Sunday, December 12, 2010


34 years ago I gave birth to the most incredible girls. And the bonus was that they were identical twins.

When I first found out I was having twins at 6 months, I was a bit unsure of how I would handle it. I had visions up until then of holding a baby, nursing a baby, and sitting in a rocking chair cuddling for hours. How was this going to happen, I wondered? How was I going to manage. Well, the old saying goes you only get in life what you are capable of handling and when these two wonderful girls arrived, everything worked out just fine. We made it work. I nursed them both for 8 months too.

And today, they turned 34 years old. I can hardly believe it! Where did all the time go? In the photographs above you see them doing what they did best: sports and being with each other. They were always with each other and this photograph of them handing off the baton in a relay race in high school is exactly the way they are today. They help each other with everything. They are best friends to this day, live next door to each other, and even married brothers!

I am so thankful to have two loving daughters who have brought me so much love and joy. They are always there for me, through thick and thin. They support me, they love me, they never dessert me. Oh, we have had a few disagreements but we always talk it out and make up. Because we LOVE each other. That is what love is all about. Unconditional love. We are good friends, the three of us. We love to spend time with each other. And they have brought me even more joy with the birth of my granddaughter Natalie and the birth of my new grandchild this upcoming May. They are so close, in fact, that they both got pregnant the same month only 6 years later. April's due date is May 25th; Kimberly had Natalie 6 years ago on May 28th! What are the odds that they will have their babies on the same exact day?

Happy Birthday April and Kimberly. I love you and I look forward to spending many more years with the two of you. My life would not be complete without the two of you and your support.

Oh! And before I forget too: Happy Birthday to Suz who is also celebrating a birthday today! You, too, are loved and appreciated. I hope that you have a really incredible day filled with love and laughter and the warmth of your family and friends all around you. We will be thinking of you today when we blow out candles. We will make wishes for you and everyone that we care about.


  1. Happy Birthday April and Kimberly! Lots of love in your family...the best gift EVER! Unconditional love makes all the difference. Hope you all have fun celebrating this special day. Your girls are beautiful Teri...have a happy day.
    Hugs and love,

  2. What a wonderful family. I can imagine that finding out you were having twins could be quite the shock. My cousin had twins a few months ago (Emma and Mikayla). Although, twins run in her family so she should have guessed.

  3. You have two gorgeous daughters to be proud of! Very touching post today! I myself have a 28 yrs. daughter and a 40 yrs. son, so I do understand you very well. Congratulations for all of you!

    Happy Birthday, April and Kimberley!

  4. Happy Birthday to your girls...
    they look energetic and cool.

  5. our children are a reflection of ourselves- what a wonderful mother you are!

  6. smiles. happy birthday to them! and big smiles as i can tell how proud you are of them and all kids should be as blessed...

  7. Twins must have been such a surprise but it sounds like you handled it with grace and love.
    You should be proud.
    Happy Birthday to them both....

  8. Thank you Teri for the birthday wish!
    Twin girls...and so beautiful and loving
    I would have thought the same thing at that tender am I going to handle two babies? But yes, we always find a way to handle what comes our way...
    Family love is a grand thing..the grandest thing
    I was indeed surrounded by mine...and you are right it wasn't that bad staring that 60 in the face....
    Bless your girls and their wonderful they married brothers!


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