The Macs

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Cora spent her first Easter at Fred and Ruth Langeneggers house. Both of our families were there to celebrate with us. Here are a few pictures.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sleepy Head

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cora's Blanket

When we went back to the hospital on Sunday Cora's bili rubin level was up to 19. Ever since then Cora has had to use a bili blanket. We are so excited because today we got to give back the bili blanket. Now Cora and mom can walk around the house without being attached to a cord!

Cora with her bili blanket.

Aunt Rachel holding Cora with her "glow in the dark" blanket.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bath Time!

Joel gave Cora her first bath. She wasn't too excited!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We left the hospital on Friday to take Cora home for the first time. She loved her house and her new room!

Cora's first ride in the car.

Daddy taking Cora into her new home.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

It's A Girl!

Cora Paige was born on March 5th at 10:03am. She weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 21 inches. We are so thankful that our sweet little girl is here and healthy. Here are a few pictures of Cora at the hospital.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


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about me

Hi! I'm Jess Mac.

It is hard to know what to tell you about myself. Do I tell you about my four years of teaching kindergarten? Do I tell you about how I grew up a city girl and now am learning how to be a farm girl? My life seemed pretty perfect a few months ago. Everything was going just as we planned as we welcomed our first daughter Cora into our family and I started my full-time job of being a stay-at-home mom. We felt so blessed and were loving life.

But our lives were rocked to the core when our sweet Cora was diagnosed with cancer and soon after went home to heaven. Life doesn't seem so perfect anymore. My husband and I have questioned God and His plan for us more than we ever have before. But through this dark, dark time in our lives God has been so faithful to us. His love and comfort has been truly indescribable.

So, now what do we do? We are clinging to God with all our might and trusting Him as we struggle to move forward. I am married to the most amazing man--Joel. I can't imagine walking this road with anyone else.

We are the same family, living out in the country. My hubby is a farmer and I am excited to go back to my job as full-time stay at home mom very soon. We are welcoming our second sweet Baby Mac into our family in January. Although those things have stayed the same and our lives may return to somewhat normal, our perspective has forever been changed. We are living for eternity now. Living with a hope of something better than this life.