The Macs

Friday, March 5, 2010

two

(photo by Megan Duerksen)

My sweet baby girl would be two today.
We miss her so much everyday.
But, I can't tell you how much we miss her today.
Happy Birthday sweet Cora!

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Here are today's giveaways...

One person will receive:
Flower Onesie (6-9 months)


One person will receive:
Flannel Burpies (set of four)


One person will receive:
Cutie Crochet Hat


One person will receive:
Spring Clippie Set

Giveaway participation is free. Anyone can enter by leaving a comment on this post. As you leave your comment please remember to pray for Calla and her family! Comments will close Friday at midnight (central standard time). The winners will be randomly selected.

Tomorrow is the last day of Cora's for Calla.
There is some awesome stuff for the giveaways and auctions.
Check back tomorrow.

339 Comments:

Blogger Erika said...

What an adorable picture of Cora! Said a little prayer for you and your family today...

March 5, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Bridgette said...

Lifting you up today as you remember sweet Cora's 2nd birthday. She will never be forgotten. Praying Peace over you!

-- Bridgette

smilin.bridge@gmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger R said...

Happy birthday in Heaven Cora! God bless you and your family Jess, remembering you all in prayer and Calla too!
Blessings & Prayers
R.H
harrinr@vmcmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger trinketstobows said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven Sweet Cora!!! Praying for you guys on this hard day and for Calla!

March 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Gilbert Settle said...

I am saying a few extra prayers today as I can't imagine how much you are hurting. She is having the most beautiful birthday party alongside of Jesus; a bigger party than we could ever imagine!

March 5, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Thinking of you today! I know Cora's having a huge celebration in heaven today!!

March 5, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Christina Egner said...

Praying for you & your family as you remember Cora on her 2nd birthday.

Found this poem I thought you might like..... {i didn't write it}

Please God, make them remember
That today is a special birthday.
Make them understand
That the memories don't go away.
Bless them with ears to hear and hearts that care.
Enable them to listen while I share.
Shelter them that they may never know my pain.
Help them to help me know
That my child's life was not in vain.

Help them to remember Lord,
That I wish my child was here.
So we could still celebrate.
To understand that
I still feel the nearness of my child.
To see beyond my smile
And the Words. "I'm okay."
Please God, just let one remember today,
Is a special birthday!

March 5, 2010 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger The Morris Family said...

Still praying for you all!! Maybe our 3 yr. Joel and your Cora are celebrating today with a party by the Tree of Life and maybe fishing from the river that flows from the throne of God!

Cindy

March 5, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Love the giveaways! Praying for Calla. Praying for you and your family on this day as well.
Ashley

March 5, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous kdstephens said...

Praying for you and your family extra hard today. Happy birthday to your sweet little angel.

karla.diane@hotmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Kristin Stegent said...

Awww...Happy Birthday, Cora! I am so sorry. I cannot imagine how you must feel today. I don't think I will ever forget Cora. God has softened my heart that had gotten hard through her and you guys. I just wish so badly that you weren't have to go through all this pain!

March 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Just Beachy said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Cora, I am going to wear my Cora necklace today in her honour .

March 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
OpenID kimberlysayre said...

I cannot get over her cuteness! She is so beautiful! Thinking and praying for you all today.

March 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

Such a sweet picture. I will be praying for you today.

March 5, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Hailey said...

Happy Birthday sweet baby Cora! I know you and the angels in Heaven are having a grand birthday fit for a little princess!
You are all in my thoughts in prayers today {just like everyday}.

thelafones{at}gmail{dot}com

March 5, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Crissie said...

Thanks for sharing Jess...you guys are doing such a great job with everything...and such a wonderful thing for Calla.....
Lots of prayers and hugs!

:-)
Crissie
cris0407@aol.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous danielle said...

So precious!

Thinking of you today, and praying for you too!

March 5, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to your family for sweet little Cora. May your day be filled with positive loving memories and a sense of peace in your hearts. God Bless you all.

March 5, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Cora! I know the angels are having the most beautiful party for her today. I'm lifting up your family today. Her picture is just adorable!

March 5, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Manda, Jerrame & Ryvr said...

Happy happy birthday dear Cora!!

Your story has reached out and taught sooo many to reach out and embrace family, friends and that faith deep within...thank you so much!!

March 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Trisha Larson said...

Thinking of you as today would be Nate's 2nd birthday too!

Praying that God will carry us both through this day.

Sending love and hugs,
Trisha

March 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Dina said...

