I posted about sweet Lauren and her wonderful mother, Kirsten, here. Kirsten and I stay in contact and in her most recent email she had this at the bottom….
“….. I would like to put something on your blog!!!
Happy Belated Mother’s Day Megan! Only a few weeks to go until you witness the greatest miracle of all…bringing life into this world. We as moms already know that the day you bring your first into the world will be the greatest of your life. We moms who have heart babies also know that it will be one of the scariest. HOWEVER, I say this to you from experience – you will appreciate the meaning of “life” more than most. The moment you found out you were pregnant the first thing you wanted to hear was that sweet pea’s heartbeat, now you pray for it to beat. I know this. I know that we can not predict the future, but we can TRUST in God’s plan. Its not the plan we may have chosen, but it is perfect none the less. You will hear the sweetest cry, see a precious face, and wonder. HOWEVER, I say this from experience – you will appreciate those moments more than most! Cherish them and every minute from that moment on. You will see Cohen go through surgery, you will see the scar, you will cry, you will hurt – HOWEVER, I say this from experience – you will cherish those moments as well. You will know that you have done EVERYTHING as a mother that you can do for your child. You chose the best medical care, turned your life upside down, and never for a minute looked back. You may have a rough and scary first year with Cohen, HOWEVER, I say this from experience – you will look back upon the year with a smile. You will look into his eyes and realize that while this first birthday is a huge milestone, it’s more of a celebration of life! Megan & Brent – your journey with Cohen is beginning. I pray for peace, comfort, and love to be with you during the next few months. I can promise you hope – God promises us we will never lose hope! We love you guys, we love Cohen! Take care!!!! Kirsten Hilsheimer & Family
Much love Megan!!!! Kirsten”
SO sweet! Thank you, Kirsten! You should have heard me trying to read that to Brent in the car. My tears had smiles with them though because the note is so sweet and real.
As a reminder to those reading, Kirsten has gone through a lot with her daughter, Lauren. She did it all with the same doctors we are about to use..in the same location, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
“Before I knew you I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” Jeremiah 1:4-5
I’m still working out a few details of the upcoming giveaway, stay tuned