A little over a year ago, my little girl was in a hospital, undergoing echocardiograms, blood treatments, being poked and prodded on her bruised little body, looking at me with sorrowful, questioning eyes, with no understanding of why she was there and why she was experiencing such pain. After days with no answers, she was finally diagnosed with a rare form of children's heart disease. Praise God, she's made a full recovery. But we will never forget what that experience felt like.
Today, another little girl's heart is going through a battle, as are her parents and family. Ruby is a sweet six month old baby, whose mom Christie blogs at Lemon Squeezy Home. If you're not already a reader, and you head over there, you will find tons and tons of awesome tutorials and content that shows what a talent Christie is, and then a few posts like this one and another one here, that give a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes. You see, Ruby was diagnosed with a serious heart condition at birth and has been fighting ever since. And today, she is undergoing an open heart surgery that requires the doctors to literally stop her little heart from beating for up to 90 minutes.
Those of us who know Christie, as fellow bloggers and friends, are declaring our love for Ruby and support for her family the best way we know how: through social media. We would like to flood the internet with heart images for her with the tag #loveforruby on Instagram, Twitter, and a Facebook page dedicated to her. This is a complete surprise to her family, but we hope that when they see how many people are thinking of and praying for their daughter, that some of their load will be lifted. That in some small way, it would brighten their day while they wait in anguish for this all to be over so they can take their precious daughter home.
Want to show some love and support for this family, too? Head over to and like the Love for Ruby Facebook Page, use hashtag #loveforruby, and if you believe in the power of prayer, pray for little Ruby.