A day in the Life of Claire

This spot is dedicated to the preparation and life of Claire Cox. Claire has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18, which is a genetic disease caused by an extra chromosome at the 18th spot. We know that God can cure Claire at any time, and continue to pray for this; however we also know that His Will, will be done!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

AMEN!

72 Comments:

  • At 10:36 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time....Good Bye Sweet Claire....

     
  • At 11:10 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    peace be with you...love,sarah and jenese

     
  • At 11:12 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Today we are sad although we will still celebrate the life of your sweet angel. We have learned so much from her and from you. You have made us better in so many ways. We continue to pray that God will guide you through this journey ~ May Claire Hope rest peacefully with God as her spirit fights on. God Bless and may Peace be with all of you.
    Much Love
    The Zoghbys

     
  • At 11:17 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous april said…

    Your family is in my prayers!

     
  • At 11:21 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    May the Lord strengthen and comfort you at this time.
    Love, Joanna

     
  • At 11:35 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Peace be with you Claire and may God bless you and your wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this day.

     
  • At 11:42 AM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    With great love comes great sorrow.
    Angie at Zimlich The Florist

     
  • At 12:15 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tammy, Billy and family,

    I was very saddened to hear the news about Claire. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to each one of you during this difficult time. You now have a precious little angel in heaven that will always watch over you. This journey in your lives has taught so many people exactly what is important in life. You have touched so many people through your faith. I know the coming days will be most difficult for all of you and that you will miss her terribly.

    With love and prayers,

    Jane Martin

     
  • At 12:44 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tammy and Billy--I feel so fortunate to have met your sweet angel Claire this week-end. It was a joy to watch the love and care you gave to her. She has blessed so many lives by you sharing her with us...the faith ,courage,and hope you gave to so many people is something you may never fully realize. My prayers are with you and your family and if there is anything I can do, please let me know. God be with you.
    Billie Sheffield

     
  • At 1:19 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Billy & Tammy
    My heart breaks for you both. I am so very sorry for your loss, but on the other hand I am so grateful & happy you got to spend eight wonderful weeks with your Little Miracle. Take comfort that your sweet baby Claire is no longer sick...that there are no more feeding tubes...no more breathing troubles...that she is up in Heaven with our Lord where she can watch over you all until the day comes where you will meet again.

    What Claire's site has taught me...what you and Billy have taught me...is overwhelming...words cannot describe. You and Billy are and will continue to be a great inspiration to me and my family. Your family has been in my prayers from the beginning and will continue to be for a long time. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing your sweet miracle with us all. It has meant a great deal to me and to more than you probably know...

    God Bless You All,

    Dorene Emmons

     
  • At 2:04 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Lisa said…

    I am truely saddened to hear about sweet baby Claire! May God wrap His hands and a multitude of angel wings around you and your family as you travel through the next few days, weeks and months!

    I bet Eliot was waiting for her saying come on, let's play. I bet they exploring Heaven together as only children can do =)

    I will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer!

    Lisa Hartsfield
    Arlington, TX

     
  • At 3:49 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For each new morning with its light,
    For rest and shelter of the night,
    For health and food, for love and friends,
    For everything Thy goodness sends.
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Our thoughts are with you...
    Andy & Ann

     
  • At 4:05 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Jolie Becker said…

    We are thinking of you all day today and praying for you. Thanks so much for sharing your journey through this site. Our family reads it daily. We will so miss little Claire. What an incrdible family she came from.

    With Love,
    The Beckers

     
  • At 4:09 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My heart is so sad today. Not for Claire but for all of us she has left behind. She is in a much better place with so many loved ones that have gone before her. I know there was a line of those waiting to hold her and little Eliot was surely waiting for his friend to play with.
    You both will probably never know how much you sharing Claire with us has meant. She has for ever changed our lives and will continue to do so. Your faith has been an inspiration. I am so grateful to have spent time with Claire. I pray that you feel God’s love during this difficult time and take comfort in knowing we are all here for you and love you all very much.
    Much Love,
    Rachel and Chris

     
  • At 4:21 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Dallas said…

    I have been keeping up with your blog (found it through Eliot's). I am so happy for the time you knew Claire and so sad for you that you can no longer hold her. I know Eliot was at Heavens gate, ready to play with that sweet baby. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Dallas Henderson

     
  • At 4:23 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous rmpullen said…

    Tammy and Billy, I wanted you to know that you are in our prayers. Thank you so much for sharing Claire with us - through your words and through your inspiration - you have touched so many people. Rhonda, Eric, Holli, Erin and Quinn Pullen

     
  • At 4:37 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Mrs.Tammy, Mr.Billy,Camille and Emily my prayers are with you and your family at this time I hope you know that we will always have a special place in our hearts. We have almost begun to actually think that we knew her keeping up with this blog has made us so close to you and CLAIRE we are so sorry about your loss. When Emily came into class today crying every one new that CLAIRE had passed to a better place.
    Agin sorry about your loss.
    ~ Mrs.Murdocks 8th grade class~

