Cora's Sunshine - Duck Race


We've hit the 6 month milestone last week and still miss our sunshine Cora more each day. We wish she were here with us.  One could only imagine all the things she would be able to do and if she would look more like her daddy or even a little like me. 

The  six months have been so long.  Life is continuing as it does. The cries and heartache aren’t constant as much anymore, but the times that get me are often the least expected.  For example, I was at Zumba the other night and right in the middle of a song, I saw a young girl that was taking the class with her mother.  This happens often so it wasn’t a shocker, but I realized she had long dark brown hair and I realized that I thought I would be doing that with Cora one day.  It’s moments like that that make me want to curl into a ball and just cry.  I kept going, but my heart hurt so badly.

We started attending grief counseling shortly after Cora was born.  It was helpful with the immediate shock, but we got to the point where we had less and less to talk about with just the two of us and the councilor.  We started looking for a group that had other families that were dealing with the same heartache we were.  Through close friends we've been put in touch with a group in Charlotte called KinderMourn that focuses on counseling for bereaved parents.

After attending our initial meeting with a team member over a month ago we found out that in order to have a group, more people would have to reach out for services like we had and it could take some time. The unfortunate thought that comes to your head is that other parents will have to have lost a child and be aware of KinderMourn to form a group.  Last week we got a phone call that there are enough families now to form a group and we'll be starting in April.  We look forward to this group because as much help as our friends a family have been to us, the understanding is different.  We seek to connect with others too that painfully understand what is to have lost their child. 

To help support KinderMourn, there is an annual duck race for the families that have lost someone. This event brings together everyone with a common cause, to recognize those angels that are no longer with us. On Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, we will be sponsoring ducks in honor of Cora.

We have set up a team, Cora’s Sunshine and are hoping to raise money to help the group that will be helping us.  Please buy a duck in Cora’s memory. 

Thank you for all your love and support.

<3 mk, jeff and cora

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