. So sorry. My heart is with you tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - Praying for you all, for comfort and peace that can only come from our almighty God.

    Abby in FLReplyCancel

  • Infarrantly Creative - Praying for your during this most difficult time in your life.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - You don’t know me and I don’t know you. I was pointed to your blog from another I read and as soon as I saw this post, I started to cry. Saying I’m sorry doesn’t seem right, but I am. I AM sorry your baby is in Heaven.

    My thoughts, prayers and heart are all with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart goes out to you and your family. I have been following your blog for the last few weeks. What a sweet, beautiful, and brave little girl. We lost our son 4 years ago. I wish I could offer words of wisdom to help with the pain and sadness. May God, family, and friends comfort you until you meet your sweet little girl again.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I just read your whole story! My heart goes out to you and your family. I will be thinking and praying for you.

    Melissa Lanier
    Calhoun, GAReplyCancel

  • 3 Peas in a Pod - I found your blog through several of the blogs that I follow. I have been praying for Cora. I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.

    Much love from NJ,
    Sue
    xoxoReplyCancel

  • Kate's Mommy - praying for you…my heart is overwhelmed with grief for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - there are no words……… praying for strength and peace beyond comprehension….. HE IS FAITHFULReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Dear Joel & Jess
    As I read your blog I was struck by how quickly your lives went from the ‘Happy little family’ to the pain of a great loss. That must seem like so long ago now. We don’t know what the Father has in store for us but we do know that we who believe will make it to eternity. Someday Cora will greet you with the others you have loved who have gone on to heaven before you. She lives with God now. Comfort yourself with that. Your faith is helping others believe at this moment. He chose you for that,

    Gods love
    Prayerfully,

    DonnaReplyCancel

  • Sasha - May God bring you peace in your hearts soon.. I will have Cora in my prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Auds and Family at Barking Mad - My heart breaks for you.

    Please know that we hold you all up in prayer and love.ReplyCancel

  • Yaya - (((Hugs))) I’m so sorry for you loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I don’t know you but I have not stopped thinking about and praying for your family since I first read your blog a few days ago. I want you to know that through your precious baby, I feel a renewed need to be close to Jesus. I am heartbroken for you. I can not even begin to imagine the pain you are in. I have no words but please know that your sweet baby has had such a huge impact on a lot of people. I reach out to God tonight in a way that I haven’t done in a long time.ReplyCancel

  • Erica - Joel & Jess my heart is breaking for you today. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you close today.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss. My heart is breaking for you..ReplyCancel

  • ~ Jamie ~ - I just became aware of your story last week. I’m so sorry. She is beautiful. Your family is in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • kristi - May you find comfort in our Lord as you continue in your walk with Him. You are loved.

    Praying for you and your family,
    kristiReplyCancel

  • Maria A. Kane - I am so so very sorry. I am praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Elise - Just read this on Julie’s{JoysHope} blog. I am so sorry…I will pray for y’all.
    Hugs,
    EliseReplyCancel

  • The Klaassens - Dear friends,

    God reached down to kiss the earth
    On Baby Cora’s day of birth —

    A precious life, was far too good
    To dwell in any neighborhood,

    So God gave her a home of love
    Filled with faith in Christ above.

    Her life’s “too short,” we want to say,
    Yet thoughts of her won’t pass away.

    Doubts and sorrows come and go,
    Yet Jesus wants us all to know

    The One who kissed us with her charms,
    Now holds her safely in His arms.

    To you, Jessica and Joel, the Beverlins and McClenahans and all your sorrowing friends near and far: We are praying our Lord will touch you all with the healing you now need. May there be blessing in the love of others as you “go on.”

    And Jesus said, “I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

    With our love and prayers,
    Vernon and GraceReplyCancel

  • James' Full House - I don’t know what to say. You do not know us but we have been following and praying for Cora since she was admitted to the hospital. My heart is so heavy for you. I have had sweet Cora in my thoughts constantly. All I know to do is pray, so I will keep on praying for you all. I will be lifting your family up. I am so sorry.
    BrandiReplyCancel

  • maryboys - what a beautiful, precious, sweet,innocent little girl she was. there are no words for this kind of pain. so very incredibly sorry for your immeasureable loss.ReplyCancel

  • amy - I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet, precious Cora. My heart is aching for you and I have no words. I am praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so very sorry for your loss. Since coming across your blog mere days ago, I have thought about your precious girl constantly, and prayed that God would heal her. Although my heart breaks that she is no longer with us, I know that she is whole, healed, and content in Heaven. Cora was so beautiful and has touched SO many lives. Her legacy will live on…ReplyCancel

  • kana - I am so sad today, I was praying for a miracle. I will continue to pray for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for peace that passes understanding that can only come from our Lord Jesus… oh know you are loved, choose to believe it, cling to it. He will hold you through this unbelievably horrible time. You are being held up before the throne.
    A sister in ChristReplyCancel

  • wife.mom.nurse - Heart broken for you. I am praying for you two and your family.ReplyCancel

  • heather spratt - I am so sorry…I have no words….I am still praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley, Kyle, and Baby Boy - my heart pains for you…
    her time here on earth was too short, but what fun she shall have in Heaven holding the hands of Jesus!ReplyCancel

  • aswewalk - Praying for your comfort today. Crying with you.ReplyCancel

  • OK Mama - I am so sorry about Cora she was a beautiful little girl. I just came across your blog today and reading it brought me to tears. I have a son nearly the same age. I can’t even begin to imagine what you & your families are going through. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Cottage Rose - I am so so sorry to hear about Sweet little Cora. My the Lord keep her wrapped in his arms, and you in his heart. I will keep you all in my prayers. God Bless you all;
    Hugs;
    AlauraReplyCancel

  • amy - Joel and Jess,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet, precious Cora. My heart aches for you and I have no words. I am praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy - Jessica and Joel: My prayers have been with you throughout these last couple of weeks. Your lives and especially “Cora” has touched so many of us. She was a beautiful child. I am so sorry for your pain but rejoice in the knowledge that Jesus is holding her now. Take care of each other.
    Love, Peggy van der WegReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora’s story had touched me and although we do not know each other I just want you to know that you , Jess and Joel and your family, are in my prayers. Keep your faith in God and your memories of your precious Baby girl dear to your heart. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
    ~MellisaReplyCancel

  • J - My prayers have been and will continue to be with you.

    James 1:2-3 comforts me. I hope it can provide some comfort to you as well.ReplyCancel

  • Unmistakably BLESSED - We’re praying, and greiving for you, with you. We’ll keep praying. There are no words. There is heaven, though. You will be reunited with Cora, she’ll get to introduce you to Jesus. For now, she’s rocked in His arms, loved, so very loved, and at perfect peace. We will continue to pray.ReplyCancel

  • Alphabet - My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so, so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • LuLu & Co. - Words cannot express my saddness for your family, May God hold you and Cora tight. My heart is so sad and will continue to pray.
    LuLuReplyCancel

  • T with Honey - My heart broke when I read this but I know that can’t compare to what you must feel.
    Know my heart and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Emilie - Im so sorry for you loss, that has to be very difficult. I will be praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am so very sorry for your loss. Your daughter is exquisite and so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - Praying that God will give you peace and rest. So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • capperson - my prayers and my thoughts are with you…

    along with quite a few tears. I’m here if you need anything, anything at all.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - There are no words. I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not personally know you, but happened upon your blog through another one I was following. I am so grieved for you. I am praying fervently for comfort and peace for you. Through the pain, it is an awesome sight to picture baby Cora in Jesus’ arms.ReplyCancel

  • Jill @ Live Laugh Blog - You do not know me – I just came across your blog today. My heart breaks for your family. I am so sorry that you have lost your baby daughter. My prayers are with you and your family.
    May God help you through this most difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” Deut. 33:27

    My heart breaks with you tonight. In this tragedy, may you discover that God alone is enough. And when you can’t go on, remember that underneath it all are His everlasting arms.
    In my prayers,
    AmyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I will be praying for you and your family. Your story has touched me. May God give you peace that only comes from Him.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - My heart aches for you! You are in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - Thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Winborne - My dear friends in Christ. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss today. But what rejoicing in heaven right now, for Our Father is now cradling a precious little Cora.

    I pray that you would feel His comfort and peace as you deal with not cradling a precious little Cora. His arms are strong and wide enough to hold you both. Take comfort and rest in that promise.

    Love to you, even though we have never met. I wish I lived closer to help you more. Instead, I will pray. Even now.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - I am so sorry for your loss..My heart is breaking for you and your family..you now have a sweet angel.ReplyCancel

  • Jaimi Riley - My heart hurts for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. She is such a beautiful soul that has touched so many hearts. I pray that you find comfort in the days to come even though they will be the hardest of all and that you will find peace.ReplyCancel

  • rob - May the God of all peace comfort you both and your families. Praying for you in Stillwater, MN.ReplyCancel

  • Callie Grayson - my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. My heart is aching for your loss and I can’t even imagine the pain and hurting you are going through.
    My God hold you close and give you strength.
    callieReplyCancel

  • Kristin.... - I’m so very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Rose - I am so very, very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - No words, only tears…..

    prayers, and more tears.

    May the sweet peace of Jesus fill you on this darkest of days.

    With love and hugs from a Mommy in Michigan.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - prayers to you and your family at this sad time. i thank God that she is with Jesus now and free of pain.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I was just led to your blog. Words cannot express how my heart breaks for you. My words cannot heal you, only He can. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I am praying for you and for your families.ReplyCancel

  • Sonya @ Blissfully Balentine - Found you guys through ThriftyDecorchick. Our prayers will be with you guys. What a precious little girl.ReplyCancel

  • *JEM* - I am deeply sorry for your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Holly - Praying that you will find comfort and peace through such a difficult time. Your sweet girl, baby Cora, is an angel today. May God hold all of you closely.ReplyCancel

  • The little things - My heart is broken for you… praying….ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - My prayers are with you.

    Godspeed, sweet baby Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. Cora was a beautiful little girl. May God give you strength during this very difficult time in your life. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I found your blog about a month ago and have been following it and praying for your family ever since. I am deeply sorry for your loss and continue to pray for your peace in this difficult time. God bless.
    Katie in AlabamaReplyCancel

  • The Thompson's - Our thought and prayers are with you and all your family on this very difficult day.

    All of the blogger community is in prayer for you today. Cora touched each and every one of us deeply, and we are saddened by this loss.

    Our Love and Prayers Always,

    TimReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Dear Joel and Jess
    I can’t seem to find the words to tell you how much my heart is aching for you both. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Cora. Bless you and your family. DonnaReplyCancel

  • Heather Bullard - May God hold you in His arms and heal the sorrow of your heart.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our prayers are with you today and while you continue this journey. May you feel the comfort of God. The Mocks.ReplyCancel

  • KMR - I don not have the words. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.ReplyCancel

  • ~Kelli - Hugs & many, many prayers! I am so sorry for your loss!ReplyCancel

  • Maricris - I’m sorry for your loss.

    Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - Cora’s tiny life has touched so many in such a short period of time… may God hold her in his arms until you can be together again someday.
    Many prayers from our family to yoursReplyCancel

  • Melly - my heart & prayers go out to youReplyCancel

  • Call Me Cate - I can’t imagine what you’ve all been through. Reading your blog today (the first I was aware of it) really touched me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • The Ceder House's - Incredibly sorry for your loss. May you all be filled with the spirit at this time, I pray.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am just heartbroken hearing of your loss. My daughter is just a few months older than Cora, and I can’t imagine what you guys must be going through. I will be praying for your family during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Monica @ Writer Chic - My heart aches for you tonight. Please know you are being prayed for.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Ross - I am so sorry that you have to go through this loss. There is no greater loss and no deeper pain. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Shelby - words cannot express how deeply my heart aches for you…please know you are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Dear Joel and Jess,
    You don’t know us, but you have been in our prayers for the last month. I am so sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for your comfort during this incredible time of sorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah - Praying for you with love…
    ~DeborahReplyCancel

  • Leslie - A blogger friend had a link to your blog on her blog. I came here to look and I’m just in tears. I feel so horrible for you guys. It all happened so fast and it’s not something parents expect to deal with with a young child…

    I will be thinking of you and hoping that you find a way to make it through this horrible time….ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I came here from pampering beki…

    My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - Praying for your family!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your sweet baby girl in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle and Shalen - I do not know you but I am grieving with you. Cora is beautiful. Many prayers are being said for you and your families. May God bless you and allow you to feel His presence now more than ever.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so SORRY about your sweet Cora. You must be in such deep sadness right now. My dad, and my three boys Grandpa, passed away almost 2 years ago. He REALLY loved children(he was a teacher and principal). He never got to meet his one grandaughter—so I know that he will love playing with Cora in heaven. May you find peace in knowing that her life has touched so many and your deep faith has been a light to all who have read your story. God Bless you and keep you during this most difficult time. Love, RachelleReplyCancel

  • Sher's Creative Expressions - I am SO very, very sorry!!!!

    Blessings,

    SherReplyCancel

  • Melly - I am so so sorry. I am praying for you guys, and imagining that precious precious girl in the arms of Jesus. Praying your hearts are comforted until you hold her again.

