My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A horrible story

In the news recently was a story about a Mom who killed her daughters and then herself. Hope was a friend. My ex and I knew her and her husband from marriage prep classes in the Archdiocese. They were a sweet amazing couple. Unfortunately Chris took his own life 3 years ago. That act plummeted his wife into such dispair that she was unable to come out of. Hope's daughters were beautiful, innocent children who went to Heaven in a most horrible way. I find it so difficult to fathom how Hope could have reached that point without trying to get help. It is hard for me to understand why Hope did not make one single phone call to prevent this. She could have called 911, suicide hotline, her Mom, her priest or somebody to stop this and she didn't. My heart aches for those girls and for Hope and Chris. I am at a complete loss to understand what happened. My prayers are with them.

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