A True Story about Life, Love, and Healing through Heartbreak
As Seen on Kathie Lee & Hoda on 12/21/17!
A baby girl was born without a right or left hemisphere of her brain. Doctors said she was essentially in a vegetative state, unable to see or hear—that there was no hope for her. Relinquished under the state’s Safe Haven Law, this two-week-old unnamed baby girl found her way to Cori and Mark Salchert’s home. Despite the infant’s grim medical diagnosis, Cori knew she couldn’t allow this beautiful baby girl to spend her few days on earth alone and unloved. Cori took the baby girl home and named her Emmalynn .
I Will Love You Forever reveals one woman's decades-long quest to find healing and redemption after the accidental death of her sister as a child. God has used hospice babies—those left to live and die without family to care for them—to mend Cori's broken heart. Bringing these fragile hospice babies into their home, Cori and her family have promised to hold them briefly, until their last breath on this side of heaven, but to love them forever and always. The loving actions of Cori and her family show that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
Cori’s poignant story will strengthen your faith. . . It will touch your heart.
Cori Salchert is a mother of 15 kiddos and counting. She knows what it's like to love deeply, while holding loosely to the terminally ill children she cherishes in her home for the brief time they live before dying. Her strength and hope is in God, and the pain and grief endured on earth is worth it because she'll have forever to love her children in heaven.
Wow this is a powerful book. God uses Cori to comfort a dying baby. But in the process He is healing her heart. Cori and her family devoted their lives to care for a hospice baby. A baby that would never know the love of a family. Knowing she would not live long was long enough that she knew love. In process healing Cori over the death of her little sister years ago. Through their time with Emmalynn they have had faith and got joy from knowing her and ended with peace. I loved a quote Cori wrote want to share with you. "Our hearts are like stained -glass windows. Those windows are made of broken glass, which have been forged back together, and those windows are even stronger and more beautiful for having been broken. " by Cori Salchert
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.