I know I said we would stock Cora’s at the end of August.
I know today is September 1st.
Where are the Cora dresses?
The serger is out of the box.
We are sewing LOTS of dresses.
But, obviously they won’t be posted until September.
Sorry.
We have lots of burpies cut out too.
We are trying out a few new ones.
Chenille burpies.
And because you have so patiently been waiting.
I think we will have a giveaway soon.
Keep checking back.
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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:16 pm

    michelle - yay!! looking forward to all the new items…ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:23 pm

    Sarah - I want so badly to buy one…but haven’t had a chance too. I certainly look forward to the new dresses and HOPE to be one of the lucky ones that gets to purchase a new dress for my daughter!!! Can’t wait to see the new items!!!ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:25 pm

    Zingo Tots - Awesome! I’ve been checking like a wild woman several times a day! Can’t wait to see!ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:28 pm

    Marla Taviano - That fabric is eye candy.
    You guys are amazing!ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:50 pm

    Missy - i love the green print :)ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 11:19 pm

    Angie - Oh cannot wait! So adorable, looking forward it!ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 11:23 pm

    Erica - where do you find such adorable fabric???ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 4:35 am

    Shauna - Cannot wait! I was lucky to have caught a 4th of July t-shirt at Cora’s and will have a watchful eye on the dresses! I love them and think they are adorable!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 6:55 am

    Marsha - Can’t wait. I have 2 dresses for my 18 month old and now I need some for the new baby set to arrive any day:):) Hopefully, I won’t miss them!

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  • September 2, 2009 - 7:07 am

    Trasie Bressler - OH I so hope that I get a dress this time for my little lady. Can’t wait!!!

    Many Many Blessings!
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  • September 2, 2009 - 7:44 am

    purejoy - adorable fabrics!! can’t wait to see the finished products!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 8:49 am

    Ashley - i can’t wait! i have never ordered anything, but i’m going to this time!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 8:56 am

    ml - Ok, somehow I always miss them. I REALLY hope to get one this time! Still thinking of you and praying for you in Alabama!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 9:03 am

    Robin in Benton - That’s OK – now I have two granddaughters to buy for – and wouldn’t they look cute in matching Cora dresses! I love the material you guys are using – it’s so bright!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 9:09 am

    Anonymous - Yay…but maybe could we those something in there for the boys :)

    Thinking of you!

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  • September 2, 2009 - 9:57 am

    jennifer rogers - oh i’m so excited! I just found out I am having a little girl and I cannot wait to snag one of your cora dresses! They are beautiful! I never get to the shop on time to buy anything but now I really have a reason to buy one so I’m very excited!!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Tiffany Lockette - Wonderful, I am super excited to see the new stuff.ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    PamperingBeki - Yay! Can’t wait to see what you girls make.

    That last picture, second fabric from the left… red and while funky flowers.. that’s one of my favorite fabrics ever.ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 2:44 pm

    Ginger - The fabrics look wonderful! I’m excited – hope to get one this time! :) I’m sure you’re overwhelmed keeping up with supply & demand! Hope you’re feeling well – can’t wait to meet baby Mac! :)ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    CourtneyC - Cannot wait to see the new set of dressed and burp cloths.ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    Karina - I absolutely MUST get a dress for my daughter – I’ve never been fast enough up to now! I will be haunting your blog and Etsy…as usual!!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    Paula Aspacher - your fabrics are awesome!!!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 6:00 pm

    Rebecca - Oh WOW!! Look at all that beautiful fabric. I can’t wait to see the finished products.ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 9:24 pm

    mommaof4wife2r - serger! now that sounds fun! i still use the old sewing machine! love the sample of fabrics though!!!ReplyCancel

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  • September 2, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Jennifer - Those fabrics look adorable! Can’t wait to see the finished product!ReplyCancel

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  • September 5, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    Ethansmom08 - Can’t wait to see the new dresses!!! So excited! :)ReplyCancel

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Our sweet little Cora was on the news again last night. We love how, even now, people are still talking about her. She is famous!

Channel 12 did a follow up story on the progress of Cora’s Playground. We are so thankful for how the reporter, Megan Strader, has portrayed our story each time we have been interviewed. Thanks Megan!
While I HATE being on TV (somehow Joel got out of talking on this one), it is our prayer that through our story the Lord’s name would be famous.
You can check out the news segment here.
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  • August 30, 2009 - 11:14 pm

    Summer - That brought tears to my eyes Cora has touched so many lives I still think of her and pray for you all on a regular basis.
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  • August 30, 2009 - 11:58 pm

    Kimberly - Such a blessing God is still using her amazing life!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 12:26 am

    Cathy - You did great!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 12:32 am

    Falling Around - You did beautifully, Jess! I would not have been able to hold it together but you are so strong.

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  • August 31, 2009 - 4:30 am

    Taking Heart - Loving the legacy of that whimsical place… God is good.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 7:15 am

    Anonymous - Good job Mom. You continue to amaze me!

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  • August 31, 2009 - 7:24 am

    Trasie Bressler - As I sit and wipe away the tears you better believe she is still famous! God is using your story to touch so many lives and I am one of those people. I am a better Mommy because of you and I look at my children in awhole different way.

    You are one amazing family and that is one truly amazing playground. I hope the memories you make there are many!

