51 Comments

  1. Laura

    You are an absolute inspiration to all of us twin Mamas. From one twin Mama with MS to another, I salute you! Keep doing what you are doing xxx

  2. Because I am not my illness (Ménière’s)
    Xxx

    PS. If you haven’t seen a documentary called the Connection check it out. My mums partner has MS.

  3. Beautiful boys and one strong Mama!! Thanks for sharing your story and your “why” or “whys” for pushing it! God is faithful and I pray that he continues to sustain and strengthen you for that which you have been called to do!

    • mstwinmama

      Thank you Charissa, God is truly faithful and I need Him every second because this task is EPIC x

    • mstwinmama

      God has been amazing in my life Lindsey and I’m hoping that by sharing my story others can find hope and strength too x

  4. You are such an inspiration! Have you looked into the WHALS protocol for MS. As a health coach I’ve seen it do some amazing things for patients. And there’s a great supportive Facebook group of people on the protocol sharing their victories and challenges. Definitely worth looking into if you haven’t already.

    • mstwinmama

      I have never heard of it Maya, i’ll have to check it out. Thank you for saying so, I have to give all the glory to God, could never have maid it without Him x

  5. Candis Braxton

    Recognizing that we need help and accepting it aren’t signs of weakness but of true strength (2 Cor 12:9)… and smarts too 😉😎 the boys are blessed to call you, Mama ❤️

  6. Thank you for sharing. I’m currently at my wits end with one of my twins waking early, I feel like I’m trapped and my body and brain is so tired I’ve had enough. Thank you for reminding me to look to God for his strength. He provides everything we need (which is why I named this twin Joshua, God provides) Keep sharing thank you xx

    • mstwinmama

      That’s a great name. I’m sad to hear that you are feeling so tired, sending love and prayers and God wants us to call on Him anytime. He is your strength x

  7. I have twins too and I was an emotional mess and couldn’t accept help either. It is weird that you think “of course everyone can help me” and then you have your babies and think “no one else can do it like I can”. I finally had to let people help me too. Now my boys are 9 and it is nice to have twins.

    • mstwinmama

      Glad you finally had that revelation Carolyn and it’s lovely to hear how grown up your boys are and that you are enjoying them. That gives me hope x

  8. Dannielle Simon

    Supermama!!! So inspiring to read your story my love. You truly are an amazing mama and beautifully strong woman..x

  9. Thank you for sharing your inspirational story. I’ve just been diagnosed and awaiting treatment. It’s a scary journey. I suspect I’ve been struggling with MS for 20+ years, but ignored all the signs until I went into a major attack last June. I was blessed with 4 beautiful boys, and I want to be present to see them settle down and have families of their own. Hearing your story gives me hope and renews my faith. Your boys are gorgeous. Enjoy every moment! They grow us so fast!

    • mstwinmama

      Thank you Kelly, 20+ years is a long time to struggle without knowing why. At least now, you have the reason for it. It is a scary journey, especially at first but I promise you, it does get easier and you WILL get to see your boys grow up.
      Has your attack finally gone? Hope you’re feeling better.
      I’m glad I brought hope, there’s ALWAYS hope.
      Whenever you want/need to talk, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
      Much love x

  10. Rita

    What beautiful babies!!! Your story is truly an inspiration and Yes His grace is enough!!! I tried to deny my ms symptoms for too many years. Yes I have limits and some days are a lot worse than others. No matter what I seek Him everyday and so thankful that my strength comes from Jesus. You have a beautiful family. And, like you, i have ms but it doesn’t have me!

  11. Keisha

    I truly enjoyed your story. My son is why I kept pushing my body but now he is 19 and about to graduate from high school and go to college. I am no longer working. I am scared that once he leaves I will stop pushing my body. But I put my trust in GOD and constantly pray. I know My Father, My Friend, My God will pull me thru. 😀 Your twins are adorable!!!

