A Letter To My Babies

Kara Matuszewski Sassone

Posted By: Kara Matuszewski Sassone

First -- and second -- time mom. Her twins were born seven weeks early and spent their first three weeks in the NICU. During that time Kara navigated, with the love and support of her husband, how to pump and bring milk to her babies in the hospital.

Dear Jackson and Campbell,

As I listen to you “talk” to one another as you go to bed, I can’t help but smile. You may never know just how much I love you.

Your Daddy and I waited a long time for you, and the wait has been more than worth it. You have enriched every part of our lives. You can flip a frown with your sly little smile and ease a difficult moment with a well-timed (although not always appropriate) belly laugh. And you make us proud – oh so proud – every day.

Seeing you explore the world has opened my own eyes. I no longer take for granted the trees, the birds, the sound of traffic, or even the smiles from strangers. You greet all of these with such joy and interest.

Although I don’t always know why you’re crying, I am doing my best to figure it out. You don’t always like to wait when I’m tending to your brother or sister, but please know I love you just as much and appreciate you waiting.

There are times when I think, “I can’t do this.” It happens at bedtime when you won’t go to sleep. It happens during the day when you’re taking turns crying uncontrollably. But every time I take a deep breath, dig deep, and try harder to make you comfortable. I lean on your Daddy for strength, too, as he is a rock.

Being your mother is incredible. At the end of every day, after I put you to bed, I reflect on our day and smile. You truly are the best two things to happen to me, and I can’t imagine my life without you.

On this Mother’s Day I will celebrate all of the moments we’ve had so far, and look with excitement to the ones to come.

I love you with all my heart. And so does Daddy.


9:01am on Tuesday May 8


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