Happy 8th Birthday Ellie and Maisy!

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Today my sweet little sidekicks turn eight! Eight years ago the doctor asked me if I was ready to have babies that evening. I looked at him and asked him if I could call my husband first.

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By 5:02pm I had two healthy, beautiful little beans who would take me on adventures, make me laugh, and teach me what really matters in life.

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Thank you girls for being 100 percent you everyday. I know that you are twins but I admire your individuality in everything you do. I love telling people that I have a baton twirler who plays basketball and loves anything glittery, and a hockey player who love broadway shows.

That being said I still sit in wonder at the miracle of twins. I remember when we used to ask Ellie to tell us what Maisy was saying because she was the only one who could understand her. I remember Maisy laying in bed in the morning calling for Ellie repeatedly because only her sister could get her out of bed each day.

There were many days, when you were too little to talk, that you would create elaborate games where only you two knew the rules and you couldn’t stop laughing for reasons we still do not know.

I had a picture in my head of what being a mom would look like but I can honestly say that it looked nothing like this. Nope, being your mom is better than any picture I could have painted in my head.

I could have never imagined what caring, funny, creative little people you would become. I am astounded as I watch your imaginations at play and I learn everyday from the perspective you put on life.

Everyone says that you are growing too fast and that they wish you would just stay little but I beg to differ. I never imagined how much joy I would find in watching you learn new things and grow into being your own little people.

My favorite days have been the random ones. The days when it I just me and my two sidekicks out seeing or doing something for the first time. It is like the whole world is contained in that exact moment and there is nothing else beyond what we are doing.

Thank you for reminding me of the importance of going on waterslides, looking for new playgrounds, holding dragonflies, making pancakes, saving rocks just because they are pretty, making our dining room into a dance studio, and loving stuffed animals like they are your best friend.

Being your mom is the greatest gift I have ever been given and I cannot what to see what they next eight years bring your way. I’ll love you forever Ellie Bell and Maisy May. Happy Birthday!

Diabetic Mama of Twins fueled by my family, working out, eating, dog walking, getting lost in the woods and insulin. Writing to share the journey this Type 1 diagnosis has taken me on since 2007.


  • Diane

    In today’s hustle and bustle of life. So many parents can’t cope with the kids being kids. Instead of slipping themselves into their kids shoes and lives, many parents can only see their naughty unruly children. Children are amazing little bundles of energy that, if we sit and just watch them and get lost in the explorations and discovery. One finds the fantastic things they do, say and experience.
    Instead of fitting them in our idea of life, it’s nice to know that there are parents that allow their children to be children and adventure with them.

  • Diane

    For the most part we did the same with our kids. If our kids weren’t invited to functions we didn’t go. We had good times at family functions. We only did what we could afford and the kids got to use their imaginations a lot. If they wanted something we worked at creating something similar that was a learning experience too.
    We taught them that store baught and mass produced wasn’t always the best and most appreciated.

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