You remember, right?

You remember when Annie’s heart failed, right?

You remember how her 8-week-old body didn’t know yet that her heart was deathly sick, but the pictures on the screens and the numbers in the blood proved it, right?

You remember agonizing moments begging for answers, hoping for good news, praying for another goodnight kiss, right?

You remember putting your baby to bed in a sterile room, giving the night nurse instructions for her care, waiting on the shuttle to cart you 15 blocks “home” to a 45-room house full of teary-eyed mommas whose arms ache empty, right?

You remember wrangling a 2-year-old on city streets because little sister’s children’s hospitals don’t have backyard swingsets, right?

You need to remember because today Annie’s heart is failing again. 

Today Annie’s body doesn’t yet know that her heart is deathly sick, but the pictures on the screens and the numbers in the blood prove it.


Today was full of agonizing moments begging for answers, hoping for good news, praying for so many more goodnight kisses. Today we wait to know more while we relish in normal for a few more nights.

But you remember, right? How there was no hope. There weren’t any viable options. There weren’t many doctors willing to take a chance.

You remember, right? How her life was threatened by a simple cold virus. How she needed a blood transfusion. How she had “60% chance of surviving the operation.”

But you remember, right? HOW GOD HEALED HER! How her failing heart showed miraculous, medically-unexplainable normal function 2 days before open heart surgery.

But you remember, right? How the surgery was a breeze. How the surgeon acknowledged the miracle. How she went home 5 days later.

You remember, right?

God, we remember. The horrors. The despair. The suffering. The fear. But most of all we remember your miraculous touch.

Would you join us in asking that the God who fearfully and wonderfully made Annie would miraculously heal her failing heart again?




9 thoughts on “You remember, right?

  1. Jennifer Mooney says:

    Oh, Tracy! I am praying for your sweet, precious Annie. I can’t imagine how hard it must be. Praying for healing for her and comfort for you and Matt. I know there is nothing I can say other than that. I know this sounds trite, but if there is ANYTHING I can do, please do not hesitate to ask. In the meantime, I am praying fervently!


  2. Mary Bennett says:

    Praying for you, all of your family…but specifically for this adorable package of energy and cuteness!! In reading Is 42 and 43 it is clear that it speaks about Israel…but today we see Israel representing God’s people, those He called by name. In that light this verses brought comfort to me when I was going through a difficult time and I hope they bring you some comfort today..
    Is.42:1a-3b “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
    Knowing fully that you are not alone…You can trust Him to carry you!!
    Love you!!


  3. Brenda Loupe says:

    God is our Great Physician I will be a prayer warrior for Annie, Tracy and Matt. Dear God hear our prayer for your little angel.


  4. Julie McKinzey says:

    Praying for your sweet Annie. May our Lord be your strength and peace in the days ahead. As we wait for the Fontan, I understand the roller coaster you’ve been placed on. As I said awhile ago in my email, feel free to reach out if you want to talk. Hugs and prayers!


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