Grateful for my two little ones

Before Ed and I were married, before we were even engaged, actually, we talked about children. I was so afraid that after going through chemotherapy and hormone therapy, and then surgery to have uterine fibroids removed, that I would be unable to have kids. I wanted a family, and I wanted the man I married to want a family too. At that point in my life, I was in my 30’s and had already dated men that would have made good father, would have been lousy fathers, and men who didn’t want kids at all. I had to make sure that Ed wanted the same things in life that I did, including having children.

Here we are, over twelve years later. My fears over infertility didn’t come to fruition. Our two little girls are fast asleep and Ed and I are sitting in the living room in our pajama pants. He’s playing Angry Birds and I’m trying to write.

Yup, it must seem like we don’t live a very exciting life.

Less than two hours ago, I kissed two chubby little cheeks goodnight. Having those two little girls in our lives is a miracle. Some nights I lie awake and am amazed that through God’s grace Ed and I are the parents to two beautiful little girls. I’m not going to gush too much, I promise.

I’m just so grateful for these two little girls who brighten my life every day.

Lily and Emmy

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4 Replies to “Grateful for my two little ones”

  1. I love starting off the day with this beautiful post. I had fears about infertility too, but with a lot less reason than you had. Just my personality, I guess, and because I have always wanted kids. I have never questioned that, not even when I was a little girl.
    Scarlet was a bit of a surprise, which was nice because I didn’t have to think too much. I feel..really blessed. Thank you for this post.
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