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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 ...

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Three years we spent learning how to really live.  This is what Teresa  taught us.  It was not nearly long enough. In this short amount of time our lives took on a different meaning, a different purpose. But in the blink of an eye, she was gone.

She taught us how to live, now she was teaching us how to die.

The moment she died it was as if I was standing before God myself.  He told me that He has her now. It was His turn to hold her. 

I let go, but she took my heart with her to heaven that day.

Life has gone on.  It has been almost two years since that day. The day that our life changed again.

We had learned how to live , how to die and now we are learning how to live again.

This has brought us to China.
We are spending one month in China learning again how to live.
I am the Special Projects Director for Little Hearts Medical and Ed is a Board Member.
Along with Andrea Olson ( executive director) we have come to China to help improve the lives of orphans.

We are spending two weeks in Beijing working with the CCCWA and our partnership , Little Flower along with 5 other medical Foster homes.

The children we have met are precious. Some are too young to know they are orphans. The older children somehow know.
The little ones run to us with their arms in the air to be picked up calling us MaMa, BaBa.
 All the children we have met are special needs, mostly heart children, the ones hardest to place because of so many unknowns.

So today  we are living. We chose joy. We chose to help the forgotten and unwanted.  Every life matters, no matter how short or how long.  
In the face of each of these children I see Jesus.
On July 1,2013, Teresa went to Heaven.
On May 18, 2015, we will adopt our two daughters from China.
What joy! 


Lynda said...

Beautiful post Ann. We are so happy for the new found joy and the lives you continue to change with your work with Little Flower and your newest family members. God continue to bless and keep you all - Love you much. The whole Carr gang!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Ann, Thank you so very much for posting this wonderfully perfect news! I am absolutely overjoyed to read about your journey. Also, I am thrilled to hear that my friend Andrea is also on this mission! I am so happy for all of you.
With warmest regards, Dawn Culp, Holly from Jiangxi, Lin Lin from Hunan and their siblings from PA