The Bartlinski Bunch

" 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 ...

Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19

Today was our American Consulate Appointment. Our guide went to the Consulate this morning to prepare the paperwork for Teresa's Visa. Normal procedure is for the family to return the next day for the Oath Ceremony , but the consulate allowed us to return today and take the oath and receive Teresa's Visa . This is usually a three day procedure and Teresa was allowed to be expedited because of her heart condition . We can now take the train tomorrow to Hong Kong . We tried to have our air fare changed to return home on Wednesday but the airline for this time was sold out. So now we will have one day to stay in Hong Kong before leaving for the 30 hours of travel home. It would be nice to take Teresa to Hong Kong Disneyland for a few hours, but this would depend upon her vitals and the heat and humidity .

This journey has been truly amazing. Four months ago when we stepped out in faith to adopt Teresa we knew it would be an adjustment for our family to welcome a child so sick . Once we held her in our arms all the fears of her condition just melted away. Her contagious smile and little laugh lights up the room . She loves life and it is so clear in her little eyes. She is so sweet and kind to her sisters and the love she gives to Ed and I melts our hearts. We are so blessed to have her as our daughter. So many miracles already surround her .

Please pray for Teresa to have no difficulty with her breathing or with her heart on the flight home.
She has come so far. I pray that GOD will lead her safely home to be with her forever family.


Tara Anderson said...

Praying for healthy (and safe!) travels for Teresa and the rest of the family as you return home! You have no idea how much it blesses me to see Teresa as your beloved daughter!!! :)

Mandee said...

I just happened across your blog today (from a friend of a friends blog) and I was so excited to see little Lucy's face. I have watched her story for a long time and when the last family was unable to adopt her I lost track of her. I have thought and prayed about her often and I am so grateful to see her with her family and about ready to come home! Little Teresa is such a beautiful little girl and you can just see her amazing spirit shining through her eyes. I truly believe that God's hand is in every adoption and that these little ones are guided to their homes. I am so grateful to see that little Teresa has found hers! God bless you!

Annie said...

I have already started praying for your journey home:)

De said...

Praying for a safe trip home. Keeping Teresa in my prayers daily. She truly is a miracle sent by God Himself. God bless your precious family.