Last March, he was distraught because his tiny new twin girls looked like this:
Stuck in plastic incubators at the big (expensive) hospital.
This situation was so important and so concerning that I even wrote about it here.
I will never forget the haunting images of those babies in boxes or the face of their papa when he told me what was happening.
The other day, we had a celebration. Because this is what those babies look like now:
That's Nsimba and Nzuzi or Katherine and Miriam. They will be one year old next month. A milestone worthy of a fête. (I think we polished off four plates of cookies, twelve samosas, and three cartons of juice.)
Enjoy their baby faces today. I know Mupwa and N'Landu will.
The big sisters requested photos too, giving me their best "angst-y model" poses:
I told them they were allowed to smile.
Which they thought was a ridiculous request, but agreed to anyway:
Mupwa and N'Landu sure look a lot happier here:
Then they did one year ago, here:
|(Well...Mupwa says he smiles when he's stressed. This was taken at the NICU by Johan.)|
And because of that, we are really, really glad.