Monday, September 14, 2009


* UPDATE - I am referring to anyone and everyone that has a CHD.. it does not have to be a baby or child. I would love to hear from and add adults as well!!! Please share this post with your heart mom friends.

I am working on a couple of changes for my blog. I currently have a "heart friends" area on the right sidebar. This list can go on and on.. I have really slacked with my blog lately and since I have been blogging more the past few days it reminds me of how much I miss it. So, I am updating a few different things. First, I will be updating my heart friends list.. but, because there really are so many that list could go on forever. So I have decided I will be adding a link over there that says heart friends, once you click there you will then see several heart babies. On this page, I would like to have a picture of the baby or child as well. And possibly what their heart condition is called. I think this will be a great way for heart moms to connect to other heart moms. I cannot tell you how many times before surgery that I have searched day and night for other heart moms.. just wanting to ask them questions and pray for their sweet children as well (and still do). Because not everyone has a prayer button, I am asking for a picture of your child, their name, and their heart condition. If you are a heart mom, you can email me at with those 3 things and I will get them added. If you are not a heart mom, but know one and would like to have them placed on this page.. please get with the heart mom you know and have them contact me. I rather not post pictures unless the mom or dad contacts me with their approval. I will update you all once I have this set up. Until then, feel free to start sending me this info!!!

I am working on a couple of other things and I will post updates on these as I get there.

Also, I have received so many questions since I have had my blog. I have never posted a question and answer post so I have decided, I will do just that. If you have any questions.. about anything at all (does not have to be heart related, or it can) email me at or leave a comment with your question. The most common question I get is, "How did you and your husband come up with Bentley's name" Good one, because it is so unique.. and I will tell you right now, definitely not because of the car. That car is not even in our vocabulary. Yes, they are nice.. but not something we would ever be able to afford.. therefore it does not even exist to us. I will answer that question in the Q&A post. I will wait probably a week or so before I do this so I can be sure to get all of your questions. Ask away!!!


  1. Where in Texas do you live? We are in Corpus Christi.

  2. Hey Crystal.. you can use any picture of Owen off our blog. Just right click and save it. You have permission to choose :).

  3. How do you manage to find the time to exercise on a daily basis with three busy kids running around?

    I find it almost impossible to get through the days around our house with four so I can't imagine fitting exercising in too.

  4. I have read your blog from time to time and have received much strength from it. My son, Beckham, received a heart transplant when he was 16 days old and has sure had a crazy ride ever since, but one that we gladly take with him! You are welcome to add our blog. I would love connecting with other heart moms (as well as yourself). You are also welcome to use any picture off of our blog.


  5. Crystal,
    I think what you are doing is an amazing thing!!!! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve :)

    Love hugs and prayers,

  6. Because you are a heart mom blogger who is pretty well known, tell us what your take is on the bashing of MCKMAMA.


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