Monday, February 9, 2009
No words can describe the heartache I am feeling for the McClenahan family in Kansas. They lost their 11 month old baby Cora Paige yesterday. A friend I went to high-school with who is an amazing person and has an amazing blog Wind Beneath My Wings brought this family to my attention. This family reminds me so much of Matt and I. They were married in 2002 and had their first baby, Cora, in March of 2008. Cora's Mom created a blogspot similar to this one that we keep for Ryder to update family and friends on Cora. As of Christmas, they thought they had a healthy baby girl, who unfortunately was having reoccuring ear infections. In January, Doctors drew blood to see if there were any underlying factors since she had started to have some bruising and a tight abdomen. Much to everyone's surprise Cora had stage 4 cancer. This poor baby fought hard to overcome this horrible disease, but her little body finally couldn't hold up any longer. I know that God had a more powerful purpose for this sweet Angel, but it is so hard for me to wrap my head around how something like this could happen. Her parent's have the most amazing faith and have never questioned anything during the past few weeks, but continued to praise God for the good things in life. I can not get these people, who I have never met, out of my thoughts and prayers. I just pray for their healing and their peace. I pray that baby Cora is now comfortable and feeling so much love in heaven. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as I can only imagine the grief they are feeling at this devastating time.
Posted by We Three Smiths + 1 at 6:54 AM