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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 ...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Color Week

These three girls are amazing!

Two weeks ago, Mary and her best friends Maggie and Katherine, organized a fundraiser for The "Love You More" Heart Home in China.

The fundraiser was held at their school and they called it "Color Week".  Each day of the week represented a different color that Teresa loved.

Monday- Rainbow. Teresa brightened everyone's day, she loved colorful things and loved rainbows.
Tuesday- Pink.  Pink was Teresas favorite color.
Wednesday- Field day.  Mary, Katherine and Maggie designed a school T-Shirt to wear this day. The girls put together a race to honor Teresa-The Royal "T" Race. (pronounced royalty).  On the sleeve of the shirt was a tiara with a "T" under the crown.
Thursday-Red. Red represents a heart.
Friday-Purple. One of the colors of  the  Believe in Miracles Foundation.

Each day the children could come out of uniform in exchange for a donation.
The homeroom with the highest donation would name a room in The Heart Home.

5A- Mrs. Mclaughlin's class won.  They chose to name a room- "The Rainbow"  room.
 3B-Sister Teresa's class was close behind so we are going to have them name a room also.  The children chose- "Sister Teresa's Room".  All of our children have been taught by Sister Teresa and love her dearly.  While we were in the hospital with Teresa last year, Sister Teresa would call me almost every day with love and support and to let us know that ALL the Sister's were praying for Teresa.

Along with the help of the Student Council, Mary, Katherine and Maggie orchestrated the entire week. The school raised over $1,700.00 for the Heart Home!

We are slowly getting there.  We had hoped to open the home on July 1st. ( One year after teresa's death )  but God is once again teaching us patience and to wait on His time.

We are not gamblers but I had to share this funny little story.  Last year two weeks before Teresa died I let her pick the Mega Millions numbers.  She thought this was so much fun to pick her favorite numbers and have a chance to win money.  Then the day after Christmas I was  de- cluttering the play room and I came across Teresa's little purse.  Inside she had tucked away a Mega Millions Lottery ticket. As I looked at it I thought Teresa must be trying to tell us something.  Then I looked at the date, it was the same date except six years earlier, December 26, 2008.  Teresa was definitely telling us something!
 So for the past few months we have been playing "Teresa's"  numbers.  I know you can probably guess what we would do with the money if we win.


Lynda said...

Way to go Mary and troops!!!! Hold fast to your faith, because "... With God all things are possible". Math. 19:26

Krista Ennis said...

Ann, my kids enjoyed Color week so much, but I have to say that seeing the field day shirts with the crown on the sleeve is so special! I hope SMS will allow more fundraisers next year. Your family is so special to all in our school!