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 ...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas on The Potomac

Today we had a wonderful day at The National Harbor with Eddy and Laura and "The Girls".
So many fun things to see and do.

The part the girls LOVED the best ...snow falling inside .

Teresa gets sooo excited when she sees Santa. Unfortunately , we were not allowed to take ANY photos of Santa. You had to pay an enormous fee to buy their photo. So I guess you will have to use your imagination on how cute everyone looked sitting with Santa. Santa asked Gemma if she wanted a Barbie Doll. She looked at him and said "NO". But he quickly regained favor with her when he said ," Well how about a Strawberry Short cake doll?". This is her FAVORITE doll. ( i think because she represents food ).

The girls also mailed their letters to the North Pole for Santa. The girls each had a volunteer to help them write their letter. As Teresa was mailing hers I noticed what was written ...Dear Santa, A Beauty and The Beast Doll , a New Heart and a castle . Love Teresa

We have never spoken openly in front of Teresa about her heart or lungs , but I think she somehow knows what is going on . She associates all hearts (on necklaces or drawings , even a leaf in the shape of a heart ) as "her heart ". When I think of ALL the children in the world asking Santa for just Toys (mine included), it really puts a different perspective on the meaning of Christmas when a child knows they need something other than toys . I wish Teresa had that innocence to JUST want toys for Christmas .

We are so "Thankful" for another wonderful day filled with memories to last a life time.


Lynda said...

I'm sure the time with Santa was precious, and we're praying for Teresa's new heart as well.
It looked like alot of fun for all, everyone looks very happy. So glad for you all. - The Carrs

Rita and John said...

What beautiful photos. I hope Teresa gets everything on her Christmas list.

Aus said...

Great pics - and I'll add our prayers that T gets everything on her list!!

hugs - aus and co.

The Jiu Jiu said...

Waitaminit... Christmas already?!?!?! Yikes! Maybe I'll send a letter asking Santa for a new heart for Teresa, too (hey, you never know!)...

roomforatleastonemore said...

Bless her heart. I am sure she knows. She reminds me of our S, the way you talk of her shining and her wisdom beyond her years.

Praying she gets her wish too.