Ann (lonestarslp) wrote,

Broken and Mended Hearts

Last night, I went to a celebration of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day. It was at a museum in Dallas, and a little chaotic since kids were involved. These parents were so happy to see their kids running around, since most of them were born with heart defects. The surgeons that treated them were there also; they seemed to be very decent people.

I presented the first two books of the 1,200 dollars worth we are donating to the library at Children's hospital in W's memory. Each book has a lovely plate in it saying "In Loving Memory of" with W's name and years of life. I thought it would be no big deal, so I was surprised at how I broke down crying. My sister in law came with me, thank goodness, so I had someone to cry on. It was a lovely party with a dinner, silent auction, cookie decorating and face painting for the kids. I hope they raised a lot of money. I won a huge teddy bear at the silent auction.

I read about an study that claims grief can literally break your heart by causing problems similar to a heart attack. I just hope we make through the next few weeks.

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