Nov 8, 2009

Be Still My Heart



Lately, my favorite activity is to sneak over to the foster home for a few minutes every morning and every afternoon and snuggle with this sweetheart.  Cora has the greatest belly laugh.  And she loves to play peek-a-boo.  And she mimicks anything -- including clicking her tongue, waving bye-bye,  kissing, and blowing her cheeks up as big as she can.  I think she's sort of a thrill-seeker, because she loves anything that involves bouncing or tossing her in the air.  She seems to like that sinking feeling in her stomach.  I see roller coasters in her future.

Really, I'd be happy to spend a whole day just with her instead of doing any office work.  And if I weren't getting over a lingering cold, I'd be over there right now instead of staring at her cute little face in a picture.

Officially, she's a year old, but we think she might be a bit older since she has a mouthful of teeth.  She weighs about 15 pounds, so she's a petite little gal.  She needs heart surgery, but she's constantly fighting congestion in her lungs.  They won't do her surgery until her lungs are clear, but it's hard to get her lungs clear with a bad heart.  A vicious cycle... 

I know at least one of my blog friends is also partial to this doll, so I just thought I'd share this beautiful picture with you all.  I didn't take it, but I certainly don't mind looking at it!  :)

8 comments:

Michele said...

Oh that little face makes me melt! She is a beauty! Thank you for sharing her. In fact, if you don't mind, will you go pack her a bag? I am on my way to pick her up. Thankyouverymuch.

Holly said...

No no Michele..me me! ;)
She is a doll. Prayers for her healing.

Lexilooo said...

Oh she is so sweet!

Tara Anderson said...

Oh my goodness!!! I could just eat her up! My heart melted as soon as I saw this picture...I'm in a puddle on the floor! ;) I am SO totally jealous that you get to snuggle with her so much...if I had the extra money, I'd buy a plane ticket and steal her out of your arms for a few minutes! ;)

She was on my heart all day Thursday as I thought about her turning the big "1". One of the many things that went deep this week...what a precious gift from our Father above. I just keep praying that she gets well and is able to have her surgery soon, and that God soon places her in the arms of her forever famiily.

Annie said...

Oh please tell me that she is going home very soon!!!!! I would scoop her up in a skinny minute!!! I wish, I wish!!!

Suzy said...

I love when you post pictures! I'll be praying for clear lungs for Cora & good health for you so you can go love on her for me.

Blessings!
Suzy

TanyaLea said...

I know very well the 'bloggy' friend of whom you are referring, and I'm certain she was 'in a puddle' when she seen this photo and post. You are such a thoughtful sweethart, Carrie! You know what are hearts need sometimes, and you just deliver!! A true friend indeed. I hope "T" enjoyed this post...I was so happy for her!! :)

Have a blessed week! <><
~Tanya

sierrasmom said...

Ohhhh, what a cutie. You can share her picture with us anytime!!!

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