Sunday, January 6, 2013

two years post open heart surgery

On the two year anniversary of Preston's open heart surgery, I'm sharing this super cute book entitled Zip-Line.   Thanks to this sweet friend for sharing it with me a while back.

The author's daughter had open heart surgery at 6 months of age.  He wrote this book about and for her to help her understand where her scar came from. 

I love his idea and I'm thankful for it.  Preston is still too young to fully grasp the idea or even know that his chest is different than others, but Santa put it in his stocking and we've already read it once. 

When the time comes when the questions start flowing (I fear it'll come much sooner than I expect), we'll have this sweet little book to turn to. 

More information about the book and the author can be found here.  You can order them through Amazon.  It would make a great gift (along with those prayers) if you know someone who has gone through or will go through open heart surgery. 

Just as I'll always celebrate January 4th for Preston's birthday, I'll also celebrate January 6th for the day the surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital created his "personal work of art" and mended his broken heart.   My heart is grateful for modern medicine and a faithful God who still answers prayers. 

Two years ago at the time of this post, doctors and nurses took him from us and carried him into an OR for open heart surgery.  We waited and worried in the waiting room for hours.  As hard as that day was, it was totally worth it to have this sweet two year old wake and whisper Hi momma each and every morning.

** No compensation was received for the writing of this post.  Just something I'm deeply fond of and grateful for and wanted to share.


Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

Oh, love this post : ) Happy 2nd Heart birthday, Preston! Much love & hugs from your heart sister, Quinnie! You two have soooo much to be proud of with your little zippers. To your mommas, they will always be symbols of strength, brilliance of amazing doctors & nurses, and all the many, many prayers that were lifted up for y'alls health and recovery. May you both always see your "line" as God's handprints. Blessings to you, P!

Missy said...

I love this! Still cannot believe it has been 2 years!

tell it to your neighbor! said...

Thank you for this!!!! And happy anniversary!

Lisa Johnson said...

Preston is such a rock star and your sweet family is such a blessing to the heart community. You have handled everything beautifully and now look at your precious, handsome, and HEALTHY boy! God is so good. We love you guys and are so blessed to know you and to have had you as part of journey exactly two years ago!