Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thanking God a little more today…..

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!


Four babies 4 us said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It seems that we are both mothers who have been blessed with miracles beyond what we ever expected. One day, I'd love to chat and hear all about your NICU time. We had some pretty scary stuff happen and then we would watch miracles happen right in front of our eyes. I'm sure you had many miracles happen in order for you to have 4 healthy babies born shy of 24 weeks. God's hand was definitely involved.

I love your post about stupid things people say...The one when someone looks at the quads and says "better you than me" , I just smile and say "Yep, I think so" or one time, to a real nasty lady who said it, I replied "My kids are glad it's me and not you too!"

Move the bed in and get some sleep. Eventually they will get too big and you'll have to re-evaluate but for now, do whatever works!!!
Your kiddo's are darling and they are in a VERY fun age! (Warning though, most of us with quads agree that 3 years old is the most challenging ☺) On more than one occasion I had to decide whether to cry, hide, give-up, or get a camera and trust that whatever they had done would be funny....later. I always chose the camera, and I have great photos that make me laugh till I cry!
Stop by anytime!!

Jen (momx3lovesbooks) said...

Great post Rachel! :)