something to say....

just a simple I love you all! You guys blow me away with your kind words, encouragement and deep thoughts. You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me think & you keep me real!

as for the comments... those weren't the big bang on the negativity. I received 2 emails, which is where I took that line from losing readers, get over myself, blah blah blah. I'm not going to respond, I have no need to. So if it was YOU who sent it I won't be writing back. Everyone IS entitled to their own opinion but I'm not going to spend time thinking over bad thoughts. I don't need to defend myself... it is my blog... i can say what I want and you don't have to read. Although I'm so glad to have *most* of you here. {grin}. I do not feel that I've been non-stop negative. I am a very upbeat person and I've gone through a lot lately... not that you or someone else hasn't gone through more. But regardless... it's a lot for me and my family right now and we're working our way through it the best we can. I do feel blessed and I've said that numerous times since the accident. God's grace poured out upon us in our time of need.

I know that hearing about how I feel right now and the down side of things isn't what you all want to read... but I'm real... I'm not going to pretend to be something I'm not, feel something I don't or live in la-la land. I am going to the chiro tomorrow and I'll probably post about what she said and how I'm healing. 95% of that is for me, my record, my thoughts, my journal... 5% is for the rest of you who care. {grin}

as for the lawyer... I have not shared what happened in the accident, I have not shared what happened at the hospital, I have not given you any details because it's not the time or the place. We are not decided on getting a lawyer, only spending time talking with people, thinking through this, praying and waiting to make the right decision.

now lets all hold hands and dance {grin}


  1. I'll dance with you just as soon as you are able to move again!

  2. Brittany, I'm not even sure how I came across your blog, but I've been following it for a few months, I think!

    You are an amazing inspiration and I love to hear about your blessed life. Struggles happen. That's life. When they happen, it's important to have an outlet to share them. You have certainly had your share of challenges and struggles recently. You can be overjoyed about the healthy arrival of your babies and yet still mourn a pregnancy that ended before you were ready. I've been there. My youngest was born 6wks early. I praised the Lord he was healthy and at the same time I was sad for my pregnancy with him to be over.

    Thank you for being REAL!

    Take care, Tracey (Momma of four, whose oldest daughter will be having surgery on Thursday)

  3. Only if we can sing "Kumbaya" and eat smores too ;)
    I was able to vote for you YEAHHH! Hope you win girl!

  4. Oh and Carter says the pregnacy count down on the side bar looks like one baby is throwing the other around! (So which one has that kind of personality... )

  5. I am amazed that you even have time to blog. It gives me hope that I will be able to handle my four kids and twins! I am glad that you are getting better even if it is at a slow pace!

  6. As I've told you before I think you are being an amazing trooper. I've never heard anyone so upbeat and faithful. You are awesome!

    If it were me going through everything that you've been going through I would be boo-hooing all the time.

    I'd like to see someone else in CONSTANT pain with SIX kids two of them being newborn twins NOT COMPLAIN. What the heck?

    I DO want to know how you are doing. I think about you and pray for you often. I really appreciate the updates and letting us know honestly how you are feeling.

    I think you are inspirational!

  7. Well, I for one am amazed that you are able to blog so well with all that you have on your plate, and -- for goodness sake -- if you weren't affected by all that has happened, you wouldn't be human! I have to praise you for sharing such real emotions with us even though we are all "strangers" in a way. I am so sorry that your precious gitls had to enter the world under such difficult circumstances. With my first son, we had complications in his birth and I had to have an emergency c-section after 18 hours of labor; I broke my pelvis during a fall a few days later, and then when I stopped reeling from that, I had a colicky baby with me all day for six (!!!) months. That is nothing compared to all you have to deal with, but it was enough for me to evoke some postpartum depression (and I am normally a pretty happy person). So, know you are not alone, and I am inspired by you! And try as best as you can to take care of yourself. All of those little moments can add up and make a big difference. I hope your husband is pampering you when he has time! :)

  8. I find reading your blog very encouraging as you go through this hard time and lean on the Lord to lift you up and get you through. You have such a strong faith and I believe with all my heart that your honesty and faith in God is witnessing to people who read your blog and that you are planting seeds you know nothing about. Just my thoughts. Praying for you.

