All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

A Tear or Two


B just forwarded me an email from his mom regarding Christmas.  It was lengthy and complicated, and you could just tell that she hated sending it.  She knows the holidays are stressful for her married kids who have two families to appease.  She is rather sensitive to most everything, so her email had a friendly, “I’m sorry for doing this to you” tone.  (We would never get an email like that from my parents.  HA!)

When talking about activities for Christmas Day, she said, “Understand B that you, Courtney and the boys will be spending Christmas with Courtney’s family.”  You, Courtney, and the boys.  The boys.  THE BOYS.  Reading that made me smile… and it made me tear up instantly.  That one little sentence made me think about the fact that my dream – our dream – came true.

We have the boys.

We have OUR BOYS.

Not just one, but two!

Sometimes, the pleasant reality of my life hits me when I least expect it.  Sometimes, someone else’s words make me reflect on the life I’m living, and the people in it.  Sometimes, I pause for a moment and cry a happy tear or two.



Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

10 thoughts on “A Tear or Two

  1. What a beautiful post. I expect that if this baby arrives safely I’ll be shedding a lot of those happy tears. Sometimes I still can’t believe our luck. This pregnancy was not supposed to happen, and yet it did. If he arrives safely our dreams will come true. I so hope that is how our story ends. I’m so happy your story is on the way to ending the way you want too. 😉

  2. Beautiful. Your boys.. your beautiful family. I am so happy that you are where you are at this point. You deserve all the happy tears in the world. Even as we try hard for #2, when I watch Lids being her silly self, I can’t help but shed a happy tear or two as well. We are so lucky to have these little people in our lives 🙂

  3. Wonderful!! This is just so sweet. I can imagine how amazing it feels to have those boys – those brothers!!!

  4. huh, i swear I wrote more than that! Yay for TWO and brothers! Going to be a wonderful christmas!

  5. I’ve been out of the blog world for a while and I’m just catching up with you and your beautiful little family. I loved this post because I could have written it! I, too, have those moments often. I truly feel like I’m living my dream 🙂

    I’m so happy for you!

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