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 ...
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blind Surrender


Do you ever feel like life is so heavy you forget how to smile ?
That's kinda how life is right now . At times having fun seems so frivolous when other things in our life are so heavy and weighing us down .

It is really hard to believe that five years ago our future was so strategically planned with dreams of retirement, vacations and financial freedom . Now are dreams have completely changed . I am happy if we can make it through the day without any medical or financial crisis . Our future is totally dependent on GOD to meet our needs for each day .
Teresa's life is so fragile we have had to find peace in knowing GOD is in control of her life . Blind Surrender...the hardest thing we have ever done.

"To surrender to GOD means that we offer HIM our will , our reason , our life. We do this in pure faith , even if our soul is in darkness. Truly ,trials and suffering are the surest test of blind surrender. "- Mother Teresa

10 comments:

Karin said...

You are on my heart and mind so often. Our family is praying for you. Hugs from us to you.

Laine said...

We are praying for yall too FERVENTLY....

Aus said...

Morning Ann - we get that - I had thought that when I was 50 I might visit the Great Wall on a vacation....and instead visited the 6 Banyan temple for the 2nd time in three years....I thought I'd be a 2nd career guy basking in a little financial freedom, and instead am really glad that tomorrow is pay day!

And sometimes the weight is heavy - almost too much to carry....

But - then I see those smiles - and I know that for however long I'm granted - those smiles are mine to hold....

And then I understand what joy is...in those smiles I get a little preview of how it will feel when I hear "Well done son - come and accept your reward"

As always you guys are in our hearts and prayers - hugs - aus and co.

Adrian Roberta said...

We love you and your family Ann, we are praying

LA said...

HI Ann,

We are never giving up hope. We will pray and fast for Teresa and your family.

God Bless,

Lee Ann

Teresa said...

Couldn't sleep this morning so I spent that time praying for all of your girls again. Now I know why I couldn't sleep.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Precious words. We are continually praying for you all.

There is nothing so peaceful or beautiful as a sleeping child.

The Ahern Clan said...

Lord Jesus,
Please wrap your arms around this family and give them the strength that only comes from You to face what lies ahead. Blessed Mother Teresa, please go to Jesus for this sweet family and interecede for them. Blessed John Paul the Great implore Jesus for a miracle for this sweet family and to understand God's divine providence. In sweet Jesus' name, AMEN!!!
God Bless You all for your heavenly work on Earth!
The Ahern Family - Parker, Colorado

The "H" Family said...

Dear Friends,

We are aching with you as we follow closely the journey you are on as a family. I once heard it said so beautifully that we should live our lives with such obedience and abandon that we would be utterly ruined if "God didn't show up" to meet our needs. As we try to live that way and as we see you doing the same we're encouraged by your faithfulness! May He continue to give you that faith and to grant you the abundant mercy you need to walk through this together. Surrendered fully to His plan leaves you in the care of the only One who can meet your every need. Each day there are many of us who carry your family before the Father to ask for His grace to multiply in your lives...we will continue to do so! You are loved!

Lori said...

Your family is prayed for, loved, and thought about a lot. We are so blessed by you guys. I pray every day that God will heal her heart, lungs, and liver here on this earth! And when He does we will all shout His praises. God is so good.