An average family that was faced with a not-so-average health problem with our little daughter. So, I blog about it. Sometimes I am good about blogging once or twice a week and sometimes, I manage to get a blog post in after a week and a half. Of course, when Tehilla is faced with a hospital stay or a procedure, I blog around 3 times a day.
When I blog, I image that I am trying to explain the situation to my mother or my aunt or one of my friends. There was a point early on in my pregnancy, where I was updating 4 sets of friends, my parents, Ron's parents, my siblings, and Ron's siblings. All together I was repeating the same conversation 10 times over. Blogging became the means to having the same conversation with thousands of people in one shot.
Excuse me while I once again express how blown away we are with how far this blog has reached. We have messages coming to us from Israel, Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Australia, and Indonesia. The emails, blog comments, Facebook comments, messages mean so much to us.
While Tehilla was in surgery, I posted this status on Facebook and it couldn't be more true:
"Imagine for a moment that you are in the most terrifying experience of your life, but thousands of people are surrounding you and hugging you, holding you up and praying on your behalf.
That is what is happening for us right now. We have never felt so strong as we do right now. There are no words to explain how blessed we truly are. Even though our daughter is in open heart surgery right now. We are beyond blessed.
I truly love all of you."
I truly love all of you."
This blog has created an incredible force of support for our family and has seen us through the worst moments of our life. You have seen us through some of the worst moments of our life. And whether you write to us and tell us what you have done for Tehilla or not, you have become part of our family and part of our journey. It has all come down to the individual person that has connected with our story and privately or publicly wants to do something- anything- for Tehilla.
There is a group of people that I have to mention that have really touched our hearts. These are the staff members of YU High School and the staff members of Camp Sports in Baltimore. They are using Tehilla's story to help teach high school boys the power of prayer. They are connecting them to our story and having them restrain from talking or texting during prayer. These teenage boys feel passionately about helping little Tehilla and have worked hard to get Tehilla's name out.
Boys- you are incredible. I was sent a video of what you are doing in camp for Tehilla and I couldn't help but cry. You don't yet fully know the power of your prayers and how it strengthens us. Please know you may all believe that you are just one person- but it really takes just one person to make the difference.
There is no doubt in my mind that these prayers coming from around the globe are what gives Tehilla super-human power. Tehilla is just two weeks after major heart surgery, and today she chased our kitten around the house and tried to draw on her with a marker. No worries, the kitten successfully got away. But two weeks! Two weeks and she is running around!
We thank G-d over and over for allowing us to watch miracles happen through our daughter and allowing her to live up to her name- Praise.
Here is the link to the video of Camp Sports:https://vimeo.com/175004931
We would love to hear where people are connecting to this blog from. Please comment on this post with which city and country you are praying from.