    Love MelodyReplyCancel

  • Brycen - We are praying for you.
    Christy, Brad, and Brycen
    Springdale, ARReplyCancel

  • purplemoose - I just found your blog right now. . . I am so sorry to hear about your precious little girl. Our prayers are with you, that our Lord will comfort you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts are so sad for your loss. Cora was a beautiful little girl and we are forever touched by your story, as are many others. We pray that God will give you comfort and strength to carry on each hour of the days ahead. Know that many will continue to lift both of you up in prayer. You have been a wonderful witness for the Lord throughout this difficult journey. God bless you both and your entire family.ReplyCancel

  • The Thompson 4 - You don’t know me, but I have kept up for the past couple of weeks with your precious baby’s story. My parents have been neighbors of Bill Good’s my entire life. After reading your blog for the last couple of weeks, I feel like I do know you. I don’t know your pain exactly, but I can kind of relate. You see, it was almost 3 years ago that my precious niece (3 years old) left the same floor of Wesley Hospital and flew to Jesus. When I read your news this morning, I wept…and then smiled thinking of how our Maddi was there to meet Cora. Maddi’s story changed the lives of many, and I can see from the number of postings that Cora’s is doing the same. What a testimony! It’s amazing to watch your famly point to Jesus, and lives will be changed because of it. Praying for you fervently and asking God to hold you ever so close…ReplyCancel

  • Becky - There are no words, no shoes that have been walked in, and no sweet release than handing your child over to God. Knowing that you are only working towards your sweet baby girl makes each breath closer. Know that our little girls wait to see us and look down at us at this very moment, waiting. Waiting to be held by us again forever. You are thought of with much love and hugs here in Texas.ReplyCancel

  • Mommy - I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • tiff - I’m so sorry. My heart breaks for you. I will pray for your sweet family. I’m so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so very sorry for your loss..ReplyCancel

  • monkeysmom - I am so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.ReplyCancel

  • PlowgianPage - I am so sorry for your loss today. I only found your blog and story today but feel so much pain for you. Your daughter has gone home to a loving Heavenly Father. I will pray that your family will be blessed and find peace at this time. I am a Christian also and have beliefs that families can be reunited after this life. If you would care to know more and this brings you any peace please visit http://www.mormon.orgReplyCancel

  • Britt - I know that words can do nothing .. I’m praying fervently for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Megan @ Little Bella Bean - I am so sorry. I sit here with tears streaming down my face. My prayers are with you, but it doesn’t seem minutely adequate to say that.

    May the Lord hold you in His gentle arms, whispering words of comfort into your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl Kenoyer - I am so sorry – my heart breaks for both of you and I continue to keep you in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • kristin at prairiedaze.com - remember your faith and that god is closer than ever.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’ve never met you but just came upon your website and oh how the tears are coming. We have five children and the pain your must feel with your loss. She was such a darling little girl. We just must always realize that God has the key to our lives and he has promised us that He will not put upon us more than we are able to bear. Sounds hard at a time like this but sometime we will understand. Your faith is incredible and this is what will get you through this rough time. We have to always remember that God never makes mistakes. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers and may God grant you the grace to carry on. I would love to be there in person to help support you but hopefully these words will give a little encouragement. Stay strong and God will carry you through these dark alleys of life. We will just be patient and hopefully someday we can all meet up yonder. What a precious promise we as His children do have. God’s blessings to you. We love you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Lena - My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love.ReplyCancel

  • mimi - Your angel is home. Someday you will be with her again.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Candy Allen - I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet baby girl.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We have been praying for your Cora and are heartbroken to hear of your devastating loss. Please know that you will be in our prayers this year. In the love of Christ, Jennifer-Flower Mound, TexasReplyCancel

  • Our Family - I am so sorry. You will both be in my family’s prayers.

    Melissa in TXReplyCancel

  • Shana Smith - I don’t know you personally but I am crying for you and your loss tonight. May God bless you and ease your pain. I hope with time and the memories you have of your precious daughter you will find strength.ReplyCancel

  • amy - I cannot get your family off of my mind…I just wanted to let you know that I have been praying for little Cora. I was in complete shock when I read it on Amy’s blog. I will continue to pray for you, Joel & Jess. My heart goes out to you.

    May you feel His comforting hand…

    Hugs,
    amyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so very sorry for your loss…ReplyCancel

  • Emilee - Joel & Jess,

    Although it’s hard to understand, our Father is cradling sweet Cora in His arms tonight. It is incredible to see the impact her short life has already had on others. Her joyful spirit will be missed. We love you guys so much and are lifting you up in prayer.

    -Joel & EmileeReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I’m so sorry for this tragic loss. Praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - My soul is in anguish for you. All I can offer is my continued prayers for you all. Much love and grace on you and, more than anything, I want to pray that Jesus’ arms will wrap so tightly around you that you’ll hear His weeping too.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i only knew you through the pictures and words on your posts. i fell in love with your daughter and her precious smile. my heart connected to you because of our love for jesus and kneeling before his throne. i ache and cry for you as if this were my own child. i truly am so very sorry. will continue to pray for you as you “lean on the everlasting arms”. grace and peace to you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May God give you strength through this very hard time. Seeing pictures of her she is a true Angel. Your family is in our prayers. No words can take away the pain of losing Cora but I hope you kind find happiness in knowing she is in heaven and you will see her again and then never have to say goodbye again. God bless you.
    Stephanie Kolbo (Kristy M. friend)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - I heard about your family and your loss through McMommy. I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jo - Hi,

    I am sending you my heartfelt wishes from Australia. I have only been reading your blog for a short time, reading about your incredible journey facing all those challenges. May you find peace at this sad time with the knowledge that you have cherished memories to fill your minds and hearts…..

    Best wishes now and always

    JoReplyCancel

  • Keri - My heart is aching right now for your family. I was sitting in church this morning and there was a baby in with her parents in front of me. My thoughts immediately went to sweet Cora. At least she’s not in pain anymore. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We are praying for you guys! And think of you all the time! Jesus loves & cares!!!!! JenniReplyCancel

  • the cubicle's backporch - I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - Praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - To The McClenahans and their families: You probably don’t know us but we are neighbors of Ruthie & Dale in Chambers Ne. We have met Jerry & Susan at Ruthie’s in the past.Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a diffcult time. Your little Cora was a sweetie!! God Bless You All!! Denny & Vicki(Gartner)Libolt and Family.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - praying in Georgia.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora was a beautiful little girl. Our hearts go out to you in this time of terrible loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    The DeJager’sReplyCancel

  • The Frosts - Prayers and love for your family. She is a beautiful girl!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - Amazing how a sweet little girl by the name of Cora Paige touched so many of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with your and your family. So, so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Krystyn - My prayers are with your family.ReplyCancel

  • mindfulmama - No one knows why our loved ones have to leave us, especially through illness. Your family is in my heart. Know that you did your best – beyond your best for your little Cora, and that your lives were blessed with her presence, as was hers with yours. She could not have picked two better parents to travel with her through this horrendous ordeal. I will be thinking of you. Take care of yourselves at this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - My heart is broken for you. I’m so very sorry. You will continue to be lifted up in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Mommy of Multiples - May the love of Christ be with you and keep you during this time. My deepest sympathies.

    “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” Corinthians 1:3-4.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not know you, but my heart is completely broken for you. I have nothing to offer but my heartfelt sorrow and prayers. May God give you the comfort you need in all the days to come.ReplyCancel

  • The Koehns - Please know that you are never alone. We are so very saddened by your loss, and we wish you every comfort and peace God can bring.

    Numbers 6: 24-26ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - Your story has touched so many that you don’t even know. Thank you for sharing Cora with us. Peace be with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Vivian - May God provide the comfort and peace you need during this time.ReplyCancel

  • Shepherd Family ACAL - My heart if full, I pray the Lord will bless your family with all that you need…God Be with you.ReplyCancel

  • Danita - I am so sorry for your loss. prayers sent.ReplyCancel

  • The Talberts - A friend linked to your blog and my heart is aching for you. We will be praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Kayla - I am SO, SO sorry to hear about sweet, Cora. I pray that God brings you peace to get you through this hard time.

    Psalm 34:18
    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

    I will be praying for you and your family.

    KaylaReplyCancel

  • Cristy - God’s newest little angel…Cora. God bless you Jess and Joel. Our hearts are breaking and are with you today and throughout the coming weeks. What an amazing little life. Some people live all their lives and do not accomplish what little Cora did- bring so many others to Jesus. So many are living differently now because of her. You will forever have a very special angel in Heaven watching over you.

    Huge, huge hugs and love from us all…..

    Mark & Cristy Harder
    Cassoday, Abby, Anna Faith, Ellie and ChloeReplyCancel

  • mrs boo radley - So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My little boy is around the same age and my heart aches for you and your family. May God comfort you. “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.”ReplyCancel

  • Laura - You don’t know me but I have been following your story.

    I am so very sorry.
    May the Lord encircle you in His arms of Love.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Gramma 2 Many - I just came through another blog. Of course I do not have the right words for you so just know how much I care. Jesus, please comfort this family and reassure them that their beautiful little Cora is in your arms tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - i heard of your dear cora through meg’s “whatever” blog. though we have never met, i wanted to express my deepest condolences to you and your families. may the lord comfort you in this sad time.

    nikiReplyCancel

  • The Sieberts - Oh Cora-i can see her now. A little angel sitting on Jesus’ lap. He loves her so much and we do too. We are hurting with you and love you guys so much.ReplyCancel

  • Linkis Family Love - I have logged on here now about a 1/2 dozen times, because I just cannot find the right words. I have prayed, cried, and vented. How harsh life can be! Baby Cora, may you be happy, healthy, and blessed beyond measure with Christ. I pray a thousand prayers for your mommy and daddy that they main gain an understanding and peace from the Lord that will sustain them. Until we meet in Heaven with our Jesus!
    Kelli Linkis <>>< ReplyCancel

  • Mandi - My heart hurts for you and your family. I’m praying that God would be ever present and comfort you in this time of trouble. Cora is a special little girl whose life has touched so many. What a beautiful addition to Heaven.

    Hugs & Prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine A. - I’m am so very sorry for you loss. Many, Many prayers for you and your sweet angel Cora…..ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I just learned of your story today, and I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is just beyond words. I am from your area, and I am going to see if there is anything I can do.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for your beautiful angel tonight. This passes all human understanding, but I pray that Jesus wraps you in his arms in the days and years ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels - Our prayers are with you in your time of grief.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not know you and just found your blog about three weeks ago and yet Cora has been the only thing on my mind for all of today…every hour, every minute. She was a beautiful little girl, and you should know that in every blog post, in every photograph, it is obvious that you two gave her the best life she could have had on this Earth. You made her happy and joyful every single day of her life. And that is a magnificent thing.ReplyCancel

  • Mom of 7 - I just came across your blog today, but please know that my heart aches for you on the loss of your beautiful daughter. I pray that you can find some comfort in the fact that your precious Cora did not suffer for a very long time. God bless your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Moore - Words cannot express my sorrow for you at this time. I cannot believe it.

    I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
    We have no words to offer as comfort but just want to give you our prayers.
    The Griffins in Kodiak, AlaskaReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I am so very sorry – I have no words. Just prayers of thanksgiving that you were blessed to have time with your precious girl- though it was way too short – and prayers of comfort for you to find the strength to get through this.ReplyCancel

  • MissJeovette - I just came across your blog today and just wanted to let you know that I am praying for sweet Cora. May the Lord be with her. My condolences. I pray the Lord can be with you as well during this tough time.ReplyCancel

  • christy ross - my heart is breaking for you. I’m praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Staci - There are no words. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family is on our hearts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • bethany actually - I am so, so sorry for your loss. Bless you all and know that I will pray for you and all who loved Cora.ReplyCancel

  • little wash wash - I am just learning about your daughter and her situation lately. When I read about Coras story my heart broke and tears came running down my face.
    I pray for you and your family. If I knew you I would be giving you a big hug and crying w/you.
    God will take such good care of your precious daughter. May God and peace be with you!ReplyCancel

  • Ravan - I’m soooo sorry. I can’t even imagine what you guys are going through, but I’ll continue to pray for you, that God will wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this dark day.
    But remember, she’s with the Lord and is no longer suffering, and someday, you will see her again.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayers are with you. I hope remembering her joy and love with you two carries you through every moment of sadness. She loved her parents. (just a Friend of Kelly) -FranReplyCancel

  • viv - I am deeply sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • soccer mama - Cora…a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. Praying for you during this very difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • sherndon - Praying for your family, so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Little Home - I know Cora will be missed SO MUCH. Most of all by you. She was the luckiest little girl in the world to have you as her parents.

    Thank you for sharing this journey with all of us and I hope that you are able to continue to do so.

    Much love.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I just wanted to say I am so sorry. My prayers are with you. :)LisaReplyCancel

  • Ashley - It is hard to find the words to express the heartbreak I feel for you right now. May you find strength in your faith and comfort in one another. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • queenoftheclick - No parents should have to go through this.

    Many prayers for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Cora accomplished more in her 10 months than most of us will in our lifetimes.

    There are nearly 1000 comments posted here, and that doesn’t even come close to the number of readers of your story. All these people will now be a little bit kinder, a little more thankful, and take their blessings less for granted than before knowing Cora’s story. Cora willbe responsible for strengthening so many families and relationships. A beautiful lamb of god, and a beautiful legacy.

    Long ago, god chose you for this journey. God chose Cora to be an instrument of peace, love and holiness.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are no words. You will be in my thoughts and prayersReplyCancel

  • Matt - I have said a prayer for you, and I will continue to pray for you. I pray that the Lords strength may be with you, and that He will be with you during this sad time. I cannot image what you are going through right now. The Lord is glorious, may He bring peace to you during this time. God Loves You!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Father God, I join this army of believers lifting up this precious family and asking you to enfold them in your arms as their hearts are breaking.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Grieving with you in Michigan for the loss of your precious Cora. My heart has been very heavy all day. My tears are plentiful. My prayers are constant. May God help you feel the love of all of us grieving with you.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - More prayers for you tonight. God hold you in His mighty,loving, merciful hand!ReplyCancel

  • HansonTriplets - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My sister-in-law Jenae Crowley asked me to pray for you and your family. Heaven has another angel with your little Cora. My peace be with you!ReplyCancel

  • THAT GIRL - I have just read your entire blog from start to finish.

