Friday, February 12, 2010

CHD awareness week

A few years ago I never could have imagined how Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) awareness week would have such meaning in my life. Over two years ago my son was born with a not so common CHD and my life was forever changed. He is the strongest and most amazing person I have ever met and I am so blessed to call him my son and my best friend!

I first saw this poem on another heart mom's blog over a year ago. It touched my heart.....

It’s a beautiful day up in heaven. Jesus is rounding up his tiniest angels, to go live on earth, and be born. One of the sweetest angels says to Jesus “I don’t want to leave, I like it here, and I will miss you”.
He reassures the scared little angel that everything will be okay, and that he is just going for a visit. He is still not swayed on this idea. So Jesus kneels down, and says, “How about if you leave half of your heart here with me and take the other half with you, will that be okay?” The angel smiles and says, “I guess that will work”.
But the little angel is still a little scared. He asks,”Will I be okay with only half of my heart?” Jesus replies,”Of course you will, I have other angels there that will help out, and you will be fine.” Then Jesus gives the angel more details about his plan.
He says “When you are born, your mommy will be scared, so you have to be strong, and when you feel weak just remember that I have the other half of your heart”.
“Enjoy your time with your family, play and laugh everyday.” “And when its time to come back to heaven, I will make your heart whole again. Always remember that you are not broken, just torn between two loves.”
Author Unknown
My sweet angel at one day old