Monday, February 9, 2009

Cora is resting with Jesus

A celebration of Cora's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 10, at Grace Community Church, 1600 S. Anderson Rd. Newton, Kansas. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in rural Elbing.

In lieu of sending flowers, a memorial has been established to construct the Cora Playground, an extension of the children's ministries department at Grace Community Church. For a tax deductible donation, please make checks out to the church with "Cora's Playground" in the memo. Options for online donations include: a tax deductible donation through Grace Community Church's website or the Cora PayPal button on this site (this would not be tax deductible).


  1. I am calling on people to pray for you.

    Little girl whom your father loves, much more than we can know.
    Little girl that your mommy misses, will the tears every stop their flow.
    Little Girl, in your Father's arms, you're missed, oh, so much.
    Little girl, your perfect now, but your parents long to touch.
    Little girl, bend your ear, to Jesus as he prays.
    "Father send your comfort down, help mommy through this day".
    Little Girl, time so short, the world never knew you were here.
    Little Girl, we do now, and your memories we'll hold dear.
    Little Girl, safe and warm, rest in God's strong embrace.
    Little girl, some day soon, mommy and daddy will again kiss your face.

  2. Hi, my name is Denise, and I just found your blog through "Rose Haven." I am so sorry to hear of your profound loss. Your daughter fought such a tough battle, and your love for her and hers for you, will never end. Praying comfort and peace for you and your family during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, Denise in Colorado

  3. I came across your blog through a post on Joy's Hope. I am thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. Your daughter will always be in your hearts.

    Claire - Wellington, New Zealand x

  4. Dear Joel and Jess:

    No words express our sorrow for you in the loss of your dear Cora. Know that many friends at Mill Creek Community are praying for comfort and grace for you and your entire family.

  5. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My heart aches for you and your family. Please know that your Cora will never be forgotten. You have touched so many by sharing your story. All my love and prayers are with you.

  6. I came across your blog through Kelly's Korner. Please know that I am praying for your family tonight as you deal with the loss of your precious baby girl. Rest in Him.
    Love in Christ~

  7. My prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time.

  8. I was on Kelly's Korner and she mentioned your family and the loss of your sweet Cora. My heart goes out to you and my prayers will be with you. (((hugs))) to you and your family. I will not forget about you.
    Love, Jenn VH

  9. Heard about Cora through a friend. Have been reading your blogs and our prayer group in Goddard has been praying. We continue to lift you up in prayer. I feel time is short and that Jesus will reunite you with your precious little angel when he returns in the clouds of glory very soon. It's so comforting to know that we have this HOPE. Treisa

  10. I am so deeply saddened by your loss of your sweet baby girl. I heard through Kelli's blog, and have had your family in our prayers. We had a loss in our family right before Christmas and I am comforted in knowing that we will be together again. Turn to the Lord for he will comfort you.

    Families Are Forever
    Natalie, CA

  11. A friend led me here just now. Cora was an absolutely beautiful little girl and I am so heartbroken for your family. I know you will do great things with "Cora's Playground" to keep her memory alive.

    With HOPE,

  12. I am so saddened by the lost of your little girl. May the God of all comfort bless you in the long days to come.

  13. God Be with you. There are no words at a time like this. I went through the death of a baby girl with a couple I know this past July. The only thing I still do as of today is to as our Lord to let you feel His loving arms around you. I ask that He give you faith, strength, hope, and peace. Just know that your precious baby is at peace, no pain, and living the life we all wait for.

  14. Feel God's love and care at this very hard time in your lives.

  15. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Cora was just precious and we can't even fathom the weight of your loss. We have shed tears for your baby girl whom we have never known, but we rejoice that she is no longer suffering and that we can see your strong faith in Christ which gives all the hope we need to continue. Please know that our family is praying for you both to experience healing, peace, and comfort from the ONE who holds all of life in His hands.
    We write this in tears for Cora
    With Much Love,
    The Bishop family

  16. I too found your blog from a link. I type through tears. I am so very very sorry for your precious loss. May GOD hold you in his arms and comfort you at this time. She is precious.
    Im sorry
    Jana & Family

  17. I found you through My Country Home. I can't even imagine what you must be feeling but I want you to know that I'm so sorry and that I'm lifting your family up in prayers! Your daughter is beautiful!


  18. A group of etsy sellers are raising money to contribute to Cora's Playground.

    You can search Cora Paige on to find them.

    We love you Macs. God bless you.

  19. Hi there, I'm Heather Mattos, one of the organizers of the Etsy sale. We have a button made up linking to the sale, and would love to pass it on to you, to add to your blog. Please contact me for the button code! We are so glad to help.

  20. I found your link through Joys Hope. I want to send my love at such a difficult difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I thank you for your story and strength and faith you shared through such a tuff trial as this.
    With Love,
    Tasha, California

  21. Please let me know if I could auction anything on etsy for a donation. I would love to help your little family.

    Email me at

  22. i referred to honoring your sweet cora paige in the next week...and i just finished a post on how we are doing that as a family. you can read at:

    and i'm still so blessed by your strength and hope and faith. will let you know how my teaching using cora's story in junior high service goes...i know kids lives will be changed. again, thank you for sharing.

  23. God bless you and your family. Cora's life is reaching far and wide. Thank you for sharing.

  24. I can't even imagine what you guys have gone through in the past few weeks. My heart aches for you. I read a lot of your story and I am just so sad for your loss. Cora seems like such a strong little girl! You will see her again!

  25. I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Cora. She is absolutely beautiful. Please know that your family is in my prayers. I am so, so sorry.

    God Bless You,

    Valerie Koop

  26. I am so sorry for your loss. I had to come here and donate a little something for Cora's playground. I've been getting up in the middle of the night with my teething 18 month old. I rock her and pat her back and think of your family the entire time. I know you would give anything to rock Cora again and for her to be healthy. Thank you for sharing your story and reminding us all to hold our little ones tightly, always. You will continue to be in my prayers and I hope someday you find peace in your heart as Cora is playing on the best playground in the world right now.

  27. Your story is heart wrenching and my thoughts are with you tonight. I have posted Cora's logo on my blog and I pray it brings more donations.

    A Max Lucado book 'Traveling Light' gave me wise insight during a time when I was grieving the death of a loved one.

    It says God does what is good. Our God is good. And though we do not understand it, Gods reasons for taking our loved ones are good.

    Her time on earth was too brief and all too short but a persons days on earth are but a drop in the ocean compared to eternity.

    May God be with you in your time of mourning. Your story of Cora will remain with me. Thank you for sharing her with us all.

    "all the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old" -Ps 139:16

    "Taste and see that the Lord is good" -Ps. 34:8

  28. so terribly sorry for your loss :( what a stunning little girl and a lovely family you are

    sam x