Our twins arrived at 24 weeks, four months too soon. Marlee was born at 1¼ lbs., and Sam, the bruiser, at 1½ lbs. What followed was 316 days in the intensive care unit, multiple surgeries and some very long nights, but always the steadfast belief that one day we would take our babies home with us. And in truth, aside from the obvious of having our babies, our time in the hospital gave more than it took. Sam and Marlee taught me that tremendous strength, courage and perseverance can be found in the smallest of things.
I started writing on the day the twins were born, as an easy way to keep people informed. But over time, it grew into so much more for me. It became an outlet for my hope and fear. And as we heard from dear friends and family, and friends of friends we hadn’t met, it gave us strength to know there were so many out there pulling for little Marlee and Sam. Hopefully, “With a Little Faith, We Had a Chance” can give some strength and hope to parents going through this now.