"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


am I. So very insanely blessed. And sometimes, ok alot of times, I get so wrapped up in the stresses of the day to day that I forget how truly amazing and wonderful my life is. It is so easy, lately, to let the negative creep up on me. And it doesn't even creep up. It full out body slams me most days. Then, it takes just one little comment from a friend to make me sit back and realize how truly blessed I am. Today I posted some pictures of the babies on my Facebook. A friend commented on one of my pictures. She said

'Holy cuteness!!! Your the luckiest lady on earth to have triple the baby smiles :-)'

'triple the baby smiles'.

I AM lucky.

I have triple the smiles. Triple the laughter. Triple the sweet intoxicating baby smell. Triple the baby feet. Triple the beautiful blue eyes. Triple the pudgie little baby hands. Triple the strawberry blowing on bellies. Triple the cute little button noses. Triple the sighs. Triple the little baby noises they make in their sleep. Triple the little cloth diapered bums. Triple the joy of watching a baby grow and learn and discover. Triple the kisses. Triple the hugs.

and it doesn't stop there.

I have 6 more amazing blessings.
6 more reasons to smile and laugh and be happy.

I have a daughter that is an amazing adult. A good good kid. Smart and kind. Funny and beautiful. Everything I ever wanted her to be, she is.

I have a son who makes me smile everytime I see him. He is handsome and clever. His personality is just so relaxed it's intoxicating. He makes me calm.

I have a son who makes me laugh. He is smart and talented and the kindest of souls. He is giving and helpful. A sweet and empathetic child.

I have a daughter who is becoming as beautiful as she is wonderful. A sweet sweet girl who I cannot imagine our life without. Her name suits her personality to the core, and defines the statement that you can't judge a book by it's cover.

I have a daughter who is the light of my life. She is funny and kind. A perfect combination of all our kids wrapped into one. I see everyone in her and watching her grow is full of surprises.

I have a daughter who is precocious and mischievous. She loves life and everyone she sees. She is unexpectedly shy and her laugh is infectious.

So, you see, I AM BLESSED. Many times over.

It's as if I've won the lottery of life. Like that game. Life. I used to play it when I was younger. My favorite part of the whole game was filling the car with the little blue and pink pegs. The babies. And if I landed on the 'you just had twins' spot? That was the BEST.DAY.EVER.
So, as hard as it is every day, as much as I cry and struggle, I just have to step back, take a minute and observe my life as if a stranger would happen upon us.
I am the luckiest lady on earth.
Someone must really think I'm pretty special to grant me this life. And I promise to try so much harder, to not take advantage of this gift.
These 9 blessings are the reason I was created.
They are my life.
They are my world.
They are my love.


  1. You are blessed. I'm proud of you Mama. :)

  2. Thanks for the tears. It is all too easy to get caught up in the day to day goingson to remember that THIS IS IT. THIS is the day that we are given...every day. It goes super fast-which I know you know. In a short 20 years you're going to be like "what is that noise? oh, silence. huh." Thanks again for the tears-a very sweet post.

  3. You can't write things like this when you have pregnant ladies reading your blog. Haha. Posts like this send me into hours of daydreaming and wishing and hoping. And wanting it to be August 5th just to hear my babies heart beat... and August 11th so I can see my baby for the first time (Ultrasound!).

    And yes, you are blessed! Especially since most women couldn't handle what you've got going on with half as much grace and love... despite the fact you usually think differently :-)