Heart Mom

The term “Heart Mom” refers to a mother of a child with a CHD (congenital heart defect) Children born with CHDs are as common as 1 in 100 births. Some are diagnosed in utero (which was the case for me) or not until after birth. The journey for families affected by CHDs is an emotional one. You never quite know what’s waiting for you at the next appointment…

thankfully today, my brave little heart warrior received a clean bill of health and cleared for another year🙏 This is not always the case for heart families and these appointments may not always have clear EKG and echocardiogram results…

I do not for one second take for granted days like today, a clean bill of health, a strong beating heart. After all, I am a Heart Mom who has watched as my daughter flatlined…I have watched my daughter’s beating heart as her chest lay open covered by a transparent type of tape…I have felt her life inside of me❤️

9 years later and I am still brought right back to that time. The girl in this photo is the strongest person I know!

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