    She is beautiful.

    May God give you comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Megryansmom - I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Parilla Family-OC California - Cora will always be in our prayers and our daughter’s prayers….Know that she is no longer in pain….God’s peaceReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart breaks for you. Our only comfort is that Cora is now fully healed and in the presence of Jesus. You are in my prayers and will continue to be. May the Lord carry you through this time with a peace that passes all understanding-ReplyCancel

  • Mary - I am so vey sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I’ve already left a comment but I keep coming back and reading what other’s have written and all the prayers that people around the country are sending up for you and your family. I have been so upset after reading “Cora is with Jesus today” I was so shocked, it cut my heart like a knife, and I’m not even her mother. I can’t imagine the unbearable pain you must be going through and I wish I could do something for you. All I can do is pray. And I am praying my heart out for God to surround you with His everlasting love and to calm your hearts and bring you peace. I pray for the coming days that you have to learn to live life without your sweet baby girl. She is only one month older than my little boy and it just breaks my heart to pieces. I pray you find comfort in knowing that she isn’t suffering anymore and that you will see her again but I know that that won’t ease your pain. I am so terribly sorry, I was praying for a miracle and I am so so sorry that it didn’t happen 🙁
    Love, hugs and prayers,
    Heather~ On the HomefrontReplyCancel

  • kambamjo - I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine your sorrow. May you find peace and comfort in our Savior Jesus Christ. I pray that He will be with you at this most difficult time. You will see your little Cora again! Families are forever!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - I dont know you. It doesn’t matter. Nothing I will say will ease your pain. i can’t imagine it. I am so very sorry, and you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Tanya - I’m so so very sorry.

    I lost my son to a brain tumor 3 years ago. If there’s anyway I could ever be of any help to you, please let me know.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I am praying for you both.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - My heart is breaking for your sweet Cora. Joel and Jess, you are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • The Brack's - My heart is broken for you and your family. I hope the prayers and love that is being sent your way can bring you a bit of strength in such an impossible time. It is just not fair. We may be strangers but I know your love for that beautiful little angel gave her the comfort she needed to not be scared. My family will pray for you and yours every day.ReplyCancel

  • Midwest Mommy - I am so sorry. I have no words just tears for you. I am so so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart breaks for your loss. My daughter is just one month older than Cora and I cannot imagine what you’re going through. I am amazed and encouraged by the faith and strength that you’ve shown through this time. Thank you for letting us share in your journey. Your beautiful Cora is in the arms of her Heavenly Father now. Rest knowing that you will see her again in eternity.

    2 Corinthians 1:3-5
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

    James 1:12
    Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

    Hugs and prayers go out to you from a mommy in Colorado.ReplyCancel

  • Twinmommy2boys - I’m so very sorry. Your in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • linda - I am SO sorry for your loss of Cora! I hope this poem helps:
    Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow;
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
    I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft star that shines at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there; I did not die.ReplyCancel

  • amy lynne - God Bless your baby girl. I’m so very sorry. Many hugs to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • CraftyRachel - What devastating news about your sweet Cora. I am another stranger who followed her story and fell in love with that darling face. My thoughts are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Rainbow - I am so terribly sorry for your loss of your sweet Cora. Prayers and peace to you.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy @ The Shabby Nest - I first read your story last week. My heart breaks for you today. Please know that my prayers are with you. May God hold you close.ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - My heart breaks for you. I’m lifting you to our Heavenly Father, begging for His peace, comfort, strength, and grace.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - My heart just breaks as I have been following your blog and praying feverently that Cora would greatly improve. She reminds me so much of my own daughter.

    Please know my thoughts and prayers are still with you.

    With love and sympathy,
    LisaReplyCancel

  • Jacquie - I heard about Cora through Angie Smith and Tim at Fort Thompson. I am SO sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I am praying for you as you go through this deep loss.

    Praying in Arkansas…ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Richard B - What a precious, beautiful, little girl. Our prayers are with you. And you’re exactly right, Cora is in the presence of her Creator and Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Colbert Family - I don’t know what to say. I am so sorry. Cora is perfect now, in a perfect place. I am praying for God to hold you as you travel this road ahead of you and until you see your sweet baby again.
    My daughter is currently fighting cancer and I know the emotional rollercoaster that you both have been on. My heart is broken for you guys and please just know that you will be in our thoughts and we will be praying for God’s peace to fill your lives.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - my thoughts prayers are with you tonight! may god send peace to your family…ReplyCancel

  • SarahHub - May you find comfort in God’s promises. Your family is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart is so heavy with sorrow for your loss. Leslie in CTReplyCancel

  • Chesnye - No words…..just prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We can’t possibly express the depth of the grief that we feel for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this grieving process. Your faithfulness in trusting in God’s sovereignty has been encouraging as we have read your blog. We will lift you up in prayer.
    John and Kristin ThiessenReplyCancel

  • Christina - I mentioned this song earlier. Here are the lyrics. What struck me is the part about sin and death-no power, no sting. And then verse 3, my dead heart now is beating, your breath fills up my lungs. I’m free. Christ is indeed victorious. Well, I’m sobbing, but please, Lord, may You comfort this family with the promises and the truths, and the sweet relationship they have with You.

    Verse 1
    I once was fatherless,
    a stranger with no hope;
    Your kindness wakened me,
    Awakened me, from my sleep

    Verse 2
    Your love it beckons deeply,
    a call to come and die.
    By grace now I will come
    And take this life, take your life.

    Pre-chorus
    Sin has lost it’s power,
    death has lost it’s sting.
    From the grave you’ve risen
    VICTORIOUSLY!

    Chorus
    Into marvelous light I’m running,
    Out of darkness, out of shame.
    By the cross you are the truth,
    You are the life, you are the way

    Verse 3
    My dead heart now is beating,
    My deepest stains now clean.
    Your breath fills up my lungs.
    Now I’m free. now I’m free!

    Bridge
    Lift my hands and spin around,
    See the light that i have found.
    Oh the marvelous light
    Marvelous light

    Lift my hands and spin
    See the light within.

    This is the other song we sang, and as I said, I cried out on your behalf. After all your waiting…Oh, how I pray that your strength will come from the Lord. He will be your defender, he will give what you need, He reigns and does not grow weary nor does He faint, though we might.

    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
    wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.
    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
    wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.

    Our God, You reign forever
    Our hope, our strong deliverer.

    You are the everlasting God,
    The everlasting God.
    You do not faint,
    You won’t grow weary.
    You’re the defender of the weak,
    You comfort those in need,
    You lift us up on wings like eagles.

    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
    wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.
    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
    wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.

    Our God, You reign forever
    Our hope, our strong deliverer.

    You are the everlasting God,
    The everlasting God.
    You do not faint,
    You won’t grow weary.
    You’re the defender of the weak,
    You comfort those in need,
    You lift us up on wings like eagles.

    You are the everlasting God,
    The everlasting God,
    The everlasting God,
    The everlasting…

    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
    wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.
    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
    wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord.

    (child speaking)

    The Lord is the everlasting God,
    The creator of all the Earth,
    He never grows weak or weary,
    No one can measure the depths of His understanding,
    He gives power to the weak, and strength to the powerless,
    Even youth will become weak and tired,
    And young men will fall in exhaustion,
    But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength,
    They will soar high on wings like eagles,
    They will run and not grow weary,
    They will walk and not faint.

    May He carry you through this, He is carrying you always.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart is so heavy for you. I’m praying fervently for you in Canada. May His peace that passes understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, and may you find rest in Him.ReplyCancel

  • Ray, Megan and Ruby Denise Clark - tears are streaming…my heart is broken for you
    praying and prayingReplyCancel

  • Aunt Lissa - I’m so sorry. You will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you feel held tight by those thinking of you.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah J. - My prayers are with all of you. I just recently found your blog and have been praying for sweet Cora and all of you. She was and still is a beautiful little girl. God Bless all of you, you will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • April Dietz - We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our families prayers. Thank you, Lord, for Cora and bless and comfort her mommy and daddy with the precious love of Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are no words to express our sorrow for you. Sweet, sweet Cora – whom we never met, never laid eyes upon, but fell in love with through your blog, as we have prayed so hard over the past 2 weeks. Please know now, that WE ARE PRAYING. MANY, many more than you know are PRAYING FOR YOU. “Better is one day in His courts than a thousand elsewhere”ReplyCancel

  • KrissyBo. - I am so sorry for your loss. Sweet baby Cora is in such a beautiful place right now and will always be your angel. My heart goes out to you and I am praying for you and your family. God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • The Mommy - I have no words. I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • grace - Why does God take the good ones you may wonder?…Because he has a beautiful garden in heaven and is always looking for the most beautiful flowers to add to it…May you all find comfort in God and know that she is in the most peaceful place and smiling down upon us all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Why does God take the good ones you may wonder?…Because he has a beautiful garden in heaven and is always looking for the most beautiful flowers to add to it…May you all find comfort in God and know that she is in the most peaceful place and smiling down upon us all.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - What a sweet angel. Your precious baby is now in Heaven. My prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful girl and her story.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Why does God take the good ones you may wonder?…Because he has a beautiful garden in heaven and is always looking for the most beautiful flowers to add to it…May you all find comfort in God and know that she is in the most peaceful place and smiling down upon us all.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - My heart is so heavy, and my tears are flowing…

    I only found your blog a week ago and was so touched by Cora’s story. What a beautiful baby girl and such a joy she must have been to you, and now, incredibly perfect and healthy in Heaven. I’m so sorry for your loss, and may God give you peace and comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Mike, Chelsea and Co. - We’ve never met you nor spoken with you but we feel as though we know you and are SO saddened to hear of your dear little Cora’s passing. Our family has been praying for her these past few weeks and we will continue to pray for you now. We can’t imagine your loss for we never even met your beautiful little Cora and we miss her.ReplyCancel

  • Mommy Mo - With tears in my eyes, I send you peace and comfort during this trying time. May Cora soar with the angels now.ReplyCancel

  • Christiansen's - I just ran into your blog today. What amazing parents you are with such great faith. You guys have been so strong through this all. It is great to think that someday you can be with her again. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your beautiful angel.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry…Call on God in your sorrow, and he will be there. With truth. And light. And love.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - I am so very sorry. You are in my prayers. May God give you strength during this most difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayers are with both of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Cora is in Jesus arms, no more pain.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am sorry for your loss. Your faith is a strength to me as I go through a similar situation with my son. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers. Your daughter is a beautiful angel.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your faith in the Lord is inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • Westover Family - My heart is breaking for your family. Im so sorry about what your going through right now.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can not hold back the tears right now, but I want you to know what special parents you are, to be blessed with bringing little Cora into this world and loving and caring for her sweet spirit. I believe that families are eternal and that you will one day get to see your daughter and hold her again. I will continue to pray for you.
    Love BobiReplyCancel

  • Andrea Bunn - I just came across your blog last week and I have been praying for sweet baby Cora everyday. I am so sorry for your loss. I have a 4 month old baby girl and I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I will continue to pray for your family.ReplyCancel

  • waitingarms - oh, how my heart breaks for your family. No words are adequate. Please know that you are lifted up in prayers. May the God of all Comfort may be real and evident to you.ReplyCancel

  • Richard - Joel and Jess,
    Fred called this evening with the heart breaking news. For these past two weeks little Cora has never been far from our thoughts. We’ve checked your blog at least a couple of times a day. Little Cora and the two of you have been in our prayers again and again each day. You will continue to be in our prayers. We pray that you will sense God’s love surrounding you and granting you comfort and peace.ReplyCancel

  • HowryFamily - i’m so sorry. You are in our prayers…ReplyCancel

  • Fawn - I am so sorry for your loss. It’s hard enough to lose a child, but for her to be so young and for it to be so sudden… my heart just breaks for you. God bless all of you.ReplyCancel

  • The Mom Jen - I’m so very very sorry for your loss, love and strength to you during this time!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet baby girl. You are all in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Penny - So sorry for your loss, your wsweet little girl was such a fighter. I don’t know you in real life but I am in such sorrow for your loss.

    May she dance with the angels….
    Please allow the peace of God to fall over you and your family as you move through this loss and griefReplyCancel

  • diana p - With tears in my eyes, I pray that Jesus is holding your hands thru this difficult time.

    She is beautiful and will forever be beautiful in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • 3boys247 - I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I hope your faith helps you during this unimaginably difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m crying with you. If someone hasn’t already mentioned it, you may want to check out Compassionatefriends.org (for people who have lost children and siblings) – it helped me a lot when I lost my beloved brother in a car accident. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Prayers to your family.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Hello, I read your story on another blog and had to come here myself and tell you how my heart breaks for you all. You are in my prayers that the Lord will hold you and help heal your hearts. I’m so very sorry.
    KristiReplyCancel

  • flutter - may she rest, gorgeous and whole in the arms of her heavenly father.

    Bless you and yours, you are in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - My prayers are with you. I am so very, very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal :@) - We are so deeply sorry to hear about your sweet little angel, Cora. Our hearts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • stephanie s. - Praying for your family. God Bless You and be with you during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - God has given your angel wings…many prayers for comfort for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Coleen - Just found out about Cora from a link left by Audrey in OK on facebook so I too am joining the thousands uniting in prayer for you. The family of God cries with you and I’m asking our Lord to send the Holy Spirit to comfort you as only He can. God Bless,
    love, another Christian motherReplyCancel

  • Frau - Bless you and your family. My heart is with you and your angel. I pray the pain will ease with time and your heart will grow strong again. God Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - Dear sweet baby — rest in God’s Arms.ReplyCancel

  • gina - I don’t know you – found your story through ‘i love plum’ – I’m so sorry for your pain – and loss. My prayers are with you tonight.ReplyCancel

  • sewbusy - We are weeping with you at this time. We will continue praying for you like crazy.