    Many Many Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 7:41 am

    Sherryl - You did a GREAT job on that interview! It makes me happy to think of your children playing in that playground that was made in their sister’s honor!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 7:41 am

    Marla Taviano - You did GREAT!! I know Cora’s so proud of her mommy and daddy!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 8:09 am

    PamperingBeki - It was just on again this morning on channel 5. :)

    You did a great job on the interview! I love that Cora will be talked about and remembered for years and years, along with your faith in God.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 8:19 am

    Robin in Benton - I love that 10 years from now people will still hear her story when they ask about who the playground is named for. What a special place in memory of a sweet special little girl – and put in place by her very special parents. You guys are awesomReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 8:34 am

    Anna - How wonderful Jess and Joel!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 8:35 am

    purejoy - what a sweet and lasting tribute. i can’t wait to see pictures of the dedication! won’t it be fun for your new little mac to come and play on his/her sister’s playground. that she would be remembered for the laughter she is sure to inspire.
    such a great interview!! you were awesome!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 8:55 am

    Anonymous - That was great guys! I so wish that there was no need to have a playground in Cora’s name, but I continue to be a amazed at how God is being glorified through it all. It really is amazing!!! Nice Joel, how you let your lovely wife do all the talking:) You trying to portray the strong silent type?:) Love you guys, AndiReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 9:08 am

    Cristy - So awesome Jess!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 9:08 am

    mommyof2 - Aww…Jess you did great! I love the playground and can’t wait for the ceremony!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 9:31 am

    TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo - It’s such a blessing to have your sweet Cora’s story and the message of God’s love spread in such a mainsteam way.
    I’m quite sure NO ONE would notice if you did say something silly, btw. ;)

    Love and prayers,
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  • August 31, 2009 - 9:32 am

    Missy - thinking of you!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 10:09 am

    dundee - Jess–You don’t know me. I am David & Sara Weber’s neighbor. My daughter Adrianne originally told me about Cora back in January–and I prayed for her. I read your blog after the first channel 12 story. I continue to pray for you & Joel and the baby to be. Your writings are inspirational. May God’s richest blessings be on you. Cora’s story has touched many. If you every put you blog writings in book form, I am sure many, many people would buy it for themselves and friends. God Bless you both. Judy McDiffettReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 10:18 am

    Lauren Kelly - Cora is by no means gone, her name will forever live on through that playground and her purpose that she fulfilled her short time in this world!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 11:44 am

    Angela - Oh, that was so sweet and so sad. Your baby bump looks so cute!

    Thank you for being humble and down-to-earth and for loving God above all.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 12:08 pm

    Courtney - You guys were wonderful. My friend called me and said Cora’s going to be on the news! I love the playground.
    CourtneyReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 12:13 pm

    Lacey McKay - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFOdA52sjFA

    Have you heard this song yet? I found it on another blog this morning and thought of you guys.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 1:50 pm

    mommaof4wife2r - i love love love that little cora is still blessing peeps everywhere…and i love that you didn’t have to do the spot!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 3:53 pm

    Kristin - Hi, my name is Kristin – I saw a prayer request button on Hollie’s page (Drama Mama) and have been following your blog ever since. I just have to say that you give me strength every time I read a post and you give me a serious push to appreciate every day I have with my daughter and to love her as much as I possibly could. Thank you for being so strong to share your story, you are always in my prayers.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    Drama Mama 2 B - Hi, my name is Kristin – I saw a prayer request button on Hollie’s page (Drama Mama) and have been following your blog ever since. I just have to say that you give me strength every time I read a post and you give me a serious push to appreciate every day I have with my daughter and to love her as much as I possibly could. Thank you for being so strong to share your story, you are always in my prayers.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    Petit Coterie - I had a giveaway on my blog and a very nice lady who has never met you entered your name and felt that you should win. She is in Portugal and your story touched her heart. You did win the giveaway and now I need an address where to send it. Please visit my blog and you will see what the giveaway is.

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  • August 31, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    debbie - I dont know how you do it…how you have carried on through this awful tradegy.I can honestly say I wept when I read your blog but you both show such strength.
    Congratulations on your new baby as well and its so nice to see the playground etc……she is never forgotten by you and thats wonderful.
    Best wishes to you both.
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  • August 31, 2009 - 7:58 pm

    JEN - Thank you for having the courage to continue to glorify God through your story. You are an amazing example of His grace and love. You have touched so many with your story and have become such an inspiration! :-)ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 8:13 pm

    Rebecca - The playground looks wonderful!
    Praying for you everyday!
    Love and hugs to you both.ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Lori - No big surprise…that made me cry. May God continue to bless you both with peace and healing!ReplyCancel

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  • August 31, 2009 - 11:56 pm

    me and my boys - she will always be famous :)
    playground looks beautiful !ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 9:43 am

    ryanandlindsay - hey i love the new look of the blog! great job by the way. i know how much you love it. :) i am excited for our kiddos someday to use the playground!ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:14 am

    A - What a beautiful story! You look so cute, by the way!ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 10:27 am

    The Moffats - So neat, Jess. Thanks for sharing this. Big hugs.ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 4:17 pm

    bikim - Dear Jess,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.Hope you do like the pillow. may you have great joys with this baby! Take care,
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  • September 1, 2009 - 4:43 pm

