I have handed my son over to surgeons knowing they would stop his heart, and prayed that it would beat again. I have learned more than I ever thought I could. I have cried more than I ever thought possible. I have celebrated victories and milestones that others never have to. I have walked a road I never knew existed. I will walk this road forever. I am a mommy to a CHD Angel ♥ iLy Kayden James

Friday, January 7, 2011


Somewhere someplace today
A family is waiting to hear
Is something wrong with their baby?
The answers aren't quite clear.
This family has entered an unwanted world
And they just don't know what to expect.

Somewhere someplace today
They first heard the words: heart defect.
And how they hoped this was not true
And thought this cannot be, I too
know just how this feels
For one day this was me.

Somewhere someplace today
A man and a woman embrace
Their baby is in surgery,
They long to see her face,

They haven't got to hold her yet, without a cord or line
They pace the room awaiting news
And hope she'll be just fine.
Prayers fill this busy waiting room
And mom and dad are scared

Somewhere someplace today
The tiniest hearts are repaired.

Somewhere someplace today...
A child's growing fast, 

His mom thinks can this last?
It's almost easy to forget
That anything is wrong...

Somewhere someplace today
Her child seems so strong.

Somewhere someplace today...
A little boy fights just to live
A father holds his tiny hand 

His love all he can give...
The doctor's are all baffled...
They fear that he might die...

Somewhere someplace today...
A family says goodbye...

Somewhere someplace each year..
More than 40,000 families will see what it means,
when something's wrong. They'll face a CHD.
Today for just a moment,
Stop, remember, reflect.
Make time to tell someone you know, 
"I've been changed by a heart defect".

Author - Stephanie Husted

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