Day 1 at Day Care

I came home to a quiet house and I realized I didn’t have to whisper to Victor. Kids were not home or taking a nap. Just a little while ago, we dropped the kiddos off at a day care center for the very first time. This is a huge milestone for us and it deserved to be written about here in my diary blog.

Our twins have been the very center of our lives for the past 19 plus months every single moment of every single day. Our lives have changed drastically is an understatement. Many of us experience parenthood and it is very special to all of us in one way or another. For us, it was important that we raised them with extended family, so we have literally picked up and left the country and moved to another to be closer to my family. These kids have brought so much joy to all of our lives that are involved, since the moment they made their appearance. I feel overwhelmed with so much appreciation and joy everyday, words can’t begin to describe these emotions.

Parenthood is a strange thing for me. I knew that I was the one who would grow and expand as a spiritual human being from this experience and so far, it’s definitely exceeding my expectations. I know these kids came with their own agenda and expectations also and when mixing it up with the environment they’re in, they’re shaping their own set of personalities or karma. Karma is an interesting concept – I am currently reading a book about it written by Sadhguru, more on that at a later time.

Well, Day 1 came and went. They didn’t cry when we dropped them off and seemed happy and excited to see us back when we picked them up merely 3 hours later. They seem to handle new people and places really well because we have already exposed them to a lot of people and taken them to so many different places from the very beginning of their short lives. It is time for us to start getting used to not having them around all the time and figuring out what’s next to do.

I am definitely getting really excited about the new possibilities.






Twins Do Run in Our Family (双子はうちの家族に多数)

My only sister had her identical twin boys 21 years ago. I fell in love with them and all I ever wanted was twins since then. Identical twins are NOT said to run in a family, only fraternal twins are. So we don’t have any other twins in our family. Victor’s immediate older brother and sister are twins (fraternal because they’re different sex) but obviously Victor and I are not related so that doesn’t really count. Twin pregnancies happen only 2% or less depends on the region, even rarer for identical, boys and in Japan. Added to this fact, to adopt twins is even more rare than having twins (since someone who is having twins would have to be willing to adopt them out). You also won’t see too many inter-racial couples adopting and then, moving overseas. All of these factors considered, what we have here is super uncommon, and we can’t say that this was just a coincidence, luck or accident.


I always believed that we, humans, create our own path. That is, we get to choose what we want in life and this alone is a confirmation that what we want and dream of can and do come true (*refer to my last post on Dreams Come True). What we don’t always have control over is HOW or WHEN it will come. As far as I’m concerned, I wanted to have twins for a long time but I did not get to say when or how they would come about. I must say that it could not have happened more perfectly or at better timing.


“Everything comes at the right time, place and sequence” by Luis Hay