I had to write a blurb for a contest. The assignment was simple, write about my inspiration for next year. This is what I wrote:
My inspiration is my 2 sets of twins. Yes, I said 2 sets of twins. You see, before I had my first set, I lost 3 babies to miscarriage. It was a very rough 3 years. As soon as my husband and I started trying the first time, I got pregnant immediately. We thought things were going fine. Then… only 1 week after I told him that I was having his first grandchild, on the day that we were supposed to leave to go on vacation to Disney World, my father passed away. It was devastating. I always thought that my miscarriage was caused by the stress of his passing. I still think so. However, I went on to have 2 more miscarriages over the next 2 years. My daughters were born in 2003 after 2 cycles of Clomid. My sons? Well… those little buggers were a complete surprise 3 years later with no fertility help at all. We were not trying, and I had just run out of pills!
I work a full-time job, I run a photography business, and I blog. I do it for myself, and for my children. I have to keep busy. I have to know that I am doing all that I can to keep them happy (until I win the lottery anyway). I am always asked how I do so much… I think it’s just in my nature. Someone above seemed to know that I was destined to multi-task. 🙂