• Dear Me Blog Series: Kate Simpson

    Dear me, Just breathe! Slow down, and breathe. You didn’t plan for this. You weren’t ready for this, but I wish I could tell you to soak in everything to come…and just breathe! Today you had a baby. A beautiful baby girl who wasn’t supposed to be here for 3 more weeks. You didn’t understand […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Michelle Pfantz

    Dear Me- Though Your Heart Breaks, Noah Will Forever Keep It Whole, The one thing you KNEW you wanted to be when you grew up was a mom, seven years down the road it is the only thing you KNOW you’re meant to do. Noah’s miraculous deformed heart will grow you as a Christian and […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Wendy Meyer

    Dear Me, I want you to know that everything will be alright! You will have an amazing heart warrior that will touch the lives of so many people and it will change you forever! I know you thought being a stay at home mom was super easy with one child, but life is going to […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Zachary Svoboda

    Dear Me: I know that you had no idea, no inclination, no worry at all when Zion came into the world- that there might be a problem with his heart. But today you found out the truth. Today you found out that the road ahead could get windy and rough, with lots of hills and […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Holly Messenger

    Dear Mama, Here is what I want you to know: You. Can. Do. This. There will be days you don’t want to.  There will be days the fear of the tasks before you paralyzes you.  There will be days you want to scream, but you will hold it in.  There will be days you will […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Nate Forsythe

    Dear Me: (Before Her After) Life goes on. Days become nights. Nights become days. Breakfast still consists of cereal or eggs or bacon for most.  Of course, not for you; you were never a breakfast food for breakfast person. You preferred cold pizza; you still do. You blame your father for that preference.  Dinners are […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Erin Burton

    Dear Me, Today you became a mom… not just an ordinary mom… a heart mom.  Congratulations!  I know that may sound like a strange thing to say when you are handed a baby boy and a diagnosis of a complex congenital heart defect all at the same time.  You will feel fear and sadness by […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Allison Meiners

    Dear Me: February 17, 2014, changed you in more ways than you can fully comprehend. You’re scared. You’re scared to put up your unborn baby’s crib, you’re scared to write in your pregnancy journal, you’re scared to give birth to this baby, you’re scared because you just heard words you’re unfamiliar with, “your baby’s heart […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Shannon Boyd

    Dear me, You’re right, you’ll lose everything you think is important. Your dream job, your savings, your sanity. And all those things you’re worried about happening…strokes, oral aversions, g-tubes, learning disabilities—those will all happen, too. You are not being a pessimist; you’re preparing. There is nothing you can do to stop these things from happening, […]

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  • Dear Me Blog Series: Molly Audetat

    Dear Me, As you sit in the waiting room after the anatomy scan thrilled that you will be welcoming a baby girl, you know in your heart that something is wrong. Your doctor will enter the room to go over the ultrasound results and again it’s clear something is wrong! Things will become blurry around […]

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