Thursday, February 18, 2010

An Update on What's Been Going On.

Well, since I have some time in between classes I thought I’d update. I’ve been so busy with college that I haven’t had time to post or do much of anything I want to do… it happens. All my free time that I’ve gotten, I’ve spent with my boyfriend or watching TV. Anyways, I’ll have to post my CHD Journey again some other time. As for how I’ve been doing other than busy with school, well I’ve been doing fine. I got my blood results (I get my blood taken once a year) in the mail and I have to send them off to my cardiologist soon. My OB/GYN signed off on them, so I’m guessing to her everything looked fine; then again she doesn’t know much about my heart other than I have a Congenital Heart Defect. Hopefully my cardiologist thinks all is well. I also made an appointment to a GI doctor because my mom and cardio think I should get looked at… for those who don’t know I had a bad stomach infection in early July and went to Children’s Hospital’s ER; I was bleeding lots from my bum… even though I’ve had no problems since they kept urging me to get looked at anyways just to be safe. So, my appointment is for June, yes you heard right! I couldn’t believe it! After talking to the person on the phone, explaining my situation and that my cardiologist had even called, but couldn’t make an appointment for me they still told me I’m not urgent and I have to wait. Ugh!

Let’s see what else has been going on… I can’t think of anything really. Oh, the “It’s My Heart” Fundraiser I went to two weeks ago was fun and they raised a lot of money for CHDs! Yay! And on Valentine’s Day or National CHD Awareness day my boyfriend took me out to dinner, it was so nice! =D Other than that I’ve just been busy with school and it feels like that’s all I do right now, BUT I have 10 days off for Spring break starting next week Friday! I’m SO excited and SO ready for a BREAK! I know I’m suppose to enjoy college, but honestly I’m not a partier, I’m not part of any groups as I don’t have time nor the ride (no car!), and I have like two friends who go to the school who I see rarely… I’m just trying to finish up my last year and get out! I feel like college is high school part 2 most of the time and people haven’t grown up! I guess I feel more mature because of what I’ve been through and at a young age I truly know what is important in life. Ok, end of rant. Well, that about sums everything up.

Thank you ALL so VERY MUCH for ALL the messages of support and much heard prayers!! It truly means A LOT to me and I wish I could write back and thank every one of you and be able to comment on all the posts I read, but I can’t. Just know I’m praying for ALL CHD kiddos and adults along with their families.

I’m ending with three recent pictures of my niece, Liliana (she is 4 months already!) that I got from my mom, wish I had been there to help my mom babysit my niece. Ugh, school!

Isn't she cute? Yes, I'm bias cause she is my niece.

Yup, she is going to be a pro at Guitar Hero soon. =D

Getting some love from Daddy (my older brother)! She is a daddy's girl!

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A CHD Poem and a CHD Link

In honor of CHD Awareness Week I'm re-posting on of my favorite CHD Poems that I've written. I wrote this poem this past summer. I hope you enjoy it! **You may post it and/or pass it on, just please make sure to give me credit it for it and link to my blog. Thank You!
Here it is:

How? Why?

How? Why?
People keep looking and asking
“How do you do it?”
“How do you keep living like this?”
I always say “One day at a time”
“I’m on a mission from God…
I will complete it; I have this heart for a reason.”
People may or may not understand
But I don’t need them too
God makes no mistakes

I know why I was given this heart
To teach people how to live
To live like every day was my last
To love and to be loved
To help spread the awareness
To show people how to care
To give everything I’ve got
To let everyone know that every day is blessed
Tomorrow is not promised
My heart may be half and very mended
But I don’t regret anything
I’m blessed, I’m grateful, I’m happy
So smile, laugh, love, give, and live
If I can do it, if every single heart kid can do it
So can you!

Mended hearts are here on earth to show us
Show us life is to never be taken for granted
Look at their happiness and smiles
They live to the fullest through every trial
On a mission they are from God
No matter the time they have here
They fulfill their duties with all their heart
They are miracles that bless us
Listen to their heart it tells a story
And learn from the their journey
Never lose Hope, Love, and Faith
I’m a mended heart on a mission
How do I do it?
I just keep living, this is my life

Poem By: Lauren (22yr. old CHD Survivor)

**Now for the CHD Link... there is a couple who are CHD parents to a little girl who makes beautiful CHD Jewelry to help spread CHD Awareness! The jewelry is handmade... they are made with lots of love and care; There business is called Lucky10 (cute name)! Please, if you have the time check out their jewelry website: and pass on the word about their CHD Jewelry! What these CHD parents are doing is just amazing! ♥ Thank You!!**

I had a Snow Day today (which almost never happens to my college, they don't like to close for anything lol)!! I'm still sporting a CHD Awareness Shirt everyday this week and hoping I got to one person, idk. I'm doing well, just busy still. Hopefully I will have an update on my life soon... after all these tests and papers... my school is really pushing alot especially since spring break is in two weeks! Wish me luck! Prayers are always appreciated and loved! Praying for SO many and having CHD families/kiddos/adults on my mind more so this week! Sending WARM **Heart Hugs** to all!

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CHD Awareness Week!!

Just droping in and letting everyone know I'm doing well. College and life has been keeping me so busy! I've been wearing CHD Awareness shirts everyday though to show that CHD Awareness is SO important!

I'm sorry I didn't post my 3rd CHD Montage the other day, things got busy. I'm going to post it now... I'm trying to get it uploaded onto a different site because in a month my One True Media paid account will expire and the 4th song won't play (youtube won't allow videos more than 10mins). I also uploaded it to my facebook. You may share either one, but the facebook one will always be viewable, the One True Media one won't.

Hope You enjoy it! Thank to everyone who gave pics and info, I couldn't not have done it without it! Tomorrow I will be posting a CHD Poem I wrote. Be sure to this blog: and I'm the feature post! Thank You! I continue to pray for SO many!

**If you are going to watch my CHD Montage on my blog you'll need to go all the way down the page to shut off my music player before you play the Montage.

And my Facebook link to my video:!/video/video.php?v=305670799536&ref=mf/

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tomorrow Starts CHD Awareness Week!!

I'll be posting my CHD Awareness Montage Tomorrow to kick off the week! Since I don't have alot of time this week, I have three tests, I won't be doing much for CHD Awareness Week. I do plan on wearing a CHD Awareness Shirt everyday to school and trying to tell at least on person about CHDs. I will also copy and paste my CHD Journey here on my blog again. My CHD Journey will also be featured on another blog on Feb. 9th called This CHD Mom is doing something called "Seven Days Seven Hearts", each day a Heart Mom's story will be featured on her blog, well mine will be the only Suvivor Story. She is also doing a giveaway. So, check out this CHD Mom's blog by clicking the link above or by this icon:
3Boys +1Hubby=What Next?

I'll have the Icon posted on my side bar as well.

I know SO many others are doing things for CHD Awareness Week, which is AWESOME!! We need to come together and spread the word for kiddos like me!! =D

Keeping lots of kiddos/adults/families in my prayers!!

Going to Kick off CHD Awareness Week Early by going to a "It's My Heart" Metro-Detroit Fundrasier tonight with my mom and grandma! I'm excited! =D

Ok, Have to go! Sending **Heart Hugs** to ALL!!

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,