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.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

4 a.m.

So it's 4 a.m. and I am wide awake. With my luck I'll fall back asleep at 6 a.m. right when the girls are waking up. But as I sit here in front of my computer I think of a comment Caroline made. Before the girls go to bed they brush their teeth and then I wipe their faces. When I got to Caroline I commented that her face was so messy I might never get it clean. She smiled and said, "That's ok Momma. You can wipe all you want but you still won't wipe the smile off my face. Do you know why I have such a smile on my face? It's because I am filled with love for you Momma." Awwwww. She sure does have a way to make me smile too!

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