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!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dear Teresa - Princess Aurora

Dear Teresa , 
Today was a really hard day for Mommy. Gemma wanted to give the princesses a letter that she wrote about you along with a photo of you and a tiara.  I bet you could see her beaming all the way up to heaven.  She was so proud to be your sister.  This is the first time she has really smiled since you went to heaven.  But for me sweet girl , it was very painful to be here without you.  
 While meeting princess Aurora ,Gemma was explaining to her how much she missed you and that she loved you so much.  Then Gemma showed her the photo of you and Her .  I am so sorry Teresa , but it was too much and  as Oprah  says , it turned into "the ugly cry" .  Aurora and I finally were able to regain our composure and take a photo.  She is an amazing princess Teresa , and I now know why she was also one of your favorites .   


Tomorrow Little T , Gemma is having lunch with your favorite Princess Belle.   I will try to be as strong as you were and smile the whole day! 

Remember how much you loved the ice cream at the Magic Kingdom?  Well in your memory we paid it forward for 50 people to have an ice cream in your memory .They all  put on a tiara for you and promised to do something kind for another in your memory. 

"No matter how your heart is grieving if you keep on BELIEVING , the dream that you wish will come TRUE!" - Cinderella 

15 comments:

Carr Family said...

Wow - our thoughts and prayers are always with you. The strength and love your family has is amazing and I know you are bringing great honor to Teresa's memory and making a difference to so many others that you touch and tell her story to.

All our Love - Kevin
The Carr's

Anonymous said...

Little Teresa And Your Beautiful Family Have Been The Inspiration For So Many. I Know Your Little T Is Looking Down On You And Smiling! May God Bless You And Your Family! - Dave Stanghellini

Wanda House said...

Can't imagine how hard that must have been for you. It is great that you are keeping Teresa's memory alive in so many ways. Prayers and love for all of you.

Aus said...

Just wow - another bunch of souls touched by your precious daughter - while we share your sadness and miss her too - we also share the joy that this will one day bring!

hugs - aus and co.

ckbrylliant said...

Ugly crying too. You never know where you are going to find the most amazing spirits. Praying for your continued strength and smile.

Amanda said...

I'm so touched by your story & get teary & gooosebumps everytime I read! Teresa has made me look at the small things with my children & count my blessings. She has changed my life & we ordered the sticker with the got love adopt tierra so I can put it on my car & never forget sweet Teresa. Our prayers are always with you & your amazing family!

Love,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and praying for you everyday. - Theresa from Georgia

Raelyn said...

Ann....
I was reading somebody's Blog post the other day. She recently lost her son. They travelled to a location where he loved. And she wrote these words. I shall pass them on to you.
"Life is messy... and perfect... and beautiful... and painful. One day the ocean can be calm and peaceful - the next it can be rough and choppy. The tides can be high... or low... you just have to hold on and ride the waves. And never forget that even when the storms hit - you're strong enough to come out on the other side. Maybe a little tattered... maybe slightly broken... but still standing. Life is painfully perfect."
--Raelyn


darkangeltn39 said...

Sending LOVE and HUGS to you all...and prayers. Teresa would be so proud of you. Love, AnnC in TN

Pamela Wohlgemuth said...

sometimes healing is done by ugly crying. thinking of you

mamanugget said...

It was such an honor and blessing to meet your family in Epcot today! Our China girls are still wearing their tiaras in memory of your little princess. Your family is such an inspiration.
Hugs,
McDonald family in SC





Rebecca said...

Ugly crying along with you... That little Gemma breaks my heart. We adopted 2 girls from china in December, ages 5 and 14. Our youngest bio daughter is 3. Our new 5 year old daughter has Down syndrome. I never expected that these 2 girls would love each other as much as they do. It is a beautiful thing... I don't know what they'd do without each other... My prayers are with you...
Also, we live here in Orlando! I hope you guys have a great time of healing together as a family while you're here.
Blessings,
Rebecca

Wendy said...

Praying for you and your family. Little Teresa is smiling down on you....she will give you the strength you need to smile tomorrow...just remember, there is nothing wrong with tears either. hugs.

Claudia Huisman said...

wow! You are such a strong woman, Ann!
warm regards from The Netherlands,
Claudia Huisman

JSavage said...

Beautiful...prayers still with you. This had to been really hard...hope it helps the girls have some closer. Teresa is so much alive in every heart...!