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!

Monday, July 1, 2013

With Jesus

At 3:23 pm on July 1st, Teresa has ridden her princess bike into Heaven to meet Jesus. She had her ears pierced shortly before her last breath. While we were not there when she took her first breath,God blessed us to be there when she took her last.

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Doreen said...

So, so sorry . . . heartbreaking . .

Jessica said...

Praying for your family. May God grant you peace.

Dennis and Ellen said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

I have been following Teresa's progress since last week. So sorry to hear the sad news. She fought long and hard. May the memories you shared together be a comfort at this time.

Anonymous said...

My hair is standing up and tears are flowing. May God bless your family in this time of greif! Love from Washington!!!!

Carr Family said...

May you find peace in Jesus arms. Teresa will be in our hearts, she has touch so many as you family has too. Our love and prayers to you.

Jen said...

I wish I had eloquent words..words that helped...I am so sorry for your loss, however so glad your little princess was so loved by you.

Blessings...

jamjam420 said...

Awe I'm so so sorry for your loss :(

sandra said...

There are no words. Know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. So very sorry.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

My heart is sad and my prayers are with you. God give you comfort and hope.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are breaking for your loss--so so sorry! Good to know your little princess is now in the arms of the One True King and she knows only happiness and peace. Im so happy for her that she knew true love and joy in her time with you as her parents, and that now she is even happier. Hugs.....

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. Sending my deepest condolences.

Holly said...

Words can never say how sorry we are for your loss.
We're praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. She is now healed. Tears and prayers continue for your family.

- Heartbroken

Patricia Monroe said...

I am SO sorry to hear this. I will not stop praying for you and your family. My prayers will change in content, but not in sincerity.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Teresa but she was so special she broke my heart. Thank God she had you for her family. +Memory Eternal+

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven certainly gained a precious girl, today! You will all be in my prayers. I know there is little I can say to ease your pain, but you will see your sweet girl in heaven! She is with Jesus and will never suffer again. God bless you.

Patricia Monroe said...

I am SO sorry to hear this. I will continue to pray for your family. My prayers will change in content but not in sincerity.

Anonymous said...

Tears rolling down my face at the loss of Teresa's beautiful spirit and presence here on earth... Teresa, take care of and watch over your mom and dad and brothers and sisters and friends and all who loved you from heaven--they are so sad right now. So many people wanted you here with us. I join with everyone who says God has gained a very special princess today... Miss you already, little one.

--A China mom to Amelia MeiYun, age 7

Holly and Jonathan said...

My heart breaks for you and your family. I've know the great pain of losing a child as my first born went to be with Jesus following heart surgery at the age of 17 months. Bless you for bringing her home from China and giving her a family to love her. We too have a precious daughter from China adopted 2 1/2 years ago.

Esther Paris in Rhode Island said...

Oh! I am so tremendously sorry for your grief. She blessed thousands of people in 6 1/2 years. Your happy memories will always be a blessing to you and your whole family. There is a new saint in the Communion of Saints: Teresa B.

Continuing to pray for you and your whole family. For peace and happiness beyond the sadness.

With electronic long-distance hugs and prayers from a stranger in Rhode Island,
Esther Paris

LA said...

Dear Ann and family,
I am so sorry. Words are meaningless right now. You all fought such a valant fight. Teresa no longer needs to fight, and she is in total peace and happiness with Jesus. I will pray for peace for all of you.
God bless you,
Lee Ann

Ashley Chavez said...

I'm so so sorry for you and your family's loss! I wish I could hug you! My parys will still be with you and your family! God bless you!

Heidi said...

precious child. precious family. you will remain in the prayers of many who now cover YOU as you walk this next journey. May the Peace which surpasses all understanding Guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Sabrina said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss of your precious, beautiful little girl. Many prayers for your family as you move through the next few days, weeks, and months without her shining smile. Praying.

The 4-O-7 said...

We'll be praying for your family's comfort, peace, strength and healing. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We are at the same time so very excited for Teresa to be able to run to Jesus.
God bless you. T~he Foro Family

Anonymous said...

So Sorry................

Anonymous said...

My earthly heart breaks for you and the tears stream; my heavenly heart rejoices at the thought of your sweet daughter in the arms of her Lord, pierced ears gleaming, smile unending. Your family will be in my prayers.

Love and admiration,
Kelly in Charlottesville VA

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that Teresa was loved worldwide. That world is now mourning her loss.

Stacey T. said...

I hope God has a beautiful tiara waiting for his newest angel!!! I'm so sorry for your loss!

Brianna said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Heather, MI said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Danielle said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hopefully you will find comfort knowing that your Teresa is now a true Angel. God blessed you with Teresa and will continue to bless you for all the good things you do. Continued prayers for healing and strength during this difficult time.

