Biggest Concerns and Biggest Lessons Learned
Of all the concerns you had when you first realized you were pregnant with sextuplets, what was at the forefront of your mind?
Probably how we were going to provide for them. Obviously their health. I can't really pick one. There were a million. [We were concerned with] going from two kids to, at that time, it would have been nine, and how we [were] going to do it financially; their health—I didn't think much about my own health
What are some of the biggest lessons you've learned as a mother of multiple children, or just as a mother in general?
Many. First of all, I think, before I was a mom or when I had two kids, I tried to control their every movement, their every outfit. Honestly, I controlled down to the color socks they were wearing, their hair accessory, how their hair was going to be. I planned it all out. I think I've learned to chill out. I could lose my mind, or I can step back and say, "Ah, well, they'll be fine. As long as they're safe, they're fine."
We've obviously learned in those hard beginning years to trust that God has our best interests at heart. He will provide for us. He will take care of us. We just need to give the control to Him, which is actually very comforting to know, that it really doesn't rely on me.
The lessons…I could talk for an hour just on the things that we have learned because, in such a short period of time, we've been through so much. We've been thrown into so many different circumstances that I just feel like this whole time in my life is nothing but learning.