    The McClains in AKReplyCancel

  • Jill - I’m not sure how I came across your blog, but I did, and I’m glad I did. I too fell in love with your daughter through your blog. I cannot imagine what you are going thru and words cannot express my symphathy for you. Your daughter was truly an angel and has made me realize how short life can be. Being a mother to a one year old, I sometimes lose sight of whats important…and I am now very thankful that your story has given me a wake-up call. I will cherish every second with my son from this day forward and remember to thank God for my blessings. I will continue to pray for you and your family. May God bring you peace and comfort as your little girl watches over you.ReplyCancel

  • Matt & Nicole - Joel & Jess–
    We are continuing to pray for you and your families.ReplyCancel

  • Tristan - Praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • debbie - DEAR PRECIOUS JESS AND JOEL
    MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU BOTH. CLING TO EACH OTHER….ALLOW FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO LIFT YOU UP IN PRAYER WHILE YOU GRIEVE AND PREPARE THIS BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR PRINCESS CORA…SHE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES AND PROBABLY HAD PEOPLE PRAYING TO GOD THAT HAD NOT PRAYED TO HIM IN A LONG TIME…SHE IS IN THE ARMS OF JESUS…NO MORE SURGERIES, POKES AND PRODDINGS.
    I WILL PRAY THAT YOU FEEL THE LOVE OF JESUS WRAPPED TIGHTLY AROUND YOU.
    BLESSINGS TO YOU
    debbieReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am sorry for your loss. May God be with you all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • StephanieU74 - Life is not fair; it is made bearable through Jesus. I pray that you find rest and comfort in His arms as you grieve her loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that there are friends everywhere, many that you will never know, praying for you.
    Connie
    Savannah, GAReplyCancel

  • michelle77 - So very sorry for the loss of sweet Cora. Your family will be in my prayers.

    MichelleReplyCancel

  • Ashley Walker - I just found your blog tonight and just finished reading every entry from the beginning of this journey. Your great loss is Heaven’s gain. What a beautiful little girl! I just said a prayer for you and I will continue to pray for peace and comfort in the turmoil for you. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) and we believe that families can be together forever. I know you will see Cora again, have the chance to raise her. God bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I found your blog through friends. My heart breaks for you. I am so encouraged by your strength in the Lord. I will continue to pray for your family.

    Praying from Japan
    SarahReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am coming over via Meg’s blog. My heart goes out to you. I pray that His grace is sufficient for you in the tough days ahead. I am praying for you today.ReplyCancel

  • pve design - Cora has been lifted to a peaceful place to watch each of us – especially her family,
    My deepest sympathy to you – my prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Beautiful Boy
    Beautiful Girl
    Beautiful Love
    Beautiful Union
    Beautiful Baby
    Beautiful Name
    Cora
    Beautiful Life
    Beautiful Legacy
    Beautiful Jesus
    Beautiful Heaven
    Beautiful Angel
    Beautiful Child of God
    CoraReplyCancel

  • K :) Family Historian - Praying for your family. Words seem insufficient. Although I don’t know you both personally, you are constantly in my heart and thoughts. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Nessa - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & Prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Rest in peace sweet Cora.
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  • kebj - Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Prayers to all. Cora, rest peacefully in God’s arms.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I have viewed your blog before but only commented once. My heart breaks for you this morning and for Cora. Such a beautiful beautiful little girl she is!!!!! My prayers are with you all right now!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Meezers - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so very sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You are all in my prayers. It’s comforting to know that with Jesus, Baby Cora is at peace and smiling down on you knowing she had the perfect home on earth. God bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle and Crystal - Praying that Jesus comforts you in this devastating time….ReplyCancel

  • Leah - My heart breaks for you during this difficult time. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Lesha - I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - My heart is breaking for you, as I have a daughter that was born about a week after your sweet Cora. I have no other words but to say I’m so sorry. I just started to read parts of your blog last week – you really shared Cora’s life with us in a beautiful way. I am praying for you as I write this (with tears flowing) and will continue to pray.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - Praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Megan (mommyesquire) - My heart is broken for you today. All that I can do is pray.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - When I learned of Cora’s going Home my heart sank. I guess we should be happy for her but my heart breaks for her family. Please know that even though there are those of us out here who don’t know you – we pray for you and rejoice that someday we will all celebrate in Heaven together. May you experience the Presence of God so strongly through all of this that you never doubt His love for you. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Abby - My prayers are with you, I am so so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our hearts are breaking for you. Cora has been given a new body today that has not been touched with a single spot of cancer or scared from surgery. She’s with Jesus, waiting to be held in your arms again some day soon. Thank you for sharing your sweet baby with us. We’re so sorry… We won’t forget her and will be holding you close in our prayers for a long time.ReplyCancel

  • The Brannon Family - We are praying for your family. I only heard about Cora when she became sick, words are not enough.ReplyCancel

  • Colette - Joel and Jess,

    I was just directed to your blog after hearing your sad, sad news. I decided to start at the very beginning and my heart was warmed by reading of the joyful life Cora led before becoming ill. She could not have asked for more wonderful parents or a fuller life. Take great comfort from that, and also that Cora’s suffering was not greatly prolonged.

    Sending my prayers and love to you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I heard about what happened through Bring the Rain…Prayers are lifted for your family. This is such an unspeakably difficult time…may you feel the arms of God holding you close…ReplyCancel

  • Liz - I do not know you personally, but having my own baby girl (who is now 9.5 months) helps me understand just a little bit the love you have for your sweet Cora. I do not know what it feels like to lose my child, but I will pray that God would give you comfort, strength, joy and peace right now. I am thankful that you all know the love and have the presence of Jesus. Oh, may He sustain you today.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole O'Dell - Many prayers and condolences for your family.ReplyCancel

  • KBroome - Praying for your hearts and peace from Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Simies - I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you.
    Simies from Czech RepublicReplyCancel

  • Twice as Nice - We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl. May the Lord replace the hurt in your hearts with peace and happy memories.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry and saddened to hear of your parting with your little angel. I can only imagine the anguish of your heats right now. Praying for your family as I write, praying that you will be comforted, strengthened, and encouraged through your pain.

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18 NIV)

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3 NIV)

    He is near, and he is holding your little girl in His loving arms.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - *hearts

    Not “heats”

    Sorry, my keyboard is acting up.

    Wishing you comfort at this time.ReplyCancel

  • Connor's Mom - There aren’t any words for what you must be feeling right now… please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    ~JessReplyCancel

  • Shelbi - My heart breaks for you both!! Praying you feel God’s peace in a special way today!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolina Mama - God Bless you all. Prayers for you at this time.ReplyCancel

  • ~The Robin's Nest~ - I pray a peace that passes all understanding into your lives in Jesus name. Amen

    God bless you Joel and Jess~♥~ReplyCancel

  • Ching Ya - Condolences to your family. I hope I have more thoughtful words to say… pray that God will heal the pain. Cora is in God’s hands now, with no fear, no pain.. God bless you and family forever.ReplyCancel

  • bessieviola - So, so sorry. Your little girl was beautiful. I am sending prayers to your family for peace and healing.

    With love from Michigan.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - My heart aches for you! I can’t imagine the pain you are going through! I’m so very sorry! Our prayers are with you always!ReplyCancel

  • Hollie - There are no words….I pray you both feel Him holding you tightly in the palm of His hands!

    ….I can just picture your sweet Angel dancing with Jesus right now.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I recently started following your blog and just want to say how very sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful little Cora. I am praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Haley Montgomery - I don’t know you, but I pray that you will be able to rest in the loving, abundant, all-sufficient arms of our Savior just as your beautiful daughter is right now. May you know the deepness of his love in your great loss.ReplyCancel

  • Amy James - I am so sorry. I pray that God gives you strength and may the memories of your sweet baby Cora ease your pain.ReplyCancel

  • Gene and Annie - My heart is broken for your family! May the Lord give you a peace that passes all understanding during this very hard time in your lives! Praying hard!!ReplyCancel

  • Krista - Words cannot express how very truly sorry I am for your loss. Cora fought so hard and was such a brave little girl. I am so sorry you didn’t get more time with her. May your precious angel rest in peace. God Bless your broken hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Heaven has gained another angel. Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Blanca - So sorry for the loss of your precious little Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - My heart breaks for you. I cannot imagine the pain and heartache. I will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for you. Rest assured you will see your precious angel again.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I am so, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing and peace.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - I’m praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine - My heart and prayers are with you and your families. May you find God to be faithful through all of this, may you climb up into His loving arms and let Him carry you and love you.ReplyCancel

  • MMJ - I am so sorry for your loss. Cora is such a beautiful little girl and blessed to have you as her parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs.Haggie810 - Sadly I just found your blog today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so deeply sorry for your sudden loss. I don’t think any parent is every ready for anything like that. My heart breaks for you. I pray that you will feel that Peace of our dear, Sovereign Lord, that surpasses all understanding, and that, if nothing else, you are able to give your pain to him to help you through. There are no words to express my sympathy.

    Prayers, and Tears
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  • Dr. Mom - I am so sorry. My prayers are with you. My heart is breaking for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie & Shaune - My heart goes out to your family in this time. God Bless you as you deal with this loss.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - Jess & Joel…I had been following your blog lately. My heart is breaking with yours right now. I am so, so sorry. May God bless you and wrap His loving arms around you in comfort and in peace.ReplyCancel

  • Danika - There are no words to express the heartache I feel for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers, even though we don’t know each other.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can describe your pain and heartache..I am truley deeply sorry and you have my sincere condolences….May God bless you and your family of of course Little Cora…..ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Lifting you up in prayer!

    Stephanie
    Central ArkansasReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May God be with you at this time, am crying with you for your loss, and hoping for you that you will pull through and stay strong through it all. Many prayers and hopes for you both.

    Grace.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jaden Paige - My heart is breaking for you… I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.ReplyCancel

  • smithec - My husband and I are praying for you and are so, so sorry for your loss. We praise the Lord that you will see Cora again someday, because He has conquered the grave!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time.Find comfort and hope in each other and know your baby girl is always your angel.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I have been where you are and I know that our loving Father is not at the end of that dark tunnel, but actually carrying you through it. I pray Gods peace would offer you comfort at this time. Please know that you are not alone.ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - I am so sorry. I have been following your story and have come to love your family. I have prayed for Cora. She is at peace with her Heavenly Father now. I pray that you will be comforted and recieve peace in the midst of your broken hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - My heart goes out to you and your family as you grieve for your precious baby Cora…be comforted in knowing that she is with our Savior Jesus Christ and she is now an Angel watching over you….God Bless you and your family….my prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • iVegasFamily - My heart aches. I’m so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

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  • Cami @ Creating Myself - Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. Just know that I am weeping too.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Schneider - Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God fill you all with his love and peace through this difficult time. Phil. 4:13ReplyCancel

  • bugs 'n' bees - I just recently began following your story. What an amazing, strong and brave little girl you have. My heart aches for your loss. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Renee - Many, many prayers for all of you…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - lifting you up in prayer from Phoenix.ReplyCancel

  • Kris - Praying for you!
    So very sorry for your loss!
    KrisReplyCancel

  • The Small Scribbler - My children and I are gathered around this computer screen praying for you right now…for comfort, for grace, for peace, for joy…

    KateReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. My husband and I are praying for you both.
    Jessica and DanielReplyCancel

  • Melissa & Jeff Evans - I’m so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Sammer - I am so sorry for your pain and loss. No words can express the sadness that I have for you. Our prayers will continue.
    From an Unknown friend in Park City.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I have no words to express my feelings. I am so very sorry for the profound loss of your sweet Cora. Please know she is remembered and strangers like me are praying for you and your comfort.

    ((HUGS))ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Think of how her shiny cheeks 🙂 (her cheeks shine in your photos) must be lighting up heaven today.
    Her smile must be a welcome delight in heaven!
    She is beautiful…and she lives today with her heavenly Father.
    You are blessed to have know Cora and then share her with all of us who don’t even know you.
    Prayers and Blessings to your family in the year ahead!!
    From someone who adores shiny cheeks!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for your family during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - I’m so sorry for your loss. May God sustain you in the coming days! There are no words.ReplyCancel

  • kungfu_mom - My heart is heavy with this news. I will continue to lift you both up in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Angela - I found this blog via Thrifty Decor Chick’s blog and have been reading and crying through your posts this morning. I am praying for your family. I know that God is good. I KNOW that God is all good… only good. It doesn’t make sense at all. There is nothing about this that makes sense. But I know that God is good. I am praying for you. We are family.ReplyCancel

  • Momnco - Sending prayers up for Cora and your beautiful family. May God be with you.ReplyCancel

  • The Perfect Trio - You don’t know me…but my heart breaks with yours…I’m praying for your sweet family today!!!

    Melissa in Jax, FLReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Rest in peace sweet baby girl.

    I am so so sorry for your loss.

    Peace be with you.ReplyCancel

  • baseballmom - I am so, so sorry for your loss-your family is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Dodi - I have only just read your site. I am so sad for your loss. I lost my mom in April of last year – and have been praying non-stop that she will find Cora and give her hugs and kisses and so much love. She was an awesome grandma – there are so many awesome grandmas in heaven helping God do his work!

    Your family is in my heart and prayers. My love is with you, and my belief in God is strengthened just having read of your faith even in your most difficult of all situations.

