I have spent the past few days, working out my speech for the Pediatric Cardaic Care Symposium tomorrow. Going through all of the blog posts and rereading everything, really gave me the opportunity to appreciate how far Tehilla has come. I looked through each of the pictures and teared up, watching her grow from image to image.
It's hard to believe that we are at this stage. Every single moment of this past year feels so recent. Our Tehilla has survived. Not only that she has thrived! We were once upon a time warned about what kind of quality of life, she could have. It's overwhelming to see that she is having a wonderful quality of life. Yes, she has had two open heart surgeries. And two heart catheters. And many ER visits.
But, she is talking, and walking along furniture and happy. So very very happy.
I created a video montage of many of the pictures from her first year of life. There are some graphic images from her surgery. All of these things, have made Tehilla the little princess heart warrior that she is today.
A huge thank you to everyone who reads the blog. While Tehilla's story may have inspired you, you all have brought us strength in some of the hardest times. You truly are our blog family.