This blog was created to keep family and friends updated on what's going on with the pregnancy, birth, and surgical plan for Maverick. We'll also be able to keep everyone updated during his surgery and recovery and hopefully be able to show you some cute pictures of him, Maddie, Carter and Chloe along the way.
This was the original intent; however, when we started this blog we had no idea the twists and turns our lives would take. Our sweet baby Maverick was born September 12, 2008 with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ASD, and VSD. We expected to have a baby boy to bring home three to four weeks after his surgery. He had numerous complications after his arterial switch and fought through many that would have taken the life from an adult. He passed away February 24, 2009 - without ever coming home.
This blog is now a place I share my feelings, work through the grief, remember Maverick, and try to make sense out of our life without him. I hope in doing so I am giving a name and a face to babies everywhere born with congenital heart defects.
It is such a relief to write this instead of keeping it inside. Maverick, I want to wish you a happy 3rd birthday in heaven. Your mother and I always have you in our mind, and the only comfort is that you are with Jesus and are having a grand time. Your presence and passing has shaken me to the rawest core. Finally, I can see all the lives that you have touched and how this walk in the deepest of the valley will encourage us to climb upward. The tears I see on your brother and sisters eyes are unbearable at times. My heart flows with pain knowing that Jesus understands being sacrificed for other causes just like you. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to meet my son We sometimes sleep with your stuffed little frog and have airplanes that remind us of our little Mav. Happy birthday son. Daddy misses you soo much. Godspeed Lil' man. daddy.
I am a mother to Maddie, Carter, Chloe, and of course Maverick - who is now in heaven. I am wife to Greg. I am an RN and worked for Mediflight of Oklahoma transporting critically ill neonates throughout the state prior to Mav's birth. I am currently taking some time off to enjoy my kids before I start nurse practitioner school in the fall.