Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day


We wanted to send Happy Valentine Wishes to everyone...
and we're sending
BIG HEART (((hugs))) your way.
Mike, Terri, Matthew, Quixa, Petie Cat, Sunnie Bird and Aimie Bird
oh, and Happy CHD Awareness Day, too.

5 comments:

Terri said...

A touching CHD Awareness Week Poem

Somewhere...someplace... today...
A family is waiting to hear...
Is something wrong with their baby?
The answers aren't quite clear...
This family has entered an unwanted world...
And they just don't know what to expect...
Somewhere...someplace... today
They first heard the words: heart defect.
And how they hoped this was not true...
And thought... this cannot be...
I too... know just how this feels...
For one day...this was me.

Somewhere...someplace...today...
A man and a woman embrace...
Their baby is in surgery...
They long to see her face...
They haven't got to hold her yet...
Without...a cord or line...
They pace the room awaiting news...
And hope she'll be just fine.
Prayers fill this busy waiting room...
And mom and dad are scared...
Somewhere...someplace..today...
The tiniest hearts are repaired.

Somewhere...someplace...today...
A child's growing fast...
Smiling,laughing,thriving...
His mom thinks...can this last?
It's almost easy...to forget...
That anything is wrong...
Somewhere...someplace..today...
Her child seems so strong.

Somewhere...someplace... today...
A little boy fights...just to live
A father holds his tiny hand...
His love...all he can give...
The doctor's are all baffled...
They fear that he might die...
Somewhere...someplace...today...
A family says goodbye...

Somewhere...someplace...each year..
More than 40,000 families will see...
What it means...when something's wrong...
They'll face a CHD.
Today...for just a moment...
Stop...remember...reflect...
Make time to tell someone you know...
"I've been changed by a heart defect".

Author - Stephanie Husted

Nancy said...

That's a very touching poem. Do you think it would be ok for me to post it on my blog? (I would include the author's name of course) It touches my heart because I have been through each of those situations. I will never forget the day Jess was diagnosed with her CHDs and she almost didn't make it through the night because she was in congestive heart failure. We have sent her into heart surgery 5 times, each time wondering if we would ever see her alive again. We were told that Jess only had hours to live 4 days following her 2nd heart surgery. She has suffered a stroke, was hemorrhaging and had a blood infection. They told us to tell her our good-byes. Heart wrenching. Fortunately God smiled upon her and she slowly recovered. She was blind and paralyzed from the stroke but with lots of prayers, love, time and hours upon hours of therapy she was able to regain what was lost.

Terri said...

Why of course Nancy.. I took it off of Evan's, Our Little Bravehearts blog.

yerdoingitwrong said...

xo. Happy Valentines Day!

Grandma Sue said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you also.

Love to you all. Grandma Sue