It seems like such a small thing, and overwhelmingly, I am grateful. I can’t help what my heart grieves though, and my heart grieves seeing my beautiful baby with these in her nose all the time now.
In my head, I know this is what we have to do to heal her lungs, and a very wise friend told me to remind my children that THIS is the reason we have her. Without her broken heart, we wouldn’t have gotten the privilege of calling her ours. Her birth family probably wouldn’t have placed her for adoption, or another family in China might have called her theirs. There is a plan to all of this. My head knows that.
My heart pangs a little every time I think about the plan. It’s a mama’s way, and her right, to grieve just a little.
who knows that tomorrow makes the new normal just a little easier.
In honor of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week I am featuring one waiting child with a heart defect every day.
Today’s child is waiting in China and is listed with Holt International Children’s Services. They are calling her “Lainey”. Her picture isn’t mine to share, but let me tell you, she reminds me of another little girl that came from the same hard place as our Dolly. She has almost the same needs, half of her little heart. Our girls are fighters, and this one is too. Do you have room in your home to make half of a heart whole again? If so, please contact Holt through their website…HERE.