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.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I haven't blogged much lately. Because I'm on Facebook all the time, I tend to do all my updates there. But this one I wanted to share. I finished doing the dinner dishes sometime around 6:15 or so. I was just sitting on the couch zoning in front of iCarly. I know. I'm 42. I like iCarly. I started to think about all the stuff I needed to do to get ready for the day tomorrow so I got off of my butt and got busy. I went upstairs to get the bowl to the guinea pig cage. We now have two guinea pigs, Ted E. Bear and Snap. Yes we have two cats too. Call me the Pet Whisperer. I went into the trio's room to check on Caroline and her friend from a few doors down. They were building a fort under Brigid's loft bed and jamming to the Hannah Montana 3 CD. That made me smile to see Caroline playing with a friend. I went downstairs and saw Abigail on the laptop jamming to Hannah Montana videos. Brigid was on the old computer playing a writing game. I peeked outside and Megan was playing next to our townhouse with a whole bunch of kids. It's funny how the most ordinary things that go on in families all over the country seem so extraordinary when you are living the life you have always dreamed of. The years of heartache in trying to conceive, waiting for a baby, surgeries, failures, prayers all melted away in a single evening. I have what I always dreamed of having. I have what I always prayed for: a house full of kids. Now just how Blessed am I?