    Brooke - I have not left a comment in a few months, but wanted you to know how I think you are such wonderful parents. I am sure that Cora is smiling down from Heaven with that sweet baby grin just so glad for what you do to remember her. She will never be forgotten. I have said it before, but I do not know how people get through losing a child. I can not imagine the feelings that go with it. God bless your familyReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 6:19 pm

    writing4612 - How awesome is that?ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 6:59 pm

    Jennifer in Nashville - That was a beautiful piece. It brings tears to my eyes. I pray for your growing family.ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    Bambi - I got to see the story when it aired! You did great! And Cora’s playground is beautiful. So many children will enjoy it including new baby Mac.ReplyCancel

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  • September 3, 2009 - 11:22 am

    The Horton's - Hi, my name is Kirsten Horton, my family is a newer addition at Grace CC. I heard about your blog through my sis-in-law Shana Schmidt last year. We have been following your ups & downs and pray for you all often. I believe that I will finally get to meet you for Judgement house volunteering this fall. But I just wanted to say hello, and that your strength has been a miracle in it our for me and my family.ReplyCancel

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  • September 3, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    Anonymous - This is my first time commenting on your blog. This post was especially touching in my opinion. I am also due in January with my first baby and I pray I will be as good of a mom as you are!! Praying for you, your husband, your baby, and of course, Cora.ReplyCancel

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Sweet Baby Mac.

Even with all these mixed emotions, we love him/her so much already.
Seeing these pictures at our sono last week definitely made me want to hold our baby.
I think we are both ready for our arms to not feel so empty.
This little one was moving all over the place the day of the sono.
The technician was having trouble getting the pictures she needed.
Which is funny because they had to push all over my stomach to get Cora to move around.
She was a very calm baby and didn’t move that much.
We might have our hands full with this one.
But that is ok with us.
We could use a little excitement around here.
And we are anxious to know this little one that God has created just for us.
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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:30 pm

    Kimberly - Just precious!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:46 pm

    wicker0407 - The baby is so cute already I am so happy for you and Joel!
    God Bless!! Summer in CaliforniaReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    Sarah - What a great picture!!! My kids were the opposite as well…and still seem to be that way! Can’t wait to see your belly pictures again!!

    Always praying in Nebraska,
    Sarah

    P.S. I still need to get a thank you and a picture sent out to you of my daughter in her Cora dress!! Sorry it’s taken me so long! Hope to get that out to you sooooon!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    Anonymous - How sweet, I think you may want to buy blue. What a blessing.ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:49 pm

    Anonymous - I think it’s going to be a boy!! At least that’s what it looks like anyways!!! ;)ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:56 pm

    The Morris Family - So many intricate details! We can rest in His wisdom as He fashioned your Cora and our little Joel that His purposes were and are being fulfilled.

    What a wonder it is to see them in inside!

    Pray for you often….

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:58 pm

    Allen and Debby Graber - That was the same with me – Josh wouldn’t move for nothing! But Jill rolled and rolled around my tummy. Can’t wait to hold this precious little one!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 10:59 pm

    The Moffats - I love love love that pictures! So sweet. Lovin’ & missing you all. Can’t wait to meet this little blessing.ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 11:07 pm

    Sarah - Wow!! Thank you Lord!!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 11:08 pm

    Todd and Courtney - I can’t even tell you how excited I am for you. I check your blog ALL the time for updates. :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 11:15 pm

    Michelle - Cute picture! I am so excited for you and the play ground is adorable.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:20 am

    Kelley - so excited for your sweet family. praise God for this sweet baby. and praise God for your sweet Cora, who’s story has touched so many. i still pray for your family and thank you for sharing your story on this blog.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:21 am

    Christine - I’m teary-eyed reading this – what a blessing! I can’t wait to “meet” this precious child!

    Hope you’re feeling well & that pregnancy is treating you kindly. Our prayers & thoughts are with you always.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:27 am

    Missy - your baby is beautiful! ummmmmmm with all that activity it may be a boy :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:28 am

    The Boccias - That picture made me smile SO BIG.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:41 am

    Heather - I am SO excited for you!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 1:20 am

    Christina - Oh, there is nothing like that picture! How awesome.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 2:29 am

    Candice - Awww…congrats again! BTW, my son was extremely hyper for every ultrasound, but he is super laid back, so you never know. :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 4:27 am

    Holly - So precious!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 5:16 am

    Lauren - So excited for you! This little one has been designed just for you and just for this moment. He/She is perfect and I know you can’t wait to meet.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 5:29 am

    Allison - I love sonogram pictures!! Congrats:-)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 6:39 am

    Chris - AWWWW precious baby . I can’t wait for you to hold him/her :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:05 am

    A - Beautiful!!!! I am so happy for you- He will certainly turn your tears into dancing!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:22 am

    Amanda - So beautiful!! I’m thinking it’s a boy!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:30 am

    Kristen - God bless Baby Mac! :-)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:34 am

    Misty Rice - Takes my breath away and makes me to excited for you. I say BLUE, also…I think an active little boy will be perfect for you guys.

    Oh how exciting, sweet and wonderful.

    Praise GOD…. I love the LEGACY Cora is leaving, and watching you guys smile again through all the still very raw pain.