Danielle, Weddington, NC

Geri Laubscher said...

It is with tears that I read this. Teresa was a fighter and she has won the Victory for she is with Jesus eternally. I am glad she had her ears pierced too. You are all amazing. Teresa was here for a short time but she left a legacy of love to people everywhere. Although we have never met in person I will always remember this little warrior and all of you.
Thank you for so unselfishly sharing her with us. ♥

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray for your family, Ann, through my tears. Thanking God for having given Teresa a wonderful family here on Earth. Thanking and praising God for the hearts she has opened, for the good that was done for her and by her. That little soul is perfectly at peace...I will continue to pray for you, for peace and comfort in the memory of her wonderful smile and spirit. God bless you all.

--Dawn, KS

Anonymous said...

We are SO Sorry.

We were so blessed to meet her and you.

She was such a lovely, sweet child.
Thank God she met you and your family.

Tom Costello and Mike Kosnar
The Today Show.

Jolie said...

Oh, I am just so sorry. I was praying for a miracle for your sweet girl. My heart aches for all of you.

Joanna said...

Praying for comfort for you and your family. I can see Teresa with a whole heart and arm with her beloved Jesus picking the most beautiful flowers and never ever getting in trouble.

Jolene said...

Words fail me....we lift you up as you grieve. Please know we are lifting you up!

Jill said...

I rejoice that Teresa is with her King Jesus. I am so sorry for your loss too. I will continue to pray for you all. I will think of her forever after whenever I see a little princess in a tiara...I pray God will heal the hole left by her leaving you too soon.

Isa + Steph + Sijia + William said...

Praying for you beautiful baby girl and for your family!
My sincere condolences!

Anonymous said...

Will continue to pray for healing and understanding for your family. Heaven has gained a Very Beautiful and Precious Angel.

The Jiu Jiu said...

I've been trying to prepare myself for this post for a week, and I still burst out sobbing when I read it. I'll always remember the toddler in the stroller, earnestly demolishing an ice cream cone on a hot day in Guangzhou... the little girl laughingly declaring, "I beat you!" when we were rolling a ball back & forth at a CNY event... the shining example of a little child who refused to allow any physical constraints to interfere with her love of life and full enjoyment of all it has to offer and who lovingly taught us all so much about how to live in the too-short time she was here with us.

Ha'makom yenahem etkhem betokh she'ar avelei Tziyonvi'Yerushalayim

Keeping you all in my heart and thoughts...

Anonymous said...

I am beyond saddened to hear this. I am so sorry for your lose. Words can not express how heart broken I am for you and your family. I pray for your family to have peace, strength and courage in this difficult time.
The Himes Family

Heather Stanghellini said...

Many many prayers from my family to yours. Our third daughter from China came into our family in July 2010 as well. Teresa has touched our hearts and we fervently hoped she would live through this trial. Your sweet girlie is in no more pain, and surely twirling in a princess dress in heaven. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss of your baby girl.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Heaven has a beautiful new princess!

Anonymous said...

I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. The world lost a special soul today. As a Mom myself, you have taught me what mothering is really all about. What grace and dignity you have demonstrated to the world as you walked through this journey. May God Bless you and your family and keep you all safe as you learn to adapt to life without your princess. Imagine the smile on her face when she saw Jesus for the first time. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Unknown said...

I am so sorry for your pain. I am sure your beautiful little girl is being held in God's comforting arms. Your family is in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for your family, but at least you know she's safe in Jesus's arms tonight. I'll definitely be praying for you family during this difficult time. Thank you so much for sharing sweet Teresa with the world. I know she's definitely touched my heart and won't ever be forgotten!!

Brady Family said...

Praying for your family! Thank you for "sharing" Theresa with us!

The Journey said...

I am so sorry, I am praying the Lord will comfort your hearts. Linda in IN

Ange et JF said...

Teresa forever ....

Jennifer Lutz said...

In my limited wordly view, this was not the news I had hoped to read. God, in his infinite goodness and wisdom, has welcomed your beautiful daughter home. Thank you for inspiring us with your story and letting us share in the journey by lifting up prayers. We will continue to do so for all of you as you are mourning her physical loss from your lives. You have loved her so well. From one China Mom to another, much love. Cincinnati, Ohio

Anonymous said...

My prayer is that you will have peace, and that we all will have the wisdom to accept God's will.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss and have followed your journey, shared with my by other adoptive mama friends. My heart hurts for you and I can't imagine the depths of your sadness. May your daughter's smiles and laughter always be with you and the memory of her be near.

Nancy said...

Your family is in our prayers. She has touched many and will forever be in my heart. Thank you so very much for sharing her with us. I am better for knowing of her.
nancy

Anonymous said...

You go, Child. Dance with Jesus... and LIVE!

molly b said...