Thinking of you and your sweet sweet family today with a heavy heart. God Bless You....

March 5, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Gretchie would be super cute in any of this!! Thinking of you today! :)

March 5, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Renetta said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora! Praying for all of you.

~Renetta
adamandnetta@sbcglobal.net

March 5, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Witni Miller said...

Still praying for Calla and your family!

March 5, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora! Praying for you guys! This day has got to be so hard. May you feel the love and prayers being sent your way!
Becki
larae74@sbcglobal.net

March 5, 2010 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Cora...oh the tantrums you could've thrown:). Wish she were here for you to snuggle today. So sorry Joel & Jess...

March 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Tina Coleman said...

Remembering you today as you remember sweet Cora!

tcoleman@iisd1.org

March 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger twolittletots said...

oh jess, what an adorable picture of Cora! i am thinking and praying for you guys today. my heart hurts for you both...give lots of love to little levi.

blessings!

March 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Happy Birthday beautiful baby girl. You will be remembered forever.

Praying for you and Joel today and also for Calla and her family!

March 5, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Aww! Habby birthday Calla! Big hugs and prayers for you today!

March 5, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Emma and Company said...

Thought of you today. Said a prayer. Shed a tear for you and Cora. Just remembering she is with Jesus now. What a precious picture of Cora! Lots of prayers today!

March 5, 2010 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! I have been keeping up with the Johnson's blog and was so happy to read that Calla is home with her family. I pray everyday for heir entire family and for yours! Thanks for posting the neat giveaways!

Michelle in KY
mhelton@cinbell.blackberry.net

March 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Laney said...

Thinking of you on Cora's birthday!

March 5, 2010 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora...our thoughts and prayers go out to your Momma and Daddy today. What a beautiful photo. Continuing to pray for sweet Calla as well. Hang in there and may the power of prayer give you strength today and uplift you. Big hugs to you both!

March 5, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger JenniferNe said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Angel! God Bless your Mommy and Daddy today.

March 5, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Marisa said...

Thinking of you and praying for your heart on this incredibly hard day, Miss Jess.

Sending hugs from a stranger who cares a great deal & yearns for her daughter in Heaven as well. Days like these are so very hard.

Blessings to you, sweet girl.

Marisa

March 5, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Susanne said...

what a beautiful child! i'm so sorry she is not with you.

March 5, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Our Life :) said...

Praying for you and your family today as you celebrate Cora's life here on earth.

March 5, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger forr2girls said...

Praying for you and your family today! Also lifting Calla and family up in prayers!

March 5, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Amanda and Chad said...

Happy birthday sweet Cora! May your day be filled with peace & love M Family!

March 5, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Love the giveaways. And happy birthday to your sweet angel.

March 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora! Thinking of you today.

~prayed for Calla.

March 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Angel Cora! Heaven is Celebrating today and I'll bet my little Grandma is right there with her . . . she loved babies!

March 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Abbie said...

Praying for you and Joel and Calla today. Happy birthday, Cora!

March 5, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Praying and sending love for you, Joel, and Levi today. Happy Birthday, sweet Cora.

XO*Tricia

March 5, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Cameron S. said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cora!
bonjorsyn at aol.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Cora and may god bless you on this difficult day.

March 5, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Cora Paige!! xoxo

Praying for Calla...

Jenna Gudalis
jennagudalis@hotmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a sweet girl! Remembering Cora today and everyday. Hugs and Prayers to you and your beautiful family!

March 5, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

Sending my prayers and love your way as you remember your beautiful daughter!

March 5, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Lindsey Claassen said...

Sending birthday wishes to Cora in heaven!

March 5, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my goodness....I have found your blog today for the first time and it is making me cry at work. I have a 7 month old who has a lot of ear infections (we are always that the doctor) and it scares me that it could turn out to be something worse and things can happen so quickly. I cherish every moment with my little girl and I pray for you and your family! I know Cora is deeply missed!!!

kristin.w.peebles@gmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Cora! And prayers & blessings to your family, today especially!!

March 5, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Actually my email is kristinwootenpeebles@gmail.com

Sorry!

March 5, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you today and rejoicing that our hope is in the Lord!
Martha

jmfriesen@swko.net

March 5, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

I love your blog, and your true feeling s so touch me. I pray for you and your family!!!

March 5, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger The Beerbaurs said...

Praying for you today and always!! Cora is having a very special birthday today in Heaven!

March 5, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Praying for God to bring you much Joy and Peace today on Cora's 2nd birthday! Such a sweet family!

March 5, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger vonFRINKenhagen said...

