For those of you that don't know I am extremely lucky to be the mother of identical twin girls Samantha and Jessica. Born at 36 weeks gestation on the 27th March 1997, by elective c-section they where a healthy 6pound5 and 5pound 5.
I was never the sort of person that thought about the possibility of having twins, in fact, when I found out I was having twins I cried for a VERY long time, something I laugh about now of course because as a great friend of mine says, you don't get the children you want, you get the children you need and Samantha and Jessica ARE exactly what I need.
They are nearly 10 now and I find this milestone a little overwhelming, where on earth has all that time gone AND have I appreciated every possible moment I can? Probably not enough as I should, and I am sure that is something I will refocus on for the next ten years now that I am not a sleep deprived mess and my life is back to a more relaxed existence with these increasingly independent children of mine.
Girls my birthday present to you is simply my love, all that I am and all that I will be is in part thanks to you. Every day with you teaches me so much about things I didn't even know I was interested in, your amazing gift to me is your incredible passion for learning about anything and everything. Your sweet natures and daily consideration of those around you is something most adults cant achieve, you are truly beautiful and I have been extremely blessed to have you in my life. I wish you everything you dream of and more, my princess and my goosey girl I will love you forever.
Here is a few quick pictures of them taken late last year for a school function, they where an absolute pleasure to get ready although the pressure was on for me to come up with the PERFECT outfit on a limited budget, thank goodness for sales!