Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CHD Awareness

Today I'm taking a break from all things house-related to share about something that has undeniably changed my life forever. My life was turned upside-down the day our son, Chase, was diagnosed with a CHD called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or HLHS. Essentially the left side of his heart didn't form in utero and he would need a series of three life-saving heart surgeries to enable his heart to function.

February 7th through 14th is Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week, so I thought I'd share the video I created for Chase's dedication. I composed the song, wrote the lyrics, played the piano and sang the song that I used for this video. I'm certainly not a professional in any of those areas, but I needed to express my heart and did so the best way I could -- through music.

Our journey hasn't been easy, but we have been overwhelmingly blessed by the fact that our little Rock Star is still fighting and living each and every day to its fullest. He amazes me and I can't imagine my life without him. I thank God for him every day and love him with all of my heart!!!!!

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