    May God bless you and keep you near to him as you heal.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart bleeds for your family. As a mother of an 11 month old as well, I cannot help but weep for the pain and agony you must be experiencing. I will place you all in the forefront of my mind and heart today as you mourn the loss of your beautiful baby. Your faithful testimony was so inspiring to read. God truly must be living through you, His grace is most evident. God Bless you today and always.ReplyCancel

  • Terri - I am so very sorry. My heart breaks for you. Hold on to each other and your faith.ReplyCancel

  • 3 SISTERS - I am so sorry for your loss. Sweet baby Cora is your angel now. My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • pocket full of pink - PRAYING SO SO SO HARD for your family. Cora is in heaven with Jesus and HEALED, I pray you will find all the comfort in the world right now through this and from Him. PRAYING!ReplyCancel

  • Susan S. - I am so sorry for your pain and loss. There are really no words but just know that your sweet family is in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • amanda - my heart breaks for you and your family. my prayers are with each and everyone of you.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Our thoughts and prayers are also with youReplyCancel

  • Randi - I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine your pain or grief and hope you find comfort in picturing her on the lap of Jesus where there’s no more sorrow or pain. I’ll be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Jody - Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - May the Lord touch your heart with peace and strength. I am praying so very hard for you all today. Praying. Praying.

    Hailey
    La Grange, NCReplyCancel

  • So Not Mom-a-licious - May God Bless you and your family. I am so sorry that this has happened. May Cora look down onto you each and every day. And may there shine the brightest star in the sky in honor of her.ReplyCancel

  • Gina Dreher - I am so sorry. But so happy that Cora is in Heaven. How wonderful for her! I will be praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the grief you are feeling and our family will be praying for yours. God Bless. My heart is breaking for you.
    CyndiReplyCancel

  • McKenzie - I was introduced to your blog when Cora first went to the hospital by Amanda Balzer’s blog…My heart is breaking for you today, but I rejoice in knowing that Cora is with her saviour. Your faith during this has been an inspiration to me and all I have told about your little one. My prayers continue to go out to you for your healing!ReplyCancel

  • kevin knox - My heart and my prayers are with you both. May God truly be your Prince of Peace in this season.

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they WILL be comforted.” Matt 5:4

    -kevin knoxReplyCancel

  • Joyce - There are no magic words to take away the emptiness and ease the pain in your heart. I have been praying and will continue to pray. Sending you hugs… xoxoReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I fell in love with that little girl the first time I saw the pictures that were taken of her on the Whatever blog. My prayers are with youReplyCancel

  • E - I am so, so sorry. I found your blog 2 weeks ago and have been praying for Cora and your family every day since.

    I will continue to pray for you at this extremely difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie O. - I am so sorry. What a beautiful little girl. My prayers are with you and your family…ReplyCancel

  • L - There are no words…
    I am so sorry. May the Lord be your Strong Tower, may you run to Him and find peace.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Prothe - I’m sitting in a coffee shop thinking about your family and praying for you all. I’m writing a paper for graduate school (some things seem so unimportant compared to what you are experiencing right now) and my iPod is playing. As I got on your blog to check for updates, this song began to play. It’s called “If You Want Me To” by Ginny Owens:

    The pathway is broken
    And The signs are unclear
    And I don’t know the reason why You brought me here
    But just because You love me the way that You do
    I’m gonna walk through the valley
    If You want me to

    Cause I’m not who I was
    When I took my first step
    And I’m clinging to the promise You’re not through with me yet
    so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
    Then I will walk through the fire
    If You want me to

    It may not be the way I would have chosen
    When you lead me through a world that’s not my home
    But You never said it would be easy
    You only said I’d never go alone

    So When the whole world turns against me
    And I’m all by myself
    And I can’t hear You answer my cries for help
    I’ll remember the suffering Your love put You through
    And I go through the valley If You want me to

    As I listen to the song, I was reminded of so many things. First, this was not Cora’s home. She is in her eternal home. A home with no cancer and no pain. A home where she can be with her Jesus and praise Him forever. Second, it is hard to see it now but He is using this to draw us all closer to him. We serve a BIG God and He uses everything to His purpose. This is not the path that any of us would have chose for you and especially Cora, but it IS for His glory and that is our ultimate goal. Your beautiful baby girl impacted more people in her 11 months of life than most of us could in a hundred years. What a blessing she was and continues to be.

    My prayers are with you,
    MeganReplyCancel

  • Poulson's - I know you dont know me, but your story has touched me so much…I just wanted to tell you that I read every post you and family posted & just reading this i could feel the strength that you have had, & that your family has had. You are amazing parents & Cora was sent to you for some reason, she must b a special spirit that just needed her body for a short time & now she has returned home to her Father in Heaven & brother Jesus to continue her special journey. Her spirit lives on & she will b w/you all until you meet with her again. All I can think about is what a special spirit she must be & moreso what special parents you must be to have had the privledge of having her b your daughter, never forget that. Her special spirit choose you to b her parents you will always be Cora’s parents. God has obvioulsy been there for you thru the entire events & we all know that he helped Cora thru this. She will live on. What an amazing family you are, you truly have touched my life in just the short time I read your story. It takes amazing parents to get thru such a heart wrenching ordeal & you all have pulled together that is such a tribute to her life and an example to everyone reading. My heart and prayers are with you. God blessReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so sorry for your loss.

    I’ll continue to pray for your family.

    Sally in NCReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I heard about your family from another blog – my prayers are with your family during what must be the hardest time of your lives. When I saw that Cora had gone to heaven, I went back and read about your experience, and I was struck by the precious picture of Cora at Christmas dressed as an angel! Today it is true; she is in heaven where she will feel no pain and will be with all the other little angels just like her!!

    Lindsey from MississippiReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are truly no words for me to express how sorry I am for your heartbreaking loss. My sister told me about your blog and your tragic loss this morning and I can’t stop thinking about all of you. We lost our 7 mo. old daughter in May… if you ever need someone to speak with please feel free to contact me. Cora and all of you will remain in my prayers and I am confident our sweet girls are playing together in heaven.
    Brigid & Steve Fintak
    b_crossen@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • because I said so - my heart aches for you….I will be praying for your family and please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy for your tremendous loss.

    Take careReplyCancel

  • Daisy Cottage - I am SO terribly sorry.

    KimReplyCancel

  • stephland3 - My heart goes out to you all. May God bless your beutiful little Cora. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Andria - I found out about ya’ll through Meg Duerksen’s blog. My prayers are with your family during this unimaginable loss. She was a precious, beautiful girl. My heart breaks for your family even though I don’t know you personally. Tears have been shed in Texas for your little girl and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I’m sorry for your loss, know that God is still strong and only through God can you find comfort. Cora is in a much better place in the hands of our Savior!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I stumbled across your blog and my heart is breaking for you. I pray you feel the strength of Jesus surrounding you, lifting you up and holding you close. I’m so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I just read your story, and I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your sweet baby girl. My heart is just breaking for you.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Ellingson - I just read your story here at work and I pray for your family. I hope that you and your husband will continue to cling to each other and to the Lord. You will see your sweet Cara again someday in heaven and she will be healthy and well. It’s just a blink and then this life will pass and she will be in your arms again. But it is our part to endure while they are away. Good luck to you both and know that there are many hearts that are with yours.ReplyCancel

  • Tabitha - I have no words, only tears.
    Thinking of you and sending much love XXReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem - I am so sorry for you loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • 3 Peanuts - I am so very sorry for the loss. I have been praying for your angel. Blessngs

    KimReplyCancel

  • Katie - You don’t know me, found your blog from another blog, but I am so sorry to hear this.
    I lost my cat to cancer this past summer, we did chemo with him and all, it was the worst time of my life and I can only imagine how many times greater your pain must be. I am so very very sorry that you had to lose your daughter so soon, but I am sure you will be joyously reunited in heaven one day, and that Jesus is up there taking great care of her now.
    You and your family are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You don’t know me – I found your blog through the Audrey Caroline blog – but I have been praying for sweet Cora and for you. My heart is just breaking for you right now. Please know that there are many fellow believers in California lifting you and your family up in prayer right now.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - Praying for you right now.ReplyCancel

  • ~*Michelle*~ - On my knees for you.

    I have no words to express how deeply sorry I am.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for you and crying for you. May the Lord carry you through it all.

    A Sunday and a MommyReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - My prayers are with your precious family.ReplyCancel

  • noswimmers - I am so sorry for your great loss. Sending hugs and warmth to you during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Chanda - I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I hope that peace and comfort find you in whateer way possible. Our family is sending you love and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • April - What a beautiful little girl. May God bless you and your husband at this time. I hope you can find peace and comfort. My heart aches for you, had a son in October who didn’t survive. Words cannot express my sorrow for you at this time.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - Sweet baby angel Cora. Rest in the peace of God’s loving embrace. Please God, please Jesus, give Cora’s parents the comfort they so desperately need. Cora is with Jesus she is in his loving embrace.ReplyCancel

  • Genealogy Joanie - The following poem was written by my grandmother in the early 1900’s upon the death of her dear little nine-year-old daughter Lois. Over the years I’ve shared this poem with several families when they’ve suffered the devastating loss of a child. God will comfort you but it will take a long time to heal your hearts.
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    The Shepherd Takes A Lamb

    The shepherd crossed the dark river’s brink
    but the sheep were stooping to eat and drink.
    He had gone before through the shadows dim
    and He wanted His sheep to follow Him;
    but they shrank back, they would not go,
    in where the turbulent waters flow.
    He called and called, then He spanned the tide
    and took a lamb from its mother’s side.

    So the mother followed, her heart distressed
    At the sight of her lamb on the shepherd’s breast
    and the flock too followed, they scarce knew why,
    led by that frightened wee lambs cry.

    Thus came my Shepherd one day to me
    and took my lamb with him to be.
    So I learned to follow–I could not stay-
    for my heart by His love had been stolen away.
    What on earth matters if I may but find
    His love and comfort and peace of mind.
    I struggle on, my eyes fixed above.
    I shall find my lamb in His arms of love.

    [daughter Lois, age 9, taken by the Shepherd]ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth in PA - My heart broke and tears flowed when I read about your sweet and precious Cora. May you feel the warmth and love from those who love you and Cora, living both near and far from you.

    If ever there is tomorrow when we are not together….
    there is something you must always remember…..
    you are braver than you believe,
    stronger than you seem,
    and smarter than you think,
    but the most important thing is,
    even if we are apart….
    I’ll always be with you.

    -Winnie the Pooh-ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart breaks for both of you and no words can express how deeply sorry I am for your tragic loss. We lost our 7 month old daughter in May after much time spent in the hospital… if you ever need to speak with someone, please feel free to contact me. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I am confident our sweet girls are playing together in heaven.
    Much Love,
    Brigid Fintak
    b_crossen@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Andrea Singer - This is the first time I’ve visited your blog and I am sobbing. I went back and read every single one of your posts in order and had to grab a box of Kleenex — my heart is broken for you. What a horrible shock. I am so sorry you’ve had to go through this. I know that there is nothing I can say to ease the pain. . .I’m so glad that you have Jesus in your life. My son was born a month before Cora and he is scheduled to have surgery next week for a hole in his neck. I am sure my fear, worry, and helplessness are only a sliver of what you have experienced but I wanted to let you know that you’ve given me strength. My prayers are with your family as your little girl is an angel in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Discovered your blog through another and the story of your beautiful baby girl immediately moved me. Know that she has touched the hearts of so many. Praying that you find grace and peace during this difficult time.

    Blessings from Denver,
    JanelleReplyCancel

  • Ebe - My heart is aching with yours today.

    Praying that the Great Comforter takes you in His arms and holds you there.ReplyCancel

  • Christi - I had found your blog and was praying for your sweet girl. I’m so sorry-you are still in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Petunia Face - My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Peace be with Cora.ReplyCancel

  • mrsmouthy - I just read your whole story and my heart is breaking for you. I have a little baby in heaven too and I’m sure his spirit is welcoming Cora’s with open arms.

    Please know that you will smile again. You will laugh. You will be amazed at your own strength. You will forever know that you are surrounded by people who love you, and that you also have your very own angel on your shoulder.ReplyCancel

  • Karin Katherine - What a gorgeous photo…I know you have many memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.
    KarinReplyCancel

  • tara - I am so sorry to hear of your story and will pray for your family now as you deal with your loss. Thank you for sharing your story so that others may be reminded of the power of our Heavenly Father even through times of sorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet little girl. She looked so precious in all of the pictures. I have just been recently told that when God takes a baby home he needed the prettiest flowers for His table.
    Father God, please hold this family tightly in your arms.ReplyCancel

  • Patti - I am so sorry for your pain and loss. You are in my prayers~
    PattiReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so sad…so sad. I don’t even know you but I’m just so sad. I pray that you’re hanging in there as best as you can.ReplyCancel

  • Los Bianchi Carrillo - We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

    Los Bianchi Carrillo
    Guatemala, GuatemalaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Joel & Jess-
    We have been praying for you since our Sunday School class was notified of little Cora last Sunday. My son is 21 months old and every night this last week during our prayer before bed, we would pray for “baby Cora and her daddy and mommy”. In his sweet little voice he would repeat “bay Cor”. We will continue to pray for your family!
    Faith PennerReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I have no words. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    I found your blog just 3 days ago. This news is so shocking, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful baby girl.ReplyCancel

  • The Phillips Place - no words can express our sympathy and sorrow…may the Comforter bring you peace beyond understanding and hold you in His arms. His grace is always sufficient.ReplyCancel

  • Jules - I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet, sweet Cora.

    There are no easy answers, but be confident that Cora is resting in the arms of Jesus and she suffers no more pain.