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:35 am

    Toni :O) - A true miracle and such a beautiful picture…I couldn’t help but saw awwwwww….I’m so thrilled for you both and I continue to pray for your sweet family always. Have a blessed weekend!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:42 am

    Beckypdj - So truly happy for you!!! I can’t wait for the pictures of this new child playing on Cora’s PlaygroundReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:43 am

    TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo - Hi Jess and Joel.
    What a precious little bean you have there. It will probably feel like the rest of your pregnancy is dragging now that you got to sneak a peek. It felt that way for me. I just wanted to hold my girls.
    What a great photo. Perfect profile. I’m so excited for you both, and looking forward to the day that we can all “meet” new baby Mac.
    Prayers and love,
    XO*Tricia

    P.S. I saw the pics of the playground on Meg’s blog. It’s just amazing! I’m sure it will be a blessing to your family and community for years to come.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Angela - Oh, that is just precious! I am only nine weeks, so right now my ultrasound pictures look like blobs.

    I can imagine that this pregnancy has been bittersweet in the light of the loss of your sweet Cora. I am so sorry that she was so suddenly taken from you. Thank you for holding strong to the Lord, even amidst the gut-wrenching heartache.

    This baby is so blessed to be brought into your family.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:11 am

    tami - So thrilled for your family! What a beautiful precious little blessing you have!ReplyCancel

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    The Drama Mama - What a BLESSING! Sending prayers, love & hugs your way!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:20 am

    Jennifer - i could probably guess the sex of the baby on that one for sure..and I have hard time making out anything on those things:))

    and we can’t wait to meet that little one! any names yet?ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:29 am

    Don, Aimee, Kaitlyn and Kysen - Praise God! He/She is a gift that God made especially for you and your hearts will be a little more full! Prayers for a continued pregnancy!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:32 am

    Amy - Precious, beautiful gift! I cannot wait to “meet” Baby Mac #2 :) I know you cannot wait, either.

    You and Joel are always in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

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    Anonymous - How great is our God! Love getting a sneak peak at Baby Mac..My two babies were just like that as well. My girl(who is 20 years old) was not so active but my baby boy(who is 1 year old) was and STILL IS very very active. Just a little bit of age difference :)
    How wonderful and hard for you at the same time.
    In my thoughts and prayers!

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:52 am

    Erica - what a sweet sweet baby! you guys are so blessed with this new life coming into your home. i have two kids and they are opposites as well… sean never moved when i was prego but is SUPER busy now; nolan moved ALL the time when i was prego but is very chill. it’s so fun to see their different personalities.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 8:53 am

    Miss Em - He/she is beautiful. I can’t wait to meet this little one either (via your blog of course, ha ha) The playground is truely awesome! Sending hugs.ReplyCancel

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    The Carroll's - Praising God for this sweet baby! So excited for you both!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 9:05 am

    hoosier68 - I just want to second what everyone else has said. What a marvelous holiday gift you are going to get. One of my children was born on December 20 and it is so wonderful to have a new baby at that time of the year. Still praying for you and yours each day.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 9:11 am

    Claudia - I love how you phrase it … “We are ready to have our arms full again”

    So excited for you.ReplyCancel

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    Hailey - Precious!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 9:44 am

    Falling Around - Kinda making me want to have another…

    Blessings to you and sweet baby mac!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 9:51 am

    Anonymous - I am happy for you guys. Ever since I started reading your blog I have prayed for you that not only will God comfort you & your family but that He will bring JOY to your lives again.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 10:20 am

    capperson - This is just precious. I am so happy for yall. Congrats. Oh yeah and I’m thinking so blue is very much needed. I may be wrong but thats my bet :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 10:42 am

    PamperingBeki - Just seeing that sono picture made me burst into tears. (hello, hormones…)

    I could NOT be more excited for you guys!

    And I’m a firm believer that you can start to see the baby’s personality in the womb. I didn’t realize it with my first pregnancy, but with the subsequent ones, I could really tell.

    And those kids turned out just as I’d expected!

    So prepare yourself for a fun and feisty one. :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 11:49 am

    RLG - Congratulations and thank you for sharing your wonderful picture with us. All the best, ReneeReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 11:57 am

    Karina - Wow, what a clear ultrasound picture! S/he is adorable already. I can’t wait for your arms to be less empty either.ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    Trasie Bressler - Boy or girl, pink or blue one
    things for sure, that bundle of joy will be loved beyond measure.

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  • August 28, 2009 - 12:48 pm

    Marsha - How sweet! Isn’t is amazing what God creates and to know this baby was created just for you and Joel!

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    Bri!!! - Wow, looks like you might be getting a boy.ReplyCancel

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    meg duerksen - i can already tell it looks just like you. :)ReplyCancel

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    Courtney - Love, Love, Love the pics. He/She is so sweet! Do you have names picked out yet. I think your next contest should be how people came up with the kiddos names.
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  • August 28, 2009 - 6:37 pm

    Kathy - Precious! I haven’t visited for a while and I didn’t know you are expecting again. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you both! God bless you both and your little one.
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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:21 pm

    Shannon - How sweet! You have been blessed by *such* a beautiful baby again!ReplyCancel

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  • August 28, 2009 - 7:43 pm

    Heidi - Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful photo of the baby. It brought tears to my eyes. I prayed looking at the photo that this baby is blessed with good health. You seem like such a kindhearted soul, I am very happy god is blessing you both with this baby.ReplyCancel

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    Jane In The Jungle - I’m sooo excited for y’all!!ReplyCancel

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    Miss G - oh my! This is sooo exciting! KellyReplyCancel

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    gwswenson - There is so much love, already. And THAT is SO good. xoReplyCancel

