A Letter to My One-Year-Old Daughters

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A Letter to My One-Year-Old Daughters

Georgia and Wynnie,

Early in the morning on March 14, 2018, your mom and I set off for the hospital having no idea that we would be meeting you that same day. Sure enough, by 8:00 am you were both in this world and fighting! Your mom was an absolute warrior and that is no doubt where you get it from. While seeing you 8 weeks early was not how I had pictured it, you both were absolutely perfect – breathing tubes, IVs, feeding tubes, and all.

I had no idea what the next few months had in store, and I’m kind of glad I didn’t because trusting God and taking it day-by-day makes it much more doable.

A year ago, you made me a dad to two daughters, something I could never have been prepared for, but I was ready for the challenge! And what a challenge it was. I constantly reminded myself that nothing worthwhile is easy. You both are 100%, one thousand times over, worthwhile.

You bring me such joy each and every day. My favorite part of each day is coming in to your room in the morning to see your faces change from tearful cries to ear-to-ear smiles. I know that getting a bottle has a lot to do with it, but I pretend that it has more to do with seeing your dad.

Wynnie, you are the life of the party and you will crawl to anyone who is willing to hold you. Where there is action, there you will be. Your screams are loud, but your laugh more than makes up for it. I love your love for people and your never-ending energy. You can get along with just about anyone.  Any person would be crazy not to have fun being with you.

Georgia, you are a tough crowd, which makes your smile that much more satisfying. As much as I want to snuggle and cuddle with you, you would rather be on your own exploring and making a mess. I love your independent spirit and your adventurous nature. You love taking out ALL of the books and pretending to read them. You are hilarious and make us laugh all day long.

You were born on the same day, but never forget that you are individuals. You will always be linked by your twin-ness and that is something special, but you are also unique girls with two hearts, two minds, and two souls.

No doubt, you will compare yourselves to each other at times, but I pray that you would support each other always and help each other become the girls whom God created you to be.

I love you more than you will ever know.

Dad

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I am a professional dad of three. Let me clarify - I'm not a professional dad. I am a professional. And I'm a dad. I have a career that I love as a high school social studies teacher. And I am a dad of three to a two-year-old son and twin baby girls.

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