    I will lift up prayers for your comfort during this time of unbearable grief.ReplyCancel

  • Noob Mommy - I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet little Cora. There are no words to patch up that spot. But I hope you and your family will somehow find peace in God, and know that she is with him and no longer in pain. Love to you.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - When I discovered your blog, I immediately read it from start to finish. I fell in love with Sweet Little Cora right away. What a beautiful little girl. I am weeping for you. My heart is heavy. I have never felt such sorrow for a stranger. It is my prayer that you feel the love that is surrounding you by so many strangers.
    Praying for you right now.ReplyCancel

  • Sassy Granny ... - I know you don’t know me, but I have heard of your loss and wanted to drop by simply to say how sorry I am.

    God bless your entire family in your grief, and in the days to come.

    KathleenReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not know you but found your blog when visiting another sight. I am already lifting your family up in prayer! My heart is so sad for you. May God who is our Comforter give you sustaining peace during what must be a most difficult time!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May the peace of Jesus fill you during this time.

    -A SundayReplyCancel

  • A Stone Gatherer - So sorry for your loss! Such a sweet baby! Thank you for your awesome testimony through this!ReplyCancel

  • katiecottle - So sorry to hear of your loss. Your sweet baby is with Jesus and I know you find great comfort in that, but I know you miss her already. Praying that God will comfort you in the days to come.ReplyCancel

  • Shan - There is a new angel on heaven’s playground today. I am so so sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Sue - I am so sorry for your loss…so so sorry. Praying for you today. I was so touched by your blog and the praises in the midst of your pain…finding a way to praise in the midst of the storm pleases God…He finds pleasure in you…I hope you will be able to find a way through this horrible pain…when you are ready a very helpful book is “A Grace Disguised”. I read it in the midst of my grief and it was so healing.ReplyCancel

  • Bailey's Leaf - I am so sorry to have read of your struggles and the loss of your sweet daughter. Such a beautiful little girl in the arms of our loving Lord. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

    With tears,

    AmyReplyCancel

  • JC - My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and keep your sweet baby girl until you join her one day. My heart hurts for you.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - I am so sorry for what you are experiencing. Your Little Cora is smiling at Jesus today, in his arms, and feels no sadness or pain. You’ll see her again!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss, God takes it best little angels first.
    Bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • We are THAT Family - Our family is lifting yours up. We are asking God for peace that passes our understanding. She is safe in the arms of Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • mgreene5501 - Since I have found your blog Cora and your family have been in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers will always be with you.ReplyCancel

  • Momofgirls - you are in our prayers. Jesus is holding your precious girl, and He is holding you. Thankyou for your testimony.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel H. - I just linked here from Kelly’s blog, and I am overwhelmed by your pain. We will be praying for you and thinking of you.ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Praying that the Lord is wrapping His arms around you right now. What a sweet and precious angel, Cora is.

    In Christ Alone,
    Allison McLendonReplyCancel

  • Christal - I linked here today from http://www.walkingwithscissorsblog.com. My heart is broken for your family, for the loss of Cora. She is so beautiful in all her pictures…you were so blessed to have her in your lives for the time that you did.

    You are all in my prayers…ReplyCancel

  • Gwen - I just found your blog and learned of Cora’s story. My heart breaks for you all but I know that she is in the arms of our Lord. God bless you all and my prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I just stumbled onto your blog and am so very heartbroken for your loss and I type this through sobs. My heart is so broken for you, I too am a mother of a little girl, two actually and we almost lost our baby when she was 8mo. old. Words cannot describe the sorrow I feel for you in the loss of your beloved Cora. Praise God that she is with our loving father and well now but I want you to know that I will hold you in my prayers and thoughts always and I’m so grateful that I was fortunate enough to look on that precious baby’s face if only in a photo. Her spirit is alive and well. May God be with you.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - I’m so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah70 - My heart is broken for you both. I am so very sorry. Praying for Gods comfort and peace for you both.
    Love, SarahReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are no words but we who have also lost loved ones know that our God is in control and his plan is much better than ours! May you find comfort in him. Love from a far away family who found and has followed your story and sent up prayers on your behalf. The Rees’ in WVReplyCancel

  • anglswngs - I cannot even begin to express what I am feeling for you. Just know that you are thought about so often by so many and prayers are being sent equally as often. Peace be with you and your sweet baby Cora.
    Debbie
    AnnapolisReplyCancel

  • Sarah - i am so sorry for your loss. i pray that God wraps His arms around you during this time. Know that you have a special angel in heaven now, and you’ll be together again one day. i too have a sweet angel in heaven named thomas, and i know he will be waiting on me when i get there.ReplyCancel

  • MoreThanMommy - I’m so sorry for your loss. Cora has touched so many lives.ReplyCancel

  • Hillary - My heart is absolutely broken. I hope that you can find peace somwhere on this tough journey. For the time being, I will pray for your sweet family and be that much more thankful for all that I have.

    Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • MMM - I came across your blog via Kelly’s Korner. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - my prayers and tears are joined with yours. travelingtreasures bampyReplyCancel

  • Greta - I’m sitting here (not knowing you from Adam) with huge tears in my eyes, weeping with you.

    I know you are experiencing unexplainable pain and anguish. I am so thankful to know your faith is strong. Leaning on Him is probably the only thing that can get you through something like this.

    Praying for Divine comfort for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • ak - Please know that so many are praying for you at this time – more than write messages – more than you know. God Bless you and your darling Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I am so sorry for your loss 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Alyson - I just found your blog through Kelly’s Korner. I am so incredibly sorry for your lost. We lost our son last July. Losing a child does not ever make sense, but the peace of knowing they are in Jesus’ arms gives us comfort. We will be praying for you~
    AlysonReplyCancel

  • Heather - I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Praying for you in your time of grief. May God’s loving arms encircle you and lift you up and protect you.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    May you find peace in knowing that your angel Cora is with God and the angels in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - I am so sorry for you loss of your precious Cora. I found your blog through Angie Smith’s blog the other day and was immediately taken in by your precious Cora. I pray that God will comfort you and your family during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayersReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am praying for your family. XOXO
    SaraReplyCancel

  • Melissa - I found your blog through Kelly’s blog. My daughter’s name is also Cora, and my heart dropped when I read all about your journey. Let my prayers surround you with peace and comfort.ReplyCancel

  • Saminda - Tears are falling down my cheeks as I have sat here reading your story. I cannot imagine your grief. I am so very sorry! I don’t understand why this has happened. May Cora be resting in Jesus’ arms, surrounded by angels.
    Much love and prayers for what will be such a difficult day today,
    Saminda.ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra's Mommy - Today is my first day to your blog and my eyes are flowing with tears! This sweet little girl and your family to have to go through something like this just tears me up inside!
    I don’t have many words to say except for that my family will be thinking about you and praying for you!
    Stay Strong!

    With Love

    The Schuler FamilyReplyCancel

  • sara - I have no words. I am so incredibly sorry. Bless you and bless little Cora.ReplyCancel

  • DylKat - My heart aches for all of you. Your sweet Cora is beautiful and I will be praying for you both. I wish you peace and love.ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee - My heart is breaking for you. I will keep you in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • adrian au - I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Cora! There are no words.. and my heart breaks for all of you. Stay strong and you are in our prayers!!!

    Love,
    Jenn & Adrian (Stage IV NB dx at 10 mths old)
    http://adrianau.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

  • HisTreasuredPossession - Dear sweet friends in Jesus,
    I am so sorry for your loss. No words will easy your pain. I will be praying for you both to feel His loving arms around you.
    with much love,
    rachel winn
    wichita, KSReplyCancel

  • Janet - I just came across your blog tonight through Kelly Stamps’ blog. I am so sorry to hear that Cora has gone to heaven. I know she is healed and whole at this point, but I am so heartbroken for you both because of your loss. Cora looks like she was such a sweet, happy little girl and so beautiful. You will be in my prayers. May God give you the strength you need each and every day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry about Cora… May God bring you both comfort during this most difficult time.

    My heartfelt condolencences goes out to you both..

    ~Lynn/OkcReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Ever since I found your blog today, I have had your family in my heart. I have read some of the comments and many of them are like me and have no connection to you other than the heart of a stranger that is breaking for your pain. Cora has brought many people to look upward to the Lord. I will keep you all in my prayers. May He sustain you!ReplyCancel

  • Living with Lindsay - I am so sorry for your loss. Cora is a beautiful little angel.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I know the pain that you feel and the emotions you will go through to begin to accept and heal. I lost my daughter Hannah Rose (3 1/2 months old)two years ago in January and she is with me every day. The first year I would sit up at night and give my pain to God because there was nothing else to do.
    I am so happy that you had her in your life, and so sad she had to leave. My prayers are with you. Tasha-AlaskaReplyCancel

  • DaisyMom - I’m sorry about your baby girl. My heart is breaking for you. I don’t know why these things happen, but I know she is in a good place and will always be with you.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Thankyou for sharing your story, you are a beautiful family.
    I live in Australia and have a 10 month old son. I will remember Cora and your story forever and will give my son an extra little kiss at bedtime.

    May Cora’s strength and smile help you to carry on.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I, like many, do not know you personally. I didn’t even see a link to your page until your little angel had passed. I wanted you to know that, Cora’s story has touched me deeply. Last night in the middle of the night I woke with both of you in my thoughts and prayed for your grieving hearts and that God’s love would surround you. I know your baby girl is in Jesus’ arms right now.

    Cassandra in North Pole, AKReplyCancel

  • The Pelts - May the God of all comfort hold you in His hands. When there are no words, Jesus sings a song to our hearts.

    Praying,
    Mary Beth and Garrett Pelt
    LaGrange, GA 30240ReplyCancel

  • Heather B. - I write this with tears in my eyes.

    May you find unexpected blessings and reasons for her illness and passing to Glory. Be comforted that she is safe in Jesus’ arms and free of cancer and pain.

    Ps. 23

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your grief.ReplyCancel

  • mrstolli - My heart breaks for you and I don’t even know you. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I am praying for you and your husband. May God give you the peace, strength and comfort that only He can bring. You’re in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Shimmermeblue - I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - dear jess…
    do not feel self doubt! satan will strike you at your most tender vulnerable self. the outcome would have been no differant if cora had been seen earlier.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - You are in my thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time.

    Heather
    DFW, TxReplyCancel

  • The Vigil Family - Please know you are in our hearts and prayers! Find strength in God and each other… I am truly sorry for your loss!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Elizabeth Keck - My prayers are with you. May you all find peace.ReplyCancel

  • Sa-Sea Boutique - We are praying for you and knowing that she is in a better place without any pain!ReplyCancel

  • thorenkl - I am so sorry for your loss. It is with tears falling down my face that I say she doesn’t hurt anymore. I hurt for you, your family and of course for sweet Cora. I will have your family in my thoughts during this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Jess and Joel, today I found your blog through another blog. I am so deeply saddened to read about Cora. She is so beautiful. I went back and read her story from the very beginning and I’ve just been sitting here a total mess. I can’t imagine what you 2 are going through. I am a 41 yr old mom with a 2 year old and she means everything to me. I wish I could say something that would make sense and take your pain away. Just know that Cora touched me today. In just that little bit of seeing her life in this blog. My heart is breaking for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • bc - Beautiful Cora. I’m so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Chelle - I am praying for your family and for this heartbreaking time right now. My eyes are crying rivers of tears right now as I am writing this. May God comfort you during this time and know how many of us are praying and praying hard. May she be hand in hand with Jesus and what a beautiful, sweet angel they have in heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - So sorry for your loss. Praying for you to have peace that passes all understanding.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I have no words that can take away the pain. Please know that I am praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Trey - I have no words… only tears May the LORD hold you and keep you as you go through this difficult time. May you find peace and grace as you travel this difficult journey.ReplyCancel

  • Sara Campbell - I found this via my friend Kelly’s blog. My heart is broken in 2. Please know that a sister in Christ in Ankara, Turkey, is praying for you. Hold on to Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Momma_Hug - I have fallen in love with sweet Cora. Such a beautiful, precious little girl. She was very strong in her fight. Jesus welcomed her with his wide open arms.
    We will continue to pray for you. We have an 11 month old as well, he and Cora are 2 days apart. My heart weeps for you. You will be in our thoughts every day. Continue to find strength in God’s Word.
    You are in our prayers.
    MirandaReplyCancel

  • darci - I’m so so sorry. I am just weeping for you. praying.ReplyCancel

  • preppyplayer - Cora, an angel in heaven, and your family are in our prayers. We only hope that time and the grace of god will heal your pain. God bless you and God bless sweet little Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I came across your blog today via Kelly’s Korner (Harper’s mom). I clicked the link and fell in love with your sweet Cora’s face. I am so sorry for your loss, and know there is nothing that can take away the pain you feel right now. I will be praying for your strength, comfort and understanding.ReplyCancel

  • Shanna aka Eli n Lucas's mommy - Prayers said….I just found your blog earlier this evening & my heart is just broken for you. She was a beautiful baby…words cannot express how sorry I am for you.ReplyCancel

  • Staci - Just saw Cora’s blog today. Tears stream down as can’t imagine the pain you must feel.
    Praying for you –ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - For all those who have ever loved a child. For all those who have ever lost one. We know that words are so shallow when wounds are so deep. Your family is in my heart for today, tomorrow, and weeks and years to come.ReplyCancel

  • autumn - I just came across your blog today. I cried so hard. My heart aches for your family. She was a beautiful baby. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless..ReplyCancel

  • Mommy (You can call me OM) - I am so sorry to read about you losing Cora. I lost my baby girl to stillbirth in November. I try to stay close to God in my grief. I have no doubt you will do the same. Yet, my heart aches for you. I will pray for you and ask Jesus to watch over you. You are not alone.ReplyCancel