  9. Good for you for looking into your options. I've been in an accident before where I ended up having to seek out a lawyer. All worked out well for me as I'm sure it will for you. I hope you are able to find a lawyer that understands what has truly been taken from you during this precious time. Unfortunately money can't replace that, but it sure helps pay the bills! :)

  10. Brittany, before I even got down to reading the last line of your entry I was thinking I'm jumping up and down here because I hate that people feel they need to have a 'go' at what you write on your blog.

    Ignore them!

    Do the happy dance as best you can, and when you can't, just do it on the inside. You have a lot of support, even from folks like me, a million miles away and I don't even know you.

    Keep doing whatever it is that you want to do. Enjoy all your family.

    Good, bad and indifferent times always come in and out of our lives for a zillion reasons.

    I think you are doing great....and I for one, when you CAN share, am very keen to hear about your deliveries of your two little know's beginning to loom in my mind and I need somewhere to focus. I don't know anyone who has had twins, I'm on that message board you directed me to and I love it but we are kind of the blind leading the blind.....

    Gotta fly

    I am sorting wardrobes today...can't you tell??? haha

    Susan :):)

  11. you're right not to worry about the few negative commenters...blow them off totally!

    keep the photos comin'...your girls are too cute!

    Pink is my favorite color too...and "baby" is my favorite smell.

    FYI...I am learning with baby steps to eat more healthily...but my little Tulip has been on a horrible eating strike for about 10 days...the most frustrating one yet...her gums. I know your'e super busy but if you have some advice...I'm willing to hear!!!! ;-)

  12. Hey Brittany!

    I came across a blog the other night that was, in ways, familiar to your situation. I thought maybe you two would become best bloggie friends over your emotional deliveries of your twins...
    *hugs to you*

  13. I love...

    * reading about your family
    * your pictures
    * that you finally have 2 girls after 4 boys! (I have 2 girls, so I know how much fun they can be :)
    * how healthy you is very inspiring!
    * and how real your blog is.

    keep it too!

    Hope tomorrow goes well :)

  14. You go girl! Mean people are just that... Mean.

    I'll dance with ya! Well, actually I should warn you first - it might be ugly. :)


  15. I love the fact that you're real. I mean, isn't that what the blog is all about? And sure you've not been as upbeat as normal..I mean hello! You just had a major traumatic experience and gave birth to twins and have four boys and....I love it that you update us, that way I know how to pray for you and remind myself that everyone is going through something. I sure hope those nay-sayers don't read my blog! It's been pretty depressing lately!

  16. I think it's neat that you are being real about your situation. If you said you were totally fine I might question you. :) You are amazing! Just keep the blog that way it is! :)

  17. You are on amazing mama who truly cares. THANK YOU for sharing an insight into your life with me. I can not believe how some people can be, but you are truly amazing!!! Keep it up and enjoy your kids!!!

  18. Brittany, Somehow I missed your last post. But for goodness sake- you have every right to talk about your own experience in YOUR OWN blog! I don't think you've been overly negative at all. In fact, it's blogs like yours- where you're honest about what's actually going on in your life- that I'm drawn to the most. I seriously doubt you're losing readers :P

    Please keep sharing with us! The ups and downs, the good and bad. It allows us to celebrate with you through the good times, and pray for you through the struggles!

    Hope you're continuing to recover well!


  19. Way to keep it real, beautiful Brittany.

  20. Brittany,

    Take all the time you heal, just remember to smile during the day at ALL your little men and girls!! I hope you are healing and that the report tomorrow will be good. God Bless,

  21. it would be SO disappointing if you WERE NOT real...b.c after all...we are ALL real!

  22. More affirmation here. You go, girl. And heal up quickly!

    A little unsolicited advice from a former legal secretary, and someone who has been in a gnarly accident: get a lawyer. The insurance, no matter how nice they seem right now, will not remain that way. Near the time of the statute of limitations (one year), they will turn nasty, and will bully you into settling for a piddly amount, barely covering your medical bills. Then, you will have to get a lawyer. Better to do it now. Then, you don't have to deal with the insurance anymore...the lawyer handles it all. Not only that, you have a very complex case, seeing as the accident brought on your labor, and what you had to go through pain-wise during labor as a result.

