Valentine's Day

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.

Before my babies were born, I knew what love was. I had been married to my husband for eight years and we have a wonderful relationship. In addition, I have a tremendous family and great friends. Plus I have a black lab who loves me unconditionally.

But when my twins were born, I learned about a new kind of love. A love that a mother has with her children. A love that envelopes you and takes you to far off lands without leaving your living room. A love that melts all the worries and concerns away.

While feeding my babies I examine their fingers and eyes and hair. I talk softly with them and share secrets and tell them how much I love them and will do my best to never let anything hurt them. I talk about the adventures we will have as a family. And I wonder out loud what they will be when they grow up.

This Valentine’s Day I have a whole new understanding of love, and we will be celebrating it together as a happy family of four. We won’t be doing anything extravagant, and it will likely be like most days we have together. But I will spend a few extra minutes telling them how much I love them and can’t imagine my life without them.

What is love to you? How do you show your children you love them?

7:19pm on Tuesday February 14
1 comment


Roberta Howard
2:12pm on Wednesday February 15

love the story. Babies are 2 cute. I think u should share a copy of your story with Baby Ayla's mom..

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