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  • August 29, 2009 - 12:03 am

    Sandys2girls - So happy for you guys!!
    Tickled blue!! I think you are having a baby boy!! Just precious!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 29, 2009 - 8:35 am

    Lynn Jones - You are so going to fall in love in a few months–and that is a truly wonderful thing! Jess, thank you for sharing with your readers. If you only knew how often I think of you during each day and send up a little prayer. This baby is already so blessed to have such dear parents–it’s hard waiting, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

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  • August 29, 2009 - 11:39 am

    Shari - Ohh I bet it’s a boy! My girls wouldn’t MOVE so the tech could get ultrasound pics and my boy wouldn’t QUIT moving so she could get pics! ;o) Congratulations, so exciting.ReplyCancel

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  • August 29, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Jan - Absolutely beautiful – this made my day.ReplyCancel

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    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - Beautiful sonogram picture!!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 29, 2009 - 10:45 pm

    Anonymous - Dear Macs,
    I just read through your blog after watching channel twelve tonight. When they said your daughter died of cancer I instantly wondered if it was neuroblastoma. After reading your blog I realized that it was. My son Dylan, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma 16 years ago and I can relate to your story so much. He started with repeated ear infections and then his stomach was excessively hard,a doctors appointment, ct scan and then the terrible diagnosis. I still remember the disbelief. I am so sorry for your loss. Tears are streaming down my face as I type this. It is a terrible, terrible disease. I am so lucky that Dylan survived. But I still grieve for every family that has to go through watching their baby suffer. You are very special people. When I got pregnant for the second time, I too was nervous. They did a sonogram and checked the babies adrenal glands to make sure there were no signs of neuroblastoma. My second child was born healthy and is healthy to this day. You were blessed with Cora and she with you. Good luck and God Bless.
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  • August 29, 2009 - 11:54 pm

    Anonymous - So excited for you and joel!! Have read your blog over the months–God is doing an amazing thing through your lives and story.

    Great news story on Channel 12 tonight–LOVE Cora’s playground!! I am so very glad they (channel 12)are following this story through. The playground is absolutely gorgeous–what kid wouldn’t want to play there?? :)

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  • August 30, 2009 - 6:43 am

    Stephanie - What a miracle! I’m so excited for you both!ReplyCancel

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  • August 30, 2009 - 8:19 am

    Anonymous - Looks like a boy :o)ReplyCancel

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    Alexa - ♥♥♥ReplyCancel

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  • August 30, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Andrea - How sweet! Our boy was VERY busy in utero. I felt him early on and he moved like crazy till the day he was born. Turns out he has never stopped moving! He keeps us very busy. Maybe this baby will be the same. Running around Cora’s playground in a few years!ReplyCancel

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    Marla Taviano - He’s beautiful!!ReplyCancel

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    middleagedmom - So precious! God bless you and your little one.ReplyCancel

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    Lauren Kelly - Awww, so sweet!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

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    Paula Aspacher - I THINK IT IS A BOYReplyCancel

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    number17cherrytreelane - Praise the Lord for this child.ReplyCancel

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  • September 1, 2009 - 3:24 pm

    Anonymous - Loved seeing this “sono” pic of your precious baby! I am praying for you both!
    Also, I LOVE the new set up of your website – it is beautiful seeing all the variety of pictures of gorgeous Cora adorning the top of your postings of what is going on in your life.
    The new playground looks awesome!!
    I am praying daily for you!
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  • September 2, 2009 - 4:17 pm

    Alison - I ached for you (and still do) as our son isn’t much older than Cora. I am also pregnant now and celebrating new life with you! Congrats!! Still praying for you guys.

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My friend Megan posted some great pictures 
of Cora’s Playground on her blog today.
Like this one.

She did such a good job of capturing 
the fun details of the playground equipment.
Thanks for your sweet post Megan.
Your pictures are fantastic like always!
Have I told you how much I LOVE the playground?
If only Cora was here to play on it with me.
She would have loved it too!
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  • August 26, 2009 - 5:55 pm

    Anonymous - I too saw her post with the great pictures..I so wish your Cora were here to enjoy it with you. It is beautiful. Cora’s Mom and Dad did a fantastic job…a great legacy for one special little girl..You are amazing Mom..hope you are feeling well.

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  • August 26, 2009 - 6:22 pm

    Polka Dot Moon - So much love is in that beautiful playground! I too wish we could see her face in the pictures of the playground. My little one looks at your lovely header with all of Cora’s photos, points and says “baby, baby” every time I check on your blog.

    You and Joel both did an amazing thing….leaving a legacy for your beautiful daughter.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 6:45 pm

    Trasie Bressler - The playground is just beautiful! Absolutely Perfect!! Simply Amazing!!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 6:48 pm

    Kariselle - I saw the post..what a beautiful playground! And I just read your previous posts….I love the song, “In Christ Alone” too. Good luck to your family & the rest of your pregnancy!ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 7:16 pm

    Meg - The playground looks amazing. I can’t wait to see kids playing on Cora’s playground, I also can’t wait to see your beautiful baby after this playground.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 8:20 pm

    Falling Around - There will soon be much laughter to be heard in Cora’s honor. I find myself wishing daily that we could move to Kansas – I’d love to play on Cora’s Playground with the kids.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    pebblesbuddy - This playground looks beautiful!! I have been following your blog and through all your heartache you seem to be a very strong woman. I do not know the pain of losing a child but I do know I have experienced the loss of my best friend and as I have learned time will heal all wounds. Thanks for continuing to blog, I cannot wait to see the finished product :)ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 9:26 pm

    kimberly - saw megan’s post. so awesome. i said that you will be able to hear the precious laughter of cora sprinking out with the sunshine.
    and your new look!! wow!! love it!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    Dina Ross - The pictures of this amazing playground brought tears to my eyes but in the happiest of ways….you can truly feel the presence of your sweet sweet little Cora….and that makes me so happy:-)ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 10:24 pm

    PamperingBeki - Cora would’ve absolutely loved it.