Oh my heart is so sad for you! I've been following Teresa's story and have been very touched by her sweet and vivacious spirit. Praise God her spirit lives on! I'm just sad for you and all her dear loved ones that will miss her so. Praying for you all in this time of mourning.

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

So very sorry. Princess Teresa was loved by so many. She became our Princess as we prayed and stormed the gates of heaven for our baby girl.

Knowing she is resting in Jesus' arms, with a perfectly working heart, smiling, laughing, running, being free to be the beautiful little princess she was born to be is comforting.

Praying for peace for your family as you grieve and mourn and miss your beautiful treasure.

Hugs and Blessings,
Suzanne

Mardi Gras Time Stable said...

I am so sorry to read this update. But she is joyfully riding in heaven whole and healthy.

Jo's Corner said...

I am so sad for the loss of Teresa's life here on this Earth. But, so, so Thankful that she had you all as a family. And, that she knew and loved Jesus. I look forward to meeting her in Heaven. I am praying for Peace for your family.
I love you, all. ~ Jo Moseley
Oh, and how happy to read that her ears were pierced! I can only imagine the Jewels that He has ready for her!

Kelli said...

My heart and thoughts remain with your family. You blessed Teresa with unbridled joy and love and adoration- may you find the peace you need as you mourn the loss of your beautiful sweet amazing Teresa.

like to cross stitch said...

We keep you in our thoughts & prayers as you go through this sad and difficult time. The angels are with her now.

Patti said...

I am so very sorry - words fail. I'm praying for your family - Heaven gained the sweetest gift today. Oxox

Unknown said...

Oh, my deepest condolences to your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful girl with us. She was an inspiration to so many of us to believe and pray. And to be Strong. It is unimaginable that she is gone, but her legacy will stay with us forever. I will pray for your family and for all of Teresa's friends to find solace of God's grace in your grief. Again, thank you for sharing her with us. May God's peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear this. I fell in love with your little princess the minute I saw her on your blog. Thank you for sharing her with us. My heart and prayers go out to your family. I hope to meet her in heaven someday. Hugs to you from Illinois.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs.

LA said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a strong little girl with two very strong parents. I didn't know Teresa, but I am a Mom and can feel your loss so strongly. Teresa was in your arms for a short while and now will wait in Jesus' arms until you can be with her again. Many prayers for your family in the tough days ahead.

Jewels of My Heart said...

So very sorry for your loss... I truly cannot imagine. Praying for your family, for God's peace and comfort. Your daughter has touched countless lives in her life. Praying that knowing she is with Jesus and will never suffer again brings you comfort.
In Him,
Daleea

Anonymous said...

Your last sentence was absolutely telling. Bless your hearts as you grieve your earthly treasure, however we know there is a party going on right now up in Heaven where your little treasure now lives awaiting all of your arrivals!

Anonymous said...

Safe in the arms of Jesus! Crying with you in St. Louis. God bless and comfort you!

Paula said...

Oh, Ann--I don't know you, but I want you and your family that I am praying for peace and comfort for you all. What a gift you were for Teresa, and I know she was for all of you too.

Anonymous said...

My sympathies to your family. Praying that you will continue to feel God's loving arms around you and your family in the days to come. Hugs from a waiting RQ famiy

Debbie Sauer said...

I am so sorry! As I sit here crying, I just can't imagine ever having your strength. Thank you for loving her and giving her a family. So glad she could have her ears pierced. Blessings

Jeni said...

Sending you prayers for peace and comfort as heaven welcomes a courageous little angel.

Anonymous said...

As our hearts are now breaking, Teresa's heart has finally and completely been healed. Rejoice in the Lord always! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and I'm praying that God gives you peace and comfort knowing that your little princess is now resting in His arms. God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Princess Teresa and your entire family are a testiment to all that is good in the universe. Your faith is a true inspiration. Thank you God for giving us Teresa.

Love and Peace
The Hitchcock Family

Updated by Lila Huggins (grandmother) said...

I can't remember a time in my 66 yrs. that I've been this overwhelmed with such sadness. I have followed Teresa's life since before she became part of your wonderful family. Many, many heartfelt prayers are going up for you and your family.

Miss Lila

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. My heart aches for you all.
Love sent from Kentucky
Kristie O

Tobi said...

Blessings to you all. Prayers and thoughts of healing for your entire family.

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how sad I am. . God needed a princess and chose your daughter. God bless all of you for letting me know teresa and her family. I will continue to pray for everyone. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Flo

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry.

I wish the miracle God had in mind for Teresa was the same you (all of us) wanted so badly. She has touched so many lives and brought so many people together for good. Now and forevermore she truly can renew her strength, mount up with wings like eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not faint.

mom2joy said...

