You four have taught us so much over the last year, added so much joy to our family and gave us a couple sleepless nights. Why we were chosen to bring four babies into this world at one time we will never know but we are so lucky. Aubrey stated it the best the other day when she told me that she wishes I wouldn't have the babies. I asked her why because she loves to play with them. She continued telling me that no she loves these babies but doesn't want me asking God for any more because He will give them to me. I may have not asked for four at one time and for many months knowing we were having four filled me with such fear but now a year after their birth I know there was nothing to doubt. God knew that these four were meant to be in our family whether we had asked for them or not.
Tomorrow I will spend much of the day remembering back to what was going on exactly a year ago. It was a Thursday. We started the morning off with a doctors appointment where we learned that we would deliver within the next three days. Excitement, Fear, Guilt were the fillings that continued all day. Flights changed to get Grandpa out here a day earlier. Admission into the hospital. Monitoring four heartbeats at one time. Waiting for the doctor to figure out what the plan was. Paul running home for stuff. Auntie and Jess bringing dinner. Grandma and her brown bag wine. Second round of monitoring for the day and that is when we knew we would be meeting our babies that night.
Your birth day was not how I had it planned out in my mind but I would give anything to relive it for just one day. I don't think I will ever feel the emotions that I did between the minutes of 10:24-10:27pm on August 9, 2012. During those minutes so many prayers were answered as Baby A, Baby B, Baby C, & Baby D were delivered.
Kenzie, Isabella, Tate and Rylan as you sleep soundly in your bed on the eve of your birthday mom and dad stand over you in complete awe. In 12 months you have come so far from the tiny 2 & 3 pounders
who had to fight for every breath. You grew our family from 5 to 9 and made it complete. We are so thankful for each one of you. So I kiss you good night and in the morning I will wish you a very Happy 1st Birthday.