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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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A Song for Struggling Families

For all the Heart Families Who are Forced to be Strong When it Would be so Much Easier to be Weak

This song always brings up memories of when Owain was born. Without fail, I would hear this song every single day, either on the way into to visit him at UVa or on the way home. And I would loose it every single time, to the point where I couldn’t stop crying and there were a few times I just had to pull over to pull myself together. I don’t know why I could never change the channel. I would try, but by then it didn’t really matter, it was already in my head. The thing I love about this song is that while it makes me aware of Owee’s defect, when sometimes I want to forget about it and the things that could happen, it also reminds me about strength, both how strong my brave little fighter is and how strong I know I am.
February 7-14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness week, and this is my fighting song that allows me to be weak and reminds me to be strong.

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4 Responses to A Song for Struggling Families

  1. Christina on February 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I LOVE that song. Your site grabbed my attention b/c my nephew was born with a similar condition. He will be starting high school next year. A miracle every day.
    I’ll be following you on Networked Blogs, and Owain will be in my prayers.
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    • Hazel Nut on February 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      I love to hear stories of teen and adult CHD survivors, it always gives hope to Heart families with young children. So nice to meet you 🙂

  2. Laura on February 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I had a 3 different songs I listened to on the way to and/or from the hospital. The one I listened to the most, the one that just felt right, the one that let me just lose it in the car before I walked into the PICU and into her room to face her and the day as a strong mother was Jason Mraz God Rests in Reason.


    • Hazel Nut on February 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Oh, that is a good one Laura!

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