Malissa is another TTTS mom. Her boys are around 2 years old and TTTS survivors. They beat TTTS and that, alone, is reason to praise the Lord! But I praise God for other reasons regarding Malissa. I praise him that he brought her and her humble attitude to my life and to the groups that I help run. Malissa and a few other moms (Lindsay and Amber amongst others) are moms to two surviving TTTS twins who are humble, respectful and empathetic towards each and every person who has lost a baby to TTTS. There is are many groups, as I have mentioned, that support those going through it and Malissa (and the other girls) have made it their mission to ensure that no one is left to feel that their story doesn't matter or shouldn't be told. They make sure that all of our babies have their story told and that the wishes of loss families to not be exposed to things like excessive photos of double survivors or cute stories (and photos) of what double surviving twins have been up to is kept away from the places that offer support.
Having Malissa in my life has helped me to feel like a twin mommy. She lets me feel safe to remember what it was like to be pregnant with the boys and not be reminded of what I didn't get to have but rather what I did. And she allows me to see that God has let TTTS and her babies inspire her to do amazing things AND praise him for it!!!
Here is a post she made about a year after TTTS first touched her life, how much easier it was to be a twin mommy then she ever dreamed it could be and how much she was grateful for the changes TTTS brought to her life. Thanks for sharing Malissa!