Once upon a time

Once upon a time,
Two angels came to the world.
So tiny and fragile,
Without saying a word.

Where was that strength coming from?
How could you fight when we could no more?
You made it against all the odds,
You re special, you are a miracle

Life is made of lessons and
You taught us the most important ones,
To never say ” I can’t.”
Also, no matter what, keep going on

There is always a way
Despite what others say.
Tomorrow can bring you what
You could never think about.

You are a symbol for all humanity.
For all those who forget
To hope and bring their dreams
To the reality, to the truth.

Thank you for choosing us
To be your beloved parents!
Thank you for giving us
The most beautiful presents!

Dear reader,

Thank you very much for accessing this website!

I wrote this poem to mark our daughters’ birth, and I wanted to open this website with it because it can help you to make an idea about its content.

Our twin girls, Victoria and Aurora, were born premature, at 28 weeks of gestation, after a problematic pregnancy. Since their birth, we experienced difficult moments and lived strong emotions, that I am going to tell you all about in the next articles.

I have decided to share our story not to complain about what we went through, nor to make you have pity. However, hoping to send some messages. We considered this episode of our life an opportunity to see God’s miracles, a blessing to be healthy and a gift to be together with our loved ones. It was an experience that we will always cherish.

Firstly, I would like to transmit a message to all the parents with premature babies. I firmly believe they need to know that are not the only ones going through this kind of experience, and despite all the burdens, things can have a positive outcome. When our babies have been in NICU, and other parents use to come for check-ups, doctors use to call us to meet those parents and their babies. For me, it was the only proof that everything will be fine, as I could realise those babies were so little and sick, but they grew so nicely and ended up being healthy. I prayed and hoped it would be the same with our babies.

Secondly, to every person that has a friend or a known person with a premature baby, because it is essential to understand how to support and help those families. We received much support from all the people involved in our babies’ care, and we will always be grateful for their hard work and dedication. It would have been impossible to make it without them.

Thirdly, to every single person that reads my page, young or old, going to become a parent or not. Until I did not hit the prematurity, I had no idea what it means. I could not believe it could happen to me. However, it did. It can happen to everybody, and is helpful, and makes things easier, to know what to expect and where to take things from.

I would be delighted to find out about your stories with premature babies. Please, feel free to open your hearts and talk about things that helped you, or you struggled with. Every story is different and unique, and I am sure we can inspire each other.

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