A Christmas hymn in honor of your beautiful Christmas baby:
1. Your little ones, dear Lord, are we, and come your lowly bed to see; enlighten ev'ry soul and mind, that we the way to you may find.
2. With songs we hasten you to greet, and kiss the ground before your feet. Oh, blessed hour, oh, sweetest night that gave you birth, our soul's delight.
3. Oh, draw us wholly to you, Lord, and to us all your grace accord; true faith and love to us impart, that we may hold you in our heart.
4. Until at last we too proclaim, with all your saints, your glorious name; in paradise our songs renew, and praise you as the angels do.

I will continue to pray for God's mercy and grace for you in this time of such great sorrow, even as we envision your little Teresa joining the saints of heaven.

Carolyn (in Las Vegas0

Lauren said...

I am praising Jesus that she is now healed and in His arms, but I know that means she is out of you all's arms. Praying for peace and comfort in this time.

Annie said...

I'm so sorry :( I've been following and praying and hoping. I don't have the words to make things better. Just know there are so many who are wishing you all peace right now ~

Another Beijing Mom

Marjan Scherpenberg said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I've been following your blog for a while and have prayed for Teresa. Teresa was a very, very special little girl and will be missed by many. She has touched numerous lives. I am so glad that she knew what it was like to live in a family and be loved so much. Now she is safe in the arms of Jesus. I am praying for peace and comfort for your family, especially as you go through the following days. Thank you for keeping your blog updated.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for God to comfort your family in your time of need.

Leslie Rosenblatt-Brown PA-C said...

I began following the blog after seeing Teresa's story on the Today Show. I checked the blog daily and cried when I saw she lost her battle today because I know she fought hard. Your family gave her 3 years rich with joy, laughter, great experiences, memories, but most importantly she was a child that passed knowing the unconditional love of FAMILY AND THAT IS PRICELESS. Thank you for sharing your journey. I will never forget her beautiful angelic face or tenacious spirit.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for the loss of such a beautiful little girl. My prayers are with your family.

Lady Jane said...

What a beautiful gift from God! You are all in my prayers!

Sarah Lynn said...

Some years ago I read a tribute a woman had written on the early death of a beloved family friend, a priest, and she said "For him, school is out; Christmas has come and Easter!" Now dear Teresa has Christmas and Easter. God bless all of you and may he let you feel how many people are thinking of you and praying for you.

leo said...

In tears......
Leonor from Spain

nicole said...

with all our thoughts for the family...

Anonymous said...

Crying with you. I'm so sorry for your loss and your pain. Teresa has her wings now and is an Angel and a Princess in Heaven.

Symasek Family Circus said...

We are so, so sorry for your earthly loss. Praise The Lord for her life and you guys' testimony. May you know His comfort, peace, strength, and encouragement during this time. Praise The Lord that she is in His arms, picking all the flowers she wants in Heaven.
Tears and Hugs from Alabama,
Nikki and family

java241 said...

We all have been blessed by this precious gift from God. Thank you for sharing her story of strength, courage, determination and above all else... love. My heart is breaking for you and there are no words to express all that I feel for Teresa and her inspirational family. I pray God now brings you all the courage, strength and determination you will need to face each day. Wishing you peace in all the love that surrounds you.

Anonymous said...

I just became aware of Teresa's story on FB and was praying for her today. My deepest sympathies that she had to leave you. I hope you can feel some peace, amid your tears, to know she is in heaven. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry for your loss of sweet Teresa. You fulfilled her dream of having a family. She knew love and joy in your arms. She loves you still. We will hold each of your family gently in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
The Bartlett Family, Budapest, Hungary

Anonymous said...

Streams of tears!

Praying...

May you remember that empty arms does not mean empty hearts.

Kath said...

Shine, Baby Girl Shine, in Jesus Arms. Hearts are aching for the Bartlinski Family tonight. Prayers always.

Amy said...

Dear Jesus,
Thank you for using Teresa to shine the light of your love to the world. Please wrap your arms around her family now as they mourn.
God bless!
Amy

Red Brocade said...

Yes, with Jesus. . . and in the arms of His Mother. May the arms of Heaven also hold all of you now.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry. Praying for all of you.

Sue Lucas said...

I am so very sorry !! My heart is breaking for you all. I fell in love with this little girl !I loved watching her preform her songs !! I nanny for 4 girls adopted from China . their ages are 7,9,10 and 16. I love them with all my heart. I will be going to China on my second missions trip to Marias and New Hope in September.Praying the comfort of the Holy Spirit surround you and comfort you in this tragic loss. Sincerely Sue Lucas Roanoke Va

Meg said...

Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Kellie said...