     
  • At 4:45 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Amanda Edwards said…

    Dear the Cox Family
    Sorry about your loss Claire and your family will always be in my prayers
    ~Amanda~=)

     
  • At 4:47 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Billy and Tammy,
    Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us through this blog. Your entire family has been such an inspiration ~ you will remain in our thoughts and prayers and we know that God will help you get through this. Claire will always be watching you, she was such an angel

     
  • At 5:05 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous courtney said…

    Sorry to hear about your loss! Claire has gone to be with God after coming to this world to the best family she could have been offered! Eliot was for sure at the Gates of Heaven to greet Claire and was ready to play.

     
  • At 5:14 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Something's Missing said…

    You are in my thoughts -- Claie is an angel looking over you all.

     
  • At 5:23 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wishing you guys strength in this difficult time. Our earthly life shows us signs. Before I came to the site today, I was flying a trip to Arkansas. At 28000 feet I noticed this wonderful cloud formation. It was in the shape of an angels wing. Now, I know who it was. Godspeed Claire

    Alfred Wacker & Family

     
  • At 5:32 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    God Bless you and your family!!!!!!! Your story has reached from coast to coast and you are being prayed for around the country!!!! You all are in the palm of God's hand!!!

     
  • At 6:06 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't cry for me
    'Cause I'm finally free!
    To run with the angels
    On streets made of gold
    To listen to stories of saints new and old
    To worship our Maker
    That's where I'll be
    When you finally find me

    This is a song by Mark Harris. Claire is being tenderly held right this minute by her Maker. Saint Cecelia, a talented musician, will sing your baby daughter to sleep. She is resting comfortably right now, no more Earthly burdens to carry. Claire is finally free!I an only imagine what it's like to lose something as precious and marvelous as Claire. But you know what, you haven't. She's right up there in Heaven!

     
  • At 6:08 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    GOD BLESS THE COX FAMILY! CLAIRE'S STORY OF COURAGE HAS TRULY INSPIRED US ALL!

     
  • At 6:26 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Kris said…

    God bless! I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm so glad that you got a chance to spend some time w/ that precious angel. She is an inspiration to me- even though I never got to meet her in person.

     
  • At 6:51 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Cox Family, may peace be with all of you. Your little angel taught us so much. Thank you for your willingness to share all that you have. May you all take the time to be with eachother.

     
  • At 6:54 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    dear mr.billy and mrs.tammy
    claire looks soo cute in the baby carrier anyways emily came to school today and was crying and i knew that cliare had gone i am soo sorry about your lose but you can still be thankful that you still have another wonderful daugher!!
    love
    veronica

     
  • At 7:35 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    my name is Kristina and i'm 14 years old.
    i just read your blog with my mom a little while ago. i'm truly sorry for everything you have gone through. claire really is a blessing, in every way a blessing can be. i'm sure you guys are going through a hard time right now and that you will miss her terribly. let god be with you on this day and in the future. i will pray for your sweet daughter claire every night...

     
  • At 7:35 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Coxes,

    I'm sorry for the lost of your little angel. I'm positive that she is sitting right now in heaven looking down on you. She was a first miracle I have ever seen. She and your family our forever in my heart. Just know that she is in a great place with lots of friends. We are all praying. May god be with you and Claire

    Love,
    Mary Fellrath
    6th grade

     
  • At 7:58 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tammy and Billy ,
    My heart is broken , but Claire`s is healed .I celebrate her passage to meet our Lord .What a sad and beautiful day .
    Kim J.

     
  • At 8:21 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Happy Mama to Three said…

    Sometimes Amen is the only thing to say.

    AMEN!

    C

     
  • At 8:51 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Billy, Tammy and family it's very hard to know what to say execpt we love you, we are saddened, and yet we rejoice with all of Heaven because now she is perfect.


    Matt and Cathy Young

     
  • At 9:24 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    your family is in my prayers! claire is in a better place now! thank you for all your family has done for me! love always, kathleen donaghey (emily's friend)

     
  • At 9:40 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i am truly sorry for your lose of baby claire. I know she is in a better place now! May peace be with you and your family
    Love,Stephanie
    6th grade

     
  • At 9:51 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Cox Family, We just wanted to let you know that you are all in our prayers. Thank you for sharing your Claire Hope with us, for she truely touched alot of people and will be missed dearly. Love, Louie,Donna, Justin and Myles Arata

     
  • At 10:02 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is such a hard entry to make. Checking on Claire is a part of my day now. This precious gift from God has been taken back, but He has bigger plans for her. She's so special and beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace be with you,
    John, Sheryl, Hayden and Mary Graf

     
  • At 10:14 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Claire has moved on to a better place. She has brought joy and laughter to all. She taught people many lessons in life that none of us would ever learn just by smiling. We love you Coxs and we pray for you and for Claire.

