I have always received many emails from other moms that are going through what I am and have with Bentley.. and dad's too! But more so now than ever.. many of them have just found out such heartbreaking news and are turning to the Internet for research, just as I did.. for hours and hours at a time.. and through the wee hours of the night. These mom's are coming across my blog in the search engine while searching site after site looking for success stories and just a little something that will give them hope, and for so many more reasons.. again just like I did. Many of these moms do not have blogs so they will leave a comment but there is no way I can reply back because I have no return blog or no email address. I really want to reach out to these moms, it is one thing that helped give me hope when I was searching. Also, many of these mom's are not familiar with blogger and the post of mine that usually pops up when they are searching is one of my first few post ever talking about the whole story of how we found out and how torn we were, and they all relate to the way I felt and they tell me it's as if they were looking into a mirror. BUT there are a lot of people not familiar with the way a blog works, so these sweet moms & dads are not aware that Bentley has already had her surgery and she is doing amazing. I want these people to know this because it is "one" thing I continuously searched for. I also want them to know it is okay to email me and ask questions. No heart child is alike, but it sure is nice to have support. I had so many questions and talked to several different "heart moms" in the past and STILL do. So I have decided to add a navigation bar to my blog.. that way they can search around right off and do not have to mess with the archives.
If you have not read my first few post, I can tell you right now.. I had a really hard time with the fact that Bentley had a heart condition and was going to have open heart surgery. I kept it inside for months, we never told anyone.. I did not even tell my own sisters because I literally could not "speak" the words. I did not want to believe what we were going through. Which is crazy because I am so open about it now. Very proud of Bentley!! I could go on and on, but.. one night while I was listening to a Christian radio station, they started talking about "sick" children. And I learned that sometimes when things like this happen, it is because God wants us to reach out and help others. I have always been confused by that until after Bentley's surgery. I see it now.. and I do want to help and be there for others. I am so proud of Bentley, she is one amazingly strong little girl that absolutely melts my heart. God has blessed us in so many ways.. with Bryson, then Brenna, and then Bentley performing miracles one after another. He has really shown us and many others how powerful and amazing He is through our journey.
If you are a heart mom that has been reading, commented in the past, are new here, have questions, anything.. I am here! Just click the button up top to email. Also, I am still working on the navigation it is not all up and running yet but will be in the next few days. If there is something you feel I am leaving out, shoot me an email and I will see about adding it.
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