posted by the mcclenahans @ 11:00 AM
Such a beautiful invitation just like your little Cora! I haven't posted a comment before but have been following your journey for a while now and have kept your family in my prayers. The playground looks fabulous just from the pictures and I know that it will bring joy to many children as they play on it in remembrance of sweet Cora. :)Many blessings and hugs,Christine S.
Congratulations!! Wish Ohio wasn't so far away!
We'll be thinking of you! The playground is just beautiful!
Beautiful invitation. I know the dedication will be great!
Wish I could be there. Hope it is a blessedly beautiful day for all of you.
awww, i wish i could go. i'm going to get a pink balloon for just the occasion. i'll send it up to cora so she'll have something to play with too!
Jess, thanks for sharing your heart. I am praying for you...for your mommy heart...for healing...for continued faith and strength. We will be at the Dedication...I have already started crying...thank you for letting everyone share with you...that is so generous of you. I hope you have a fabulous day.
That is BEAUTIFUL! What a special, special day that will be! Kelly
I wish I could come....I pray that it's a day that you'll feel loved, feel the close presence of the Lord and that this will bring some healing to your hearts!
What a beautiful invitation, it makes me want to be there (but I'm way up in Canada, and maybe you don't want to invite the whole world...I hope the church is a big one!). Please post lots of pictures, there are many of us who will be thinking of you when it is taking place.
that is beautiful!!! i wished i lived close so i could come support u all!!!!!
It looks perfect, just as it should be.
Wish we could come but we are in California I will be thinking of sweet Cora that day the playground turned out so wonderful.Summer & Family
What a beautiful invitation! I will be thinking of your family. Wish I was closer.
Jess,I've wanted to post so many times and never been able to find the words. You and I went to school together in Colorado, and I found out about Cora through Laura M. shortly after she entered the hospital. I just want you to know that my small group prays for you and Joel and now your new baby on a regular basis. Your faith has been such an example to me, and I just want you to be reminded that Cora's life touched so many people and that God will continue to use her story to draw people to him. I will be thinking of and praying for you and Joel during the dedication. Hannah Frank (Jarrell)
God Bless you all!Trasie
What a sweet invite.... We will try to make it..... we may just have to come down for church and then say hi... that way the kiddos don't get home so late that night. We miss you and still think of sweet baby Cora everyday! I read your last post, and of course teared up and wondered all the same things you did? Your faith and love in the Lord is still such a powerful statement for me..... I cherish your words and feelings more than you know! I will be in touch if we can't make it, but I know we will try to if at all possible!Love to you all!AMIE
If Australia wasn't on the other side of the planet, our little family would love to join you to celebrate Cora.Thank you for keeping the blog updated. God Bless you all.
That is just precious!
I desperately wish my family and I could join you all in this day. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as I'm sure it will be an emotional day for you and Joel. Love & Prayers,Christy Klein
It's beautiful. We'll be thinking of you on that day.
I wish, I wish, I wish I could be there! Will be with you all in thought.Good luck!Sue x
Jess,I wish I lived a little closer so I could be there. I am sure you will take lots of great pictures and that you will write all about it. I hope and pray for great weather for you and I hope the dedication brings you peace and comfort.Thinking of you...Tina
So beautiful!!! :)
LOVE THE INVITATION. aLL OF THE HARD WORK THAT EVERYONE PUT INTO THE PARK IS SUCH A BLESSING. sO MANY CHILDREN WILL BENEFIT. GOD BLESS FROM DILLYSPLACE. WHERE EVERY KID CAN BE A kid.
aww, that is such a beautiful invitation.
Like so many others, I wish we could be there. No doubt you will be lifted up in prayer on Sunday by so many who love you.
I too have followed your story through my friend Emily, and have asked many of the same questions of God that you probably do everyday. I have a little one just a bit older than Cora would be and I can't fathom the strength you have (of course I know where it comes from). I want to wish you blessings on your playground dedication, it is beautiful just like Cora. Thank you for sharing your journey and congratulations on the new blessing that will arrive soon. I hope to have a girl someday so I can buy a Cora dress for her :)-Melissa W.Seattle, WA
will be wearing my cora flower pin and thinking of you guys... the invitation is beautiful!
When God calls little childrenTo dwell with Him above,We mortals sometimes questionThe wisdom of His love.For no heartache compares withThe death of one small childWho does so much to make our worldSo wonderful and mild.Perhaps God tires of callingThe aged to his fold,So He picks a rosebudBefore it can grow old.God knows how much we need them,And so He takes but fewTo make the land of HeavenMore beautiful to view.Believing this is difficultStill somehow we must tryThe saddest word mankind knowsWill always be "Goodbye."So when a little child departs,We who are left behindMust realize God loves children,Angels are hard to find.
OH MY WHAT SUSY M. SAID IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL THING AND I THINK SHE IS RIGHT. I LOST MY MOM WHEN SHE WAS JUST 49 AND I ALWAYS SAID GOD TOOK HER EARLY BECAUSE HE NEEDED A SPECIAL ANGEL AND THAT IS WHY CVGOD NEEDED CORA!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SWEET HUSBAND!!!
Love the invitation - hope it goes well! Wish MN was a little closer :)
Dear Joel and Jess,I don't have your email, so will leave this here. I just saw the video of the song 'Heaven is the Face' by Steven Curtis Chapman about his little girl. Immediately thought of Cora, and the dedication. Here is the link:http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=84138e76e13c5c50e12cWe love you, Debbie Cowles
Such a sweet invitation. Cora Paige left to soon, what an awesome wonderful legacy sweet Cora leaves for,Baby Mac,her family and friends.Your faith is a Beautiful testament of our loving Christ.God Bless you & your family.Laura from SC
It's a beautiful invitation. The playground is such a great gift to honor your beautiful daughter!! And I love the new blog look w/ all of Cora's pictures!! I've been reading through my google reader so I don't see the background ... glad I clicked over today:)
Thinking about you and praying for you. While I'm sure next Sunday will be a happy time it's also going to be a sad time. Focus on the sweet memories of your baby girl, all the happy times you had with her and look forward to the future with Baby Mac and the fun times you will have with him or her.
Such a precious invitation for such a special occasion. I know it will be hard and beautiful, all at the same time.
Just wanted you to know you had prayers from Texas this morning. I was thinking of your family as my daughter was playing on the playground after church this morning! Our first daughter passed away four years ago, it's a long journey learning to "live again". I hope you have beautiful weather this afternoon for the dedication!
Thinking of you today
I just found your website and I don't know how long ago you lost your beautiful daughter, but I send my love to you and your family. There is never an easy way to deal with the pain of losing a loved one, especially one so young. There is a plan for families to be together forever, even after you pass from this life. If you go to lds.org and go to the questions section they can teach you about the plan of salvation. How you can be with your beautiful little Cora for ever. Much love, Lori
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