The Macs

Monday, March 7, 2011

three pink balloons

Thank you so much for your sweet words and many prayers.
I can't tell you how much it means to us.
Once again, on a very emotional day, we felt so loved.

We started Cora's birthday off with a trip to the donut shop.
We ate lots of donuts in her honor.
Levi thought it was great.
The rest of the day was very low key.
Nothing special, just spending time together as a family.
But we did take a trip to the cemetery...
and released three pink balloons for Cora's third birthday.

Levi helped me.

But he was getting impatient because I couldn't get the balloons untied.

And then I just about lost my balloon releasing partner.

But I managed to get his attention again.

And we let go of the balloons one by one.

Then we watched them float away.
Three pink balloons for sissy's birthday.

38 Comments:

Blogger Ali said...

Happy Birthday sweet Cora.

March 7, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger A said...

I have been praying for your family the last few days

March 7, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

What sweet pics. Praying for you!!!

March 7, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Happy Birthday sweet Angel Cora <3

March 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger purejoy said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Tina Coleman said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Immeasurably More Mama said...

Such a sweet way to honor Cora's birthday. The example of grieving with hope you and Joel demonstrate for Levi will have a tremendous impact on his life.

March 7, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

what a sweet way to remember your cora.

March 7, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger hoosier68 said...

Still think of you so often and routinely read your posts. Sending prayers your way.

March 7, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

Happy Birthday in Heaven, sweet Cora! Love that you called her "sissy". My little one calls her older sis "sissy"...so sweet. Many prayers to you all.

March 7, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger morgan823 said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Cristin said...

Those pictures just melted my heart. Happy Birthday Sweet Cora!

March 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Precious.
Much love - Carrie M.

March 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Stef said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Scribe said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Cora... and happy days to you and yours Mac Fam!

March 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Such a sweet way to remember and celebrate her life. What a sweet picture sequence... :)

March 7, 2011 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

what a sweet tradition.

March 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

So beautiful

March 7, 2011 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger The Mershawn's said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger jennifer rogers said...

Happy Birthday Cora Paige

March 7, 2011 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

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

March 7, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Praying for you tonight...so hard.

Love Heather

March 7, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl!

March 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ DAES of Our Lives said...

I love to see the photo of you and Levi smiling - such a testimony to the grace of God! Happy Birthday Cora.

March 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Linda S said...

Happy Birthday, Cora! You've profoundly touched so very many lives!

March 7, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger The Koehns said...

Happy birthday angel! You are so very loved... :-)

March 7, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger The Morris Family said...

happy birthday sweet little girl!!! so precious!

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

Happy beautiful birthday in Jesus' kingdom!!

Cindy, Joel's mommy

March 7, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

A wonderful way to remember a precious girl.

March 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
OpenID lindasjournal said...

Just lovely!

March 8, 2011 at 4:33 AM  
Blogger Al's World said...

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

March 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

those are sweet pictures jess.

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

March 9, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Karina said...

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

March 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger rob said...

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

March 9, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

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

March 9, 2011 at 10:40 PM  

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