Once in a Lifetime

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, give or take a few, that’s how much time has passed since our lives were changed forever.  One year ago today, Eddie, Fletcher and I (along with anyone crazy enough to help us) set out on a wild ride. There have been tears and tantrums, dirty diapers and snotty noses, late nights and early mornings, bottles to clean and laundry to wash.  But there have been just as many smiles and giggles, babbles and cutesy tricks, long naps and cuddles, hugs and kisses.  Somedays it feels like we’re surrounded by cherubs others like we gave birth to the four men of the apocalypse (yes, Fletch often leads or joins the parade).

Before having triplets, when there was time for daydreaming and such, I had this futuristic fantasy that one day we’d all be outfitted with devices to surround us with the soundtrack of our lives.  Something like an iPod but more spontaneous and without the little earbuds that fall out all the time. Since last year, I can’t help thinking that Once in a Lifetime by the Talking Heads would have been running on loop for us.

You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

How did we get here?  Good luck, fate, sick joke?  No matter how we got here, any way you slice it, we are surrounded by abundance.  We have more than enough work and more love than anyone could ask for. Even after a year, I cannot help feeling that somehow we won the lottery.  Life will never be boring or ordinary, and we couldn’t ask for more.

If I could ask for just a little more, maybe one triplet birthday wish for momma, it would be that by this time next year the soundtrack of our life be more like Pontoon by Little Big Town.


12 thoughts on “Once in a Lifetime

  1. Leanna Povlinski says:

    Well Done!!! Lots of great memories.

    Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your ride, it has been a joy.

    How blessed we have to have the boys, and you and Eddie in our lives.

    Love you ALL!

    Mom -WaWa

  2. Reid W says:

    Hi Airika. I was Eddie’s teammate at Georgetown.

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts. I feel completely overwhelmed just looking at the pictures and videos of your car seats and strollers. Ha – I wouldn’t last a day in your shoes.

    Congratulations to all of you; what an amazing family!

  3. Kathleen Yale says:

    Happy Birthday to the triplets!!!! Thinking of you all today. You’ve done a great job
    and congratulations on the first year. It will get easier AFTER the terrible two passes.
    Love to all, Aunt Kay

  4. Maggie says:

    That was wonderful! We all loved it down here at the beach! Hope you all have a fantastic, crazy, cake filled day!

  5. Robin Finkel says:

    Happy Birthday to Nathan, Cooper and Hudson! We look forward to meeting you in person some day soon. All our love, the Finkel Family 🙂

  6. Ellen says:

    Happy, happy birthday Hudson, Nathan & Cooper! Just went back & reread all your blogs since day one – what an amazing journey and your blogs & photos are priceless. Thanks for sharing your family with us. Hugs & love, Ellen

  7. Aunt Lynne says:

    Happy Birthday boys! Loved the video…can’t wait to have you visit to the best B & B in Maryland! Fletcher is the best big brother!
    Love, Aunt lynne and Uncle dick

  8. Erika says:

    Love ths entry!! Still don’t know how you do it, but you definitely did win the lottery, and all four are very precious, and lucky to have each other, and you in their lives. Happy birthday!! Congratulations on a job well done each and every day!

  9. Patty says:

    How beautiful happy birthday boys, and congrats Eddie, Airika and Fletcher on a great year.
    My life is so blessed because of you.
    Love to you all,
    Patty GiGi

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