Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Teresa came home on Monday evening. She is slowly gaining her energy back and feeling better. She still becomes very winded when she tries to keep up with the other girls and requires her oxygen . Unfortunately the Doctors feel this is the progression of her heart/lung disease. Her heart is having trouble keeping up with her body (mostly her brain ,she thinks she can do ANYTHING). Painfully her disease is deteriorating faster than we expected. The good news is she does not feel like her life is slipping away . She was so happy to be home and playing "Princess" with her best friend , Gemma . Poor Gemma always is the Beast because Teresa insists that she is Belle. Today after school Teresa met Gemma at the door dressed in Lucy's First Communion Vail. She couldn't wait to tell her that she was going to marry Jesus!
I know I say this all the time but having Teresa in our lives has been an unbelievable experience .
When I walked through the door of the China Care Home 10 months ago and saw a tiny beautiful little girl with a crooked smile running up to me to give me a hug and saying "Mama" I knew I was in love. Meeting Teresa was a humbling experience. She has blessed our families lives in so many unbelievable ways. She is a very magical little girl . Our love and bonding with each other has grown so deep over the past 10 months . I can not imagine there will come a time when she may not be with us .
Recently 2 people said to me that they had not wanted to meet Teresa . They felt it would be too painful to know her and then lose her . I have to say this is what we too had thought before we said "Yes" to Gods Will and adopted her . How do you prepare to love someone with all of your heart and at the same time prepare to lose them . Meeting Teresa made it very easy for us . She is a very sweet, kind , sassy, strong willed ,determined loving little soul all wrapped up in a four year old little girls body .
Our families lives have been so enriched by having met and loved Teresa. She embraces life everyday no matter what the circumstances . She can find happiness everywhere and in everything from being in a hospital playing Doctor , wearing her oxygen and using the cord as a microphone to sing into ,giving high "fins" with her finny fin (high fives,she calls her small hand her finny fin ) to just coloring a picture of "her Family", she is so happy .
Thank you everyone for praying for our sweet girl.
Posted by Our Family at 5/18/2011 08:23:00 PM