Sweet little Cora went to be with Jesus today.

Nothing can explain it.
No words can bring understanding.

But God can comfort and
someday redeem the pain.

I got out my tear-stained book
and thought of her new life in Heaven.

Cancer free.

But to her family on earth,
I am so sorry.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Mommy, please don't cry... a beautiful angel carried me here!

I met Jesus today, Mommy!  He cradled me in His big, strong arms.  
He made me feel so happy inside.

Mommy, please don't cry... when I fall it doesn't hurt!  There are no tears in heaven.

When it's time to rest, angels tuck us in.  I never get scared Mommy,
There is no darkness here!  Jesus is the light of Heaven.

Someday, Mommy, we will hold each other tight!  Then you will cradle me in your arms,
and stroke my hair... and once again our hearts will beat together.

Mommy, please don't cry...
I'll wait right here for you.


  1. Aww...I have never seen that book...how sweet and perfect...so nice of you to post it Julie...I hope Sweet Sweet Cora's family will get to read this post someday.

  2. I'm a friend of Cora's mom and dad, and I found your blog through Bethany. I just wanted to say thank you for this post. Thank you for sharing this book and these sweet words. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your pictures and link to your blog, so that others, including Jess and Joel can be encouraged by this. Thanks again for caring and for praying. I know they have felt the support from ALL over and are very appreciative.

  3. Thanks, Julie. My Sister in Law is suffering the loss of her first pregnancy today. That looks like an amazing book. I'm so glad Cora's suffering is over.

  4. I am just learning about Cora and her family and while I was reading your post about your book tears came streaming down. I hope they have that book and they know that their baby girl is in a wonderful place. My heart goes out to them deeply.

  5. WOW! Now i'm crying...what a special book. I have a friend who lost a baby, I should get that for her. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I've never seen that book. But what a wonderful way to remember where those we love have gone, and that there is no pain there.

    ... I simply can not fathom the pain Jessica and Joel must be going through, right now though. My heart
    has been aching for them from the first moment I heard their story.

  7. thank you julie.
    it is a wonderful image of sweet baby cora in jesus' arms...whole and healthy and perfect again.

    thank you.

  8. WOW. That book made me cry. It seems like it would be of great comfort to someone experiencing the loss of a little one.

  9. You made my heart full at your kindness for this sweet baby Cora.
    The book ripped at my heart strings as I remember the loss of my own child, Mason at only 5 months of age. It has been 8 years...but it still hurts everyday. Only through my faith in Christ have I made it this far. I pray that Cora's family will only strengthen in the face of adversity.
    Thanks again for sharing your talents.

  10. Wow...what an amazing book. I am sitting at my desk, blogging on the clock, fighting back the tears. God works in mysterious ways.

  11. i bawling right now after reading cora's mom and dads blog and then coming back too yours. i can not even imagine...