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" 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 25, 2013

The Brave Little Soul- TERESA

The Brave Little Soul

By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. She especially enjoyed the love she saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day she saw suffering in the world. She approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?"

God paused for a moment and replied, "Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," she asked. God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone."

The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle for the good of all humanity."

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain herself. With her wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied. "I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!"

God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you". God and the brave soul shared a smile, and then embraced.

In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed." Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through her suffering and God's strength, she unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love.

Priorities became properly aligned.

People gave from their hearts.

Those that were always too busy found time.

Many began new spiritual journeys, some regained lost faith - many came back to God.

Parents hugged their children tighter.

Friends and family grew closer.

Old friends got together and new friendships were made.

Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together.

Everyone prayed.

Peace and love reigned.

Lives changed forever.

It was good.

The world was a better place.

The miracle had happened.

God was pleased.

THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS TO ME DEAR FRIEND !  I know Teresa is that brave little soul.  GODS WILL will be done tomorrow  and we will rejoice in his goodness in heaven and earth !


Anonymous said...

Praying for your Brave Little Soul tonight. May the blanket of God's love and peace cover Teresa and her dear family.

Happy 1/2 birthday sweet Teresa!


Kristen said...

I've always loved this! So fitting for our heart warriors. We've been thinking of you guys non stop and flooding heaven with prayers. Stay strong sweet Teresa!

Kristen Ritchie

catsage_2000 said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Forever touched by sweet Teresa and her family.

Tina said...

Have never heard this before but so very fitting for such an amazingly strong precious little princess - you have touched so many of us which your strength, smile and huge heart - God's angels are watching over you sweet child. Stay Strong, Can't wait too see you smiling again precious princess.

amanda said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I never saw this story before but it sounds just like precious and precocious little Teresa. A brave little soul who unites so many in prayer for her miracle! Sleep easy as GOD is in charge!

Anonymous said...

Thank You So Much For Sharing This. Teresa Is That Brave Soul, Indeed....Praying For Teresa And You All. - Dave S. And Family In New York.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Continuing to pray!

Big Happy Family said...

Praying for you little one. What a beautiful post for a very sweet soul.

josette said...

Simply beautiful and so so true!!! Teresa is a brave little soul!!! Keep praying!!!! Keep bossing your heart brave little soul!

Anonymous said...

Wow...simply beautiful, and its almost as if you could picture Teresa asking God to go. She is a very brave little soul. Thank you Teresa, for bringing us all together. Praying hard for you today, as God watches over. Lisa, Rockville Md

Aus said...

Such a wonderful writing - what a wonderful child - what a wonderful family.

We're praying guys -

hugs - aus and co.

Wendy said...

Describes your brave little girl to the T. She is 6 1/2 years old and has given so much and done so much for others. Can't wait to hear that her heart is beating beautifully.

Julie said...

Teresa is, indeed, a brave little soul! Prayers for her heart as she is taken off ECMO. I've been praying for her miracle, but I also know that she is already God's miracle, just as she was, is and will be. God bless.

rose said...

Praying for little T,that she gets a great report this morning,Love to all.

ginny & Polly said...


The 4-O-7 said...

Wow... Thank you for sharing this and thanking for sharing Teresa's story. Your faith is inspiring. God bless you. -The Foro Family

Annie said...

Beautiful story! Through tears I finished reading it. We know God's power and love have no limits!

And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.
Romans 8:11

Bernadette said...

A beautiful story...praying every minute for Our Brave Little Soul. Teresa. <3

Smiley in Scottsdale said...

We are new followers of Teresa and feel blessed to be learning so much from this strong, brave, beautiful little soul. God made her perfect in every way for her important role on earth. Ann and Ed, your endless love is inspiring. Thank you for sharing so much. Our hearts and faith are stronger today because of your entire family. May Teresa's heart grow stronger today as well. God has shown us his plan... Gentle hugs for Teresa from her new friends in Arizona. Carolyn, Hugh & Margaux (4 yrs old). ps Margaux loved all your home videos, especially Teresa's 4th bday making gingerbread houses

Anonymous said...

So beautiful and inspiring. This is meant for Teresa, but is a lesson to us all in this often sad and crazy world we live in. God bless Teresa's little brave soul and bless such a loving and strong family. Your faith is inspirational.