    And in a few years, Baby Mac will too.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 10:35 pm

    Anonymous - Megan’s pictures are gorgeous. She captured so many details, it’s those little things that make it so special. I am so sad that Cora cannot play there, but so thrilled that that playground will forever bear her name, that at that very place children will hear about Jesus and learn of the HOPE that we have in Him, and best of all they will learn that if they have that HOPE too, they will one day be able to meet Cora sitting right next to Jesus. When I picture Cora with Jesus, I can’t help but get warmth all over. Cora’s presence makes my longing for heaven even sweeter! Thanks for sharing the pictures. God bless you guys!ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 10:48 pm

    Erica - i saw megs post and the playground looks great! so excited for you guys!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 12:01 am

    Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - It looks so amazing! What beautiful pictures of such a special place!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 12:32 am

    Missy - the picture of cora in her green shirt is precious! she so resembles my chloe at that age.

    i do wish your daughter was with you to play on that wonderful new playground.

    love,
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  • August 27, 2009 - 12:54 am

    Christina - M. takes some of the best pictures I have ever seen. If only I weren’t so far away, I would ask her to pretty please photograph our family.
    My heart aches so for you, even as I am joyful about your upcoming addition. I am committed to praying for you guys!ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 8:29 am

    Lauren Kelly - Oh, but girl… Cora has an even better playground up in Heaven. Can you imagine???ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 8:34 am

    Robin in Benton - Hang on to the thought of playing on it with Baby Mac – and other brotheres and sisters in years to come. Cora will be watching them from heaven while playing on her playground with friends up there.
    Speaking of Baby Mac – feeling any movement yet? Praying for all of you dailyReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Karina - Love it. I wish Cora was here, too. I’m off to look at more cool pics of the playground…Hugs to you and Baby Mac.ReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    Ashley - I just found your blog and read it for almost 2 hours. It’s really amazing what you have done. Cora is incredibly cute and has the same mark on her forehead as my baby sister :) I added you on my blog so I can keep up with you from now on! :)ReplyCancel

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    Anonymous - Great job on the news tonight! the playground is beautiful and we are so excited for your new little arrival. Praying for you often!ReplyCancel

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Somedays I wonder how I can keep going. I wonder how I can keep moving forward without Cora and with this huge hole in my heart. It makes me so sad to think it has been six almost seven months that we have continued through life without Cora alongside us. I hate that time is moving forward without her here. But then I marvel at the fact that it has been six almost seven months that I have lived through this dark storm and I am still standing.
Yesterday as we worshipped in church, the words of these songs seemed to jump off the screen at me. I think I needed a reminder of why I am still standing. A reminder that Christ alone is my solid ground through this fierce storm. And because of this living hope, He gives me a reason to keep moving forward.
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
’til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand
(In Christ Alone)
Jesus You’re my firm foundation 
I know I can stand secure
Jesus You’re my firm foundation
I put my hope in Your holy Word
I put my hope in Your holy Word
I have a living hope
I have a future
God has a plan for me
Of this I’m sure
Of this I’m sure
(Firm Foundation)
I pray that whatever you are facing today, that you too would find your feet standing secure–
in Jesus, our firm foundation.
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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:34 am

    TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo - Beautifully written. God indeed provides for our every need.

    With Love and Prayers,
    XO*TriciaReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Ethansmom08 - Very Beautiful…and so very true!

    Praying for you,
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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:04 am

    Claudia - I absolutely love this song!!!!

    What a great reminder, thank you so much.ReplyCancel

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    Janice - So very true.ReplyCancel

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    Lauren Kelly - Beautiful! Thank you for this reminder!!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Alaine - That’s my all time favorite song. It moves me to tears every time I hear it or sing it. What a wonderful anthem for our lives.

    I don’t know you IRL, but I was following your blog 7 months ago and have prayed for you often since then. I’d like to think I could handle such a huge loss with as much faith as you have. Cora is blessed to have you for her mommy.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:29 am

    Ashlee , JT. Soph, Shiloh, and Baby Tollett - Your strength and courage is such a testimony. When I click on your blog, it so hard for myself, even a stranger to look at the pictures of your beautiful daughter and know you are without her. I can not fathom what you have gone through and as a mother, I know my heart would be devastated.

    Your faith is a testimony and I will continue to pray for the gradual healing and kind touch of the Father’s hand to guide you through your days ahead. I’m not sure where you live at this time besides somewhere in Kansas, but I grew up just south of Wichita about 60 miles and now live in Overland Park.