     
  • At 11:01 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for sharing Claire with me and the world! Your strength,courage, and hope is contagious.

     
  • At 11:09 PM, November 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You have no idea how much I appreciate you & Eliot's parents opening up your lives to me. I know you wonder how could 2 little babies make such an impact on someone but they HAVE! The faithfulness of all 4 parents has been an amazing testimony of faith. My prayers are with both families. She is a beautiful little angel in Heaven. PRAYING FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! Lisa in S.C.

     
  • At 11:29 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Matt Mooney said…

    There are no words. Our hearts are crushed. We loved her. I cannot explain it, but we did. Our prayers will be for you now. They are all we can offer. Well done. You loved her deeply. It was apparent.

    I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ
    (Eph. 3)

     
  • At 11:36 PM, November 28, 2006, Blogger Peach said…

    My prayers are with you as you grieve and lean on our precious Lord.

    Your lives have been and will continue to be an inspiration to so many. Thank you for sharing Claire with all of us. Our lives will never be the same.

     
  • At 12:38 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Claire...we will miss you, beautiful.

    Cox Family...hold each other tight and know that you stand with grace in God's eyes. You put your faith in Him during the creation and life of one of His angels and He knows.

     
  • At 6:34 AM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Somewhere over the rainbow said…

    To the entire Cox Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I pray that God will wrap you in his tender hand and guide you along the way. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.




    I can't believe that you're really gone now.
    Seems like it's all just a dream
    How can it be that the world would go on
    When something has died within me
    Leaves will turn, my heart will burn
    With colors of you
    Snow will fall, but I'll recall your warmth
    Summer wind, breathing in your memory
    I'll miss you


    But there will be a time
    When I'll see your face
    And I'll hear your voice
    And there we will laugh again
    And there will come a day
    When I'll hold you close
    No More tears to cry
    'Cause we'll have forever
    But I'll say Goodbye for now


    I can't imagine my life without you
    You held a place all your own
    Just knowing you were beneath the same sky
    Oh what a joy I have known
    On rainy days, in many ways
    You'll water my heart
    On starry nights I'll glmipse the light
    of your smile
    Never far from my heart


    You'll stay with me
    So I'll wait...for now

     
  • At 7:25 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You were blessed to have had time with your precious Claire. The journey has taught all of us to remember how short life can be and to cherish each day. Look at Camille and once again feel blessed.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Debbie and Butch Rice

     
  • At 7:54 AM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Kim said…

    Did I miss this???I'm so sorry for your incredible loss. I am praying for you all this morning! I feel as though we have become friends somehow through your post and my comments! I am weeping with you,but rejoicing in Claire being with God in heaven! Our family has adored little Claire from a far and we will continue to lift your family up in prayer. May the Lord keep you in His grace,His care,and in His sustaining love...may you lean on him for comfort at this time!

     
  • At 8:52 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll lend you for a little time, a child of mine, He said.
    For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.
    It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three.
    But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
    He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
    You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
    I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
    I've looked the wide world over in my seach for teachers true
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
    Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain.
    Not hate me when I caome to call, and take him back again?
    I fancied that I head them say, Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
    For all the joy Thy child shall bring the risk of grief we'll run.
    We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may;
    And for the happiness we've known, will ever grateful stay.
    But shall the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.


    Just wanted you guys to know that we are thinking of you. What an inspiration you all are!
    Darlene, Jordan and Chandler

     
  • At 8:55 AM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Liz said…

    I am so Sorry for your loss....Your family has shown the true meaning of Faith and Love to each of us who have followed along through this sight. I hope that your strong Faith continues to get you through the difficult times you are now going through. All of you are an inspiration to more people than you could ever imagine. Thank you very much for sharing such a Special and I am sure Emotional time in your lives. Love and Prayers go out to each of you...

     
  • At 9:16 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today. God Bless and may Peace be with you.

    Love,
    Sherry

     
  • At 9:37 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm sorry for your loss, and you are in my prayers.

    Lauren Batchelor

     
  • At 9:44 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We are thinking of you and your family. You you have all been so strong for Claire. She is watching over you now!
    Penny, Riley, Conrad and Cunningham Copeland

     
  • At 9:45 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    God Bless our prayers are with you.
    Betty and Reggie Copeland

     
  • At 10:07 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. You have been an inspiration to us all. God Bless You and Your Family. Mac & Shirley

     
  • At 10:21 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God WILL guide you through this!!!

