The Macs

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas

We are missing Cora like crazy today...


...but we are rejoicing with our little angel that He has come.
We are rejoicing in the good news of great joy--Jesus.

The angel reassured them. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior--yes, the Messiah, the Lord--has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 
Luke 2:10-11

Merry Christmas!

41 Comments:

Blogger Heidi said...

What a sweet picture of Cora. I know how hard today was for you and your family. I was thinking of you and have kept you in my prayers.

Merry Christmas...

December 25, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Roma said...

I've been reading your blog for the past couple of months and you are an inspiration. Cora is a beautiful girl. Please know that so many prayers come your way and that Cora is playing in heaven with Jesus and other little ones who were called to Him too soon.

December 25, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Robin in Benton said...

What a wonderful picture and sweet memory. Thinking of you and praying for you. Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Beautiful little Cora.... She is missed. Merry Christmas to your family and Sweet baby Mac.

December 25, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Our Lives said...

What an angel she was. I've been following your blog since February. I've been thinking about you and your husband today. I found myself thinking about Cora a lot, too. Press on Macs! Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger jen christians said...

What a beautiful picture... a treasure... Thanks for sharing it tonight. Merry Christmas to you as well. May you feel the love of Christ in you home and heart this Christmas night.

December 25, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger starnes family said...

Merry Christmas! I love that picture of Cora.

I've been meaning to tell you.....that I was in Dallas over the summer and was wearing a Cora pin. Someone stopped me to ask if it was truly a "Cora" original and I said it was. A random stranger....and we both talked about your sweet family. You've touched so many lives.

Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger amy said...

merry christmas, macs! i used that verse on my blog today, too.

December 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Jess and Joel,
You are in my prayers today, along with baby Mac. May God continue to fill you with peace and joy.

With love and prayers,
XO*Tricia

December 25, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Carpenter's said...

What a cutie pie! Those pics make me smile every time you put them on. Thank you. Merry Christmas and may you be blessed in 2010!

December 25, 2009 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

love you jess.
i have been thinking about you ALL DAY! i hope it went alright. cora was a sweet precious angel.
merry christmas.

so thankful for the joy we have in Christ.

December 25, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Kahla said...

What an angel, I have been thinking of you this holiday season and praying that you find joy and peace. I can't even imagine what you are feeling but I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2009 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

Merry Christmas to your sweet, beautiful, wonderful family. Praying for you all. May God's love and comfort blanket your hearts.

December 25, 2009 at 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first began to read Cora's story I read back to last Christmas and it brought joy to my heart to see that Cora was the angel for the family story of the birth of Jesus. This Christmas she is with Jesus!
I know it is so hard that she is not here with you but because of her and the story you tell as you live your life with an eternal perspective there will be many more people that will someday enter the kingdom and sit at the feet of Jesus.

I have prayed many times for you over the past few days and especially today and I will continue.

Praying for JOY and continued healing.

December 25, 2009 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger The Farmers said...

When I first began to read Cora's story I read back to last Christmas and it brought joy to my heart to see that Cora was the angel for the family story of the birth of Jesus. This Christmas she is with Jesus!
I know it is so hard that she is not here with you but because of her and the story you tell as you live your life with an eternal perspective there will be many more people that will someday enter the kingdom and sit at the feet of Jesus.

I have prayed many times for you over the past few days and especially today and I will continue.

Praying for JOY and continued healing.

December 25, 2009 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

Prayed for you so much today.

Can't wait for the day you get to hug sweet Cora again.

December 25, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

Merry Christmas! prayed for you much today.

December 25, 2009 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Merry Christmas to "The Mac's". Thinking of you during this holidays season.
Good luck with your upcoming arrival, my heart is with you.

December 26, 2009 at 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Christina said...

I'm crying and smiling at the same time...what precious, priceless memories you have stored up. They are treasures.
I pray that the joy you recently spoke of is a well that is deep within you, and that never runs dry. Merry Christmas.

