Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Poem

I just had to post this wonderful poem written by Stephanie Husted.  She is amazing and can put my feelings into words so much more eloquently than I ever could.

It's today that we honor every heart that is broken,
Too many are gone now, some words left unspoken.
A good fight is fought but still many don't stay,
So we have all learned to just live for today.

I once spent this day with sweet love cards to give,
Now I think of the children, who fight just to live.
40,000 babies affected each year
Inciting in parents the very worst fear.

The child you've wanted for so very long,
May never come home, for his heart is not strong.
Every second seems to echo an eternity,
Will my child survive this to come home with me?

I won't say it's been easy, I can't say it's been fair,
I will say through it all, HE has always been there.
Yes, on Valentine's Day, I do celebrate love,
Today my child lives, and today that's enough.

May we remember what today means to so many, and embrace life for what it is...a gift.

~Stephanie Husted


  1. Hi!
    I came across your blog today. I am happy to hear that Hope is doing well. I have a 2 year old daughter, Cassidy, who was born with Tetralogy of Fallot w/ PA & MAPCA’s.
    I think blogs are a great way to get the word about about CHD’s and I commend you for what you’re doing.
    My wife and I are also on a mission to spread the word about CHD’s. We just started a jewelry company called Lucky 10. All of our products are handmade and pertain to Heart Defects and the Heart Community in general.
    Please check out our site when you get a moment. If you could help us get the word out about our new business we would be very grateful. It’s a project that’s very dear to our hearts.
    Thanks so much and we look forward to reading more on your blog!
    Vito Lisa

    P.S. If you want to keep up with Cassidy’s journey here is her Carepage info: , Page name: cassidylisa