Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Playground.

For our playdate yesterday, we asked permission to use the Cora Playground.
It hasn't been officially dedicated yet, but we were granted a big ol' YES!

It's just so sweet.
So bright.
So special.
So heartbreaking.


I had to fight the urge to keep asking myself, "Why does my kid get to play here when Cora doesn't? Why should there even have to be a Cora playground?"

I realize there are no answers to those questions that we'll discover here on earth.


Someday we'll understand. And until then I'll continue to fight the lump in my throat.


Right now The Baby is super into elephants, so this was very exciting to him.


We so appreciate The Macs' thoughtfulness, strength, spirit, and loyalty to God.
It's incredibly inspiring.
These three hearts really jumped out at me.
I'm not sure if there was an intended meaning with the number three or not, but I will tell myself there was.
I like how the one heart is floating so far above the other two.


Come join the Hooked On and Life is Beautiful parties. Celebrate each moment.

20 comments:

Chelle said...

Gave me goosebumps...what a beautiful playground it is--I know Cora is smiling down from heaven.

blessedmomto7 said...

Precious Cora will be remembered by all... SO GLAD to see the pics! Thanks for sharing friend! Perhaps next time we are back, we can go play!

Erica said...

makes me tear up every time i see pictures. they did such a great job picking out the playground... it's so fun & beautiful!

Wendy said...

I've been on the verge of tears all morning. Thanks for pushing me over the edge. And thank goodness for waterproof mascara.

Whitni said...

Fighting the urge to sob into my microwaved pizza as I read this. This is the first time stories about Cora have brought me this close to tears. Dont get me wrong, Ive always thought it was terribly sad and heartbreaking, but I dont cry easily.

Looking at this playground and realizing that her parents are so strong for being able to go through with organizing its building, well, thats just amazing.
*sniffle*

-Whitni
www.thedelightfuldaisy.blogspot.com

gina said...

This is the second sneak peek i have seen of the Cora playground- what a special place.

gina said...

This is the second sneak peek i have seen of the Cora playground- what a special place.

Robin in Benton said...

It's just one of those things that isn't for us to understand. I love what you pointed out about the hearts - really makes you feel like it represents her watching over her mom and dad doesn't it?

Jesse said...

The playground certainly turned out beautiful! What a wonderful way to remember her.

mel said...

what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl! Thanks for sharing!

Spadazzle said...

WOw! What a beautiful playground. It turned out amazing! Looks like the place to release another hundred balloons. So pretty

Trasie Bressler said...

OH jeepers....Did you really have to make me cry today? I did great until the whole heart picture and WOW that one got me. It's beautiful and what an amazing family the Mac's are. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

What a lovley tribute to their little girl! Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

saw this over at Whatever...
wish I could see it
with you
and Meg

play on that elephant for me, please

this playground is nothing but love
beautiful

Christina said...

We're far away, but my daughter has asked if we can go to the Cora playground one day (she's 8), and my son prays for her and family often (he's 6). It is one special place. I wish we could visit one day.

ArtSnark said...

great playground & you got to break it it - how cool is that!

number17cherrytreelane said...

you're right. it's so heartbreaking, but praise the Lord for their faithfulness....

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Sweet and beautiful. Sad and bittersweet.

Thank you.

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