I recently met with up with two very special little girls Olivia and Skyelah, both twins from the Sunshine Coast Queensland. Olivia and Skyelah feature in my latest book ‘A World of Twins‘ Volume IV. Olivia’s also appears with her parent Andrew and Lauren in ‘A World of Twins‘ Stories and images of Australian twins, replete and their families.
As an active member of the Sunshine Coast Multiple Birth Association (SCMBA) I see regular posts on their Facebook about local activities, information and support among the community. In 2014 I saw a post that was getting a lot of responses. It was from a mum who had lost one of her twins and had decided to leave the online local support group. I ached for her loss, and wondered how I could help. I was so grateful when proud parents Andrew and Lauren agreed to share their story – Chapter 11 ‘An Angel for Our Princess’ Patrick and Olivia.
Skyelah Rose was born on December 23rd, 2014. Parents Robbie and Brooke got the heartbreaking news, (twin A), ‘Shyloh’ had no heart beat. January 23rd, 4 weeks later and 10 weeks early, both Skyelah (twin B) and Shyloh were born. Skyelah remained in hospital for 6 weeks before coming home. It was tough for the family especially Jackson and Makayla.
Advice: “Life is short, cherish every moment and enjoy your cuddles with them as it’s a true blessing to be a parent of twins.”
Thanks to everyone for all the enthusiasm and encouragement during the production of these books. A special ‘heart felt’ thank you to these beautiful angel twins Olivia and Skyelah and their beautiful families for opening your hearts and for inviting me into your homes and lives. My life has been truly enriched by each and every one of you.