Triplets as Christmas Miracle
Early this morning while watching a news program I saw the story of a couple who had triplets on Christmas Eve. The babies conceived through a surrogate mother was nothing new, but I was touched and amazed at the couple?s bravery as the story unfolded?revealing a sad tale of loss, hope, and renewal.
They had over the years lost their three sons in three separate accidents?unbelievable but true. The Colorado couple?s 16-year old son, Skylar was killed in a car accident, seven?year-old CJ, was hit by a car three years ago and baby Scotty died of SID (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) at only two months old. Each new born now has one of the lost son?s first names as a middle name, even the little girl.
As I listened I wondered how I would have coped with such heart-wrenching sorrow and if I would have the courage to try again. It takes great love and courage to continue day by day in the face of such tragedy.
My heart goes out to them, but I also share in their joy as they once again travel the parenting road and hope that there will only be joy this time around. As 2007 ends, I will use this story to help me to be not only a better friend, wife but the best parent I can be, and be thankful for each day.
Happy New Year.