Wednesday, September 10, 2014
September 10, 2002 - The Beginning of Our Journey to Parenthood
It is hard to believe that 12 years ago today, our journey began and what a journey it has been. Implantation, bed rest, confirmation of pregnancy, complications, more bed rest, preemies, NICU (2 different hospitals). It is not the journey we thought we would have taken to become parents but it was our journey. Maybe we should have known nothing about the rest of our journey would be the way we envisioned it, just from the way it started. I see all the pictures on Facebook and Instagram from friends sitting at soccer fields, playing catch with their kids, doing all sorts of things, we loved being able to see them and share them with you. There is a part of me that wants to be able to do that, there is part of me that loves what I have. I read about friends going out on dates with their spouses, finding babysitters easily, there is more a part of me that really wishes I have that, but then I take moments like right now when I am sitting on the sofa watching Brian build a Lego with Ian, knowing the wonderful bonding moment they are having. Sitting here, part of me is thinking about where our journey started and the road we have taken to get where we are and where we will be one day. When we started and found out we were expecting twins, I never thought my family of four would one day become a family of three...not the way we one day will..so for now I will continue to see all the photos and status updates of friends, all the while continuing my families journey and treasuring it each and every day.