So the SUO blog challenge this week is anything kids!! And of course, I still have twins on the mind……so how perfect is THIS stamp for a boy and a girl twins??  Thought I would give you a little peek into our feelings, my daughter Bethany and I as we await the birth of these two little ones… I am going to share a conversation we texted yesterday… goes:  ME: Hey beautiful mama, how are my grandbabies doing?  BETHANY: Good. 🙂 getting bigger. 🙂 I should really only have like 2 and a 1/2 more months to go!  Holy cow that goes fast!! ME: I saw a pic of newborn twins on FB cuddling with eachother and it just makes me cry to think of TWO babies at once!  What a double blessing!  BETHANY: I still can’t believe we were given this gift! 🙂 I can only imagine how amazing it will be and I am sure I still have no clue until they are here.  I can’t wait to meet them.  ME:  Me neither, you know you need to prepare ur self for the biggest emotional roller coaster of your life, right?  BETHANY:  I’m trying to 🙂 I don’t really know how u prepare yourself. I’m going to be crying for joy a lot!!!!!  ME: Cuz after they are born your whole being is just overcome with every emotion on earth – joy, joy, joy, but also overwhelming feelings of responsibility and protection and even tears and sadness mixed in for you know not why…..but then floods of joy to cover the pain – somehow I want to protect you from all that but alas I cannot….the pain part I mean….And yet I can still be overcome with emotion when I think of each of you kids being born individually.  BETHANY: I can only imagine, it sure is going to be a roller coaster, guess I’ll be calling you alot!!:) ME: And I think of that Readers Digest article that came out a few years ago where a mama wanted to protect her daughter from the responsibility feeling and she said “”How can I tell her that from the moment she gives birth it is like a piece of her heart (two pieces in your case) is forever plucked out and walking around in that child’s body?” or something like that only much more poetic.  I just wish we lived closer but we can skype once they come right?  And u can call me morning noon or night and I will be overjoyed to hear from you.  END – not really but that’s the part I wanted to share…..isn’t it the truth mama’s?  Can anything prepare you for that storm of love?  I think not.  Each time one of my children has children it’s like the first time all over again.  Such magic.  The circle of love goes on and on and on……Until next time, Karen

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  • I just love your coloring, Karen! You just bring these stamps to life so beautifully!

  • I just love your coloring, Karen! You just bring these stamps to life so beautifully!

  • Jen Timko
    September 19, 2012

    Magic indeed, Karen. Nothing prepares you for that moment!! I remember thinking.."so this is how mothers lift cars off of children or run into any danger to save them". Part of your heart plucked out…that sums it up! Gorgeous card, goes without saying, but I said it anyway! Hugs!

  • Carol Dee
    September 19, 2012

    AMEN I love being a GRANDMA, it truely is as special as having another child of your own. I am so very lucky to have my two grandsons live a few blocks away. Put that skype to work. Big Hugs…
    oh and the card isadorable. 🙂

  • Cindy
    September 20, 2012

    My heart swelled with emotion when I read your post, Karen. So much truth! How exciting to be anticipating the arrival of TWIN grand babies. Your coloring is beautiful, as usual, and I love the way you incorporated the heart DSP into the love theme.

  • Heidi Baks
    September 20, 2012

    You have a very beautiful heart, Karen! 🙂