My Sunday Photo 14/05/17 – A big achievement on a significant anniversary

Yesterday was exactly six years on from the day we were told Jessica’s heart condition was so severe that it was unlikely post-birth surgery would be an option. Back then, we thought that she would live for only a few hours at best. Yesterday, we watched our little miracle taking part in the Girls’ Brigade Explorers Sports Day. She usually trails way behind her peers but she amazed us in the obstacle race. Not only was she not last, but she actually finished in third place and at one point, she was leading the race. Not bad for a little girl with only half a working heart!


Jessica with her 3rd place ticket for the obstacle race at her Girls' Brigade sports day





42 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo 14/05/17 – A big achievement on a significant anniversary

    1. Thank you Kim. Those dates still hit me hard. My Timehop makes me want to cry when I read my social media posts from that time x

  1. Hi Louise, Jessica looks so chuffed and I doubt that she has any idea that every achievement she accomplishes is a little more precious because every day with her is a gift.


    1. Thanks Debbie. She was very pleased with herself – and no I don’t think she has any idea of just how precious those little achievements are but in many ways, that’s a good thing x

    1. Thank you Bella. The Girls’ Brigade is fab, glad your mummy enjoyed her time with them πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Sarah. I am so proud of her – it’s amazing to see how well she is doing especially on those dates when the memories of our journey so far hit me a little harder x

  2. What a beautiful picture of your little girl. She is obviously a real little fighter to have come so far xx #mysundayphoto

  3. Louise,

    Jessica taking part in the obstacle-race is quite metaphorical β€” and when she does so well in the obstacle-race, it’s even more metaphorical!

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