We are feeling extra grateful and thankful for the cutest little warrior that God has blessed us with this year. It is hard to put into words the emotions we have felt these last couple of months. We can't thank our families enough for the amazing support they have given us. Hearing that your son has to have open heart surgery once, but then a second time at a little over a month old is heart wrenching. We are so thankful for all of the prayers throughout this journey we are on. Paxton is one strong little guy!! #happythanksgiving#heartwarrior#twomonthsold#grateful#thankful#blessed
Its been a WILD ONE!!! #marvelousmarcie is officially one, and we are absolutely thrilled! Happy birthday to the moat amazing, most beautiful, and strongest little girl around!
365 days…..that’s a whole lot of days of living, and #marvelousmarcie has lived each of them in her own beautiful way. It has been a WILD ONE year, to say the least!!! She has fought battles and won. She has refused to give up or allow herself to be pulled down by her heart. We are so very thankful for her tenacity and strong will! (Remind me I said that when she’s a teenager!) I wish I were better with words to be able to express my love, admiration, pride, and gratitude I feel for Marcie. She has changed me in ways I could never have imagined, stretched my heart with unlimited love, and added a million more reasons to smile everyday. She is the perfect combination of Dave and me. She makes me appreciate and seek out God’s most intricate creations. The world truly is a more beautiful place with Marcie in it, and we are overwhelmingly blessed to be her parents.
When Dave and I were going through pre-marital counseling, our priest discussed the Holy Trinity as being the Loved, the Beloved, and the Love Between Them. He encouraged us to never forget to nurture the love we have for each other. Recently I realized Marcie is all three of those- she is our love, our beloved, and the love between us.
Today was a blessing for so many reasons. Being able to celebrate her FIRST birthday was the greatest for us. Looking back on us a year ago, facing so many unknowns and no guarantees, we were absolutely petrified. But today we celebrated, and what a beautiful day to it was to celebrate!!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and please know each of you is a blessing to our family!!! #heartwarrior#heartbaby#chd#wildone#oneyearold
I always have so much to be thankful for but this year I have even more to be thankful for! But I am especially thankful for these two turkeys! From our family to yours, we hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to count your blessings not only today but everyday!
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a heart find like this— I thought it was veggie dip and when I went to wipe it off I see a tiny little heart— Ollie would be 6 (6!!!!!) on Tuesday. And he passed the week after Christmas. The weeks that evoke the most pain are the same weeks of the year that promote togetherness, hope, peace, love, and gratitude ❤️ I’m so thankful for the 13 BLESSED months I had with Ollie ❤️ His time on this Earth was beautiful, precious, graceFULL, hard, painful, and heart-breaking. And I’d do it all again for 1 minute with him. The season of Ollie is here and it is bitter but mostly sweet ❤️ #hearts#heartwarrior#heartmom#heartsareeverywhere#lovealwayswins#gratitude#spreadlove
Three out of four Clawsons in this house are sick with a wicked chest cold (Mommy immune system FTW!), which means our Thanksgiving plans got completely derailed. This morning Lila asked, “Mama, did God make me sick?” And, though she was referring to her runny nose and coughs, it stopped me in my tracks because it’s a question I’ve asked myself so many times about her congenital heart defect. The answers aren’t easy, and often bring more questions or concerns for me about who God is. Theology is good for that. But, as I reflect today I can say one thing with absolute certainty - It WAS God who healed you, sweet Lila. So, today we will speak with gratitude of our God who is able. We will praise him for a home filled with the glorious sound of giggles and sniffles. And, we will pray that God meet you in whatever questions, struggle, or suffering you may be experiencing today. God is able, friends. And, for that, I am grateful. #CHD#TOF#heartwarrior#lila_june
Donate a 🐻to a tiny 💜warrior this holiday! @EmilysHeart1 and Bummer Bears want to hand deliver these “mended heart” bears to the little ones recovering from open heart surgery at Advocate Children’s Hospital. Purchase a bear to donate and help make a patient at @advocatekids smile! Click the link in our bio to donate or get more information.
This Thanksgiving is a special one. Thank you to all who prayed, texted, liked,DM, and shared kind words 🤗 My baby by the GRACE OF GOD 🙌🏾was declared stabled by his cardiologist and we’ve been out of the hospital for almost a month now. No tiredness, no shortness of breath, no needles, NAYTHAN!! We are so grateful 💕 Love always Jessyca and Najon ❤️ #HLHS#heartwarrior#chd#PrayerWorks .....That smile though 😢😍