  • Daughter of The KING - What a precious little Angel!
    I will be praying for you Joel & Jess.
    BlessingsReplyCancel

  • Heather - There really are no words. My heart breaks for you Joel and Jess and I was just introduced to your sweet family blog last night. I read it from start to finish. I pray that God grants you peace and comfort. As a mother I can’t imagine your pain. I pray that God will let me bear some of that pain for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - I just came across your blog and story. No words can express my sorrow for your loss. I know your faith will get you through this difficult time. Cora is now completely healed and rejoicing with her Savior. God Bless You Always.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - I share your sorrow. Bless you and your sweet baby. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • MELANIE - Praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • jess - No words… Just prayers sweet brother and sister in Christ.ReplyCancel

  • Kelli - I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and asking God to lift you up and hold you as your mourn your sweet Cora Paige.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve never met you or your sweet Cora, but my heart truly, truly aches to read this post. I am one of the many people who found you through the “internet family” and have been checking in on Cora daily. The impact she has had, and the lives she has touched is truly incredible. You both will be in my thoughts and prayes as you grieve.ReplyCancel

  • mamamia - Words cannot even convey how my heart is breaking for you. Please keep your faith and know that you will be with your baby girl again. I pray that you can feel His arms around you greater than you ever have.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I pray that God wraps his arms around your family and holds you tightly.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting - I am so so soooooo sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how sorry. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - Please know I am praying for you and for God’s peace which transcends all understanding. Praying, praying, praying… you are not alone.ReplyCancel

  • Annelies Dease - I just found this blog….know that you are all in our prayers. I am so sad for you loss, but Jesus called the children to be with him. Your sweet Cora will be one of His sweetest angels. XXX AnneliesReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Shes so sweet and beautiful. My heart breaks that you have to experience this type of loss. I will pray for you and have faith she is walking with God and playing with all the other angel babies in Heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Kelli - I am so, so sorry. Words cannot express. God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My prayers are with you and all your family during these most difficult and sad times. I’m so sorry for your loss, Joel & Jess. I pray that God will bring you peace and the strength you so badly thirst for right now. May He wrap you both in his loving arms. My deepest sympathy.

    God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Tyler and Gillian - You guys are so loved, by people you don’t even know!! Stay strong together and lean on Jesus. Still praying for comfort and peace for your entire family.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne - Praying for you and your family.

    Leanne Walker
    Central City, KYReplyCancel

  • Talking with Tami - Hi my name is Tami Reed and I follow Megs site. I was very concerned when I read about baby Cora.My condolences goes out to your family. The Reed family sends their prayers. God Bless you all at this time. God Bless Baby Cora she was so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Always a Southern Girl - My heart is breaking, You are in my prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Deb - I lost my son, Noah, in August of 2008. I know he has welcomed Cora into heaven… I cannot wait until we can join them both there. Until then, my heart aches for you and you will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Lori - I heard of the loss of your precious baby girl from reading on Kelly’s Korner about Cora. I read the posts from Christmas till present and I am so blessed by your enduring faith. I can only imagine your pain and I am sorry for it. My husband and I will be praying for Jesus to comfort your family. Your sweet angel is now healed and you will see her someday soon. God is still good. Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie, Jesse and Asher - No words, just tears of sadness and confusion. We are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you. May Jesus be your strength through this confusion and sad time.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - So Very sorry. Your Cora is a beautiful little girl. I can’t imagine or understand the pain, nor say anything different than what others have said…
    May you find comfort knowing she is whole again and that one day you will hold her again. May God give you the strength you need.ReplyCancel

  • Simply This and That - Prayers and thoughts of you today. May our Heavenly Father comfort you at this time. ooxx`jodiReplyCancel

  • Ter - *tears*

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I am a bereaved mommy myself, and so I know this will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to go through, and quite in fact it will be THE hardest thing you have to do. I’m so very sorry and please know I am here if you ever need anyone to talk to. I also recommend you check out the SHARE website, it is a wonderful resource for parents who have lost their babies, and I can say with absolute confidence that those people saved my sanity after I lost my daughter.

    http://www.nationalshareoffice.com

    Again, I’m so sorry for your loss ((BIG HUGS))ReplyCancel

  • Angie - My heart is breaking for your family. May the sweet peace and comfort of Jesus surround you and your family. I don’t know you personally, but we are family in Christ. Your Cora is touching thousands of lives and your faith shines brightly through the words of your blog. I believe that Cora’s legacy will live on through the lives that have been touched by her story.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Our hearts and prayers are with you as you walk through this valley of darkness. The Lord is with you and so are the prayers of so many.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Lila in Atlanta - I have been praying for sweet Cora for many days now. I feel like I know her somehow. Seeing her sweet pictures that you would share with us out here in blog land.
    My husband is a minister and you can be assured we will both be on our kness in prayer for your family. My heart feels broken.
    God Bless You,

    Miss Lila in Atlanta
    lilahuggins@gmail.comReplyCancel

  • Diana - My heart breaks for you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Diana
    Long Beach, CAReplyCancel

  • The Daily Blonde - I just found your blog today and I read each post, from the very first. I do not know you but I know the love of a child is something so special. Your daughter was absolutely beautiful in every way. You are so fortunate to have her sweet face captured in photos.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you in this extremely difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I happened upon your story through a friend’s blog here in Idaho. My heart is broken for you and your family. Know that you are all lifted up in prayer by people everywhere. The world is a sweeter place just having your beautiful daughter in it, even for only a short time. God is good.ReplyCancel

  • Alexis Jacobs - I am so so sorry. Your family will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Joc(e) - My heart breaks for you. I am so very very sorry for the loss of your precious Cora Paige. My daughter was born and died in 2004 after being born extremely prematurely. You will never get over losing your child, but with time and support you will get through it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful little girl with us…*hugs and tears*

    Jocelyn in FloridaReplyCancel

  • Andrea and Jeff - there are no words. my heart is broken for you and i am lifting you up this evening. i can’t imagine the pain you are feeling but i praise God that sweet Cora is with HIM right now and feeling no pain at all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I have never met you or your family but your story and pictures brought me to tears. May your sweet, precious daughter Cora rest in peace. She will be missed! My heart and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen - When I saw your post early Sunday morning it took my breath away. I am so sorry for your loss.

    My husband and I have been praying for you and Cora everyday. She stole my heart… and I am so heartbroken. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    Please know that we will continue to pray for you.

    Love and Prayers from Washington,
    The Boisselle FamilyReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - how great is God that He used precious cora to touch SO many people during her life here on earth?! as i look at the overwhelming number of comments from all over the place it brings peace to my heart to see a beautiful picture of the body of Christ coming together for one another. thank you, joel & jess, for your strength… for your trust in God… for sharing it with us. you will never know the extent of lives you’ve touched. you are continually in my family’s prayers, as we cover you with the love & peace of our Father.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for you tonight and feeling especially heavy-hearted knowing what a difficult day you have ahead tomorrow. I am so sorry that you (or anyone) ever had to know this kind of hurt. I truly hope that you will be comforted in the days ahead and feel that sense of peace that surpasses all understanding when you most need it.

    Your chubby-cheeked, fresh-faced little angel has captivated the hearts of so many people. Our hearts ache alongside yours, and our tears fall because of a little girl many have only known through your pictures and what you have written, and because we have a sense of the deep pain that you are experiencing.

    Know that you will continue to be lifted up in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart aches for you Joel & Jess. You will be in our prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Cora – May your eternal life in heaven be filled with all the joy you brought to earth in your little life.

    Joel and Jess – May you remember the good times, all the good times. May Jesus hold you and heal your broken hearts. May you feel the love and prayers crossing the miles as we all sorrow for you. May you endure what lies ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Zebu - Oh my gosh–I PRAY for you will my heart deepest sympathys and that the Lord will you grant you strength and peace in your hearts and lives at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings to you.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa, Andy & Caedyn Matsche - Prayers go out to both of you and your family. So sorry for your loss…mine and my families hearts are with you! God shall take wonderful care of his children up in heaven! She had wonderful parents and was blessed to have such a wonderful family for the time she was here on Earth. Rest in peace little Cora!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I just linked to your blog and my heart is breaking for you. Your little girl is so beautiful. I just wanted to tell you that your little girl has touched my heart and you are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh - I’m so saddened to hear this awful news. I have been following your blog all the way from Australia and our nation is mourning so many lives lost in bushfires, however I also mourn for your sweet daughter. You are in my thoughts, I’m so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly - I am so sorry that you have experienced this indescribably painful loss. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • The Pink Owl - I am so so sorry. Your family is in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • MoziEsmé - I’m so sorry! What a beautiful babe – what a tremendous loss. Prayers with you…ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - I learned of your precious Cora last night on another blog. I spent this morning reading all of the posts since the diagnosis. My heart is broken for you. I know the grief and pain you are going through and I will pray for you as you walk this journey. There is no loss like that of a child. My prayers are with you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are no words to express the heaviness of my heart…I will be praying for you and your family here in Côte d’Ivoire since I can’t be at the funeral. much love.

    ~Christy VeerReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am so saddened by your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • The Hurst Family - Praying for your precious family.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying for you and your family here in MI! I found your blog from “Kelly’s Korner”. I just spent the morning reading your entire blog. Cora was BEAUTIFUL! What a BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!I feel touched by an angel! Thank you for allowing us in and sharing your sweet Cora with us. May God be with you during your time of need. May you feel His strength, comfort and love.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - There are just no words. I am so, so sorry. Praying for you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’m so very sorry for the loss of your little girl Cora. My heart breaks for you and your families. Praying for you.
    CarleyReplyCancel

  • Michele - My heart is nreaking for you all. I am praying for you all.
    God knows all and He will comfort you in your time of grief and sorrow.
    Keeping you in my prayers,
    Michele StewartReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying God’s Perfect Peace for you both.
    My heart breaks for you in the loss of your precious Cora.
    There are many thousands praying for you…count me among them.
    Ellen (GA)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I found your web site through Kelly’s blog! I am so sorry for your loss! You are your family are in my prayers!

    Rebekah Courtney
    Knxoville, TNReplyCancel

  • Tina - I am so very sorry for your loss and so thankful for a loving Jesus to receive her. {{{Hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - My heart is moved by your loss. I looked through your entire blog and was glad to be able to see such fun and sweet memories y’all made. I can’t imagine your pain, just know that you are loved.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May God be with you…it is hard to understand life sometimes…my prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Dear sweet parents
    March 25 is the 13th anniversary of the day my son Tony went to be with Jesus. He was 20 years old. He died from cancer. A tumor behind his sinus cavity. My heart breaks for you because life is so hard but I want to encourage you because God is so good! He is your strength and your hope and your joy. I thought I would never feel joy again when Tony died but God gives me joy even when times are difficult. I am praying for you.

    Love in Christ
    Sheila Johnson
    graphics@richmondregister.comReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - May God bring you peace and may your family and friends prayers lift you up to know that Cora is healed now. My prayers will continue for you and your family,
    MeganReplyCancel

  • Firefly Photo Jewelry - I’m so sorry for you guys that your baby girl went to heaven. I pray thru your pain and tears you can keep the imagine of Cora, pain free in the arms of Jesus. What a sight that must be! Just remember she is with the Savior, who even though it’s hard to imagine, loves her more than you do. While it’s devastating for you to not have her physically on earth, at least you KNOW she is ok. She is safe and Jesus is taking care of your baby girl.
    I pray for comfort for you family. I think Cora’s playground is GREAT and hope it’s an honor to that sweet girl of yours.
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  • Anonymous - Prayed for you this morning.ReplyCancel

  • The Yates' - Our hearts go out to you… my daughter is the same age as sweet Cora, I can not imagine the pain you are feeling… we pray you will feel Gods presence, love and comfort more vividly then ever before as you face the days ahead.
    the Yates familyReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Jo - my heart goes out to you all… may you feel the comfort of Jesus with you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I do not know you all but happened upon your blog through another blogger. I am praying for you all and for the strength for you to get through this ever so difficult time. You were so very blessed to have Cora in your life and you will always have the very precious memories. I will continue to pray for our Jesus to comfort you.
    Stacy K. (Cookeville, TN)ReplyCancel

  • Maddie - May you feel God’s grace as he carries you through this time. Your journey has touched so many.ReplyCancel

  • Flip-flop Mama - I am so sorry. May you feel God’s peace and presence.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I found your blog via someone else’s today and I just wanted to offer my condolences and prayers. May God be a beacon through this dark time in your life.ReplyCancel

  • Jess in Nebraska - I am so sorry for your loss….your story and your faith has touched me beyond words can express….I am so, so sorry.
    Jess in NebraskaReplyCancel

  • Kristin Stegent - Cora is beautiful. I am heart-broken for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I’m so, so, sorry. Prayers are being sent up right now..ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Klassen - You don’t know me, but I am Julie Johnson’s aunt. My heart breaks for you. My constant prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - I am so sorry. My heart is truly broken and aching for you both. I have been following your story since finding a link from another blog. I’ve been praying for your family for the past couple of weeks and will continue to lift you up to Him. What a beautiful baby girl Cora Paige is. My deepest sympathy.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I just recently began following your story, and am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Cora. May you be comforted knowing that she is now an angel in heaven and resting in the arms of Jesus! You will be in our thoughts and prayers now and always.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Praying for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Praise God for the life of this sweet little one. I am thinking of you today and praying that His arms will wrap around you and touch your hearts. Your sweet daughter is surely safe in His arms and healed today. Much love going forward and thank you for sharing this beautiful girl with us.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Bless your family during this time…I wish you strength. I can’t imagine what you are going through…I just heard of this on another blog; you have a lot of support on here.ReplyCancel

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  • Rissa - My heart is so heavy at the news of this terrible loss. I have been reading your blog all the way from Northern Ontario and following Cora’s progress for the past week, I’ve been praying for all of you and I am so sad that you are going through this. I know that Cora is at peace now and will never suffer and I know the Lord has special plans for her in heaven. You have shown extraordinary bravery and faith and you have helped strengthen my own faith. I know you don’t know me at all but I feel close to you through what you have written and of course you are my brother and sister in Christ. Much love goes out to your family in this difficult time. I belong to a forum called Mommies of Angels and there are many there who form a wonderful support group. All I can say is the Lord is with you.ReplyCancel

  • Joy - I have been praying so much for your family this last week and a half. My heart is SO sad for you. I heard this on the radio this morning, and I hope you are able to feel His great comfort right now.
    “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
    Much love and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - This morning after the hustle and bustle of every morning. I sat and opened my bible for the first time in very long time. I read for over an hour. Thank you Cora for guiding me back to Jesus. I will always remember you for that. In fact inside my bible next to where I began reading, I wrote. “Precious Cora Paige McClenahan, Angel of God. 2-8-09. Thank you Jess and Joel for showing me that God exists in all of us. Thank you for guiding me back to Jesus. Thanks for your Faith.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I will pray everyday for your precious angel and your families tremendous loss.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - My heart breaks for your loss. Looking at her beautiful pictures I can not imagine. I know that you know this, but it bears repeating. All of the scripture you wrote in the last couple of weeks is still true. Although your hearts are broken, and understandably so, God is still God, and he is always good. Cling to that even though your heart and mind scream otherwise.

