Heart to Heart – February 2015

With February being heart month, I’ve been focusing on raising awareness of CHD, particularly during heart week (7th – 14th February). It’s been lovely to feature some guest posts on my blog during heart week and to have other heart families share their stories – thank you to Northumberland Mam, The Hearty Life and Adventures from the Heart for sharing your stories this week. I have linked their posts up to the linky so you can have a read if you haven’t already done so.   There are a couple more guest posts planned for the rest of the month and I’m looking forward to sharing those stories too.

 

For those who haven’t encountered my heart families linky before, here is a summary of what it’s all about:

Heart to heart is a monthly link-up for heart families to share stories about their journeys. My eldest daughter Jessica has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and I started blogging about her heart journey a few weeks before she was born. Since her arrival, we have got to know other heart families, in person through our stays in the hospital, but also online through social media and blogging. It has been hugely helpful for us as a family to hear stories of other heart families which have helped give us hope and encouragement, but also made us realise that we are not alone in our struggles; that we are part of a community of other heart families. I started this linky in the hope that sharing stories would help other heart families out there too.

 

The linky opens on the 15th of each month and stays open for a week so there is plenty of time to share. You can share old posts or new posts, updates on how your heart child is progressing, poems, advice – whatever you like as long as it is related to life as a heart family. If you would like to add the code below to your post that would be great and please do visit other posts in the link too! I’ll also try and share posts on Twitter – and will try and retweet those with the hashtag #hearttoheartlinky

 

Thank you to everyone who linked up last month. I have added posts previously linked up to Heart to Heart on my Pinterest board as well as sharing other CHD-related posts. If you would like an invite to pin to it, please do let me know.

 

This month I’m sharing my post about what I would say to myself and my hubby if I could go back to the day of Jessica’s diagnosis as well as the latest update from Jessica’s blog. Looking forward to reading your heart-related posts this month.

 

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