Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Sweet Sixteenth Birthday Erin and Elisabeth....



Sixteen years ago today we were doubly blessed when Erin and Elisabeth were born into our lives.....They were premature and had to be incubated......after crying and in distress, they were put in the same incubator.....Erin's arm went around Elisabeth and they quieted down......after all, they had always been together...

They were on sleep apnea monitors for six months...When Amy, their mother, went back to teaching, I kept them for two years...we sewed together, kept house together, played together, cooked together and visited the nursing homes together . They began singing for the residents...I told them they had to sing loudly because the people couldn't hear well....they sung out and continued to sing at church and other gatherings.....they have beautiful voices and have blessed so many people in their now sixteen years....

We celebrated yesterday by spending the day shopping and meeting my husband, their Pop, for lunch at 'Giggles', the tearoom of their choosing.....what a wonderful day I shared with them and how many memories we made.........

I love you both dearly and thank God for you.....Mam

If you have the time, perhaps you might like to pop over to their Mother's blog, Ponderings from Picketfen
ce Cottage and wish them a Happy Birthday...as Clint Eastwood said, "it will make their day."

These pictures subject to change today.........

12 comments:

Mary said...

Betty - your twin granddaughters are lovely and I send 16 birthday wishes their way. Happy forever lovely girls. Such a touching story of their early lives - my Mother was a twin to her brother and had twin sisters also!

Barbara said...

Beautiful grand daughters Betty and so glad you got the rain. I have have just posted 97 so it will not be long!!
Will visit your daughters blog. My daughter Janie is finding it too hard to keep hers going since she went back to her full time job as a full time Mum.

Ruth said...

Your granddaughters are beautiful, and I love their birth story!! How awesome. Sounds like yesterday was a lot of fun. I will go wish them happy birthday right now!

Moobear said...

A lovely family at the top and two beautiful twins Betty. I too, enjoyed reading all about them. Hope they have a great birthday!

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful granddaughters, Betty!
I know they a great blessing to you!!

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to your twin grandaughters...you have every reason to be so proud of them, they truly have a good heart:-) They take after their grandma!! xox

dot said...

Beautiful girls! I went over to Picketfence but it wouldn't download. I'll try again later.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What beautiful girls!
Happy Birthday to them both!
:)

Myrna said...

they are lovely young ladies. It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with them. I am sure you enjoy them now as well as when they were babies.

I will go over and wish them a Happy Happy Day!

Kelli said...

What lovely Granddaughers you have, Betty!! I loved the story of how they took care of each other even as infants. Happy Birthday Erin and Elisabeth!

Beautiful family photo at the top too!

Kelli

Sandra said...

Beautiful granddaughters you have :)

Happy Birthday to them both!

Have a wonderful day,
♥Sandra

Tina Leigh said...

Oh Betty how sweet! What a good Mam you are! Thanks for missin me & all the kind remarks. You are too sweet. Oh we have gotten almost 7 inches of rain!!! Man the LORD is sooo good!!