By: Jennifer Murray

These Are the Sweetest Days

These truly are some of the sweetest days. The past few days I’ve really got to see some great interactions between our boys. These pictures weren’t posed, I just happened to get Isaac loving his buddy Henry. Monday night, while we were putting the boys down for the night, we were able to witness Isaac and Henry playing peek-a-boo with each other – no kidding! It went on for several minutes along with squealing, screams of joy, and laughter. They have all been watching each other closely and teaming up to play or check something out together. I keep thinking, “Wow, what an incredible opportunity to see our babies getting to interact and discover things together, thanks to the blessing of quadruplets!”

Also, I wanted to thank each of you for the great birthday wishes. It was an overwhelming response! Please know that any good that you see in me is not a reflection of who I am, but Christ in me. There is a lot of ugliness that I need to desperately work on……I also want to thank Brad for the thousanth time. I could not believe he put that all together and got so many of my medical “family” involved. Yes, Brad really is an incredible husband and dad. He amazes me daily with his patience, determination, compassion, perseverance, and just the down right fun he chooses to have with everything! I am exceedingly grateful for God’s provision through my husband. He is more amazing than I’ve ever observed before…You’ve got my respect, Mr. Murray!

I’ve never understood the line from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, ” until this year. My 27th year has absolutely been my most memorable year yet, filled with the absolute highest mountain top joys, and some of the lowest most painful moments. Obviously, this year goes beyond us, as we had to bend our knees in submission to our Maker. I am thankful that God has used the storms to strengthen our faith and teach us how to be more like Christ. Please pray that we would continue to grow!

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

13 Responses to “These Are the Sweetest Days”

  1. Anonymous
    October 11, 2007 at 4:08 pm #

    How precious! I just stumbled onto your site and it is just heartwarming to see your four little miracles. My husband and I have twin boys and we feel like we are busy… I cannot imagine four babies at once! God Bless all of you!! What a beautiful family.

  2. Audrey
    October 11, 2007 at 4:17 pm #

    You truly are a wonderful woman of God and it is so evident just in your writing. May God continue to bless you and your family! HUGS!

  3. Veronica @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows
    October 11, 2007 at 6:07 pm #

    Jen,

    I love that verse in James. I have to recite it to myself often to remind myself that I have a lot of growing to do!
    I loved this post!!!

    Veronica

  4. Suzanne
    October 11, 2007 at 7:32 pm #

    what precious, precious pics of the boys…you are awesome mama murray! hope this next year of your life is even better than the last! i’m so blessed that God has placed such an incredible, godly, quad mom in my life! you are loved.

  5. Anonymous
    October 11, 2007 at 7:41 pm #

    Hey Jen,

    This was a precious post. i love the pictures, especially of isaac and henry :) thank you for the encouragement today! keep ’em coming.

    JZ

  6. Kiley
    October 11, 2007 at 9:21 pm #

    Jen,

    I absolutely love the adorable pics of your handsome little guys cuddling one another! HOW SWEET! Isn’t it funny how they never cease to amaze you with the little things they do each and every day??? Just wait…there’s a lot more GREATNESS coming your way. I find I love each new phase a little more than the last (if that’s at all possible!?!).

    Your friend,
    Kiley Schnarr

  7. Anonymous
    October 12, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    Aww how precious, jenn…thats so sweet. i’ve showed your site to everyone here at work, they cant believe you have four boys! So sweet.. Sioby

  8. Susan
    October 12, 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    Sweet boys! Holy Cow, I have a friend with quadruplets who are now 3. We invited them to our in laws house and mother-in-law and aunt took them to the park while my husband and I had coffee with this brave couple for 1 hour without the kids. The were so shocked not to be bombarded they didn’t know what to do. They have 1 set of identical twin boys and 1 set identical twin girls. I have seen it, blessed and not much sleep! We try to encourage them as much as we can. My own boy will be 8 months next week. Cannot imagine 4!!! Blessings:)

  9. Darla
    October 12, 2007 at 5:43 pm #

    Hi Jenn – it’s me again (Aunt Dar Dar) ha! They are certainly sweet – no doubt about it!!! HOW FUN! I’ve been wondering how your friend in Texas that gave birth a few weeks was doing and how her little ones are coming along? I’m hoping she has the same success stories to tell as you and Brad. Take care and hope your weekend doesn’t bring you any surprises like you had last weekend with the Van problems – however, I’m glad you did, or I still wouldn’t seen the gang until college – haha! Love ya!

  10. Jade
    October 13, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    Hi!
    It’s so nice to meet you!
    I found you through Blogherads. The babies are adorable!
    I just wanted to stop by and say hi, let you know that I’m looking forward to being a regular reader. Also I will leave my Blog link if you’d like to visit me!

    Jade

  11. Quad Squad!
    October 14, 2007 at 4:24 pm #

    Late Happy Birthday! This is such a fun stage. They really start moving around and exploring, but haven’t quite reached the full-on “I-want-what-you-have-and-I-want-it-now!” stage. It has its own joys, but they aren’t the same!

  12. Sheena
    October 15, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    I am a new reader to your blog. I found you through the Steece’s blog which I have read since the beginning.

    I just can’t get over how adorable those boys of yours are! I am a Mother of identical twin girls (was triplets – but God decided to take one home before she was born) and I love to see how other multiple families get about their days. You are truely an inspiration to me both as a multi-mom and as a Christian women.

    Thank you for creating this blog and sharing it with us!

  13. Llama Momma
    October 16, 2007 at 10:54 pm #

    I just found your blog and have read through much of the archives. You guys are an inspiration!! Your babies are amazing.

    And as a twin Mom, can I just say — you rock!!

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