It was an ordinary day, or so it seemed. I was at work when she called and asked if I would come over to visit. “Of course,” I said. Then it seemed as if only a few minutes passed and the second call came, “Mom are you coming tonight, it is very important?” I reassured her that I would come and she blurted out, “I’m pregnant!” I was completely caught off guard and said, “are you sure?” Her response was “yes, I am and we need you here.”
I left work as soon as I could and headed straight over to her home, where I was greeted by my daughter and her boyfriend still trying to wrap their heads and hearts around the news—they were having a baby! I took one look at my child, and said. Shawnah, “you are having twins!” Of course, she was so taken aback by this startling and mind-boggling statement, that she drew back and said, “Oh, mom, don’t say that!” Needless to say I was thrilled at their news and have been supportive of both of them since that eventful day. She is in her twenty-fourth week and has discovered she is having identical twin girls, and now is monitored weekly. They diagnosed her with a monochorionic-monoamniotic pregnancy, which carries with its diagnosis the possibility of cord entanglement. She is of course cautious, and sees her fetal development specialist regularly. I look at her and am in awe of who she is what she has accomplished in her life. I am amazed that I am a part of this beautiful person and she is my child! I yearn to see her holding her babies in her arms, Laryssa and Lily, and her boyfriend Adam surrounding them and protecting them. God has blessed my life and I am thankful to watch her grow even more beautiful as my grandbabies grow within her.