Monday, January 12, 2009

Hearts

I'm feeling a little mushy today.

I've been over on the Hearts of Hope blog. There is a contest to win a lovely bracelet and to enter you just have to share what living with a child with CHD is like. Each entry is more beautiful than the next. People sharing their stories of hope and perseverance. How they learned to live life to the fullest, to appreciate the little things, to have an attitude of gratitude. It's just inspiring.

Then I read the next entry down. Dr. Mainwaring is bringing a little boy from the Republic of Kyrgyz to Sacramento so he can perform lifesaving heart surgery free of charge. Our group is going to help support the family through their stay here. As I read the comments from our heart families I got tears in my eyes and started to cry. I am so impressed by everyone's willingness to help a family they have never met. All we know about them is that we share a common bond because our children have broken hearts and we desperately want them to be well. I just feel absolutely honored to be among such special people, who in the midst of their own struggles feel compelled to reach out and help someone else.

5 comments:

VieiraGirl said...

I am 30 years old and I was born with HRHS PA/IVS. I just wanted to let you know I started a blog this year. Where I am featuring adults with CHD where they tell their stories and answer question from parents. I hope you will come by and visit our site.

http://inspiringhearts.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Your a sweetheart Andrea! I am honored to call you a friend.

Now I am getting teary, thanks......

The Portas said...

I agree...you're such a sweetheart. I'm glad to know Drew's story. He has inspired me and many others. Thanks for letting us all be a part of your lives!

Have a good day..xoxo

Anonymous said...

Andrea if you need help with Drew and Ava during your help with this family please let me know. Drew and Ava are welcome to come over and play while you are doing whatever needs to be done.
Kristina

Vanessa said...

OMG that is so amazing. I have tears in my eyes. I'm so glad your group is helping this family.