Dear Reagan and Isabella…Some Advice and A Few Requests from Your Father!

AUTHOR: | POSTED: October 21, 2011 | COMMENTS: 7 Comments
CATEGORIES: Daddy on The Fly,

Sean Savage

Dear Isabella and Reagan,

You hit the big ten weeks today and you are as beautiful as ever.  Every day I speak with many people who ask how you are doing.  A reporter from Germany flew to Toledo this morning to take a peek at you and share her observations with everyone back in her country.  Your arrival was greatly anticipated—no more than by me and mom.  Last night, just like every night, is so precious with you.  Rocking in my chair, Reagan, you were in my left arm and Isabella, you laid in my right arm.  With each back and forth of the rocker, you drifted off to sleep.  I have to admit, I faded a bit myself, but no one can convince me there is a better feeling.  I know you won’t remember these nights, but mom and I treasure them. As we rocked together I thought about the possibilities of the future.  A few observations—and bits of advice—flooded my brain.  I want to share them with you today.

–          As you are just learning to smile and giggle I want you to never forget to smile and laugh every day of your life.

–          You came into this world together!  May you always be the best of friends.  I hope and pray Drew, Ryan, Mary Kate and you will always be there to support each other.

–          In the face of adversity and pain, dig deeper and never give up.  You would not be here if it was not for perseverance and, of course, God’s grace.

–          God does exist.  Logan is proof of that… as are you.  Your mom and I would not have survived the past thirty months without our faith.

–          Hard work is always rewarded.  In life you should never get something for nothing as it will surely go away because it is not valued. 

–          Avoid envy and greed.  Live simply.  The best things in life are free. 

–          Live life to the fullest

–           Be thankful.  We are thankful for Jennifer who brought you to us.  Always honor her.



P.S.  There are a few more things I almost forgot…

Hey Reagan and Isabella,

–          Sleep at night…not in the day

–          Quit waking each other up!

–          Give notice (five seconds notice before you puking on me would be very nice!)

–          Live frugally! (Let’s start with learning to digest something other than the most expensive formula!)

–          Be patient! (Could you hold off filling your diaper until at least thirty minutes after changing it?)

–          Have realistic expectations.  When I am holding both of you, could you keep the binky in your mouth? (I don’t have a third arm!)

–          Respect the game! Try not to start crying the minute I crack open a beer and sit down to watch football. 

Everyone tells me I’ll blink and be walking them down the aisle.  Well out of desperation, I tried that last night! When I opened my eyes, they still needed their diapers changed!

Truly, we are embracing every moment.  God has blessed us more than we deserve.

Reagan and Isabella

7 Comments on “ Dear Reagan and Isabella…Some Advice and A Few Requests from Your Father! ”

  • Nicole | October 21st, 2011 11:17 am

    I truly LOVED this post!!!! Thank you so much for continuing to share with all of us as it is wonderful to read about how you are all doing.

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  • Jane Bailie | October 21st, 2011 2:10 pm

    Sean – What a great note to your girls. You and Carolyn are such good writers. We love reading what you two have written. Reagan and Isabella are just darling, as is Mary Kate. Guess I will have to say the boys are darling but they are very handsome. God Bless all of you.

    Mrs. Bailie

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  • Ulrike | October 21st, 2011 2:58 pm

    Wait a couple of years, it will get even better when they start talking to each other. This is something very
    unique about twins (probably more with girls). How often do I hear “but Marie said I can” when
    I ask Sophia that she cannot do something, such as watch Strawberry shortcake….

    My twins will be 3 in January, a priceless couple….. So different and so close. Best friends for a lifetime. When I put them for a nap in the afternoon they just want to go in Mommies bed. So they argued with me that if I let them watch
    Strawberry shortcake, they will fall asleep. Well, this didn’t happen, they either
    came downstairs, or where jumping on the bed, or entertaining each other. Every thing else than falling asleep. So, after probably an hour or two, I had enough of
    discussions with them about taking a nap. So I put them without much words into their crib and walked out of the bedroom. Waiting outside and listening to what
    they are going to do. If they would finally go to sleep. So, I heard Sophia say to
    Marie: “Do you believe what she just did to us?” Marie answered:” Ja, Fia, right. She should not do this, right…. It was so sweet and hilarious to listen to their conversation about what their plan is next to get out of their crib, so that I just went in, gave them both big hugs and kisses and took them out of their bed. Sophia said to me: “Mommy, don’t ever do this again, Marie and Sophia need (!!) to sleep in your bed. 🙂

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  • Christie Thoreson | October 26th, 2011 6:18 am

    Just finished your book and had to find out if you guys were finally blessed with another baby!
    Thrilled to find the blog!

    congratulations…wow, what a journey!!

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  • Carolyn Savage | October 27th, 2011 9:57 pm

    Thanks, Christie! It has been a quite a journey and I can honestly say that I am incredibly grateful that it was our journey. We feel very, very blessed!

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  • tracy | October 30th, 2011 9:44 am

    This has put a huge grin on my face as I listen to Thing 1 and Thing 2..having a pillow fight…what an adventure life it! You inspire me!


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  • lynda crossman | October 12th, 2012 12:17 pm

    way to funny of a letter to my daughters…love it!!

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