December 26, 2009 at 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this picture before and it put a smile on my face to see it again today. What a beautiful little angel she truly is. I can just imagine her in heaven and playing the same role of a beautiful angel.

You all have been on my mind for the last several days, especially today. Hope it went as smoothly as possible. Aren't you glad we have joy and hope in Jesus?!?!

Thinking about you and praying for baby Mac too. I keep checking back everyday waiting on the "news" :) Can't wait to find out and see some pictures. Love to you all.

A sister in Christ!

December 26, 2009 at 12:17 AM  
Anonymous Diana said...

Beautiful Cora, beautiful memory!

Christmas love and blessings to you guys! You are always in our prayers!

December 26, 2009 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

You and Joel have been on my mind so much the past few days and you were the first thing I thought about this morning when I woke up on Christmas Day. Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding! Cora is such a beautiful angel!!!!!!! Hugs to you and Joel

December 26, 2009 at 1:56 AM  
Blogger Mum2twopreciousgifts said...

Dear Jess and Joel

With prayers for peace and acceptance for you and your families more so today than usual. God Bless you both and THANK YOU so much for reminding us all , through your incredible blog, that no matter what happens, GOD IS WITH US.

Good night from Australia from our little family to yours.

Michelle x

December 26, 2009 at 3:54 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

I thought of you all day yesterday (25th). I was hoping you were bearing up ok, its just so hard to even comprehend what you and Joel are going through. I'm glad Jesus was a comfort to you and you felt your adorable little Angel close by. Hugs, Carla

December 26, 2009 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger Al's World said...

What a precious picture of your angel who is singing with the angels in heaven!

December 26, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Karina said...

Thinking of you and Joel this holiday season. That is a BEAUTIFUL picture of sweet Cora. Hugs to you and Baby Mac.

December 26, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

She is beautiful! Merry Christmas!
Courtney Mayfield

December 26, 2009 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thought of you guys so much yesterday. How is it possible that this was just a year ago?? The joy that the two of you are able to talk about, despite all you have been through, is truly amazing. You are an awesome couple and I am so blessed to know you.

December 26, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

I was thinking of you yesterday, praying for you, weeping with you, praising with you. (((hugs)))

December 26, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Trasie Bressler said...

She is so beautiful and that memory is precious!

Your arms will be full again soon and oh what a day that will be for you. May God Bless you all and what an incredible Angel that baby girl of yours is going to be for that baby Mac of yours.

Merry Christmas season to you and yours!

December 26, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Whimsical Creations said...

Hugs!

December 26, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

beautiful beautiful Cora, OH, how we miss you.

December 26, 2009 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger texasinafrica said...

What a sweetheart! Praying that you will have peace in the days and weeks to come.

December 26, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What an adorable picture...she will always be special...

December 26, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I have been thinking of you so much over the festive season and hope that you have managed it OK. It's over now till next year. You made it. I can't wait to hear about the arrival of your new baby too and trust that he/she will have a safe arrival.

Sue x

December 26, 2009 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I have been and will continue praying for your sweet family. Thank you for sharing that picture of Cora :).

December 27, 2009 at 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always in my prayers
I feel better knowing angels like Cora are in watching over us all!

December 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought about you on Christmas. Hope you were able to be comforted and protected by the holiday.
Sara

December 27, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I read your blog often Jess, but never comment. I thought about you on Christmas and prayed for you and for the Lord to comfort you in a way only He can. God knew long ago that when He set into motion for you to be Cora's mom that you would be an inspiration to so many and sharing the good news with ones that might need to hear it. God is using you in great ways to further His kingdom and no doubt when He sees you He smiles. Praying for you and your family, may the Lord be close to you and bring you great joy.

December 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Still praying for you daily.

December 28, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

What a sweet picture of Cora .
Thinking of you . It must be so hard for you this year without your little angel.
Soon you will have another little one to love . He or she will never replace Cora but will sure bring joy and love in your heart again. Can't wait to see a post that he/she is birn :)

December 28, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

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