Your family will be in our prayers. I wish I had more comforting words. Teresa was an inspiration to so many. What a beautiful little spirit!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. My prayers continue to be with your whole family during this time. I am glad to hear she received all her wishes before going home with GOD.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sweet Teresa's death. I have been following her story and praying for a good outcome. I am also a mom to twin girls from China and your Teresa's face reminds me so much of them. What your family has just endured has no words. So many people always tell me how lucky my girls are and I always smile and tell them that I am the lucky one. How blessed you are to have had the love of your precious girl and I pray for peace and understanding for you all. Debbie

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Teresa ever since I learned of her journey on The Today Show. Even though she was on earth a relatively short time, she touched so many hearts; including mine. Good Bye my little friend. GOD is with you.

Matthew E.

Anonymous said...

Sending u my deepest sympithy from my family to yours




The James n Hilton family
With lovel!!!

Kelly P said...

Every day that I come to her page I always pray I don't see this post. I am so heartbroken that I don't even know what to say. Nothing is more precious than witnessing the breath of life or life's last breath. Lord please give her mother, father and siblings peace of mind and of heart. The Lord blesses us with souls as beautiful and bright as T for such a short time bc he intends for them to have the greatest impact on humanity. Teresa I've watched you grow and laughed and cried at your view on life. Rest assure your time here wasn't in vein and you have changed the world bc you was a part of it. LordBless yall. Love u all. Kelly, donor daughter & family missing u in SC.

Marie et François said...

All my toughts are with you...

Anonymous said...

I send you and your family my most sincere condolences for the passing of beautiful Teresa. May God be with you every moment during this trying time. My heart aches for your loss. You are wonderful parents and I feel blessed to know that people like you exist and make our world a better place. Teresa will forever live in the hearts of all those she touched and all those who will never forget her radiant presence in this world. May God's grace be with you now and always.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you know yet, but your sad, beautiful story is racing around facebook with prayers - including ours.
Anon.

Catherine said...

God Bless and keep you all and give you strength to bear your sorrow.

This is one of my favourite poems. I hope you don't mind me sharing it with you:

''I'll lend you for a little while a child of mine, God said,

For you to love the while she lives, and mourn for when she's dead.

It may be six or seven years, or forty two or three,

But will you, 'til I call her back, take care of her for me?

She'll bring her charms to gladden you. And should her stay be brief,

You'll always have your memories as solace in your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return,

But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn.

I've looked this whole world over in my search for teachers true,

And from the folk that crowd life's lane, I have chosen you.

Now will you give her all your love and not think the labour vain,

Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again.

I fancy that I heard them say, 'Dear God Thy will be done',

For all the joys this child will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shelter her with tenderness, we'll love her while we may,

And for all the happiness we've known, we'll ever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for her much sooner than we'd planned,

We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.''

Another China family said...

I am so sorry for your loss but am so grateful that God gave Teresaa family like yours (and her to you) so she knew what the love of a family truly is. You will see her again some day.

florence moulton said...

So heart sick to hear this news. May God now wrap his arms around your family and give you healing.

Denise Shoopman said...

So very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Christina said...

I am so glad Teresa had her family and all the love she was surrounded with. She has touched so many people and we all love you so and are so grateful that you shared your sweet angel with us before she went to Heaven. We will pray for your family as you go through the days ahead. Love always, The Mayvilles

Denise Shoopman said...

So very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

This is where Faith comes in! I BELIEVE That Teresa is in her Princess Castle in Heaven surrounded by Angels just like Princess Teresa and Jesus and God and she will know nothing but pure Happiness....no more pain no more sorrow .I am sure she would like her family to know how Happy she is pierced ears and all!!! I pray that Teresa gives her family strength and peace !!!
Anonymous

Denise Shoopman said...

So very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

RamblingMother said...

I am so sorry. Praying that Jesus will be felt holding you just as He is now holding Teresa.

Judi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful little girl who is now singing and dancing in Heaven. Continuing to pray for your family.

Anonymous said...

Ann--We extend our heartfelt condolences and love to you and your relatives. We thank her medical team for its valiant effort. I've lived 37 years thus far and will never come close to touching the world as Teresa did during her 6 years on Earth. Not only did you provide her with a home and unconditional love, you made it possible for those of us around the world to come together with Teresa as our common bond by constantly updating your blog. You are the epitome of what it is to be a mother and Teresa was well aware of that. She fought harder than a large number of able-bodied men and has claimed her special place in Heaven. Although my heart is heavy, I'm comforted by the fact that she's with our Father and is no longer suffering. I'm better off for having encountered Teresa during my life. She was not alone and neither are you, Ann.


Love,
Tonya & Barry, NYC

Karen Mom to Grace from Beiliu China said...

Our/My heart goes out to you and your dear family...
Thank you for sharing your sweet daughter with us.

Dawn S. said...

