Sometimes people just know you – and you love them for it. Diane visited Joe, Tiffany and Lily for the Thanksgiving holiday. While there, they gave us these adorable Harry Potter themed onesies. Seriously, does it get any cuter than this? If you know Diane and I at all, you know that we truly love Harry Potter. We attended some midnight book release parties, stood in line for hours on movie opening nights, went to movie marathons…but I digress. The gift of these wonderful outfits for the boys means the world to us.
Our lives are filled with generous, heart-felt givers. Some live here in Edwardsville – others are at the far ends of the U.S. – from California to Florida, from Texas to Wisconsin. We are blessed beyond measure with people who want to be a part of the triplet story – even if only through reading posts on Facebook or stories on this blog. For even those people are givers – they give their time to care about what is happening with the boys, and I know in my heart that they send up prayers and good wishes for the birth of three happy, healthy babies.
So, thank you to all of you for being a part of the story. We hope that you will continue to be present as the boys grow. On wingardum leviosa may all of our prayers and positive thoughts rise to fill the hot air balloons of their dreams.
'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house
The adults were preparing after a triplet ultrasound
The cribs from IKEA were assembled with care
But we hoped that the babies would wait to be there
The puppies were nestled all snug in their beds
With no real idea what lay ahead
So ma with her pillows and me with my throw
Both settled down with iPads aglow
When suddenly we realized the registries were a mess
Cribs needed deleted, unavailable items addressed
Away to the computer we moved in a dash
Threw open the laptop and watched the screen flash
The hourglass spun from an Internet slow
A big sigh ma let out with a blow
When what to my wondering eyes did arrive
But five bars of access, just in time
With little ol’ servers so lively and quick
Target and Amazon worked with each click
More rapid than eagles with cursors they moved
We felt like we had found our groove
Now onesies! Now boppies! Now diapers and wipes!
On blankets! On, pillows! On toys for the tykes!
To the edge of our town! To the mat at our door!
Now bring the goods! Bring the goods! Straight from the store!
So up to our house the items will come
Amazon’s drones will ne’er be done –
The lists on the registries seemed miles long
But caring for babies is never wrong
We spoke no more words, just went back to our chairs
Knowing we’d finished with months to spare
Being thankful for family and friends that we know
We could rest for the holidays without woe
As we watched the twinkling of our holiday lights
We thought “Merry Christmas, and to all a good night!”