13…

Today’s the day. The day I’d waited for & prayed against…….
13 years ago (later on in the evening) 2 of the tiniest and most fragile beings I have ever seen, were violently flung into this world.
Relief, excitement, elation, and thankfulness were all there. However, so was stark terror. Not the usual “new mom” terror – but the “I might never hear their voices” terror. *They* were 3 months early. 2 Lbs. 13 oz. and 1 Lb. 15 oz. respectively, Angela and Kaley were here.
If you know us at all, you know bits and pieces of our story. However, I don’t think anyone but us could comprehend everything that has happened since then……
These 2 beautiful young ladies have overcome so many things already in their lives, and I am thankful for every single breath they take. They flipped my world upside-down and then imploded it, but they have taught me what it means to be strong; to have courage in the face of death; to feel a Higher Presence. These 2 girls have shown me many miracles, and what it truly is to overcome the odds. They are my driving force.

Angela and Kaley – today you become Teenagers. You are no longer little girls and yet still not grown women. You are in this strange in-between state that holds many new lessons, and even more wonderful memories. Please cherish them. Make the most of them. But most importantly; *learn* from them. You are beautiful just the way you were created. You are uniquely – YOU. You may be twins, but you are most certainly individuals. Support each other’s dreams but keep each other grounded. When everything else falls away, you will always have each other.
I love you with everything I am and I want to thank you for teaching me so many things. I hope this is your best year ever, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both.

Love Forever,
Momma.