Saturday, February 11, 2017

CHD Awareness Week - and a way to help us!

Congenital Heart Defect awareness week runs February 7-14. 
Which means we're right in the middle of it. 
I've been fairly quiet this year during CHD Awareness week, and I had an opportunity to share in a piece for The Mighty about why. You can see that post here
(I write from time to time for The Mighty, a disease and disability community - I typically write about CHD, but occasionally branch out to ADHD and other topics as well.) 
Please take a moment to read this and share with others. 

Additionally, many of you have asked how you can tangibly help us. 
In December, two of my fellow heart moms came alongside me and asked how they could help. They suggested a GoFundMe account and I said no. I kept thinking things would get better, that the pressures would diminish, that we wouldn't need help. So we opted instead for the GrubHub and Target "gift card train," which has been so so helpful! But here we are 2 months later and as you know from my last blogpost, if anything, we're under more pressure than before. So when my dear friends Lillian and Shannon asked me again recently, I relented. We're not good at asking for help. We would so so much rather be on the giving than the receiving end. But if God is teaching us anything in this time of trial, it is that we need to say yes - to prayers and to offers of help. We are learning.

So, please pray for our family, and, if you are so led, contribute to alleviating some of the pressures we are facing. You can find the link to our gofund me account hereBennett Family

We are so profoundly grateful for your love and support. ♡♡

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