In tears here in MN. Just devastated for you. Prayers will continue for you all.
- A fellow China mom

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Prayers for entire family.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you all.

Anonymous said...

So deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Annette Duty said...

We will never say good-bye, never. You touched so many in such a short life. That angelic face. I pray for your family as they will miss you so much. I do know that you have not left. You live on in each person who prayed for you. You did more in 6 and 1/2 years than many will not do in a lifetime. You love Jesus - I remember your Mom, Ann, saying, you said you married Jesus. And sweetheart, He loves you so much. I cannot see anything else as I cry except your sweet face laughing and Jesus swinging you in the air laughing with you. He loves you so much. Never, ever say Good-bye. We will all meet again. I know your spirit always, always, always will live on. I pray for your family that as they miss you, they will always be reminded of your sweetness and all the happy memories. God be with all of you. God Bless you all. In Jesus Sweet Name, Amen.

Annette (mother of Alexandria, Teresa's "China Sister")

Anonymous said...

Praying to accept and comfort for your family!! Our Lord has a healthy ,precious little CHINA princess in Heaven- she touched sooo many lives ! God s Blessings for you all!! Cathy in illinois!!!

Raelyn said...

Ann....
I was vacuuming earlier today when I felt God send me these words in case sweet Teresa did pass away. They were intended for you. I protested in my head that I'd never need to pass these words unto your family, because Teresa would survive. But God knew otherwise. This is what He spoke to my heart and soul.
"You had only three years with Teresa. But throughout that time, you made a cosmic difference in her short life. You shared the Love of Jesus with this child. She knew her Lord and Savior. And now Teresa has truly met Him. She is in Heaven. Healed. All because of you."
I'll find Teresa a special angel figurine for my bedroom, as I collect them.
--Peace.
--Raelyn


TEG said...

I know your princess and the wonderful joy she brought you will always be in your heart as well as many others! I will continue to pray for your family. I'm lost for words.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear she has left this world, but I know you find comfort in the fact she is with Jesus now. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for your sweet little princess, and will continue to pray for your family. There are no words to express the loss of a child. May God grant y'all peace and healing.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your family. Lifting you up on prayer. Teresa and your family have touched so many hearts.

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Thank you so much for sharing Teresa with the Hillcrest family. She was loved by so many.

Anonymous said...

Heartbroken for your family. How I wish that Teresa's healing could have happened here on earth with you. Praying your family is comforted knowing that she is safe in the arms of Jesus.

Suzanne in Arlington, TX

Jodi Shaw said...

My heart aches for your family... You're precious one is free of pain now, but yours will take far longer to go away... I wish you all the peace and love your hearts can hold... Your story has touched so many lives... I hope you feel the love from all...

Team Zeq said...

Ann,
As a mother with a Chronically ill child ,we both know how our children are really warriors with a purpose. Stay strong and find comfort in the Lord .

God bless you and your family ,
Kristine
Zeq's Journey

Teresa said...

I am so sorry! Praying for your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with all of us! May God hold you all close and give you peace.

Sherri said...

I'm so so very sorry. My deepest sympathy from my family to yours. What a beautiful Princess joining Jesus! I'm sure she riding that bike with that hair blowing in the wind. Tears are flowing down my face as I sit here thinking about your little Angel.

God Bless you and your family.
Sherri in Florida.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, praying for comfort and strength!!!

Ginny said...

Thank you for sharing your Angel with the World. I will never forget about you Teresa!. God Bless the Bartlinski Family.

Pete, Ali, Charlie and Rosie said...

I only heard about Teresa last week, but I have been checking in several times a day. As mum to a son with HLHS, I am aware of how precious every single day is, and I am so desperately sorry for your loss.
'Breathe now great breaths of Heaven,
Move well, for pain has gone.
Shout loud and sing - your heart beats strong now,
Precious little one.'

Anonymous said...

In tears today,thank you for sharing Teresa's story.Our deepest condolences.
The Guillory Family, Oregon

Anonymous said...

Her heart beats in the arms of Jesus. What joy she will share with our King. What sorrow we will endure till we met her smiling face again. So sorry, peace be with you.

Laura McKelvey said...

My heart breaks for you. I will be praying for all of you, that you will know the Lord's peace, presence, and healing in this time. That this valley of shadow will cause you to grow closer to each other and to Him.
And if Teresa's hope was in Jesus, then may the Lord cause you to rejoice, because she is free from pain, and she has begun eternity with her Savior!!! Never again will she have a problem with her lungs or heart.
May God hold your hearts in this time.

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

Anonymous said...

Teresa has touched our lives. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family gave Teresa a wonderful life, one that wouldn't have had in China. She knew love, experienced love, and gave love.

Adoptive Mom from Colorado

Rae said...

