Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A little help from our friends (and family)

Whenever someone says, "Wow, triplets! How will you manage?" Joe and I tell them that we have an awesome support system and will have plenty of help. That has been proven to be 100% true already, and the babies aren't even here yet! Since I've been placed on bedrest, our family and friends have gone out of their way to help us out and cheer us up.

My mom comes over every weekend and helps with the housecleaning and laundry. Joe's mom has made and delivered countless meals and has shopped for comfy clothes for me. Joe's brother John has made it his mission to make sure I'm never without lunch. Our friends have been stopping by regularly (which is a huge gift in itself!) with books and magazines and delivering homemade meals and baked goods for us to enjoy. Just yesterday our friend Karen surprised us by having an Italian feast from our favorite restaurant delivered to us for dinner, complete with tiramisu for dessert, and my friend Kim stopped over with a gift of Beach in a Box, so on days when the couch isn't cutting it I can imagine myself relaxing on the warm sand.

We are so, so grateful to have such amazing family and friends taking care of us through all this. We truly appreciate it all!


3 comments:

Claire said...

What thoughtful and wonderful friends you have...which you will continue to need!

Anonymous said...

Brooke,
I don't know you (found you through the What's Cooking board) but I wanted to tell you that I have been praying for you through your journey. I believe that your babies are going to be healthy and wonderful little children by next year this time! Take good care of yourself.

Elizabeth

Brooke said...

Aw - thank you so much Elizabeth.