Sunday, December 13, 2009

WATTA YEAR CHARLIE AND OLIVIA...WATTA YEAR BABIES...


So, the twin grand babies are now one year old. I can't begin to mentally and spiritually digest what their little family has gone through in that time. To simply bullet point the significant events doesn't do them justice and who would believe it anyway? Here's the thing about our family, we dislike drama, despite the fact that it follows us everywhere. And here's the other thing about our family, we will always get back up. It may take us a minute to dust ourselves off, but given some (brief) time and perspective, we're all, "Wow, THAT was a hit. I need a hug and then I'm going to check what's in the fridge."

I was going to explain their trials; the bed-rest, the struggle to save the babies in-utero and the gut-wrenching ultrasounds, the deaths of both grandfathers, the loss of a job on the day that they signed for their first home (bye-bye home), the new job, the new house, the babies' developmental milestones, Mommy's letters to the babies (oh my gosh, the letters)...all that....

But no. Everyone, but more importantly, "they" as a family, decided to move forward a year ago. And they have. Moved forward. With every seeming set back, they have indeed looked ahead. When their faith has been tested, they have submitted themselves without questioning, without resisting. They have simply endured with patience and unity and love. Eli's Dad, Don, used to say what an example they were to him. That he would look to Eli for the right thing to do and the right way to be. He would not be disappointed.

Happy birthday to Charlie and Olivia. What a year it has been...with every trial, there has been twice as much laughter, and don't get me started on the gratitude...and they are ready for the next year...and the next...and the next....come what may, they are ready.




4 comments:

nancy said...

what a lovely tribute to a lovely family.

i take my cue from them, too.

Brown and Serve said...

you were at the party DKCO in sipirt. In fact I may have had a brownie or two in your name to make it all the more realistic. That is a sweet picture of charlie and Abby. Love it.

The Katzbox said...

I also, Nancy...

And thx Liz...mmmmm...that brownie was good (in spirit)....

Emmy Slusser said...

Loved this post, mom! What a family, what a family.