    I know a lot of people are excited to see how the little life inside of you will bring such a new joy and hopeful healing to you guys. Take care and much love from a fellow sister in Christ.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:32 am

    Missy - thanks for sharing! such encouragement. if your still standing after all you’ve been through…then i can too ;)

    love and prayers!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Courtney and the Boys - Thank you SO much for this. I learned earlier this morning that I have to put my dog to sleep, and my heart is broken. But I will still stand…in the love of Christ. God bless you in your journey, and thank you for your testimony.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:49 am

    Samantha - So beautifully put, your strength and courage astounds me. If you and your family can still be standing, it puts new encouragement in my heart. Thank you for the reminder.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 11:06 am

    Allison - Ive been reading for a while but have never commented. I just want you to know that you are such an inspiration to me! I am so glad you are still standing. :)ReplyCancel

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    PamperingBeki - I, too, am amazed that you’re still standing.

    I’m quite certain I would not have your strength.

    I’ve told you this before, but nearly every worship song now has a different meaning to me. Particularly those you chose for Cora’s celebration service.
    My eyes have been opened like never before.

    I hate that it had to happen, but God is working through Cora and your family.ReplyCancel

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    Marla Taviano - LOVE that song! Praying for your hurting heart!ReplyCancel

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    sewbusy - AMEN!! The Lord has used you so much this year in helping to bring healing to my life after the loss of our son almost 3 years ago. I am so thankful He has given me this healing! Thank you for being willing to be used by Him! I pray that some day you may experience that awesome healing power HE alone can give.
    Blessings,
    Ami

    Ps this is not to say I don’t still hurt but I can now move on with JOY and HOPE and PEACE! It is truely wonderful!ReplyCancel

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    Trasie Bressler - Thanks for sharing and I know that with all that you have gone through and you are still standing then I know that I can too!!!ReplyCancel

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    Erica - i don’t know how people get through life without Christ being their foothold and strength.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    dg darling - I still pray for you daily you know…Though I never knew Cora in person I think of her often, maybe because my baby girl is close to her age. I see her smile in my mind alot when my daughter smiles. Honestly, for a little girl I never knew, she sure has left an impression on my heart. So have you, and Joel. I know you didn’t set out to inspire anyone and I know you would gladly trade the admiration to have your baby girl back but I am so thankful to have gotten to “know” you and Cora through this. I pray that all will be well with this baby you are expecting and I pray that your’s and Joel’s hearts will be blessed with peace and healing. Just know that the world has not forgotten your Cora and we are all praying for you as you continue to grieve while at the same time going on with life…ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    Sherryl - You are still standing because you still have a purpose in this world – to be the great mom that you were to Cora yet again to another little baby.

    Take it one day at a time.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 1:44 pm

    mom2wendy - Only Christ offers safe harbor in the tragic sea of grief.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Falling Around - Love that song.

    I continue to be amazed by your strength through moving forward without sweet Cora. Your strength is a miracle only God can provide and an inspiration to us all.

    Love & Prayers,
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  • August 24, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    Kelli - This is my very favorite song!! It’s truth is powerful!! Praying for you and your husband!!!ReplyCancel

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    Juliann - Praise the Lord, Amen. Jesus IS the name above all names. Without him, we truly have no hope. Thank you for sharing your faith with me.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 2:29 pm

    lil miss' mama - You are so courageous. My family and I sung In Christ Alone last week at my grandfather’s memorial service. It is a song full of hope, which is what I pray that you will hold onto as you maneuver the days and months ahead. I know that that song has helped give me anchor as I miss my grandfather so very much and it has only been one week since he left for Heaven. God’s blessings on your family forever.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Sharon - It’s so true, we never can stand on our own. Please feel lifted by so many prayers that are being sent your way!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 4:06 pm

    Anonymous - Through you pain You are still being an inspiration..How true your words are. You continue to amaze me with you faith, strenth.

    I think about you and your Cora everyday, multiple times a day.

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  • August 24, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Krystal - That song never fails to leave me humbled AND encouraged. Thank you for sharing your heart. I love the opportunity to pray for others, though of course I wish we didn’t live in a sinful world full of pain and suffering. Heaven sure looks good, doesn’t it!?!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 7:01 pm

    Karina - I wish I could believe that. I am so glad, for your sake, that you do! Given my lack of faith, I’m certain that losing a child would kill me; I don’t know how anyone in your position copes without the sense of a greater power in their lives. I take comfort in your faith for your sake – and that, too, is very inspirational.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 7:44 pm

    Brandi - Absolutey beautiful!!! I pray for you and your family every day.. I can’t imagine your pain. THINKING of you!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 8:12 pm

    Rebecca - This song has always been a favorite of mine. The message is so strong. It just fills me with hope for things that seem uncertain and difficult.

    You have been on my mind and heart and in my prayers everyday for these last six almost seven months since Cora went to heaven. I sometimes marvel at the grief I continue to feel for somebody I have never met.

    May He grant you joy. May He grant you peace.

    Love and Hugs to you and Joel.ReplyCancel

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    Jenifer - Preying for youReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    sassy studio - hello macs,
    your strength and love and lessons are shared so beautifully…..lessons for life for all, thank you in so many ways.
    wish we could have met you for ice cream when you were here in Canada!
    sassy in SK (besdie AB)ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:01 pm

    mommaof4wife2r - i love that song…it speaks volumes to me each time i hear those words!

