Wednesday, June 3, 2009

When we hurt the ones we love

Today Drew asked about Faith and why she was still in the hospital. Andrea had to tell him that she wasn't in the hospital but in Heaven now. Drew cried and wanted to know if she was very old. Guess where he got that from? He always asked why our dog, Duke, died and not wanting him to worry about death, I always told him because Duke was very very very very old. Once he asked me if he was going to die and I told him not until he was very very very very old. He asked me if I was very very old and I told him No, you have to be older than Great Grandma to be very very old. No wonder he was shocked that God took his little friend to heaven. I think I made things worse for him and worse for Andrea. How confused he must be and I wonder how he will make sense of it? Its not the same for a child who hasn't spent months in the hospital hurting and sick. I'm so sorry, Drew. I'm so sorry, Andrea. I have let you both down so much.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Angel in Heaven

The sweet little angel that we knew as Faith passed away in her mommy's arms today. She fought hard and strong and taught everyone who knew her or of her what love, strength, faith, and spirit really is.

This little sweetheart was born the same time as my grandson, Drew. She was in a little crib in the same unit that he was in recovering after his first surgery. Her family went through the same ups and downs and therapies and milestones and much more than we did. Her mommy and Drew's mommy bonded then and have remained in each others lives as they have in other heart families' lives.

The sorrow I feel for Faith's family and for all of the heart families and DiGeorge families that have to bear this immense loss is unspeakable. I will always KEEP FAITH and if you knew the story of this little girl, you would too!

Have fun with grandma in Heaven, Faith! WE LOVE YOU!!!
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