Ann and Family,

My heart aches for your loss of your precious girl. I will never again see a tiara without thinking of her and her unbelievable spirit. In her short life she touched more hearts than most of us could in a hundred years.

Rae

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Teresa and all her family for weeks. Thank you so much for sharing her. Teresa had a special job to do on this earth and she did it well. Her strength has taught us the importance of love and her illness has brought organ donation to a new height. She is now at peace, safe, and happy. She knew a never ending love on earth and a far stronger one in heaven. My prayers will continue to be with you as you have to early to live without this precious child to hold in your arms. The love you share did not past on so draw strength from it and feel her near always.

Alicia said...

Teresa love ;(


Alicia y Lúa Shu

Spain.

hbreedlove said...

I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers I can't even imagine the pain but remember the wonderful times u had with your princess. You gave her a life that if it wasn't for you she would of never have experienced such love and joy. You are wonderful people! God Bless you!

Tracy H. said...

I'm so sorry that Teresa is no longer with you. May her beautiful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Please keep Revelation 21:4 in your thoughts: ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” That is our hope as our hearts are breaking. God bless your family, and I will pray that he brings you peace.

Anonymous said...

Cannot begin to know your sadness and grief. My heart is weeping for all of you. May our Father in Heaven wrap His arms around you, even as He welcomes His little angel Home. So very thankful to know and believe that we will see our loved ones again. Continuing prayers for your family.

Anonymous said...

The world is truly a better place because of Teresa. May her family find comfort in the fact that she is eternally with Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Big hugs! May God give you the necessary strength during this difficult time~the Niemiec family

Anonymous said...

May all your memories become treasures.

Robin said...

I am so, so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh my how sad. But why the heck would they bother piercing her ears before her last breath instead of working on her heart!!

Diana Martin said...

Teresa loved Jesus so much she just had to be with him. You gave her the family that she wanted and loved.
You gave her Jesus.
It was time to be with her bridegroom.
She left here knowing that she would see all of you again.
The sadness will be with you since you won't be able to enjoy her now,
but I'm sure there is also great joy in knowing
that she is in Jesus' arms with a whole, healthy, glorious body.
God is good all the time.

Jane Doe said...

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family as you grieve.
So thankful as one born alone to hear that your gift from God did not die alone. Thank you for sharing your love of Christ and His mercies with us during your grief and upheld faith.

Anonymous said...

Your family's love certainly carried her on angels wings into her next place. I commend you for your unwavering love and commitment to this beautiful girl.

Vanessa said...

Praying for you and your family!! Thank you for sharing your journey as Teresa's story has touch and changed many lives! May God comfort you in this time of loss!!

Betsy Barnard said...

We are sending you all of our prayers for peace in the face of such sadness. A special little prayer goes out for Gemma.

Anonymous said...

So sorry 2 hear about the worlds littlest angel! My thoughts n prayers are with you and your family

Chris Simcoe said...

Our loss on earth is heaven's gain. Teresa left her mark and think if those she touched, our prayers are with you.
The Simcoe Family
Anderson, SC

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers and hugs your way! Please know that your little princess touched the hearts of people around the world. She may have been small in stature, but she had the heart of a warrior. I can picture her now dancing in the arms of our sweet Jesus. I pray for peace and comfort for your precious family today, tomorrow and always!!
Shanny in Idaho

Laurie Besonen said...

Heartbreaking to loose your dear one, Teresa. She will live in many hearts forever!

May God hold you as you grieve.

Sincerely,
Laurie

Anonymous said...

Always missed but never forgotton

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing 'Teresa' and your family's journey with us. It's not the outcome we were all praying for-but we know that we will all be reunited again in Heaven. May you find comfort in knowing Teresa knew the love of your family and saw that you were always with her. She is now fully restored and marveling in the splendor God describes in Heaven. Teresa is laughing, singing, riding her princess bike in the glorious splendor of Heaven. Having seen the few videos you have posted of Teresa and many of your comments, she is probably asking Jesus "lots of questions' and showing off her 'pierced ears' :-). Sympathy to all your family. Pam M.

Christina said...

I cannot find words. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful Teresa. She touched so many lives and is now "home" with Jesus. Sending love and many prayers that God will give you peace and comfort.

Diane Finn said...

We all fell in love with your angel. We were praying with all our hearts for a different outcome, but the Lord wanted her at his side. From heaven may she still work her magic and guide other families to adoption, to help other babies who are suffering and bring joy to all who have gone before her. We will never forget this sweet girl. Thank you for sharing her with us, but more importantly, thank you for giving her the love of a family for the past 3 years. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Teresa had people around the world praying for her. She brought people together in prayer. My deepest sympathies to your family. It is clear that she was loved very much in her short time on earth. I will pray for peace for your family.

Stacy

-mothercristina said...

