My name is Kayla Krische, (pronounced Kree-She). I’m a 26 year old wife to the hardest working man I know. Justin and I met April 2014, engaged July 2014, pregnant Nov 2014, and married March 28, 2015. We met on match.com and to say we knew right away that we were meant to be together is an understatement.
I am the mother to the two sweetest boys, Colston James and Samuel Dean. And yes, he is named after Supernatural. (we’re dorks, I know.)
My son, Colston, was born on July 22, 2015 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Essentially, this means that the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped. If gone untreated, it is 100% fatal.
He underwent his first open heart surgery, the Hybrid, at two days old, had his Bi-directional Glenn at 6 months, and will be having the Fontan done this summer.
Samuel was born on November 14, 2016, just 16 months after his brother.
Samuel, or Sammy as we call him, was born with a minor heart defect called Atrial Septal Defect. He had a small hole between his upper chambers that thanks to the good Lord above, closed on its own shortly after birth.
My hopes with this blog is to not only connect with other heart parents, but to help them lean into Christ when their faith falters. I know how hard it is because I’ve been there. I’ve been angry with God and wondered, “Why me? Why us?” I hope to help others answer those hard questions, have a support system, and most importantly, be a friend so they don’t feel alone.
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