Tuesday, September 22, 2009

tears

My weekend in Kansas was overwhelmingly a life-changing experience. As we pulled into the church parking lot on Sunday, getting our first glimpse of Cora's Playground in person, I was overcome with tears.

Tears of frustration.

Frustration that this amazing playground was a result of the loss of a baby girl.
That Cora would never get to enjoy the playground with her friends or siblings.
Sadness over the agony that the Macs have endured over the last eight months...

Tears of accomplishment. Feelings of accomplishment of seeing ideas turn to goals, to reality.
Realizing the powers of prayer, community, and the incredible world of blogging.
The power of Cora's legacy...

Tears of hope.
341 balloons were released in honor of Cora's days on earth.

Stickers for seed packets generously donated by sarah + abraham.

Hope for the healing of the McClenahan family.
For health of their new little life.
And for a strengthened faith of all those Cora's story has touched...

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
-Hebrews 11:1
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So much more of our Kansas weekend to come...

18 comments:

Mimi said...

I am so proud of you.
Love,
Mom

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

I can't even imagine... It's so wonderful, though that you got to help out. Great job!

mel said...

So glad you were able to go. Can't wait to hear more about it! May God continued to be glorified through Cora's life.

Tegan and Tage said...

What an amazing thing for you to be a part of. I'm sure they appreciated having you there.

Sherryl said...

So glad that you were there. You were such a big part of that project.

vicki said...

What a amazing tribute. You should be so proud of what you helped to accomplish.

Polka Dot Moon said...

I can't imagine there being a dry eye......

An amazing tribute to a little girl that touched so many lives and will continue to do so through God and the Mac's. She is in my thoughts every single day.

Thanks for sharing with us.
Denise

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

It couldn't have happened without you and I couldn't of flown there by myself. Thanks for being so amazing.

Laura said...

...want to hear more...

PamperingBeki said...

I'm so glad you came.

And ALL that you did!!

Chris said...

It breaks my heart , but what a beautiful memorial for a life gone too soon , I wish them well with their new baby , and more healing , my brother lost his baby girl around the same time , so painful , I have hope they too will be blessed with another baby .
Thanks for stopping by my blog .
Chris

Danielle said...

It's so great that you were able to go to Kansas to be a part of the dedication after all the work that you did. The park turned out great! Bless you for doing such a huge thing for a family that you have never met :)

Definitely, Maybe... said...

How amazing! I imagine it was a roller coaster of a weekend. I am inspired by both you and Julie, you two truly were acting as the hands and feet of Jesus! love it!

Amber

ps i love the pic of you and julie... you both look soo beautiful!

Polka Dot Sally said...

praying for all of you. thank you all for leading the playground project.

Definitely, Maybe... said...

Hi Heather...
I have a question...and sorry this is off topic..
So a few months back you had mentioned something about using a wholegrain pancake mix to make cookies. Loved the idea...but how did you do it? I am not an experimenter in the kitchen... it freeks me out a bit, but I would like to try the recipe. Also, have you ever used pancake mix to make muffins? If so what did that recipe look like?
Thank you so much
Amber

Laura said...

unrelated...left you a comment in MY comment section on todays post...
you have to know...what YOU create is NOT what I am talking about!!!
xoxo

Kasey said...

beautiful.
xo

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful playground and an awesome way to remember Cora. I am so proud of you and what you have done to make this a reality.