Heart to Heart linky was set up to help other heart families share their stories and experiences in order to help support each other as a community. It opens on the 15th of each month and stays open for a week so there is plenty of time to share your CHD-related posts. You can share as many posts as you like – 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. 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. Debi from Swallow, My Sunshine shared her reflections on three moments during Spring break in different years – the changes, the thoughts and the fears. She also shared a video clip which illustrated the emotional rollercoaster that comes with being hospital life when you have a sick child. I could certainly relate to many of the moments shown in the video and it brought many memories flooding back.
Donna from Life and Other Stories shared a guest blog she wrote for Little Hearts Matter sharing her own inspiring story. She is part of the first generation of children born with a single ventricle to survive to adulthood. Her story is one that gives me a huge amount of hope for my daughter’s future. Vicki from Honest Confessions of a NICU Mum shared a guest post about her feelings surrounding her son’s heart surgery in his first year and being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The thoughts and feelings she experienced during that time are ones that many heart parents will relate to. It also shares an important message: it’s okay not to be okay and to seek help if needed.
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. Looking forward to reading your heart-related posts this month.