Happy Birthday Cora!

hmoore04 at hotmail dot com

March 5, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Praying for you especially today - Cora and my now 3 yr old share a birthday...... you are on my heart often.
Precious picture of Cora

March 5, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Praying for you today as I often do. Happy Birthday, sweet Cora! May the Lord bless you all this difficult day. ((hugs))

March 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Tara said...

Happy Birthday SWEET baby Cora! I can only imagine the hurt you feel today. I wish there was something that could be said to make the pain go away...but I know there isn't. Just have faith in the fact that Cora is having the best birthday with Jesus and all of her little friends at the best place possible. Thinking of you on yet another difficult day.

Hugs!
Tara G.

March 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Micah said...

Praying for you today and always. What a beautiful baby girl.

March 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Terri said...

Happy birthday sweet Cora! Remembering you and your family on her special day!
terri_m_c@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Oh Jess, my heart goes out to you and your family on this special day. Sometimes there's just no words....except to say we're thinking of you and your sweet babies x

March 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Happy Birthday Cora! She is having the best 2nd birthday party today!

March 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Cora! We are remembering you (and your precious family) today.

March 5, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

My email is carlabannon@gmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I know this day must be so hard-I'm praying for you and your family.

March 5, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger The Greens said...

Happy Birthday Cora! What a hard day, but honestly, your story has made me appreciate my baby ever so much more! Especially when I find myself losing my cool, I just remember what a blessing it is to have a little one to make me lose my cool! Praying for you guys today!

becca.green45@gmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger The Rouse House said...

Praying for you often today.

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God..." Isaiah 43:1-3

March 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger LisaBob said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cora!!

March 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Happy Birthday in remembrance of your sweet baby girl!

March 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd birthday to your sweet Cora! Cora has had such a beautiful year making an impact on many, many people.


Kristin

KristinSloan1@aol.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Valerie said...

still praying for calla. Happy birthday cora! I pray today is only filled with warm memories of your sweet girl.

March 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cora!!
ashleycoupon1@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Saying prayers for your family and for Calla's too!

March 5, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven to Cora ... wonder what kind of celebration she is having ... praying you through today.

March 5, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora. Praying for you and your family today.

March 5, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the sweetest angel. Praying for you and Joel today. May God wrap you in all His love today, and always.

Krissy Hunecke
Batavia,IL

March 5, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger jen christians said...

I don't want to win, I just wanted to tell you that I am praying today, for you and Joel and Levi. I am BELIEVING that Cora is rejoicing in heaven with Jesus for her birthday. She will always be remembered!

March 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

You know she's probably having the BEST Birthday party with Jesus.

Praying for you.

March 5, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

What a pretty girl.

March 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Glory Baby has been playing in my head all day.

God bless you guys.

March 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger JJC said...

been thinking of you all week. and still praying for you, too.

March 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Cora. I pray for your family often and am so happy that Levi is here :) What a cutie!
tbelfo01@baker.edu

March 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cora! Your short time here on earth has taught us all so much.

I am praying for sweet peace for all of you today.

Amy James
amy.james@swbell.net

March 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Blaze said...

I'll be thinking about you today!

March 5, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

What a sweet picture of Cora. I am praying for your family and Calla's family today...

March 5, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Krystal said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Cora! I know Jesus is celebrating with you today, as He does every day.

March 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Praying for you today!

March 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Kristi REDISKE said...

Praying for your family today-Cora looks so precious-I know she is missed. I know she is having a Happy Birthday with our Lord.

March 5, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger The Evans' said...

Happy Birthday Cora! Praying for you all today. :)

March 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Amy H said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl.

March 5, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Jane In The Jungle said...

My heart and prayers are with your family, especially today.

March 5, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Amanda (Ryleigh's Room) said...

The picture of Cora is precious. Happy birthday sweet Cora.

Continuing to pray for your family and for Calla.

RyleighsMomma@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger C Golden said...

Aww cutest picture ever. The outfit is super cute too!

March 5, 2010 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger KatieMGreen said...

praying for you today as you miss that sweet face.

thank you for the cool giveaways and your great blog.

katie.green@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Courtney and the Boys said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Cora....you are so missed!

March 5, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger leel said...

thoughts to you all today. happy birthday, beautiful Cora.

March 5, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger SadMommy3434 said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Angel Cora!!! Be close to Mommy,Daddy, and Baby brother.

March 5, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer F. said...

praying for Calla and for the Macs today!

March 5, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Cora!
Praying for you and your family today.

