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Having twins is no freakin joke.
And I have noticed lately that I don’t talk often enough on why I am thankful for having twins.
But today, I am changing that. Today I want to share with you all why I am every thankful for having twins.
It can be so easy to get caught up in the hard stuff, just like with anything that tests your strength constantly. And that is exactly what Kendall and Caeden do. Having them in my life makes me question myself constantly. Am I strong enough for this? How on earth am I going to get through another sleepless night? Another tear filled day?
However, as hard as those moments might be. As hard as it is sometimes to snap out of it and collect myself, there are so many more reasons why I am thankful for having twins.
I am thankful for having twins because they have opened my eyes.
I’ll be the first to admit that before the twins, I was much more self-centered than I am today. Now I see the world differently. I have true empathy. I see that mama at the store just done with the day and I can feel her emotions. I also try to give her some help by showing her a warm smile and offering her a hand if I have one to give. Because that is all I would want in that situation. Just some help when I don’t even have it in me to ask anymore.
They’ve also helped me realize that things can wait. The dishes, laundry, living room. It all can wait. What can’t wait? Life. Living in the moment. That can’t wait. There is a post up on Mother.ly titled “I was going to fold clothes, but instead I held you” and that post just hit home the second I read it months ago. Our babies are only babies for a little while. And while the twins literally make me pull my hair out daily, I am thankful that I am able to cuddle and tickle them whenever I please.
I used to be so uptight about the house and cleaning. Everything always had to look perfect. But the twins helped me realize that those things aren’t what matter. Living your life is what matters. If that means the dishes pile up all day long while we’re out having fun and I clean them up the next morning, so be it. There are bigger things to worry about.
I am also thankful for having twins because they have made me more confident.
You would never guess that I used to be so anxious that I wouldn’t even post on social media. I wouldn’t share my real thoughts. And there was no way in hell you would have caught me a few years ago going out in public without showering (for a week shhhhh). That might not shine “confidence” to you, but while I sit here reflecting on myself I can really notice a difference. The twins have truly given me confidence!
Another reason I am thankful for having twins is that they helped me get over myself.
I need help. It is simple as that. Everyone needs help every now and again. I don’t need to sit there and soak in my overwhelmed life. I can ASK FOR HELP! It doesn’t make me less of a person to do so. I used to think it did. That somehow doing everything on my own just made me that much more successful. And I guess in a way that is true, it is nice to feel like super mom sometimes. But I also have to take care of myself so that I can better take care of my little nugs.
It all comes down to this. I am most thankful for having twins because they have made me the person I truly think I was meant to be.
Everything that has ever happened in my life has led up to this. Them. Being a twin mom and twin family. And I am thankful because nothing else has ever felt so right.
While twins are harder than I ever could have imagined, I am also thankful each and every day that they came into my life.
Now I challenge you. What are you most thankful for?
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