Saturday, November 16, 2013

Does God give us more than we can handle? Read this and you decide.

This week has been a very hard week for several of our heart families, for my colleagues at work, for some local families in Tallahassee I've never met but have been praying for, for fellow heart moms I've never met in real life but love keeping up with through Facebook. 

Over the past several weeks, I've seen posts that say or allude to the saying that "God doesn't give us more than we can handle." And each time I see it, I think about this blog post by Jill Haskins, a fellow heart mom I've never met in real life, but love chatting and Facebooking with. 

Jill says that God does give us more than we can handle, and she explains why she believes that. Jill gave me the OK to share her blog post here ... thank you, Jill, for always sharing your heart, even when it's breaking. 

God DOES give us more than we can handle.

Monday, November 11, 2013

High Fives to Our Heart Heroes!

 We Are ... Broken Hearts of Florida
Living with congenital heart defects or other pediatric heart disease (or any chronic or acute illness, really) creates a persistent, underlying stress in our daily lives, and it can be easy sometimes to fall into a habit of focusing on that stress and worry. 

So when I come across a feel-good song about celebrating victories, about living in the moment, about not wasting a single minute of the time we're given, I often feel compelled to let one of my favorite hobbies take over of my time. No, really. I get obsessed until the project is done! When I find just the right song and just the right images and put them together in just the right sequence to create a message that just makes you feel good ... well, I can't help myself.

My 9-year-old is a big fan of Big Time Rush, and when I heard the song, "We Are," on the TV  a few weeks ago, while William was watching the video, I listened closely to the lyrics, and I knew immediately it was one of those just-right songs to celebrate our heart kids and adults. 

I dare you to watch this and not, at some point, raise your hands in the air, or at least give these Heart Heroes thumbs up salute. 

We Are ... Broken Hearts of Florida.