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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Praying for an Invincible Summer


You guys know that my sister in law had twins about two months after my boys were born, right? She had girls, Angel and Seraph. That's Seraph on the left and Angel on the right taken last summer. They were about two months old.

These girls are special. Not only did they come as mo/mo twins (sharing the same placenta, same amniotic sack [my boys were di/di twins, two sacks, two placentas]), Seraph was born with a heart problem. She has been in and out of the hospital since she was born trying to help her heart get better.

They did an MRI on Seraph's heart the other day and delivered some hard news to my sil and her family. They are not exactly sure, but they believe one of her blood vessels to her heart is too small. If it is too small, there is nothing they can do about it.

They need a miracle.

Splats (my sil) is special to me. She has always been sweet and lovely. Wonderful to Juice and to me. She and I were pregnant together with Butterfly and Bear. They were born a week apart. We were pregnant with twins at the same time. How often does that happen?!

I want her to have her baby home. I know I would be going crazy if one of my boys was in the hospital. I want her to experience all the joys of having twins. When they scream at the same time, laugh at the same time, laugh at each other. I want her to try and make macaroni holding both of her babies at the same time and think, "I have a big head, and little arms." (Name that movie.) I want her to be happy that all of the macaroni went into the pan and not all over the counter because then she'd have to put a baby down to pick it up and screaming would result. I want her to tell her other kids to stop taking the babies' toys from them. I want her to go to church with her whole family and have the girls whisked away by loving helpers in her ward. I want her to have two of everything, including twice the chocolate because she has to in order to stay sane.

I want our kids to be able to get together and play when we visit. I want us to have twins (Butterfly and Bear) and then a set of quads...along with her other kids! I want my boys to have cousins who know what it's like to be a twin.

They need a miracle. Please please pray for them and especially for Seraph and her doctors. They need to know how best to help her and get her home.

Because next summer I want an updated picture of them in their strollers together.



  1. I'll be thinking about them and praying for your sweet nieces. I still think it's pretty amazing that you guys had twins so close together!

  2. Meet the Robinsons! I met Spalts in a whole other lifetime (her no kids, me not married) and she is very sweet (and had an awesome motorcycle game) she and her baby are very much in my prayers, I stalk her blog.

  3. "Thank you" doesn't even begin to cover the gratitude I felt as I was reading your post today....You're an amazing sister - thank you :)

  4. I will definitely be praying for your SIL and her beautiful daughters. I pray they are wrong about the vessel being to small and that a miracle is found and little Seraph will be a happy and healthy baby girl!

  5. I can't even imagine what it must be like to wait for news like that. Your SIL will be in my thoughts. I truly hope they find a way to help her. She's lucky to have family like you guys to lean on for support.

  6. Absolutely in my prayers. I believe in miracles.

  7. Baby Seraph, Dr.'s and family are in my prayers! MK xo

  8. My Prayers will be with them and the entire family. May God bless them with good news and good health for the future.

  9. What beautiful babies! I will be praying for them and all of you!

  10. We're praying too. I love your post. It really is beautiful.

  11. I will add your family to my prayers. Please keep us posted. Your blog is beautifully written and my heart goes out your SIL.

  12. I am fervently praying for these two little darlings. Please keep us updated on Seraph's heart. I can't even imagine ...


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