This mamma’s all teary knowing that these girls so beautiful have lived and breathed and walked half way to their eighteenth birthday.
And these nine years have been the most precious in my life.
I remember holding their wrinkled bodies all close in the hospital that day in October nine years ago. Their four and a half pound selves melted right into my heart, and changed me forever.
I never would have imagined the beauty and depth of being a mom to twin girls. This experiment in extravagant grace and steadfast work that would entwine us.
How I would yell and learn forgiveness.
How I would fail and find mercy.
How I would look in eyes and movements and see my own reflection, and yet a sparkle of their own unique beauty.
How I would see the hand of God mightily working.
Alyssa Marie and Elliana Grace – I love you dearly! You bring joy to my heart daily. And I am so, so proud to be your mamma. Happy 9th Birthday, beautiful girls!