Grateful

This evening, as I was rushing home to spend time with my three favorite people in the world, I ran into our little trio on the street, out for a quick walk with Diana. My heart skipped a beat when I saw them (as it always does), and I gave them each a kiss and sent them on their way, counting the minutes until I would see them again. As I walked into my building, a woman on the street asked, “Triplets?” I replied, “Yes!” still gushing, and she said…wait for it…”Poor lady.” Poor lady?!? Well, woman on the street, you can save your pity for somebody else, because never in the 185 days since Henry, Jack, and Sophie entered this world have I EVER thought, “Poor me.” In fact, more often than not, I think, “How did I get so lucky?” How is it that Will and I have three (THREE!!) beautiful, healthy, and happy babies to cuddle and play with and laugh with each night? To greet us each morning with their bright eyes and adorable smiles? I mean look at these faces…

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How could I ever be anything other than grateful?

4 thoughts on “Grateful

  1. I love reading about your beautiful babies! I too have triplets. They are 15 years old now. Reading about your babies bring back so many wonderful memories from when mine were that age. I would get a lot of “God bless you” when people realized I had triplets like it was a bad thing. I would answer back “He did!” with a smile on my face.

    • Thanks, Jill! I’m glad you enjoy the blog. It is wild even for me to look back over the past few months and see how much these little ones have grown, so I can only imagine what it must be like fifteen years later! Here’s hoping our Henry, Jack, and Sophie grow up to be healthy and happy (at least most of the time) fifteen-year-olds!

  2. We live in Vermont so at 15 you can drive! It has been interesting. All I can say is brace yourself! I also have two boys and a girl. Their names are Timmy, Billy and Jenny. Tim was 5lbs,, Billy was 4lbs 10oz and Jenny was 3lbs 13oz. They were born at 33 weeks and spent 4 weeks in the NICU. Both boys were on ventilators for a few days and Billy had a collapsed lung. They were on heart monitors for 6 months when they came home. Timmy got pneumonia when they were 1 and spent 2 nights in the hospital- other than that, they’ve been pretty healthy. They have a big brother- he was eight when they were born.He actually got married in May. I still find it hard to believe that I am a mother-in-law! Now that it’s starting to get cold out, just watch out for the RSV virus. We would pretty much go back into hibernation when the fall came around. Nobody could visit unless they were healthy and we wouldn’t visit anyone unless they were healthy. Having one baby in the hospital with two babies at home was a nightmare so I was determined for them not to get sick again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful babies with us!

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