17 years ago today, The Deer Hunter and I were sitting in a north Georgia hospital anxiously awaiting an event that would forever change our lives.
Every time I see the photo above I think “We’re looking at each other like “How in the world did we end up here and what the heck are we going to do about it?” Not that we weren’t happy to be there-but twins? Geesh we didn’t even know if we were ready for one child and somehow we were about to end up with two?
I won’t bore you with the details, but my pregnancy was a nightmare. From the start I had every pregnancy aliment you can think of and a few you’ve probably never heard of!
By the time I had the girls, I had already been admitted to the hospital at least a half a dozen times for one complication or another and then I ended up with a rather hurried c-section on top of all of that!
We knew early on that I was carrying twins. It seemed like somebody was always telling me they prayed for twins or that having twins was their life long wish. Honestly, I felt so miserable that having twins wasn’t at the top of my happy list, and every time someone shared their twin dream with me I thought well I wish you were having twins too-instead of me-then maybe I wouldn’t be so sick!
After the girls were born, it didn’t take me long to realize I had been given the ultimate gift. No wonder all those people wanted twins.
Having them in our lives has filled every day of the last 17 years with brightness and joy. We will be forever grateful they were given to us.
Happy Happy Birthday Chatter and Chitter.