Once again, my kids’ school has blessed our family abundantly.  When the head teacher ran some ideas by me for how to celebrate Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, I had no idea the day would be this special.

Chapel began with a fun song called, “I’m Counting on God”, and as Maggie and Lydia helped lead the entire school, my eyes got teary as I thought back on those first days that were so very scary and all we could do was count on Him to walk each step for us.  I had no clue, almost 6 years ago what a blessed life Maggie would live.  This year, Maggie is not the only one in the little Christian school with a special heart.  In the same classroom, there are two special hearts that were repaired by the same amazing surgeon.  That is not coincidence, my friends.  That is God!

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Our pastor who has walked this journey alongside our family, was the chapel speaker.  He spoke about keeping our hearts focused on the Lord no matter our circumstances.  There are days on this journey that seem so difficult.  However, we could not have made it through the last 6 years without knowing He has a plan for our sweet girl’s life… every day, every minute, every second, every breath.  He’s there and He knows what is to come.

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After our pastor spoke, Lydia and Maggie were presented with a ton of goodies that will be making their way to some very special hearts next week.

Last year, Maggie was able to deliver a bucket of craft supplies to her hospital.  This year, the 6th grade girls far surpassed last year’s sweet gift.  Last week, the 5th and 6th grade class held a bake sale to raise money to purchase art and craft supplies, games, and activites for the patients of the Heart Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  I was blown away at their hard work and I know the patients will truely be blessed.

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After the very special chapel service, the elementary school made their way outside to kick off CHD Awareness Week with a balloon release!

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Maggie and Lydia’s balloons were first!  up, up, and away!

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I am so thankful that Maggie and Lydia have each other as they face each day at school.  The way their balloons made their way out of our sight, was so fitting.  I hope these girls can grow together through their years at Crosspoint.  May their sweet hearts grow to love their Savior more and more each day.

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To God be the Glory, great things He hath done!

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