Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lessons from the first year

This week's "Question of the Week" from the Multiples...and More blog is "What is the biggest lesson you have learned in your multiples' first year of life?
I think for me the lesson was to never take anything for granted. Before I had the boys, I really didn't think that my life would be anything less than perfect. I certainly didn't think that I would deliver twin boys at just 30 weeks gestation. I didn't have any idea that they would spend their first 8 weeks of life in a hospital and not at home in their nursery. And I really didn't expect that I would have a child with special needs.
But all of these things happened. And any day now, something else could come along that will make me realize how great my life is NOW. So I try to sit back every once in a while and think about my life. I try to appreciate all the wonderful things in it. And there are so many awesome things in my life. I have a wonderful husband and 2 amazing kids. We all have our health. My kids still have all of their grandparents. We don't have to worry about how we're going to pay the bills. And next week we're all going away on our first family holiday.

And check this out...don't I look like the luckiest girl in the world?


  1. What a GREAT post!! And of course I don't mind you stealing my "fall themed" blog idea. ;)

  2. How encouraging! Our stories are so similar, I just love to follow your posts. I know exactly what you mean about not taking things for granted. It is such a life changing experience to go through the NICU and everything that comes with it. What a great picture too!

  3. Your twins are so cute. And you are a lovely mom. I love to read about what others are thankful and grateful for. It's so uplifting and inspiring.