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Thursday, November 20, 2008

In Memory of Baby Ella Rose Cook July 17, 2008

Baby Ella was born on July 17, 2008. Four days earlier I had been admitted to the hospital as I spontaneously dilated and Ella's water sac had begun descending into the canal at just 21 weeks gestation. I was told by many to just "get it over with" and begin induction as Ella would not likely live. However, my wonderful husband and I would not choose certain death when I had the option to lie in the hospital in the trendelinberg position to ease the water sac back through the cervix. After 48 hours of doing so, there was no change in my condition. Ella was still exposed to infection as was myself, but we were not about to give up. Two more days went by and we hung onto the hope that something would change. However, the only thing that did was that Ella and I now had an infection and there was no way to turn back the clock for her. My wonderful doctor (who was the only medical professional who refused to give up on us) delivered the news on that Thursday around 12:40pm. It was no longer my duty to try to save Ella...if we wanted to see her alive, we would have to deliver her as soon as possible. With my family beside me, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who was perfect in every way. My husband and I baptized her immediately and we witnessed her tiny body move and her delicate hand grasp the ring that her daddy tried to place on her fingers...she was so strong. And Ella began to suck on my finger as I brushed it against her tiny cheek. It was a beautiful experience that we enjoyed for 20 minutes until it was time for God to take her home. This video was played at her funeral and we want to share our baby with everyone we can...what a gift we had. Mommy and Daddy love you, Ella Rose! xoxoxoxoxo

*May God Bless Ella Rose up in heaven, and her mommy and daddy, for sharing their beautiful daughter with the world! She is proof that every life is precious, and a gift from God!
God Bless!
~Georgia

12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I cried of course. I sent this video out to family and friends. With Thanksgiving approaching, we should all be thankful for the Blessings that God has bestowed upon us. Thank you Georgia.

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  2. Thank You, Karen, for spreading this much needed "Thanksgiving" message & for taking the time to read this blog, and leaving such inspirational and encouraging comments! Your support is genuinely appreciated!
    Hope you have a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving!
    ~ Georgia

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  3. This was so amazing. I loved it so much. And so did my friend. We were happy that God took her to the place above. And we hope all is good. We were crying and saying how much she was to you and your husband. That one day when we become adults that we will have kids like you. We said that even though we don't know her, we will love her and keep her in our prayers. <3 That was beautiful. :)

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  4. we love you ella rose we wish you could have been on this earth longer but you served your time here the cook family you have are prayers

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  5. Thank you for sharing Baby Ella Rose Cook's story. Her brief life sure made a huge impact! You two (parents) are obviously strong believer's who I pray will be mightily blessed! <><

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  6. amritjain09@yahoo.inOctober 5, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Baby Ella Rose was a gift of a god.....

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  7. To the Parents of Ella.
    Im So Sorry for you'r lost. Just watching the video and reading your messages about Ella makes me cry.
    God Bless you and Ella. I bet she is beautiful and she sitting next to Jesus.
    He is a great Teacher and when you pray he is listening.

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  8. This has changed my life forever. U have touched many peoples lives. God bless you and keeping you in my prayers

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  9. Dear parents, Ella is the luckiest girl to have you. And you to have her. Thank you for sharing your brave and biutifull story. From now on i'll have you and Ella always in my heart. And, i`m shure it will make me a better person. God bless you.

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  10. SOU BRASILEIRA E FIQUEI EMOCIONADA COM A HISTÓRIA DO ANJINHO DE VOCÊS! QUE LIÇÃO DE VIDA MARAVILHOSA! TODA CRIANÇA MERECE SER AMADA E VOCÊS FORAM ANJOS PARA ELA TAMBÉM!

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  11. I watched your video and I just wanted to say Thank you for sharing it and I enjoyed watching it. Also I wanted to say that she was precious!!!!

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  12. Thank you so much for your kind words! I just found this site and want to say that I am so glad Ella continues to bless people. God has worked miracles in us since then, we are so blessed that he turned tragedy into triumph! God is good! I miss my baby, but I know she is in the best place ever! God bless you all! ~ Ella's mom <3

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