Thursday, January 15, 2009

15 Happy Birthday Dear Twins!

15 is the magic number, yes it is, it's the magic number...




Did you know that throughout the bible the number 15 has been thought to symbolize: deliverance, divine grace, restoration, restitution, resurrection and healing? All wonderful thoughts for you my two loves this year.





Here are some examples taken from here.


-The Ark was borne by the Flood fifteen cubits upwards, Genesis 7:20.
-Hezekiah's reprieve from death was fifteen years, 2 Kings 20:6.
-The Jews were delivered from death under Esther on the fifteenth day of the month (9:18,21). This is specially significant, as we have seen, that their sentence to death was connected with the number thirteen.
-Bethany, where Lazarus was raised, and from whence the Lord ascended, was fifteen furlongs from Jerusalem, John 11:18.
-Paul's ship anchored safely in fifteen fathoms on the 14th day, after thirteen days of toil and trial, Acts 27:21.
-On the fifteenth day of the first month was the feast of unleavened bread, Leviticus 23:6; and
-On the fifteenth day of the seventh month was the feast of Tabernacles (v 34).




Oh, can it really be true, that you two are 15? Nah. It just can't be. I close my eyes and it was yesterday that I was holding both of you in my one arm and balancing two bottles with my other hand. It felt so overwhelming, but I took solace in thinking that God gave me two arms and two babies for a reason. You know, I can still feel the weight on that arm and smell your sweet smells. It's so very real, every smile, every tear, every wail. From yesterday, to today, to forever the love never ends.



Love,
Mom

21 comments:

pve design said...

Fifteen years, say it isn't so! Wishing you and the twins a Happy Fifteen year ahead! Lovely post.

Harlem Loves... said...

Awww that's a lovely post. Happy birthday to them too and well done you x

Ina J Offret said...

Kwana you brought a tear to my eyes and my sister's. The last few sentences are so beautiful and moving.... Happy Birthday to the Dear Twins xo

Amanda McCabe said...

Happy birthday to the DTs! Just one year and they're driving...

And happy birthday to me, too! Today is my b-day, I'm so happy to share it with them (even if I am older than 15...)

heidi said...

omg! 15! I'm not even halfway there with my twins. Better start living in the moment...
Happy birthday!!!!!

~tivi jones said...

Aw, Happy Birthday twins!

That was such a beautiful post!

Tamstyles said...

Congrats to you as well. They are because of you. When my kids have birthday I always reflect on me and my life when they were made and born.

Joyce said...

Kwana, this a moving post for two beautiful children! Time sure flies when you are having fun. May tomorrow bring your children many golden moments! Happy 15th Birthday!

PS don't forget a lot of bday cake!!

Natalie Hatch said...

I soo understand that feeling Kwana. My twinlings are coming up to 2yrs old in March and I know there's a reason why I was given them. But the grey hairs and sleepless nights have made me forget (lol).
Happy birthday to your darlings.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Happy Birthday to your two babes!

Kristen Painter said...

Happy Birthday, twins!

David Dust said...

Awwwww ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Maureen McGowan said...

Happy birthday to your babies, who are not so much babies anymore.

And it's never occurred to me before this... Mom's should seriously get presents on their kids birthdays, shouldn't they. You should get two. :-)

sula said...

zomg, that picture of the twins...so CUTE! Time flies and before you know it, they're all grown up. Happy 15th twins!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

It's been an insanely busy week at work and I've been a really bad blogger friend, but I just wanted to let you know that I've been keeping up with reading all your posts and I finally had a moment to myself to wish your lovely babies a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can't believe they are 15!


Congrats on being a wonderful mom for 15 years!

Kwana said...

Thanks so much for all your well wishes. I don't know about being a wonderful mom I do my best, but most days I feel like I'm just keeping my head above water.


Happy Birthday Amanda!!! The twins share with another amazing person, you and MLK, Yay!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

AMEN sister!
Luv this lovely post & all the verses.
Happy Birthday...~Blessings to your family*

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Happy birthday to those two! This is the sweetest post ever. xoxo

PBW said...

Happy belated b-day to the twins!

What cuties!!!!

Cindy Procter-King said...

Cool, I nearly share the same birthday as your twins. Happy birthday, twins.

Yvonne said...

Thanks for sharing that information. It will be something I will refer back to when my sweet angel turn into villians.....hee-hee!

Very sweet and touching post.

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