“I remember the conversation so vividly when I asked my parents if they would be willing to bring my husband and myself, along with our three unborn babies, into their home with them. I was very early on in my triplet pregnancy. At the time we lived in a two-bedroom condo and we knew our lives were about to change dramatically.
Without hesitation my parents took us in. My husband took a summer teaching job so we could make some extra money before the babies came. I was put on strict bed rest two days after we moved in with them. My mom was home to care for me. I was so thankful to have her.
The triplets came and it was a moment for us all. They spent two weeks in the NICU and finally came home with us.
The triplets all suffered from GERD, which is like severe reflux. It was awful, to say the least. They need individual attention during feedings. Sleep deprivation kicked in and so did my postpartum depression. My parents started helping us with the nighttime feedings. My mom helped my husband at the 12 a.m. feeding and my dad helped me at the 3 a.m. feeding.
I think back to that timeframe and know there is no way could have gotten through that season without my parents. They sacrificed so much to be there for us and our babies.
We have been living with my parents for 3.5 years now. It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone by. I would be lying to you if I said it has been easy, because it hasn’t been. We have always said the only way our living situation would work is if we had honest conversations and healthy boundaries, which is something we try really hard to do. Sometimes it has been awkward and uncomfortable, but it is incredibly important to have those hard conversations and be honest with one another.
My husband and I have been working hard to save for a home for the last 4 years. But recently God brought us an opportunity to rent a home just TWO doors down from my parents! TWO DOORS!!! We move in this weekend and my heart rejoices. I couldn’t be more excited!
God always knows the details and we are incredibly thankful for how God provided for our family and look forward to seeing what He has for us in the future!”
This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Desiree Fortin of California. You can follow her journey as a mom of triplets on Instagram.
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