Wednesday, February 11, 2009

On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Happy 5th Birthday Mary & John!

At my routine 20 week ultrasound, I found that there were two of you, not one. What a complete surprise to learn that we would be having a second set of twins!! (and relief, to know I had an excuse to be that big again!) We called everyone we could think of on our way home from the hospital that day. 6 children in 4 years...What joyful, crazy, exciting news.
The pregnancy wasn't without it's share of worries though, as we also learned that John was developing with some kidney problems. Prayers to the Blessed Mother, and to all the saints for their intercession proved fruitful. John was born with only one kidney...a perfectly formed, wonderful kidney that has more than compensated for it's missing counterpart. And Mary came into this world strong and beautiful, my worries with you will surely come later (in the teens?)

God is good, and we are eternally grateful.

Our Lady of Lourdes, continue to pray for us.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if you remember this or not... After you had Mary and John, some high school girls came in and gave you some children's books and a cd for one of our TriStar class projects. I know five years later I still remember seeing the babies and I even have a copy of the newspaper article! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading about your family and how you manage so many children. I have a 11 month old and somedays that is enough!

jamie said...

I remember it well. We continue to use some of the little books that were included in the basket. Thank you!

And how wonderful for you to have a little one of your own. God Bless you!