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 ...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thank You "Give Kids The World "

Thank you doesn't come close to how grateful we are to this amazing foundation . Henri Landwirth founded GKTW to fulfill children's wishes. His life story is truly inspirational.
For one week all of Teresa's wishes came true. She enjoyed every minute of it ! I was afraid the heat and excitement would be too overwhelming for her but she felt great. The Florida weather was very hot but a cool breeze always came along at the right time to cool her off.
We met some incredible volunteers at The Village. They came from all over the country to volunteer and help fulfill children's dreams.
Webster defines the word Miracle as an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.
The volunteers at The Village are miracle makers. For one week we did not worry about anything . We made so many happy memories with all of our children and our very close friends .
The Disney Princesses were amazing. Belle, Aurora and Snow White were so touched by Teresa's story . Belle was very emotional and Snow White had a tear in her eye. They made Teresa feel so special .

" A Moment in Time"
He touches a child's hand
Her flesh warm as summer sand.
A smile brushes across her lips,
He traces it with his fingertips.
innocence, afflicted without reason:
Death, stealing life in spring season.

Words fail him, they cannot explain
Any reason to justify a child's pain.
She smiles again , does not complain,
Her mother, nearby, nearly insane
From searching for the smallest grain
Of hope amidst such a fruitless plain.

Her child's body has turned against her,
Like cruel winter wind against the shore.
Her spirit learning from her body's pain,
Such a price for knowledge gained!
Tears whisper across sallow cheeks,
Her life measured in days, perhaps weeks.

He has brought them here, a last request,
To provide a memory of the thing loved best-
Mickey Mouse in his Magic Kingdom
Free from disease, worry or harm.
Disney's magic wraps sickness in its arms,
And, for a child's moment, works its charm.

By Henri Landwirth


Love for Lilly Yin said...

Beautiful! I am so happy you all got such a wonderful experience.

shelley said...

SIGH....such a wonderful post. Soooo glad everything went well. BTW....LOVE the new header photo.

Julie said...

I looked at your blog everyday to see how things were going. I' am so grateful that Teresa's health held out so that she could have the time of her life there. And it certainly sounds like she did.

De said...

Thank you Jesus for keeping Teresa well and a cool breeze blowing in Florida! The pictures are amazing! I thought and prayed for you all daily. So glad everyone had a wonderful time.God is good.

Teresa said...

Thank you Lord for a wonderful, worry-free vacation for this family! And thank you for such a wonderful foundation GKTW!

lorihays said...

Have loved watching Teresa's wish come true!!! And LOVE the "got love" shirts!!! How wonderful! Where did you get them? Blessings to everyone in your beautiful family!

Aus said...

You guys - inspirational - that word doesn't even touch how you make us feel! We couldn't be any happier for you guys - so well deserved - and such a blessing for your daughter!

Love the new header - absolutly LOVE the shirts - very cool!

hugs around - aus and co.

LA said...

Dear Ann and family,

I am so thankful that God allowed you to have this wonderful trip together :) May God continue to provide happy times together for a long time.

Still praying for your miracle,

Lee Ann

Petrie said...

Your gratitude and inspiration in the midst of pain shows such faith! I pray I can show the same grace when our daughter's time comes. Thank you!

Kelly said...

The smiles in the pictures tell it all!! So happy that your family had such a wonderful and magical time.

Annie said...

Oh Ann, it looks like sweet Teresa had so much fun! I have been praying for her and for you all!!