When we found out about Derrick's special heart, we started his Carepage to keep family and friends updated on what was going with him. It turned into a great support system for us during such a difficult time. Through Carepages we made many new "heart friends" and were able to find other families who were going through similar situations. I found that I really enjoyed writing about our lives (which totally surprised me) and I started feeling a little guilty writing about regular family stuff on D's Carepage, so I started this blog.
The blog has been so much fun. It's kind of our scrapbook (let's face it, I'm just too lazy to get all that scrapbook stuff out just to put it up again over and over)/Derrick's baby book/ photo album. So while it's "the books" for us, it's my hope that our blog will spread awareness about CHDs, offer hope to others who are facing or going through heart journeys, meet new people, share the joys and heartaches of day to day life with a child with a serious heart defect, give and receive prayer and support, and show the blessings we've received and the way God works His Mighty Hand in our lives every day.
All in all...I guess our blog doesn't have a real specific purpose! :) If you're new, we're happy you're here. If you're not, thanks for your support along the way (and we're happy you're here too! :). We're blessed to have such a supportive bloggy community! Feel free to leave us a note and say you stopped by!
While you're here, D wants to share his recent struggles with becoming more independent...
Being on your own takes determination and hard work.
It can be VERY tiring at times.
Sometimes you get backed in a corner,
and you want to throw the towel in.
But you take a deep breath,
and put your big boy diappy on,
and pull yourself back up.
'Cause nothing worth it is ever easy!
by Derrick Carter