THE GIRL WITH HALF A HEART

Life. Thoughts. Lessons learned. Surviving CHD.

 
 

Vulnerable

In 2020 I received a new label that I wasn't prepared for; "vulnerable". That label is not necessarily bad, but when put in the context...

Who You Are

A lot of people do some of their best thinking in the shower. For me, I do my best crying there. Sure I can have some good thoughts,...

A Disappointing First

Today was my annual cardiology appointment. The one where I go and have them check to make sure my half a heart is still half and still...

Walking Recently

Our family loves to go on walks. We had a path in the woods behind our house. It was once a railroad but the tracks had long since been...

But If Not. Not, What If

This is not the blog post had I had planed for March. This isn't what I wanted to share or write about. Spending the beginning of...

Momma Knows Best

My mom. If you know her, you know she is a strong lady. Confident and wise. Practical and kind. Her greatest treasure is her family,...

Heart Dad

My dad has been a rock since the very moment our CHD journey bean. I've seen him fight and cry over what CHD has done and where it has...

4 Things from CHD

I have never wanted people to feel sorry for me. I have never wanted to be pitied. I don't like to be patronized or disregarded. There...

Decade in Review

It’s a brand new decade. We are a whole week in. Thinking back to 10 years ago makes feel old, very old. But also very nostalgic. I may not

World Heart Day

Did you know there's a National Day for just about everything? Chocolate, bunnies, waffles, sending texts to your ex...everything. And...

Your Whole Life

This got me. This blurry little e-card or meme or whatever it's called...it got me. It made me stop. It made me hold my breath.  And I...

Thank You

Have you have been given something to a child, and heard their mother say, "What do you say?". The child then knows that "what you say"...

Rest

In the summer, I go MIA from my life. I leave the state, I travel to visit family and friends, I camp out at my parents' house for...

Maybe a Miracle

I want to go hiking. I want to go to this place that has a trail that leads to a waterfall. The waterfall feeds into a stream, and...

Three Little Words

"Everything looks great!" Three words that can create a sense of relief that is indescribable unless you've felt it. Three words that,...

Big Shoes to Fill

Names carry so much meaning. I love to hear stories about names, and why people have the name they do. I love to hear about who they...

Beating It

Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh So Beat it. Just...

Sometimes

Sometimes the day is exhausting.  My list of things to do feels so daunting and everything is overwhelming.  Even the fact that my hair...

Flowing Through My Veins

Do you ever think about your veins and what is flowing through them? Do you ever think about how they give life to your entire body? ...

Reflections

2019 has officially been around for a entire week.  Congrats.  51 one more of them to go.   So far, this new year still has me filled...

 

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