27 years ago today my twin boys arrived. 5 lbs each. Full term. I knew at 14 weeks into pregnancy there were two babies brewing as I watched the sonographer circle two sacs on the scan and type ‘twins’. My eyes opened wider than usual. I had always wanted to be a twin but never dreamed of having twins. It truly did not sink in until the day we took them home. That is when the adventure began. Two weeks prior to delivery they were sitting on my pelvic bone and I awoke one morning with no ability to walk. I suppose the adventure began at that point. Ha! Scary feeling as I had two other toddlers to care for. They would quickly go to my mother-in-laws house until shortly before the twins would be born.
I can’t say the entire 27 years went by quickly. The last 10 did for sure. Time does not stand still!
The older I get the more I am aware of the passing of time. I treasure each day and continue to work towards my goals. Will I reach them all? Maybe. Maybe not. 🤷🏼♀️ Reaching the goal is not the fun part. The journey to get there is!
I focus on the journey making memories as I go knowing at some point in my future memories will mean a great deal more than they do now.
Today I spoke to my twins and older son about the future and that life is not guaranteed and anything can happen at any time. They are at that young adult stage and do not see what I do. They do not like to talk about death and/or dying.
I educated them that most people wait until a crisis occurs and that is not a good time to make decisions. We need to make them now when we are in a rational mindset. They were not ready for that talk.
We traveled to visit my mom and brother and had a nice visit. They live on the west coast. It is a different time with the Covid -19 Pandemic. Everyone is wearing a mask. Can’t really go many places although there are many people out and about. We are cooking at home and able to at least swim. It is too hot in the desert without a pool!
My oldest son left for home first and one of the twins leaves for home tomorrow. The other twin and I will drive back to Las Vegas and ‘play’ one more night before our journey home.
It seems we are all together only on special days like birthdays and holidays. This is called ‘life’ with kids growing into adults fulfilling lives of their own. They are working towards their goals, too.
Until the next gathering my wish for them is safety, hope for the future, much laughter and no worries. Life is too short to worry!
Cherish the wee ones for family togetherness is few and far between when they become adults.
Happy Birthday Stephen and Christopher. 🎊🎉