Happy Birthday, Abram and Madeline!

This past year has been one full year. Truly the best and most difficult year of my life. Both the longest and shortest year ever! I can’t help but feel a sense of regret that I didn’t enjoy it more, especially the first 6 months, and yet I know that the best I could do on many days was to simply get through. I remember reading during pregnancy that the first 6 months for twin parents is pure survival mode, and that was absolutely true for us. I hardly remember anything from the first 4 months, as the days and nights were filled with screaming more than anything else, due to Abe and Madeline’s tummy problems. How in the world did we survive??! Only by the grace of God and support and encouragement of friends and family, that’s for sure!!

Before they were born, I really had no idea what it would be like to be a mother. To hold a child (children!) that grew and developed in my tummy – amazing beyond words. And to know God has entrusted ME to be their mother? Wow, what a huge calling and responsibility! I never imagined two babies taking over such a huge part of my heart and bringing me so much joy and laughter. My heart overflows when I look at them, astonished they are mine.

Thank you to Erica at Anecdotally Yours for the great family photos!

056074094112142154I hope to find time this weekend to write a little more about each child, and what life looks like with one year old twins. I’ve been finding it impossible to blog lately (haha, as if you haven’t noticed!), as even the small daily tasks are difficult to accomplish each day…let alone things that aren’t totally necessary! I crave time to get things done each day, but in this season of life I have to be ok with that time being two short naps each day. Maybe someday I will get back into the swing of blogging regularly!

Thank you so much to all of you who have supported us on this journey of being parents to twins; your encouragement and support is what got us through those hard days! Much love!

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