Strength. This is first because Kayden and anyone with a CHD has to be strong. They've got to fight a very tough battle that in the end they may not win. But that's also what makes them so strong is for adults knowing what might happen. And as for parents and families of a child or anyone with a CHD, they've got to stay strong for their child or family member!! As for myself, Kayden's given me the strength to get through so much other than this. And if my son needs a transplant, I'll have to be strong for him & also my other kids, I'll have to be the one to hold us all together...
Courage. I chose the word courage because, these kids & families have amazing courage. They've got the courage to face fear. They've got the courage & the strength to not give up & to keep fighting for their lives everyday. Kayden has given me courage to keep moving on when I've felt like giving up so many times before, not with him trust me..that will never happen, I'll fight for my son until the day I die.
Hope. We've all got hope. Everyone has hope whether you have a CHD child or not. But as for me & my family with Kayden, we've got hope that everything will be fine one day, well as fine as fine can get for something like this...The day Kayden was born changed my life & my families life & I've had hope since the day my doctors told me he had a heart defect.
Another word I use for Kayden is Love. Because he has showed me how to love unconditionally. But that word will be used another day/time & another blog lol...
Strength to get through hard times.
Courage to face our fears.