Whenever I thought about this sweet child, I was overwhelmed by how much Jesus must love her for her faith and her love. She has spread more love around the world than millions, just by humbly being her loving, fighting self. She must have been met by a huge reward in Heaven today.I have no doubt about it. May Jesus bless your family with peace and love.

Mom Of Many said...

Weeping in Phoenix. Words fail. We are praying.

Emily said...

Healed and in the arms of Jesus! Yet my heart is still broken.
Praying for peace and comfort for your family at this time.

God Bless You~
Pam

Suzanne said...

I am so, so sorry to hear that Teresa passed away. Been praying for her and for your family all day. She touched so many lives in her short time here on earth. I bet she is showing off those earrings to anyone and everyone she meets up in Heaven.

Will continue to keep your family in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Teresa is now healed and whole, safe in the arms of the Lord she adores. May you take comfort in the knowledge of this, and you showing God's love to this child has mad a difference - not just in your lives, but in the lives of those around you, and around the world.

Much love, blessings & prayers to you and your family at this time. <3

Kylie Chappell
Melbourne Australia

Teresa M. said...

So very sorry for your family at this time. May God comfort you in the days to come.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family. I am sorry for your loss here on earth

kmc said...

There are no words..... just prayers to all of you! She was lucky to call you her family. She was able to do mire in her short life then many. She will always be the BOSS.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry. Teresa was so blessed to have such love and support. God bless you during this difficult time.
- The Casciani Family

Sarah said...

Precious Teresa, you were loved to LIFE everlasting, with our precious Jesus. May our God bring your family peace in the midst of their tears. I'm so grateful that you had one another.

Reena said...

May you find comfort in your memories and the love you shared with Teresa. May you find comfort and peace in your faith and love as a family and in the love of your family and all of us who do not *know* you but have prayed in support of you. HUGS to you all and continued prayers for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I am heartbroken beyond words. Heaven has a beautiful Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love from Michigan.

KinKansas said...

Heartbroken in Kansas. So sad to her the news. I am lifting your family in prayer.

Anonymous said...

My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. Hundreds of thousands prayed....and are still praying now for you...please know that your little princess has taught all of us a lesson in strength and faith. I know she rode that princess bike right into His arms. God chose you and your family to ride this journey with her...you gave her a chance at experiencing the love of a family and the opportunity to have exceptional medical care....it wasnt the outcome we prayed for and there truly are no words to express at this time...your daughter will always have a place in my heart....because of her, lives have changed...I know
mine has...
Michele
Carlsbad NM

Tammy Mahoney said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Teresa's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolina said...

Oh! So sad to hear that :(

connie hudson said...

Tears.....tears...tears, hearts are broken for your loss.Have prayed since learning of Teresa. There is a place for you, covered under my wing scripture tells us..Teresa is with the angels..along with her pierced ears..that place under His wing is for your hearts to take comfort, so that He can lift you up on eagels wings..my heart goes with you, as we have been through the loss of a beloved child..only God can meand this kind of broken heart.She went home with many brave fire fighters today..she is busy being adored!

michele said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Never easy losing a child but know God was waiting for her with open arms.

Amanda said...

Words fail me. I am so sorry for your pain. I will continue to hold your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

May your family find peace in knowing she's with God. May your hearts heal soon. God Bless you all. You are all Angels. Love from Washington, D.C. The Rivera Family

Anonymous said...

Little Teresa is now safe in Jesus' arms and completely healed. Teresa is prancing and performing ballet pirouettes for her namesake, Mother Teresa! May our Lord of all comfort wrap His arms tightly around your family, especially around little Gemma.

Sheri said...

I have no words - only tears. May God's Peace bless you all. Teresa is Healed... but our hearts are wounded and aching with her loss. Prayers and Blessings.

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of Andi's. I will write here what I wrote on her Facebook post about Teresa: I am so sorry that Teresa didn't make it. What a wonderful family you have, who took her from a country and situation where she would not have received any chance and brought her here to be cared for in the warmth of a big family, where she had so many people who loved her for every minute of her short life and who will remember her for the entirety of their own lives. Maggie Argent

Anonymous said...

I have been checking on Teresa since the Today Show last week and have prayed and held my breath waiting to hear of her progress. I am saddened to hear of her passing this afternoon. Her story....and your family have touched my heart so deeply. Have peace in knowing that for the short time Teresa was with you, she was very blessed. Looking in her eyes, I do not think I have ever seen such a happy, lovely little girl! God bless you all!

theselbyholmestead said...

we have been praying for a miracle for sweet teresa. the truth is, we have all been witnessing the miracle of teresa each and every day. she has touched the lives of so many in miraculous ways & those works know no end. miracle work is hard. may she now find peace in the arms of our Lord and may your family & teresa's heart family find comfort there as well. teresa's light shines on...

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