March 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

happy birthday sweet cora! you are loved and missed... many prayers for you today jess (and joel too).

March 5, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Corinne Doughan said...

Happy Birthday Cora!!

March 5, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Happy Birthday to your precious Cora! I will be praying for you and your family, especially today.

March 5, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine how hard this day must be for you, or really any day without your most beautiful sweet Cora. May the Lord be with you today holding you and Joel up in his arms.

March 5, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family and for Miss Calla today. Missy Green

March 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Cora! What a sweet picture...her outfit is adorable!

March 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Amy Croley said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Cora...

March 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Shana said...

happy Birthday to your sweet Cora. I am praying for you guys.

March 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger The Farmers said...

Sweet precious Cora....remembering you on the day you came into this world. The birth of your precious life has impacted the kingdom in so many ways. Joel and Jess, the Farmer family continue to pray for you daily. We are so blessed to know you through the blog, thank you for sharing your life with others.

March 5, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sorry that your sweet Cora isn't here with you. Thinking and praying for you today on sweet Cora's Birthday.

Kim

March 5, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday little Cora. Praying for you and your family today.


Kelli
kkelly01@mcas.k12.in.us

March 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Leanne said...

Praying for Calla. Also praying for you all as you remember Cora's Birthday.

walklea@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

You are in my thoughts today. Happy Birthday to your sweet Cora!

Lara H.

l_heizzy@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!

March 5, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

Praying for you today each time I think of you. You inspire me with your pressing on during this difficult time. Blessings on you and your family.

March 5, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Uno Kidney said...

Darling girl! Hope today is filled with peace in your heart...

Keeping you and Calla's family in my thoughts today....

March 5, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Shannan said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Cora. Give little brother some extra loves today to help you through.

March 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Vuong and Steph said...

Thinking of you and your family not only today but everyday!

March 5, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger fire890 said...

I am always praying for dear Calla, and i'm sure in Heaven Cora is smiling down on her parents and brother, bless her heart.

-Andrea McCollum
fire890@hotmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Bill and Mary said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORA! Such a sweet sweet girl. Praying for all of you.

March 5, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Bill and Mary said...

Now, separately, I am entering into the giveaway!

mec30_4@hotmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Mandi said...

Prayers for you and your family today. Happy Birthday to your sweet angel girl.

March 5, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

praying for you today~

March 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet cora......

March 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
OpenID shepherdsgrace said...

blessings and tears...

a sad day, a happy day...

blessings...

March 5, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Alex and Jill said...

Praying for you today.

((hugs))

jillaveritt(at)yahoo(dot)com

March 5, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Hoosier Mom said...

praying for you today... what a beautiful, precious baby girl! Hugs from Indiana... and thankful that you will see her again someday!

March 5, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger LL said...

Happy birthday beautiful Cora. Jess, may today bring more joy than you anticipated.

Lauramlyons@gmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

Happy Birthday, Cora! What a beautiful legacy your sweet life is spreading.
We are praying today for Calla's family as they adjust to their new normal.
And we are praying today for Cora's family, as you endure... (((hugs)))
I wish I could bring you dinner. We would have pink cupcakes.

March 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Wolfpacker's Angel said...

Remembering Cora today. I had one sweet birthday with my daughter Hayden Grace and three without her. Praying for peace.

Shannon

March 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger ForTheLoveOfTwins said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven dear sweet cora. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. Hold Levi tight and remember the Happy times with Cora.

Lori

March 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Caroline said...

Praying for Calla and especially you on Cora's birthday. May God wrap his arms around you and Joel.

March 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger MamaBear said...

Hey Jess...

I thought about you today and shed some tears for Cora. You are in my prayers. Your compassion and heart amazes me everyday. Hold on tightly to Jesus's hand....he will continue to guide you and support you.

There is a little girl who is two, her name is Layla Grace. You can find her by googling her. Her mommy tweets from Twitter. She has what Cora had and is in hospice now at home. They were given just a few weeks left with her. We are praying passionatley for God to do a mighty work and heal her. Her mom has begun to work with people like Ryan Secrest to raise awareneses for Neruoblastoma. I sent her to you because I think your story would help raise awareness. You have so much compassion that I think you could be excellent at working to get more research funding for medical treatements. I also think you would be wonderful in talkign with parent's like Layla's who are expreincing what you have went through. I hope and pray that through your efforts that someday they will find a total cure for the cancer.

I wish Cora a happy Birthday. I am praying and pray daily for you.

Levi is perfect in everyway.

