To my twin sons,

Monday, March 8, 2010

** This post is for yesterday - 4 years since our TTTS surgery - because the boys had phase 4 TTTS, we had a huge chance of losing one or both babies - if they survived, they were at high risk of having cerebral palsy. **

To my dearest sons Eli & Jud
On the 4 year anniversary of our twin-to- twin transfusion syndrome laser surgery that saved your lives - 7/03/06.

4 years ago...I wondered if you would ever be able to talk

Today... you lie next to me & chat about all kinds of interesting things.
4 years ago...I wondered if you would ever walk by yourself

Today... you run & walk & jump & dance & play to your hearts content.

4 years ago...I wondered if I would ever be able to hold you

Today... I can get a cuddle any time you'll sit still enough!
4 years ago... I wondered if you would ever know your twin
Today... I'm listening to you play cars together - the best of friends.

4 years ago... I wondered if you would ever know your siblings love them to pieces & want to do everything with your big brother & sis!

4 years ago... I wondered if you would get to know your mummy

Today... you run to me for comfort & love many times each day.

4 years ago... I wondered if you would get to know your daddy

Today.. you follow him around & try to imitate all he does.

4 years ago... I wondered if you would be able to survive birth

Today... your heart & brains are healed & you are free from all major complications (praise God).

4 years ago... I wondered how many babies I would bring home from hospital - if any

Today... I feel blessed with almost 4 years of having both of you at home.

4 years ago... I held you within my heart

Today... I still do & always will

Your lives are such a blessing dear sons
Use them for God!


Saminda said...

Beautiful, Renata! Your sons are precious and I'm so happy they are both healthy and strong. :) xo

Sandra said...

Those boys and their wonderful operation hold a special place in my heart and in the others from work. Katie often asks after the boys.
It's amazing that it's been 4 years and more amazing that they are whole and healthy and here.
I found TTTS in a set of twins last week, so your story often hits home to me.
Love to you.

Peta said...

Oh renata, that made me cry....
(I think Im still a bit emotional after the events of last week)..

That post was just beautiful

the happy sparrow said...

That's a wonderful post Renata! They are God's beautiful gift to your family. love Martine

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Oh what a beautiful post Renata - I can share in the joy you express being the mum of four year old twins who are also the best of friends and never stop talking. Twins are just a constant reminder of God's abundant blessing. I hope my girls get to meet your boys one day - they love being with other twins.

aunty sel said...

Hey Narn,
That was a beautiful post about two wonderful people!!! I love you Eli and Jud!!!
So glad they made it, praise God for so many miracles from Him.

Aunty E said...

Give them both a huge hug from me..and zai and ellie too :)

It's amazing how so much has happened in four years, yet it still seems so recent...

Lots of love to you all..

EJ xxooxx

Mum-me said...

What a beautiful post - your handsome twin boys truly are a wonderful blessing.

Grandma said...

They surely are precious gifts from the Lord (as are Zai & Ellie & you & Dave!!) Thanks for sharing your lovely post with us all and of course the gorgeous photos...Give them all lots of hugs & kisses - and I do pray that all of them will glorify God with their lives.
Lots of love Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mummy McTavish said...

They are some sweet little boys you've got!

That post made me tear up, I'm so glad they arrived safe and sound.

Terri said...

A very beautiful post. Happy 4 year anniversary! They are absolutely beautiful!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed seeing such healthy happy boys and hearing your story.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Beautiful robust looking boys! Beautiful post!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

Heather said...

Lovely post Renata. The boys are getting so big, I can't believe it. I'm so happy that they're healthy and strong, and obviously a great joy to you.

God bless you Eli and Jud!

Catherine said...

Renata, you should be a soapie writer because you sure know how to tug on our heart strings! Those boys look like fine strapping young lads and you must be SOOOO happy to have them. Lucky gal ;0)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

What an incredible testimony! Praise God for His mighty and wondrous works!!!

And Renata...for some odd reason, I cannot get you on my blogroll. I have tried several times to no avail:(

Christine said...

Beautiful post about your boys!

debi9kids said...

Crying happy tears :)

Just beautiful.

Helen said...

Just beautiful....

Aunty Nita said...

i love u =)

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