"Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting" -Psalm 126:5

Oh, my goodness, I have the greatest news to share!  This weekend was the best it has been in a very long time.  On Saturday, the girls' nurse called and told us to make sure we brought our camera with us when we came to visit.  She wouldn't tell us why so I was itching to get over to the hospital.  I tried not to get too excited or think too much about what it is we would need our camera for, but my thoughts were that we would see the girls without their CPAP breathing machines or that they would be sharing the same incubator.  When we arrived, the surprise was so much more than I thought it would be.  As we scrubbed in and walked to the girls room, I was shocked to see the nurse holding little Adeline in a sweet bundle.  I looked at them in disbelief and they told me that I could hold my little girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh, what a joy!!!!!  I am not kidding, Saturday was by far one of the greatest days of my life :)  She was wide awake and stared at me with these big dark blue eyes.  After I got my love from Adeline, I got to hold Maralee as well.  Raleigh and I were in hog heaven this weekend.  Holding them made this whole experience even more gratifying and real.  God is so good to us!!!!  Thank you friends for your prayers....I know they have helped the girls make progress on this difficult journey.  I have a ton of pictures to show you so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!!!!!

Our first family photo!  Raleigh, Adeline, Maralee, Christen
Getting to hold Adeline for the very first time...she was light as a feather!
I will never forget looking into her eyes for the first time!  It made me really feel like her mommy!!!!
Meet Miss Adeline :)  
They are still developing their "baby" features and I think it is too cute that they look like old ladies right now with their breathing tubes :)  
(The tube in her mouth is her feeding tube)
Proud Daddy :)  
Raleigh holding Adeline for the first time
I love this picture!  They look identical to me!!!!
Me and Maralee
Their little toboggans were still so big on their heads!
Maralee was a sleepy baby 
"You had me at hello!"
Raleigh is already so in love with his little girls!!!!
We are proud parents, yes indeed!
Till next time, let your light shine!
Blessings, christen

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