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three pink balloons

Thank you so much for your sweet words and many prayers.
I can’t tell you how much it means to us.
Once again, on a very emotional day, we felt so loved.
We started Cora’s birthday off with a trip to the donut shop.
We ate lots of donuts in her honor.
Levi thought it was great.
The rest of the day was very low key.
Nothing special, just spending time together as a family.
But we did take a trip to the cemetery…
and released three pink balloons for Cora’s third birthday.
Levi helped me.
But he was getting impatient because I couldn’t get the balloons untied.
And then I just about lost my balloon releasing partner.
But I managed to get his attention again.
And we let go of the balloons one by one.
Then we watched them float away.
Three pink balloons for sissy’s birthday.
  • Ali - Happy Birthday sweet Cora.ReplyCancel

  • A - I have been praying for your family the last few daysReplyCancel

  • Brandi - What sweet pics. Praying for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - Happy Birthday sweet Angel Cora <3ReplyCancel

  • purejoy - what a sweet birthday tribute and tradition. she will never, ever be forgotten. not ever.
    {{hugs from tn}}ReplyCancel

  • Tina Coleman - Continuing to pray for you guys as you continue to adjust. May God continue to hold you all in the palm of his hands and may He bless you all in a very special way!
    Much loveReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - You all are continually in our prayers. In just a couple weeks, we plan on releasing seven balloons in honor of our son. Hard days, yet thankful God did not leave us alone. Much love to ya’ll!ReplyCancel

  • Immeasurably More Mama - Such a sweet way to honor Cora’s birthday. The example of grieving with hope you and Joel demonstrate for Levi will have a tremendous impact on his life.ReplyCancel

  • Tara - what a sweet way to remember your cora.ReplyCancel

  • hoosier68 - Still think of you so often and routinely read your posts. Sending prayers your way.ReplyCancel

  • kristin - Happy Birthday in Heaven, sweet Cora! Love that you called her “sissy”. My little one calls her older sis “sissy”…so sweet. Many prayers to you all.ReplyCancel

  • morgan823 - Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl! I’m praying for yall! I can’t even imagine how yall must feel but people love you and pray for you all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Cristin - Those pictures just melted my heart. Happy Birthday Sweet Cora!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Precious.
    Much love – Carrie M.ReplyCancel

  • Stef - sweet post. I’m glad the day was full of family time and love. I think God rejoices when He sees us sorrow in what we’ve lost, but rejoice in what we know was His will and His design. You guys are a living testimony of what it is to trust and press on and place your hope IN Jesus. Cora’s legacy will live on with parents like you, for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Scribe - Happy Birthday Sweet Cora… and happy days to you and yours Mac Fam!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Happy Birthday to such a sweet little girl! Such a great way for you guys to celebrate all things Levi is able to do. Always in our prayers!ReplyCancel

  • Rich and Carolyn Dewey - To such a sweet family – you are in my prayers! I just know that by teaching little Levi to remember Cora at such a young age will create a tender heart within him. You are loved!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Such a sweet way to remember and celebrate her life. What a sweet picture sequence… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - what a sweet tradition.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - What a lovely way to say hello to his big sister. Prayers for you and yours!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - So beautifulReplyCancel

  • The Mershawn's - I love that she gets pink balloons every birthday. And that Levi will always know his big sister through his mom & dad. What a sweet way to love on a blessed little girl.ReplyCancel

  • jennifer rogers - Happy Birthday Cora PaigeReplyCancel

  • Christa - Happy Birthday Sweet Cora. Praying for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Praying for you tonight…so hard.

    Love HeatherReplyCancel

  • Bridget - Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives - I love to see the photo of you and Levi smiling – such a testimony to the grace of God! Happy Birthday Cora.ReplyCancel

  • Linda S - Happy Birthday, Cora! You’ve profoundly touched so very many lives!ReplyCancel

  • The Koehns - Happy birthday angel! You are so very loved… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Morris Family - happy birthday sweet little girl!!! so precious!

    I hope you have met our little Joel. while on this earth you and him had much in common, u have parents that love you both and miss you sooo much, and your siblings would love to be playing with you now, and you both were so brave to battle the same cancer, and now in your heavenly home, your in the Presence of our great Jesus whom we are trusting in His great plan for you both!!

    Happy beautiful birthday in Jesus’ kingdom!!

    Cindy, Joel’s mommyReplyCancel

  • Christina - A wonderful way to remember a precious girl.ReplyCancel

  • lindasjournal - Just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Al's World - What a precious time. Been praying for you as you remember your sweet angel on her special day. Thank you so much for pouring your heart out, for exemplifying Christ’s power in mighty, mighty ways.ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - those are sweet pictures jess.

    it’s a beautiful tradition that i wish you didn’t have to have.ReplyCancel

  • Karina - Meg took the words right out of my mouth…if only you didn’t have to do this, but what a beautiful way to mark the day. Thinking of you…ReplyCancel

  • rob - There is SO MUCH grace in you! God is at work in you and using you to encourage so many! Be blessed and comforted and filled with joy today!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - love that you are celebrating her special day as a family, levi will always get to be part of those tough times with you to help you find your will to smile 🙂ReplyCancel