About 2 and half years ago I joined a pregnancy Group. In that group I met about 60 women who are so dear to me. I’ve shared laughs and memories with these wonderful women. One memory, that came from this family’s life moved me so much I had to share their story.
Logan and Jackson are identical twins. They’re cute as a button and I’ve lost countless internet hours staring at them..
I mean can you blame me.. look at the cuteness!
The twins are identical except for one diagnosis. Logan has Metopic craniosynostosis. A condition in which his soft spots closed to soon.
Without surgical repair this diagnosis can lead to many difficulties, vision issues and behavioral issue. At 10 months old little Logan had a surgical procedure called a cranial vault. ( The images next maybe be difficult to look at there is some swelling to this sweet baby)
A cranial vault is a procedure where the skull is cut into strips, the eye sockets are reformed to prevent cranial pressure. Molly kept the group updated. I was hard to see updates but one update changed me. Molly uploaded this video of Logan
It moved my to tears. This baby had just went through BRAIN SURGERY and was just so happy. That child had endured major surgery, yet he was just so happy to be playing with his toy. His joy inspired me because I was going through something so insignificant. Bills, money problems, it wasn’t brain surgery at 10 months old. Once I saw this 10 month old baby playing, living, thriving despite his circumstances I just feel in love through the screen with this family. Molly and Kevin had to sleep in separate hotels and hospital while Logan healed. Jackson couldn’t be around Logan because it was so difficult to his friend so swollen
Molly stated it took about 2 months of cuddles and sleeping arrangements they weren’t to keen on to get Logan sleeping normally.Logan and Jackson have a unique bond. During Logan’s surgery Molly says “Jackson knew something wasn’t right, he fussed the whole surgery, when the Dr came out and said the surgery was a success and there was no damage Jackson instantly calmed down.
Logan is protective of Jackson.
Jackson encouraged Logan to walk and crawl
And Logan taught Jackson his numbers and letters.
I asked Molly a million questions because honestly how often do you get to ask twin moms all the annoying Singleton questions we have like “is it double the trouble?” ( Twin moms hate that by the way😅😂😂) Molly revealed “Having twins is amazing, but honestly I was afraid because twins run in my family. Kevin and I purposely tried to have kids in our twenties to avoid twins”
“Going to the store is production.”“you have to buy two of EVERYTHING!”
“But I was meant to have these boys and be a twin mom.”
“Kevin and I were together 11 years before the twins and I can’t imagine what we did without them. They’re my double rainbow.”
The Stone Twins turn 2 today. I was moved to tears when their mom posted their two year old photos. I’ve seen what this family has gone through by what shared online. I fell in love with the fight of Logan and the compassion and love of Jackson. These babies are my little heroes. They just brighten up my day. It’s a wonderful recovery there’s still follow ups for Logan in the future, so there’s always prayers needed. I’m truly grateful to know these little gifts from God. It’s been a blessing to watch them grow. The Bible talks about “from the mouth of babes” I was inspired by these babies actions. The love, the happiness. If that child can live his best life after brain surgery, there’s no excuse for me or anyone to wallow in the despair of their circumstances. Life is beautiful and there’s reminders of that all around.