I thank God everday for my babies, my four little miracles that went against all the odds and made it, survived! My kiddos are miracles, and I know how lucky I am to have all four of them with me today, and I especially know how lucky I am to have four HEALTHY, TYPICALLY DEVELOPING kids. Being born at just 23 weeks and 5 days my kids had almost a 100% chance of having SERIOUS medical problems. For someone reason unknown to me, they don’t have any of those problems. God Is Awesome and has done some seriously amazing things for my beautiful miracle babies. Not only did they have an almost 100% chance of having those major medical problems, but they had a slim chance of surviving at all. Normally the “rule” is that if babies are born before 24 weeks, doctors generally don’t even try to save them. We were fortunate enough to have doctors and nurses that did everything humanly possible to save our babies.
I spend a lot of time browsing the internet and reading blogs of other people that have quads. Reading other people’s stories about life with quads helps me to keep going and reminds me that I am not alone in my daily adventures with quads! Tonight when I was reading one of these blogs, I stumbled on a blog about a family that had triplets born at just 23 weeks and 6 days, just one day more than my babies! Unfortunately, this family lost all three of their babies, two lived just six days and one lived for 89 days. Reading their story reminded me again how lucky I am to have all four of my kids. Our God is An Awesome God and He does amazing things. I said a prayer for this family, because I cannot imagine the pain that they must have felt, and still do feel after losing their children. I also said a prayer of thanksgiving. I don’t know why God decided to take those people’s children to Heaven so early and leave my children with me, but I am eternally grateful that He did! So, hug your kids a little tighter tonight and say an extra prayer thanking God that you have them! I know I will be hugging mine a little closer! Tomorrow, when the trials of life come my way and I find myself feeling frustrated with the things my kids do, maybe I will feel a little less frustrated when I remember the triplets I read about tonight!
So yes, I am thanking God a little extra tonight for what He has given me, four living, breathing miracles! Mommy loves you, Brett, Kaden, Parker and Cooper!