Monday, April 7, 2014

28 years ago, I witnessed a miracle!

On April 7th, 28 years ago, my twins Joshua and Jenna were born!  I consider their birth a miracle as they were born two months early and survived the ordeal of being preemies.  Even though they are both married and have lives of their own, I still remember the day they were born as if it were yesterday.  Joshua was born first at 10:00 p.m. and Jenna was born seven minutes later at 10:07.  By the way, Josh will always remind you that he was born first.

Jenna Elizabeth Haney
Joshua Alden Haney

Josh and Jenna were born on April 7 1987, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.  My husband Brad was finishing up his Accounting degree at BYU.  They were born 10 days before he graduated.  Perfect timing!  My parents were living in Tempe, Arizona and came up to visit their new grand babies.

I LOVE this picture of me and my mom holding Jenna!

Look at this CUTE picture of Brad holding Josh!

I remember after the twins spent three weeks in the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit), the nurse told me, "You can come to the hospital and take your babies home!"  I remember feeling a little scared, but knew that this new journey in my life would be exciting, fun, and exhausting!  (Believe me, sleep deprivation was a whole new experience for me!)

My mom would always say, "Time flies by on the wings of lightning."  This statement is so true.  Before you know it, your kids are gone and faded memories become the present.  I feel so blessed to have started the journey of motherhood with TWO!


Josh and Lisa

Carson, Dillon, Clara, Jenna, and Audrey