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" Teresa "

" Teresa "

Teresa "Fang Fang " Bartlinski

Teresa was born on December 25, 2006 in China. She was born with a very complex heart condition. In July 2010, GOD added Teresa to our family through adoption. We have been blessed with 9 wonderful children. Gods grace has woven us together as a family. Upon bringing Teresa home from China we unfortunately learned she not only needed a heart transplant but also a lung transplant. Her doctors feel she would not survive this operation. Please help us to pray for a miracle for Teresa's heart and lungs to be healed. She is a very special little soul who has touched so many lives around the world ...

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Five years ago our accountant said we would be retired in 10 years and living comfortably if we did "IT" right. Five years later and retirement is NO WHERE in sight . I guess we did not do "IT" right.

What we did was to make a different choice. WE took a road less traveled... Stepped out in Faith... Took a leap of faith...Let go of the branch... What ever you call it , it's still the same . We chose total surrender to GODS WILL.

Life has not been easy. Our weeks are filled with Doctors appointments, physical therapy, surgeries, transfusions, x-rays, CAT scans, MRI's and speech. This was not my will . My will was to be retired and sit on a beautiful beach and watch the sun set every day . My will was not GOD's will. Some days when things seem too much to handle , I have to remind myself that this life will someday end but eternity is forever.

This is why Ed and I are adopting again.

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."
— C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)

1 comment:

The "H" Family said...

Dear Ann & Family,

We celebrate that you rejected "it" and chose to live lives full of mercy and ministry! We are so very blessed to know you and to see that there are those in this world who are willing to surrender their hearts and wills to be used fully by our Lord's work...being the very hands and feet of Jesus. There may not be many like you...but when it is time to go one from this place...I think we'll find that you are some of the wealthiest people ever to have lived! Jia You!