Welcome to Monroe Lindblom's CaringBridge website! We will update often so everyone can stay involved throughout her heart journey (Can also follow along in Facebook Group Monroe's Heart Journey).
We often times do not get to choose our circumstances in life, but we can choose our response... And our response as a family is this: not to critique or question God, but to trust. Not to try and figure out why the world is the way it is, but to embrace our journey and know that God is with us. We are blessed to have been chosen to be parents to an amazing, unique baby girl coming in October and to love her with all that we have.
Josh and I recently found out that our baby girl will truly be our third miracle, the perfect fit for our family. She has a rare, complex congenital heart defect known as Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum, Tricuspid Stenosis & HRHS- Hypoplastic. Right Heart Syndrome.(Doctor talk for only half a working heart that pumps blood as it should). When she is born, she will undergo open-heart surgery within the first few days with a series of surgeries to follow within the first few years of life & an eventual heart transplant. We have chosen to face this news head on and know that we are this little girls parents for a reason!
Wrestling with this over the last few months we have learned a lot about ourselves, but more importantly God. We know we are not promised anything in this life. No one is exempt from pain or suffering on earth, but we are promised to be made new through God. He will see us through this, through the trials that are ahead and will have his hand on all of us.
We appreciate everyone that has been praying for our family over the last few months and we thank those of you that will start praying for us after you read this. By sharing this with you, we invite you into our journey. We know the journey is not meant to be traveled alone because the road is not easy. There will be moments of unconquerable strength and unbearable weakness, moments of dismal sadness and ecstatic joy, and moments of pure hope and utter hopelessness. Through it all, our family will need you.