    Thank you for sharing with us. I just found your blog today, but am moved by it and will definitely be praying for you as you navigate the days ahead. Your sweet Cora has touched my heart.ReplyCancel

  • missy - I just don’t have words. I am SO, SO sorry for your loss. I pray God makes His presence known STRONGLY and gives you all the peace that passes understanding.ReplyCancel

  • Briblog Blog - May the Lord give you strength. Brian & Kellie @ KFDI.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Little - I’m so sorry for your loss and hurt for you. I just ran across this. I’m so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • wilkefamily - Deepest sympathies for sweet Cora. I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through. Many prayers to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - My prayers and heart are with you.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your sweet and beautiful little girl! I can see that she brought you and all around her so much joy. It seems unfathomable that you are walking this journey. May you have comfort and peace along with the strength to put one foot in front of the other.

    BlessingsReplyCancel

  • Alison - I found your blog through Kelly’s blog. I have never met your sweet Cora or your family but your story has touched me so deeply. My husband and I have two children of our own: our daughter is 4 and our son is a month younger than Cora. My heart is breaking for you and your family. I cannot imagine the pain that you are experiencing. I have prayed to the Lord to bring you peace and healing. I am so, so sorry about your loss. God bless your sweet family.

    AlisonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - dear ones.

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  • Misty - I just found your blog and am sobbing over your sweet loss. I know the God. I know your God, and I am blessed knowing He has been with you through this. I can’t say anything else except that I am truly deeply sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - God bless your sweet family and your new angel.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart aches for you. I’m so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Ab - I don’t know you, but somehow I found your blog, and my heart is broken for you. I have no wise or comforting words of my own, but I find myself praying these verses for you, so I thought I would share them in hopes that somehow God will fill you with His peace that passes understanding in this time that must be overwhelmingly hard to understand, and that you will find comfort.

    Hear my cry, O God;
    Attend to my prayer.
    From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
    When my heart is overwhelmed;
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
    For You have been a shelter for me,
    A strong tower from the enemy.
    I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
    I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
    Psalm 61:1-4

    Praying for you, and praising the Lord for your sweet little girl.ReplyCancel

  • kristina proffitt - Praying for your family.
    May God give you all the strength and peace you need to get through this very difficult time. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - You don’t know me, but my heart is just broken for you. Your story has touched me so much. I have a little girl and your beautiful little Cora reminds me so much of her when she was younger. I can only imagine the pain you must be going through right now. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people including complete strangers. May God comfort you and your family during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • River Walkers - While I have mulled over trying to find adequate words to express my sincere condolence to you, I realize that I can’t. However, I did want to let you know that we have been following precious Cora’s story from Virginia and we have been praying for her and your family in our small group and at home. Thank you for sharing Cora and your faith along this most difficult journey. Your trust in God has inspired many. My heart breaks for you and my eyes well up with tears often as I only imagine your pain. We will continue to pray for God’s strength, healing and peace for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Jess and Joel,

    I have recently just started reading the blogs and keeping up with things. My family and I give the deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God be with you in this time of need.

    Jenny, Cory and ColbyReplyCancel

  • Wilson Family - I just saw your blog on a family members blog… I read Coras whole story this morning, and I am so very sorry that you had to say goodbye to your little girl after only eleven short months. My heart aches for you. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now… The only AWESOME thing in all of this is that Jesus is holding her. She is whole, and being loved on by her heavenly father right now. Something we won’t fully understand until we are given that blessing. I will be praying for you both.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - My heart just breaks for you and your family. Please know that you are in my prayers.

    MandyReplyCancel

  • Shana - I just heard about Cora’s story for the first time today. I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.ReplyCancel

  • Jess - We don’t know you and only just found your blog and sweet Cora, but wanted to express our deepest sympathy. My heart aches for your loss and I have been thinking of you constantly. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your sweet girl. Our hearts cry out with you.
    JessReplyCancel

  • Leah - May God give you peace at this time. I am so very sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Jason Lief - Our hearts are breaking and we are praying for you in Sioux Center, Iowa today. Cora is such a beautiful baby girl. I know you miss her so much and you are in such pain. There are no words that help, but know we are praying. Peace to you…ReplyCancel

  • Tara - I am so sorry for you loss. A huge lump just developed in my throat when i read your post and the tears are rushing in…I know there is nothing anyone can say to help…My prayers are with you and know that sweet Cora is safe now.
    Hugs~ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - Oh, my dears!

    None of this is good or fine…except, as I KNOW you know, our loving Heavenly Father. The loss is unfathomable. Yes, she is definitely in the arms of Jesus. Yes, she is free from any pain. Yes, it was mercifully quick, in a way. NO..NO..NO…you want her in YOUR arms; you would gladly TAKE her pain, if you could still have her here; you would wish for a lifetime of memories with Cora. And it was not to be…and we don’t know why. And God Himself understands our questioning of His plan. Know that you are loved, by those who know you, and those who you will never meet this side of Heaven; and by Father God Himself, who grieves your loss, in this sin-torn world we struggle to survive in. And in what is a blink of an eye, in the light of all Eternity, you will be with Cora again. And heaven has truly never seemed more like home, I am sure! Praying for you, Joel & Jess!
    NancyReplyCancel

  • The Jeffcoats - May the lord bring peace and comfort into your hearts. I can’t imagine the pain that you are feeling!?!? Just know Cora is no longer in pain and will not have to endure anymore chemo or another sugery. That beutiful baby girl is watching over you now. you and your family and cora are in my prayers. may gob be with you.
    Laura Jeffcoat
    Lamesa, TexasReplyCancel

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  • Jessi - There are no words. You are surrounded by prayer all around the globe. There are just no words.ReplyCancel

  • Brian, Angie, Matt, Tim, and Meredith - Thinking of you both right now. I mourn w/you over the loss of this beautiful baby girl’s life here on Earth; and sadly try to rejoice that she is in a better place w/o suffering. Thank you for your testimony inspite of this horrific journey God has brought you through. I pray frequently throughout the days for God to bless you abundantly.

    AngieReplyCancel

  • AngieS - I am so sorry.ReplyCancel

  • Bobbi - My heart breaks with yours. I will continue to pray for you joel and jess. May God bless.ReplyCancel

  • The Jarmans - I said a prayer for your family today… thank-you for your example of strength and faith. I know your family will be together forever someday & you will be with your baby girl again.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. MK - may God carry you in his peace, his perfect strength, and surround you tangibly with his love.

    We are sorrowful, but always rejoicing.

    My prayers are with you now and always. Our girls are with Jesus.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - You are in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - My heart breaks for you. I will pray for your family. Such a sweet little Blessing Cora was. May God lift you up in His arms and bring you the comfort only He can. God Bless you and sweet baby Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Josh and Kate - I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Harris Family - My heart is broken you for you guys. All I can say is I am so so sorry and that I am joining all these others in praying for your precious family in the days and weeks ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - You do not know me…I live in Utah..I came across your blog today..Your sweet daughter touched my heart…My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time…I want you to know that I have a strong beleif and knowledge that your sweet little girl is in the presence of our Father in Heaven..I know you will be able to see her again someday…May you be blessed with the strength you need to bouy you up at this time….My dear friends little girl was recently diagnosed with cancer… I have no idea what you are going through but I have seen a glipse through my friends and their recent trial…they are great examples of strength to me…(sadiehuish.blogspot.com) You are in our prayers….ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I found your blog yesterday and the tears just keep coming as I think about your precious Cora. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain that you are experiencing right now. I am so thankful that you know Jesus and that you are clinging to Him during this heart-wrenching time. Our family will continue to hold you up in prayer. Our God is faithful and He will not let you fall. I’m hugging our children a little tighter today as I think of Cora. My heart just breaks for you. May God bless, strengthen, comfort, and hold you.

    Darwin & Robin Stahl and familyReplyCancel

  • katie - don’t know your family, but know you through friends… please know that as a mom i ache for you and will be praying, praying, praying!
    the comptons in birmingham,alReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - MAY GOD HOLD YOU CLOSE TO HIMSELF AND HIS PEACE WHICH TRANSCENDS OUR UNDERSTANDING, COMFORT YOU.I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL….I AM LIFTING YOU UP IN PRAYER TODAY. GOD BLESS YOUR ENTIRE FAMILYReplyCancel

  • Vicky - I am soooooo sorry for your loss. I have no word to describe how I feel…. God Bless you….ReplyCancel

  • Jude's Mom - I’ve been thinking about your precious little girl and my heart is aching for this family. Although I am a complete stranger, please know you are being thought of often. I like to believe your little girl will forever watch over and protect her biggest fans in life!…mom and dad. May you find peace and strength in the coming days, months, years ahead. -Robin MooreReplyCancel

  • The Schumachers - I cannot begin to express my deepest sympathy for you and your family. I stumbled upon your blog on accident and feel like I was lead here for a reason. My heart is broken for you. May God’s love and wisdom get you and your husband through this incredibly difficult time. Continue to turn to each other for comfort and love.ReplyCancel

  • ACC-mom - I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious child. My prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • The Wilsons - Praying for you and your sweet family.ReplyCancel

  • The Nester - Just followed a link here. I read up on Cora and your sweet family. Praying for you right now.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I am so very, very sorry for your loss of your little girl and for the pain you must be feeling right now. I know your little girl is safe in Jesus’ arms right now. Please know you will be in my prayers. May God give you peace, comfort and strength as you mourn your sweet Cora.

    Cindy
    http://adopttaiwan.wordpress.comReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I am absolutely heartbroken for you! Please know you have prayers going up for you from people who don’t even know you or precious little Cora. God Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Robinson - Like so many others, I do not know you. I finally clicked on the “Prayers for Cora” group that so many of my facebook friends had joined. When I saw that she had joined The Father, I was heartbroken. Why had I just now come across this? I read your story and openly wept (at work, no less). It was at that moment that I looked more closely and saw that as I read the final entry on your blog, that at that very moment Cora’s memorial service had just begun. I’ve been praying for you ever since. May God continue to hold you in His arms and show you His glory in this loss. God bless,
    Prayer Warrier in AlabamaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I don’t know you but I wish I could take this pain away from you. I know my words are just that words. But my heart is breaking for you, yet my God is much more than anything we go through. I am praying and asking Him to comfort you during this time.He answered our prayers to heal Cora. I know He healed Cora, but it was not how we wanted. God will be there for you and your family. I am so very sorry for this. Cora is so beautiful.
    With Love
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • Samantha - I am so so sorry… there are no words for this kind of loss… My heart is with you. You are in my prayers….ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Not in the same way, but please know that it is so hard to understand that we cling to a God that CAN heal our loved ones and how that is so very hard to accept when He chooses not to for our particular situation. I read a few of your posts and am left with no words to say. As a mother, I cannot do anything but pray for strength for you both. I am just genuinely, deeply, so very sorry about your precious baby girl.ReplyCancel

  • Claudia - I know words mean nothing right now … I don’t even know what to say other than I am crying this loss and just the thought of it all is crushing me and I don’t even know you … I am comforted to know you know Jesus and His Love … and the fact that your sweet brave little girl is with Him.

    You are in our prayersReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I came across your blog last night through another blog I was reading. I went back and read every post from the day you heard the terrible news. My children were already asleep in bed, but after I read about Cora, I just HAD to go kiss my sweet babies again and whisper to them that I love them. Thank you for sharing. Thanks to you I appreciate my children on a whole new level. My heart is heavy today with you all on my mind. You are in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Cory and Margaret - Prayers for you and your family are coming your way. I am so, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord provide a shoulder to cry on and peace to your hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Breanne - I know I don’t know you, but my brother shared your story with me this morning. Know that you serve a big God. Praying that though it wasn’t his choice to heal – His kingdom come in and through this.

    Lifting you up in California,
    BreanneReplyCancel

  • Melissa @ The Inspired Room - I am SO sorry. My heart is broken for you all. What a sweet girl. Praying for you all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Praying that you get a glimpse of the peace that your daughter is experiencing with Jesus.
    -a brother in ChristReplyCancel