I've known that Jon would be a good Dad, but the transformation was instant. He told me he cannot imagine his life now without his girls. Going home without them is painful for him. It makes me so very proud of the sweet, sensitive yet strong son we raised. Very much like his own Dad, and my dear Dad. They are the best examples of Fatherhood, and Jon has learned from the best.
The babies are thriving. They are breathing on their own and eating, gaining weight. They still have a while to spend in the hospital, but Charlotte has been released. Kristen is fine. She was able to finally see us the day my dearest was released from the hospital.
There is a Ronald McDonald House close to the hospital
so that Charlotte and Jon can be close to the twins, and to each other.
My dearest, after more tests and procedures than anyone should have to go through,
is home with me, on the mend and doing so much better. This conjuncture of events tested all of us. I could not be more proud of our kids who stepped up for their Dad and me, and for each other. Only my sons could make us laugh in an emergency room so hard that I cried. A tech came in and told us that everyone was talking about us, I thought we might be too loud, but he said everyone was saying how nice we all were. Mikey came with us for tests, so I wouldn't need to wait alone. Constant contact by texts with Jon and Charlotte, Mike and Amanda and Kristen and Doug kept up every ones spirits and added a bit of humor to even the hardest days. Our family has grown by two, but what those tiny girls have gained is immense. A family that truly loves and cares for each other.
Selfless and compassionate.
Welcome to the family Stevie and Irene. We already love you both so much. Having three granddaughters surpasses all of our dreams. Penny is ready to lead the pack, and a wonderful example she is. Fun, smart, kind and beautiful, inside and out, just like Stevie and Irene will be.
We are so very blessed.
Enjoy this beautiful day.