I woke up the other day and realized, one I had not posted to this blog in quite sometime, but also that my babies were now 8 months old. I am not so sure I can remember any section of my life go by so quickly. Why, as we get older, does life fly by in such a rapid fashion? Not only that, but why can we not recall ANYTHING! One would surmise with all the chaos that is contained in our lives, adding a couple of infant twins would be no big seismic event, but oh were we wrong.
The ultimate problem with time, as compared to life, is time has a finite end and life continues to tack on activities with no end. Amazingly we accept all these extras and continue to thrive, survive, and persevere. It may not always be a graceful acceptance of new responsibilities, but it always seems to just “work out” and life bounds onward. Just when we think there is no earthly way to add another thing to our already overbooked calendar, we do and again life goes on.
This past 8 months has seen the addition of another practice to our already growing business, the birth of our first set of twins, and reuniting all of the 7 boys under one roof! I will go out on a limb and say, that is pushing the limit of overload. The funny thing is I do not feel like my life is spinning out of control, quite opposite, I have an overwhelming sense of completeness. Weird concept to most people, considering we have 7 kids and 25 staff members we are responsible for, normal folks would likely run for the 7 seas!
Now the good stuff, the Dreamboats! These boys have made our family so very spectacular. What began with two little 6 lb 11 oz miracle boys, has evolved to two happy, very squishy, and amazingly fun additions to our already large family. Every morning evolves around entering the nursery to find one of the boys, most of the time August, humming, until he sees you. Then the smile explodes and pure excitement, with legs kicking like a hummingbird, the scene is similar to a freshly caught flounder flung on the dock. Then you pick him up, squeeze, and give tons of kisses. There is no better start to your day then the pure love felt from your baby to their father. Days when you “wake up on the wrong side of the bed”, are usually turned around rather swiftly. These little guys are amazing, and having twins has been the highlight of parenting. I truly believe having a singlet would be boring, almost a mundane series of schedules, twins bring a lot of beautiful twists and turns. The rest of the day is filled with more of the same smiles, laughter and family fun times.
It is an amazing life, I feel blessed beyond belief each and every day I have the privilege of taking a breath. Being a father to so many wonderful children and sharing every experience with my best friend, brings with it an overabundance of joy, pride, and love. For seventeen years I have watched the matriculation of boys to men and babies to young men, it has been a spectacular ride, so far. Most days I feel as if I have reversed the aging process, I feel young and energetic keeping up with this crew…well most of the time.
Well, its off to the races of nightly activities. Carpe diem and bon appetit……