A special day…the wondertwins turn 2.

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.  ~ Mother Teresa

There are so many ways in which I could take this post today as I feel like a cog in a wheel of emotions.  Every spoke leads down a different path. One of remembering exactly moment by moment of what happened on this day 2 years ago. One of looking at our journey and all the chaos and fear that shrouded our hearts and minds so much that we stopped even realizing it was there.  One of looking at the joy and love that has lit up our lives like a hundred million suns orbiting our hearts on a daily basis. And one of pure blessed gratitude for this moment, in this time, that our babies, the minis, the wondertwins, Q and E, Pea and Pod, bug and princess angel, turn 2 years old today.

E and Q celebrate the big 2 with cupcakes.

It is this spoke that I am relishing in today.  It cannot be measured, it cannot be counted it can only be felt and it just keeps giving. In honor of the power of this simple yet complex emotion, I will not write a long post today but rather just hope to share with you a little part of the overpowering sense of hope, love and gratitude that I feel today.

If you love anything in your life, look at that person today, or listen to their voice and take that moment to feel in your heart what is being given to you.  It is the most precious gift to know this love and it most definitely something that can make it ‘yournewfavoriteday.’

For my babies who continue to grow but will always be my babies, I love you and I have no idea how it’s possible to love you more each day but you make it so .

Happy Birthday.  It truly is our greatest day of celebration for you are here and alive and have given your mommy and daddy the greatest gifts we never knew existed but could never imagine being without.   Besos, besos, besos.

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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7 Comments on “A special day…the wondertwins turn 2.”

  1. tracy Says:

    happy birthday!! it is indeed a day of celebration! addie just turned 9 yesterday – and our anniversary is tomorrow – 10 years! your message is timely and beautiful and i will take it with me during this fabulous week of celebrations. much love to you all and happy birthday kisses to Q and E!!


  2. Alison WEst Says:

    Happy Birthday Wonder twins, you are truly wonderful.
    love you,
    Accius’ mom


  3. Deborah the Closet Monster Says:

    What a gift to read, and to be reminded!

    I’m sorry to be late in saying so (so very far behind here), but–I hope their birthday was full of joy all around!



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