Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hurting alongside you

My heart is breaking for Joel and Jess (Cora's parents), and I didn't really know them that well. Devin was pretty good friends with Joel and I had a few teaching classes with Jess at K-State. I was listening to Addison singing in her room, slightly agitated that she wasn't napping when I stumbled upon their latest blog entry that Cora is in heaven right now. Most mothers will agree that nothing hurts like the thought of losing your baby. I can't read a newspaper article about it or even watch a pretend movie about it. It's too painful. I hurt so badly for this poor little family right now. Just looking through their old blogs with pictures from Christmas, Halloween, summer with a happy smiling baby, never imagining that this could ever happen. How could you? It's just so sad.

You who have done great things;
Oh God, who is like You?
You, who have shown me great and severe troubles,
Shall revive me again,
And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
You shall increase my greatness,
And comfort me on every side.

Psalm 71:19