Love
K

Katcdh@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your family today!

March 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

I'll be thinking about you and your family today as you remember sweet Cora on her 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday Cora.

Praying for peace over you and Calla today.

March 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Praying for your family & Calla!

March 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger lk said...

Thank you for sharing the photo of your sweet girl.

March 5, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Sheryl from Colorado said...

Heaven is celebrating your sweet Cora's birthday today. I will pray for your day to be perfect in every way. Hug that lil' Levi today and hold him tight....

March 5, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger The Holcombs said...

Saying a special prayer for you today! Don't you just know that Cora is having birthday cake with Jesus! :)

March 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger merlin said...

Sweet Cora.

Cora is one more reason why I find myself asking "what kind of God do we serve?" One that rips children from their loving parents, leaves other children with parents that neglect and abuse their children....it makes NO sense...

I'm so glad He loves me enough to withstand my doubting and questioning. I do believe, but Lord help my unbelieving in those moments of worldly questioning.

Jess and Joel you and your families are held in prayer, may God's love and grace continue to fill in the gaps of your broken hearts. I was once told that the breaks in one's heart were where God's light would shine the brightest for others to see.

God's love does shine so brightly from you, and Levi's eyes, like Cora's, reflect that very love. Love never fails, love is eternal, love waits for you in the heavens while you live love here.

Birthday wishes sent to the heavens for Cora.

March 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Cora is celebrating with her maker today... big party for her.
I pray that you hold onto this reminder and that you and your sweet family would have a peaceful day like no other. Lots of great big hugs and love to you all.

March 5, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger nikki said...

Happy Birthday Day to you....Lots of love to Cora and her sweet friend Calla!

tan_0924@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of your family and sweet Cora today!

Prayers
Nikki W
nikkidschaak@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

These are just adorable!
willis_ac@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Kylie and crew. said...

Happy Birthday Cora! You were a beautiful little girl on Earth...I can only imagine your beuty in heaven!

I LOVE those flower clips SO MUCH!

March 5, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger kimalli1 said...

I actually don't want to be entered in the contest, but I just wanted to say the world remembers your sweet girl. Have a BIG birthday cake in her honor.

Kim

March 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Lacy Grant said...

Praying for Calla

Lacyandaaron@comcast.net

March 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to Cora!!! Praying for you on this day.

March 5, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Tristan said...

Happy Birthday to your precious angel girl..Saying extra prayers for you today.

Praying for Calla!

March 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger The Richardson's said...

Today is my husbands birthday and I will always be reminded of Cora as well. What a wonderful birthday party she must be having today!! Praying for you today!!

March 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

happy birthday cora, sweet angel! i am praying for your family as well as calla's family....
bless you all

March 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cora. Praying for you and your family today.


Abby

abby43@bellsouth.net

March 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger The Carroll's said...

I hope you're having cupcakes today and telling Levi all about his wonderful big sister Cora. Going to wear my messy flower pin to honor and celebrate your sweet girl. Thinking of your birthday song and how the angels are singing and blowing their horns for your girl today!

March 5, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Steph said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to Angel Cora! I'm sure she's having a birthday bash in heaven!

stephanie.sanders@cemex.com

March 5, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

What a sweet picture of your girl! Lifting you up today and saying a prayer for calla too :)

March 5, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora Paige!!! Lifting your family up in prayer.

christina

covils98@charter.net

March 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger jennifer rogers said...

happy birthday sweet little one! may your mommy and daddy be comforted on this hard day.....

March 5, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger The Sieberts said...

cute! Happy BIrthday Cora...what a precious little angel she is :) thinking of you also today...

March 5, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday sweet Cora! Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers since I was linked to this blog when Cora first got sick. On my nephew's birthday and on his angel day we gather and write notes to him, then we burn them and send them up to him in heaven.

Susie Uppman
smuinkc@yahoo.com

March 5, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger The Mumaw's said...

Lifting you up in prayer today:)
Amy Marinello Mumaw

March 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

Happy Birthday Cora!! <3

Praying for you today ((hugs))

March 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

May God be close to you on this special day.

March 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Angel Cora! Thinking of your family and sending good wishes your way :)

Micki
cheer4gc@hotmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Praying many extra prayers for you and Joel today. May you find His peace and comfort admist the ache of missing your baby girl.

March 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger casicola said...

She is so precious...I will pray for you guys today...She is having the best birthday with Jesus!!!!

March 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Happy Happy birthday sweet Cora!!!

March 5, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Watch Calder Grow! said...

