Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Faces of CHD Part Fourteen: Torn between two loves

Today is CHD Awareness Day.
It's Heart Day.
And my heart is heavy.
All these angel babies gone way too soon.  All these parents grieving, dealing with their own broken hearts. 
Instead of posting a heart child's story today, I am honoring the angels.  I hope you will take the time to say a prayer for them, and for their families.

"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 she is just going for a visit.
She 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. She 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"

CHDs are ugly.  Scary.  Sad.  Destructive.  Selfish.  Non-discriminating.
This is why we fight.
For Tru, Nathan, Pierce, Ewan, Easton, David, Parker, Olivia, Hazel, Kayden, Lucy, Tommy, Joshua, Amayah, Lorenzo and Andrew.  For all the angels.  And for their families, torn between two loves.

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