|Britian, 11 weeks old|
|Jillian 11 weeks old|
I am so happy to announce that today is our last full day in the NICU. Tomorrow is discharge day, our final graduation step as we march into the sunset and embrace all that life has in store for us. 11 weeks and 1 day is the official count for our NICU roller coaster.
In the beginning I had mentally prepared myself for 16 weeks or more of this emotional trip. God had a very different plan for my girls though. Fighters they are and hopefully fighters they will always remain. The strides my girls have both made in 11 weeks is simply astounding. The simple fact alone that they are both coming home on the same day is overwhelming. So many days and nights as I sat at their bedside and worried I prayed that God would prepare them to leave on the same day. I simply could not bear the thought of leaving one here while the other went home. My prayers have been answered not only for this issue but time and time again within these four walls. God's grace, mercy, and love shine through in our story. I don't know why He chose my family and I for this journey but I am looking forward to finding out all that God has planned for my girls and the rest of my family.
Of course I will continue to update this blog with information and developments about Britian and Jillian. I plan to also share from a Mother's perspective the ups and downs of mothering twins and a large family.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers, well wishes, and thoughtful words of encouragement these past 11 weeks. There were days that nothing else sustained me other than knowing that so many were praying for us.