    Tracey

     
  • At 11:22 AM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Donna Hornsby said…

    Dear Tammy & Billy,
    I have always been told that every now then God will pick a rose. He certainly did with little Claire. For such a tiny angel, she has touch so many lives. God chose you as her parents because he knew you would love and care for her as he does.
    I pray you will continue to lean on God, he will guide you through. The love and support you have for each other will always inspire me and many others.
    With Love and Prayers
    Donna Hornsby

     
  • At 11:28 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    God does all things well. Elizabeth

     
  • At 12:46 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.

    GEORGE & VELDA

     
  • At 12:51 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tammy and Billy,

    Thank you so much for sharing Claire with us all. She has truly been an inspiration to so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God Bless.

    Diane and Scott Gilmore

     
  • At 1:09 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was totally unprepared for this news when I "checked in on baby Claire" today. To God be the glory...

    Kathy

     
  • At 1:32 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so sorry, I know the pain you feel. I learned about your beautiful little girl through Eliot's blog. Now they are together, no tubes or wires, and they can play with the other angels. My prayers are with you.
    Peace,
    Debi in NJ (Mommy to angel Jake^i^)

     
  • At 1:39 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    God need another angel in heven

     
  • At 1:51 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    May God comfort you during this difficult time.

     
  • At 1:52 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My heart aches for you all. I'm one of Matt and Ginny's friends who met you a couple of weeks ago. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing Claire with me.
    Becky

     
  • At 1:58 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous The family of Tim and Sylvia Still said…

    To Claire's family, Thank you for letting us be a part of this special time in your lives. So much love and inspiration in such a tiny person-- Heaven touched earth, and you were kind enough to share this incredible blessing with us. Shalom, precious Claire.

     
  • At 4:05 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry I didn't get to stay.
    To laugh and run and play.
    To be there by your side.

    God sent me down to be with you,
    to make your loving heart anew.
    To help you look up and see
    Both God and little me.

    Mommy, I wish I could stay.
    Just like I heard you pray.
    But, all the angels did cry
    when they told little me goodbye.

    God didn't take me cause He's mad.
    He didn't send me to make you sad.
    But to give us both a chance to be
    a love so precious .. don't you see?

    Up here no trouble do I see
    and the pretty angels sing to me.
    The streets of gold is where I play
    you'll come here too, mommy, someday.

    Until the day you join me here,
    I'll love you mommy, dear.
    Each breeze you feel and see,
    brings love and a kiss from me.

     
  • At 6:01 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Reflections on today –

    How:

    *Wonderful the celebration today of Clair’s life.
    *Lovely and peaceful she appeared.
    *Binding, strong, and consoling are family ties.
    *Reassuring, Father O’Connor’s words.
    *Comforting, Father Shield’s presence.
    *How graceful and gracious, Clair’s mom.
    *Appropriate that Clair died on the anniversary of our grandmother who loved and appreciated children so completely.
    *Moving, Pat’s words that he thinks it was Grandmother that carried Clair to heaven.
    *Fitting that Grandmother’s favorite hymn was “How Great Thou Art” (she paid us a dollar for every verse we memorized).
    *Soothing, the music.
    *Calming, Melanie’s voice.
    *Awesome, the angel cloud meandering across the afternoon sky above our tent.
    *Perfect, Billy’s words.
    *Amazing, the connection between Elliot’s family and Clair’s.
    *Breathtaking, the legacy of these two short lives.
    *Marvelous to turn in time to witness each and every face lifted heavenward as 56 pink balloons, representing Clair’s 56 days with us, floated, like incense, lifting our prayers to the Father.
    Jayne

     
  • At 7:44 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My name is Cullen Wilson and I'm in Mrs. Yarbroughs 6th grade class. Me and my family have been praying for the whole family and Baby Claire. I was so sad to hear about Baby Claire and i will miss hearing about her in class but I know she is in a safe place right now and GOD is with her and her family. Baby Clair was in my heart every day. CULLEN WILSON

     
  • At 8:41 PM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My heart goes out to you. I know heaven is more beautiful as Clare is there. Thank you for sharing her love story. Clare's life was short, but she was well-loved! Her life and struggles, and yours, touched my heart. I know the ripples of your love will continue through time and reach to eternity. May God continue to bless and comfort you and your family and friends! Love, Meredith, Mary's friend

     
  • At 10:33 PM, November 29, 2006, Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said…

    I've been following Claire's story for a while, through Eliot Mooney. My prayers are with your entire family. Thank you for sharing Claire .

     
  • At 10:58 PM, December 08, 2006, Anonymous Tara said…

    I don't even know you guys just through my friend's blogsite. Little Claire , bless her heart. I pray that God's peace be with you and you're family. I'm sure that you all learned a lot from little Claire and will continue to do so in the future. Peace of Chirst to you!
    Tara Adams, Nashville, TN

     
  • At 8:18 PM, October 02, 2007, Anonymous sydney said…

    Hey mammy a year later and were still writting!! cant wait to see yall!! ilove yall!!

     
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