    Stepping off my soap box. :-)


  23. I for one appreciate your honesty. I can't believe all that you've gone through and you are still upbeat, still have time to blog, etc. I pray for your healing and that you are able to enjoy those little beauties as much as possible. They are just beautiful!

  24. I love how you are able to share the good and the bad. It's what's going on in your life at the time, why not share it if you want to. I hate reading blogs that are all peaches and cream. Nobody's life is that perfect and there are people who pretend to be. I appreciate your honesty.

    Sarah VM

  25. Short time mostly lurker (heh heh) and I've been impressed with your positive, lovely spirit.

  26. I'm sorry that someone actually took the time to throw negativity your way. I know exactly what it feels like to go through the days following the birth of a child and even twin babies. However, I don't know what it must feel like to be in as much pain as you, and still be going through life with TWO newborns, FOUR older children, a husband, a dog, while trying to take care of yourself.

    Gosh, rude commenter!!! Save your downer remarks for the pigs.

    As for me, Brittany, I'll be here as a shoulder to cry on. Whenever and for however long you want.


  27. I think what makes your blog soo interesting and inspiring is because you do talk about everything... the good, the great, the bad, the ugly! This is your outlet and you can make it however you want! And I LOVE it, just the way it is:) Thanks for always sharing! You are an inspiration to all women:)

  28. it's your blog and you can cry if you want to ;) Seriously, let us know needs that you would like for us to remember in prayer. When you are ready, please share the story with us. If you feel like you were injured, or things weren't right, there is no shame in seeking help from an attorney, you can still be a good person and have a legal matter... it doesn't make you a gold digger, just someone that may have lasting problems from something that randomly happened and was NOT your fault.

    Many Blessings,

  29. Brittany, I am so heart broken by all the negative comments people are posting. This is your blog and you can do with it as you please. I have been reading your blog now for almost a year, and have just recently started commenting, and it pains me to see people attacking you and your thoughts.

    You have the right to be real and tell the reality of your labor and how things are going trying to cope with the injuries and pain, along with taking care of two adorable little girls...Keep doing what you are doing...I am glad to see that you are not taking the time to reply to the anon commentors, because they are only trying to get arise out of you.

    Thanks again for being so real!!

  30. Still an avid reader and I think it is wonderful that you share your life with so many people, friends and strangers alike. Life isn't always pretty or happy, so why should a blog about LIFE always be?! I also feel that you have never seemed ungrateful, you always express how blessed you feel.

    Too bad others feel the need to tear you down just as life is more stressful (good stress and bad stress both).

    Keep up the good work! Hope you're healing and feeling better day by day!

  31. Hey, I have been reading for a while, never commented though! I am shocked that people were so rude to you. First of all, I agree, it is your blog and you can say what you want. I am all for being real! Why do people have to think that just from reading your blog, they know exactly what you are going through and have gone through and everything about your life...they are just being naieve and just don't worry about it! I also really appreciate your faithfulness to the Lord. I am a believer too and have appreciated that!

  32. Wonderfully put Brittany ...
    NOW LET'S DANCE !!! :o)

  33. Yeah about I dance and you sit there and watch! That sounds like a better plan being you have fractured bones and all!!!

    You stick to it girl! You are doing amazing given the circumstances (as far as I can tell anyhow) and hey...we all have bum days and great days! You are completely entitled and YES it is YOUR with it what you will. I, for one, am still going to read it!!!!

  34. I cannot believe that someone would have the nerve to send you an email on what YOU post on YOUR blog! Get Real!! I love reading your blog!

  35. I happened across your blog some time ago, and I find it fascinating! I love being able to look into your life, and I love the fact that you don't hide anything. I am 34 weeks pregnant with twins, and I am terrified that something will happen before they are ready to come. Reading about your experience, as horrible as it was, makes me realize that if something does happen, it will be okay! Thank you for being honest. And keep up with the updates on your visits--we love knowing how you're doing and that you are (slowly!) getting better!!! May God bless your beautiful family :)

  36. ha ha ha. Are you allowed to dance, young lady?? lol

    Much love! Hope you're doing well... and apparently you have electricity, so that's good!

