Taking a look back to a very memorable Black Friday, but not for happy reasons. and when you have a bad day early on, there’s no where to go but up!
We had other times when we wondered how we could manage with another baby but none so intense as after our second child.
Here’s that story and how we eventually had 10 kids.
I recall the moment I found out that after 8 sons, I would finally get to raise my daughter. The emotions were real and I’m glad we took a video of my reaction.
An excerpt from a blog post I wrote in 2014 after the birth of my second set of twins. I was scared of taking care of so many little children and wrote myself a letter to help during the hard days.
It is our true friends that bring fullness to our lives. They rejoice with us in good times, share our burdens in bad times, and help us to become better each day.
I remember how hard it was when I first became a mother, I neglected myself so much it was causing my baby and husband to be unhappy. If I could go back and talk to that mother, this is what I’d say.
Cassanda sat me down and said something like this, “Jacob, I’m not going to make it. I can’t do this anymore, I really need more help from you.” I thought for a second and responded, “Cassanda, I would love to help more, but I have absolutely nothing left.”
Emotions are a weird thing. I can be just fine then I’ll see something or hear or read something and I’m crying like a baby.
When I look back, it is a wonder that Cassanda and I got married at all. Turns out, I don’t always make a good first impression, or second, or third, you get the idea.
He scanned over for a second then took off the wand and asked, “Did we know there’s twins in there?”