Thursday, May 9, 2013

Heart Day - 7 Year Anniversary

I actually don't have much to say today on the 7th anniversary of the scariest day of my life that I didn't say in my very long post last year, except that I am more grateful every day that my girl has a healed heart that allows her to be the beautiful active child she is today.
I am grateful my girl can go on vacation without medical equipment and doctors notes.
I am grateful my girl can ride a bike.

I am grateful my girl can be curious.
I am grateful my girl can run though a sprinkler.
I am grateful my girl can be a cheerleader like her mommy was back in the day.
I am grateful my girl can swim to her hearts content.
I am grateful my girl can go on pony rides.

Most of all I am so grateful, I can't even put it in to words that the doctors and nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta do the work they do.  I fully realize if Cate was born not so many years ago that she is not be the child she is today because no one could have fixed her heart or wanted to even try.  We are so blessed to have a healthy vibrant daughter like Cate and owe so much of it to those doctors and nurses who healed my baby and kept her safe during a scary surgery and recovery.  I am also grateful to all the therapist who helped her gain back her skills and strength.  There no thank yous big enough or words available to describe the depth of my feelings.  I get to mother this treasure and I know that I have God, prayers of friends, family and strangers, and medicine to thank for each kiss, hug and smile.  I appreciate each day as a gift given to me, I am a wonderfully lucky mom.

Happy Heart Day Cate


  1. Happy heart day to Cate and to you! We celebrated our fourth heart day back in September. It is truly amazing what these doctors and nurses can do for our special kiddos.

  2. Happy Heart Day, Cate! Oh, I love that last picture. She looks so much like you!

  3. Beautiful post. Happy heart day!