  37. I'm just getting caught up on blog reading and wanted to say that I'm praying for you and that your sweet girls are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  38. Briit, glad you don't feel the need to give power to the haters.

    Keep going. You're so cool, so outta this world bright and cheery. I'd love to dance with ya.

  39. I think you are amazing!! You haven't lost me for a reader. I just wish I knew you in real life! :)

    I know it's probably been said over and over in the comments but I cannot believe someone would have the nerve to say such things to you! :(

    Love your heart! I continue to lift you up in prayer.

    Love and hugs,

  40. I love your blog and I was impressed with your response to those who were not very kind. Really well worded and oozing with confidence. :)
    Praying for you lots!

  41. Brittany, I am so saddened that anyone could take what you've written from your heart on your OWN blog and turn it into something negative. What this sounds like is that it isn't even about you, it is something the email senders must work thru in their own life. I have a very close friend that has found blogging to be the most wonderful method of therapy during a most horrible loss. Sometimes it's raw and not all sunny and smiles but it has really helped her thru. We as your readers want you to be able to be honest with us, so far you've had a great attitude about it all, and I can only imagine you'll be seeing many more readers because of it.


  42. I just can't believe someone could view your lovely blog as negative in any way. You are doing an amazing job!

  43. Hi Brittany! A friend or two of mine link to you and one day while goofing off I clicked over and have been coming back regularly since then!!

    I have been following along closely since the birth of your girls and am so glad that they are happy, healthy little sweeties!! I hope you are on the road to recovery and feel at least a little bit better each and every day. I can't even fathom all that you have been through!

    I also wanted to say GOOD FOR YOU in standing up for yourself! Awhile back I posted something on my own blog about my thoughts on something and at least one reader was highly offended and commented. Although her comment was not hateful, it was obvious she was upset. So then I felt the need to correct what I said and then ended up deleting both posts because of the whole ordeal. HIndsight is 20/20 and I should have done exactly what you did...stood my ground! I am entitled to my opinion just as much as the next blogger and since it was my blog after all, I shouldn't have felt the need to delete the posts.

    ANYWAY, sorry for all that mumble jumble! You are a busy mama, but I just wanted to say how refreshing it is to find another blogger who is completely real and doesn't try to pretend that everything is perfect when in reality you are human and have highs and lows just like the next person!

    Thanks for sharing!! And congrats on the twins!!

  44. Praying for you as you deal with the question of litigation. All I will say is, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING that says you are okay! I had major headaches for TWO YEARS after I was hit head on (With my 5 week old in the car). I signed off that I was okay because I "wasn't going to sue" and I regret it dearly. I had to pay a lot of my dr bills that I shouldn't have...

  45. OMGosh. I can't even believe that someone would send you a mean email. You gave birth (which is painful enough) with a cracked sternum, cracked ribs and whatever else and on top of that have 6 children to now take care of and someone has the nerve to say quit talking about yourself!! HOLY MOLY, the nerve!! This is your blog, and you say what you want to girl, and don't worry about some goofy emailer. I don't always comment, but I'm here:) Hugs!

  46. You're awesome Brittany!! Way to go with not letting the "downers" get you down! You're right, this is YOUR blog.. if they don't like it, they don't need to spend time here! As for the rest of us... we appreciate you just for who you are!

  47. Wow, I'm so sorry that there are people who are being so negative! That's absolutely silly!

    In prayer for you as you decide the next step!

    (I love the pictures of the little ladies!!!)

    Keep your head up!

    Many blessings!!!

  48. Brittany you are too cute! I'll be doing a happy dance with you as soon as your ribs heal.
    I'm glad you are seaking a lawyer. I wish I would have with my last one. He's alive, healthy, and survived birth. However, the trauma and injury to my body would not have happened if my doctor and hospital would not have negligent. Just wish sometimes that I had pursued it. Do what you feel the Lord leads you to do. God is a God of justice. Keep that in mind when deciding. Blessings dear one.


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