What beautiful items in memory of your beautiful Cora. Praying for you on this difficult day.

March 5, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Happy Birthday, Cora! Wonder what a Birthday Party in Heaven is like? Wish you could tell us!!!

Hugs and prayers...Nancy in CT

March 5, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Happy Birthday Cora. Praying for Calla

March 5, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Sprinkel Queen said...

Thinking of your Sweet Angel in Heaven Today! Praying for your family as you celebrate where you are right now and the Love you have had during her life here and in Heaven!

These are adorable things you are 'auctioning' :)

Praying for Sweet Calla and her family too - I know from experience how love and prayers help so much while a child is going through a scary medical time

March 5, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Sprinkel Queen said...

P.S. You need to get lil Levi added to your family pics on your side bar - He's Adorable! :)

March 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger CJAlabama said...

My prayers are with you and your family on this difficult day. Christina J

March 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Ali (alistells@hotmail.com) said...

love the Leah LaRae stuff.
Bless you for looking outfor your friend.

March 5, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Praying for Calla today but I'm especially praying for you.

March 5, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and Joel haven't left my mind today.
Happy 2nd Birthday precious Cora.

Lori Raile

March 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Kelly Taylor said...

Beautiful picture of Cora and beautiful giveaway items. Thanks for sharing again.

March 5, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

Thinking of you all today and lifting you up to our Heavenly Father. Happy Birthday sweet sweet Cora. Your lives and testimony are an example of God's amazing grace. May today be filled with wonderful memories of your sweet girl.

Love and prayers,

Marsha in VA

March 5, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Kathryn B said...

Happy Birthday Cora. I will be praying for your family today.

March 5, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Misty Rice said...

A year ago today I posted about Cora on my blog and I remembered the song you so badly wanted to sing to her. So today.... I am singing Cora's birthday song...

On the day when Cora was born.
On the day when Cora was born.
On the day when Cora was born.
The angels danced, they blew their horns...
They smiled and raised up their hands.
On the day when Cora was born.
When CORA was born!!!!

Lifting mom, dad and little brother up in my prayers and thoughts today, as they celebrate the life of a miracle little girl named Cora Paige.

On the day when Cora was born....

Happy Birthday sweet Angel in Heaven.

March 5, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Thinking of you, your family, and sweet Cora today.

March 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Happy birthday, Cora! I'm praying for your mommy, daddy, and baby brother today as they are missing you.

March 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Saying a prayer for your family & for your day today. Such precious giveaways on a beautiful day!

March 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Adorable goodies. Praying for you today as you miss your sweet girl.
mcbwelborn@gmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Meagan H. said...

Happy Birthday Cora! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers today!

March 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a cute picture of little Cora!! Thinking of you and your family today. Happy Birthday in Heaven Cora!

Brittanie

Sprinter_2001@hotmail.com

March 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger La Familia Garcia said...

Happy Brithday to beautiful Cora!

March 5, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Char said...

I can't even imagine your heartache...when for me, a total stranger who sometimes peeks into your lives via a blog - is brought to tears by seeing a picture of your beautiful daughter and hearing that it is her birthday. I pray that Our Savior continues to comfort you and bless you with courage and faith. I rarely comment, as a stranger so far away removed from your lives, but today I just wanted to tell you what your faith, in the face of the greatest sadness I can imagine, does to strengthen my own. God bless you and keep you, your husband, and your precious Levi, and all of your family, and bring you comfort until the wonderful day when you celebrate all of your birthdays together with Cora in heaven.

March 5, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Townsend Crew said...

Thinking of you and Joel today. Thank you for sharing your many gifts with us... especially Cora. Her life has had incredible meaning to me - to thousands!
Through you, she continues to teach us so much about hope, grace, faith... xoxox

March 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Rachel E. said...

Happy Birthday, Cora!

March 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet picture of Cora. Praying for all of you!

Thanks for sponsoring the giveaways...what an awesome way to give back.

Heather in IN
savingmoney2@yahoo (dot) com

March 5, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Karina said...

Oh, what a heart-wrenching photo. My thoughts are with you this day.

March 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven Cora! You'll be missed by all those that remember your dear little life.

March 5, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger mary said...

Praying for Calla today, but especially for you and your family as your mourn and miss Cora.

March 5, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Yankee Mama said...

Such a stunningly beautiful picture of Cora. My hearts aches for you guys. Praying.

March 5, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thinking of Cora today

March 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora. May her little spirit fill you with love today knowing you love her with all your heart.

March 5, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

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