    “No power of hell, no scheme of man
    Can ever pluck me from His hand”…man, that is hope! praise god!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Joy - I think about you guys daily…I am continually praying for you as you weather this journey. SO thankful you are finding strength in Christ – our shelter – we sang a song in church this weekend called “Made Me Glad” by Hillsong. It’s powerful, and I think you might like it if you don’t know it already. My heart is continually so burdened for you both…it is teaching me to truly give ALL that I am to the Lord – that my children are not mine, but His…it can be so hard to do. Thank you for your faithfulness, honesty, and true testimony to Christ. I am praying for your sweet Mama’s heart – for healing – and for a growing love and joy for the precious gift growing inside you. With Love, JoyReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    Allison - I’ve been reading your blog for awhile but don’t comment a lot. I just wanted to let you know that I keep you and your family in my prayers.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:28 pm

    Jen - I found your link on safe Haven.. and I must say what a great song.. I lost my daughter in may..she was 9 months old.. it is so hard..the day to day with out her is awful..people always say “I don’t know how you do it” I always say back to them “by the grace of our God..” because if it were just me, I would never get out of bed..the playground is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to precious your daughter..ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 9:50 pm

    jenjensden - To me, “In Christ Alone” is the most powerful song we ever sing in church. Every time we sing it I say I’m not going to cry and when we get to the verse about Him rising from the dead on the third day, Jesus’ sacrifice and His overcoming death is so real to me, and tears always flood.

    I am constantly amazed by your faithfulness. The peace, joy and beauty that you exhibit through this blog, and I’m sure throughout your life, is definitely Jesus shining through you — there could me no other explanation after all you’ve been through. I’m so glad you have Jesus as your firm foundation.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:06 pm

    Cristy - So very true! You are the perfect example Jess.

    ((Hugs)) and love…

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:07 pm

    Shauna - I definitely needed that today-thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:20 pm

    Ang - I pray for you often. I know you don’t know me, but I follow your blog and your little girl is just precious! I am so sorry for the hurt that your family has endured. I may have already posted this request to you. I have tried to ask as many people as I can especially considering the path your lives have taken. But if you get a chance can you go to my blog and scroll down to read the ‘tragic’ post? This family too needs much prayer. Thank you!! my blog address is http://buckinghamsblog.blogspot.com/ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 10:31 pm

    Liana - you are AMAZING. Stay strong. Your witness and openess (once again) has moved me to tears. I think of your family often.ReplyCancel

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  • August 24, 2009 - 11:32 pm

    Christina - That is such a powerful song! May you continue to be blessed as you bless others through your own growth, stretching, healing…ReplyCancel

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  • August 25, 2009 - 12:08 am

    shepherdsgrace - i love this song as well…

    also…when I suffered the loss of a much desired pregnancy in 2007…the Lord comforted me with Blessed Be Your Name…

    the brokenness then, He used to make me stronger now…I then lost my much beloved grandmother(mother) September of that same year…and I broke…yet He held me..

    And I realized…it’s all Him…and I love Him…

    May He strengthen you…hold you, encourage you…as only He can and does…

    blessings, and thank you for your testimony..

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  • August 25, 2009 - 7:50 am

    Maple Memories - Still praying. Daily.ReplyCancel

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  • August 25, 2009 - 10:36 am

    Hailey - You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
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  • August 25, 2009 - 12:47 pm

    Maria - I have never left a comment, even though I read your blog pretty much every day and have now since before Cora’s illness. And I have never, never checked your blog from work. But for some reason today I did…and now I know why. I needed to read those words to that song because today is a day that I need to be reminded of that. THANK YOU…MANY HUGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! Praying for all of you!ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 8:24 am

    Robin in Benton - Thinking of you and praying for you today. With God’s help you will continue to stand and mover forward.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 9:46 am

    Adrian - What an amazing mother you are! I can’t imagine the heartache you must go through.. I don’t have a blog of my own just yet, but I saw your blog through a friend’s and I was so touched to read your story. Know that you and Joel are in my prayers as you deal with the loss of Cora and the joy of bringing a new life into this world and your strength is a inspiration to so many! With Love, AdrianReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 10:08 am

    Angie - Beautiful.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    Sheila - Your strength amazes me and I pray daily for you and your family!! Thanks for the reminder that Christ rises above all storms!ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 2:49 pm

    PamperingBeki - Thinking of you today.ReplyCancel

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  • August 26, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    The Pike Family - Hello there :)
    I have been reading your blog for awhile now but I have never posted..I dont know why? Probably because I live in AZ and you have no idea who I am :) but I just want you to know that you are amazing…truly! Thank you for all the inspiration!
    XOXO JulieReplyCancel

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  • August 27, 2009 - 7:57 pm

    Jessica - Hey I nominated you for an award CHECK my blog!!!ReplyCancel

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  • August 30, 2009 - 2:56 pm

    The Koehns - We sing Firm Foundation at our church a lot (in fact, we sang it today). It is a short song, but oh, so powerful! Keep inspiring us all. Can’t wait to see pictures of Baby Mac!ReplyCancel

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  • September 3, 2009 - 3:29 pm

    Rachael - My FAVORITE SONG! It is so try and speaks to what you are going through. Thinking of you.ReplyCancel

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  • September 4, 2009 - 5:24 pm

    Nan in Can - That first one is one of my all time faves. So much truth and beauty… Keep standing. But when you fall, you know whose arms you fall into. “His power is made perfect in weakness…”ReplyCancel

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