Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Heartiversary, Princess!


5 years ago today...now, how many times have I posted similar words on this day? Those words go hand in hand with the Happy Birthday posts I put up so faithfully every year, remembering an important day in our lives, a day that brought a renewed Samantha to us yet again by repairing the tiny hole in her tiny heart, bringing new energy and strength to that teensy baby and giving her the ability to grow and thrive into the amazing, beautiful, healthy, strong little girl she is today.

We try not to take anything for granted, especially not good health. Our eyes are always wide open, hyper-aware of every breath she takes, every blink of her eyes, every miniscule movement she makes, always watching, inspecting...  But in that awareness, we are ever-appreciative and in awe of each hair, each eyelash, each muscle, each pore, each cell, every last fiber and chromosome that makes Samantha Samantha. And wow, what perfection she embodies! Sunshine, birds, butterflies, rainbows, flowers and unicorns...they have nothing on her.

Thank you so much to Dr. Hougen, Dr. Spray and the whole medical team of CHOP for giving our baby the chance to reach for the stars.  Our gratitude is boundless.

Happy Heartiversary, Princess!

20 comments:

Deb said...

Oh Happy Heartiversary! Is it possible she gets cuter every time you post a new picture?

Kimberly said...

Happy Heart Day, Samantha!

Anna Theurer said...

Happy Heart Day! Sammi, you are darling!

Jen Currier said...

Great day to celebrate!! oxox

Anna said...

happy heart day Samantha!!!

stephanie said...

happy heart day gorgeous!!!

Thanks for making me cry Becca!

Rochelle said...

Happy heart day beautiful Sammi!

Pam said...

Happy heart day sweet Sammi :) I just love the picture...beautiful!

Lisa said...

We celebrate our Heart Day every year too! We've even had parties for it. Its impossible to thank the medical community enough for the life they've given our girls. Happy Heartiversary!!!

Shannon said...

Happy Heart Day, Sammi!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

this is a GREAT day! yeah Sammi! smiles

Ruby's Mom said...

Happy Heart Day!

Deanna said...

Happy Heart Day! Such a beautiful little girl you have! Yay for good health and a happy heart! (-:

ethmeu said...

Congratulations! This is truly a day to celebrate!!

Jenny said...

Happy Heart Day Sammi!!

Laurie said...

Happy Heart day, beautiful girl! and grateful parents ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy day beautiul sami. Hugs

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

We celebrate each year too ... Zoey laid on her back, never cried, or made a peep,no joke for 6 months, until surgery. You bet we celebrate. We all need to ... these kids are such blessing and perfect indeed. In every way.

patsy said...

happy happy heart day :) and just catching up on your posts and saw the 2 pics of samantha in the fountain in charleston...that is where jeff and i have our picture from when we got engaged ;) LOVE charleston and hope to go back with our girls one day!

Monica said...

Happy Heart Day! She's just precious!