Heart Month – Day 8 – Heart Mom

I love anything with a heart on it.

I can rattle off the names of multiple specialists and therapists without pause.

I still sometimes panic when I think I catch a hint of blue around your lips, even though they have only ever turned blue once.

I will never forget how to count your breaths, and I learned very quickly what your normal retraction looked like during the months leading up to your surgery.

I know more medical jargon than I ever thought I would, and I have found my voice and my place in the medical world.

I fight alongside you; I take your battles personally; I advocate, advocate, advocate.

I have perfected the art of saying goodbye, just in case, even though every ounce of my very being clings to the hope that it is just another see you later.

I am a heart mom.

 

 

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