    • mstwinmama

      I appreciate you sharing your story Keisha. Stopping pushing your body is a good thing (i think) you’ll have to let me know, but you’re body will thank you. It’s gonna be hard, but you have done your job and now it’s time for you to rest x

  12. Vicki

    I love the boys names. What a testimony you are sharing and what a legacy of faith for your boys. Having lived with MS for over 25 years I know what it is to push your body. From my experiences I can honesty say that is when I have flare ups. The first time I was diagnosed with MS I had actually been congratulating myself on how well I was doing with the very stressful circumstances I was in. I have learned to listen more to my body, and stop before I think I am over doing it. I continue to rely on the Lord’s grace to get through each day. Please take care of yourself, having MS causes one to re-evaluate ones priorities. Am lifting up a prayer for you all,
    Vicki

    • mstwinmama

      Thank you Vicki, that is so nice to hear, hadn’t even thought of it like that…A legacy of faith for my boys. Learning to listen to our bodies is so important, I’m not quite there yet, trying, but if I don’t, there are days where I could sleep all day and then my boys will suffer. I am hoping that as they become more independent things will get easier.
      It really does, I am really not fussed anymore about missing out, my health and family come first. God is faithful and will continue seeing you through. Thank you for the prayers, much appreciated x

  13. Helen

    This is such an inspiring story and the names of your boys are perfect. Our Heavenly Father gets all the glory when I stumble onto such witness. After serving 22 years in the USAF and completing an associates degree…..I was diagnosed with RRMS!!!!

    That was June 2006. My life is proof positive what God brings you to He gets you through..
    “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” Romans 8:31

    • mstwinmama

      Most likely you were experiencing symptoms years before you got diagnosed and while you were serving. Well done Helen for managing for so long. God is amazing towards us and helps us overcome the impossible.
      Thank you for sharing your story and your testimony. I love to hear people that can praise God in their difficult circumstance. God is indeed FAITHFUL!
      Much love x

  14. Jenn Hawk

    Congrats on the boys! I think the hardest thing for me since dx in ’05 has been to ask for help and as it has progressed, the need increases. My daughter was born after years of trying and is almost 4 now, so she has only known me like this. I can’t imagine having twins! Much success! BTW – isn’t pregnancy remission great? LOL

    • mstwinmama

      Pregnancy remission is awesome Jenn 😊. Your daughter is so blessed to have you, and I have learned that the best thing we can do for our darlings is ask for help, because they need us to be strong. Life is certainly hectic for us , but we are Super Mamas x

  15. Rebecca

    I had my twins at 33 weeks Nov 2012, March 2014 I was diagnosed with MS. I knew fairly quickly after having them that something wasn’t right but I chalked it up to twin pregnancy and having newborns. We have an 8 year old and the twins are 5 now. I won’t lie, it has not been easy. I had no choice to except help, which was tough because I was always doing for others. I always felt/feel guilty. I have not been able to work since May 2014 which in some ways has allowed me more time with the twins but I’m at the point now where I am looking forward to them being in school all day. I have trouble keeping up to them and am guilty of not taking care of myself. I know I need to make the time to care for me. My hope is that when they are in school all day I can me then be able to give them a healthier, happier momma!! Best of luck to you!!

    • mstwinmama

      Rebecca, please don’t feel guilty, being a twin mama is hard add MS on top and life becomes almost impossible.

      I don’t need to lecture you about the importance of looking after yourself, but a gentle reminder that u need to.

      You are doing an amazing job and when they go to school you will definitely has time for respite, but in the meantime, please find time to look after yourself, put yourself first for once.
      As you slow down and explain to your twins, they will hopefully start to understand.
      Be kind to yourself!

      Sending you my love and prayers x

  16. What an AMAZING story. God said he would never leave us nor forsaken us & he hasn’t failed me yet. I was diagnosed in 2005, married to my husband now for 39 years, 3 children, 10 grandchildren & 1 great granddaughter going on 2 in September. Having MS hasn’t been easy & I wouldn’t wish this disease on anyone.
    Every time I’m feeling down or weak, I always ask him to give me strength because he is my strength & that makes me keep moving on. You know the saying “can’t stop won’t stop” well that’s me. I feel that if I stop that will be it for me. Recently my husband was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, did his treatments & now cancer free. Thank you Jesus! He’s not back to normal but coming back slowly…day by day. This & so much more keeps me going, keeps me living. Thank you for allowing me to share my story.

    • mstwinmama

      Can I just start by saying Praise God that your husband has had the all clear. I’m so honoured that you shared your story, thank you.
      You certainly have been through a lot but it must be frustrating not to be able to stop when you need to.
      Jesus has really come through you and I pray that He continues to bless you all. Keep letting Him be your strength. You are amazing and an inspiration x

      • Francesca M Alleyne

        Thank you for your lovely words. May God bless you and your family today and always. Stay strong for he gives you the strength & love to carry on,
        Be Blessed!

  17. Tonya

    I love reading this. I too have 2 yo twins and a 7 yo. . Work FT. Sometimes I push myelf to the point where i cant move and crash. I am so happy to have found tbis page and someone i can identify with. Thank you.

    • mstwinmama

      Thank you for your honesty Tonya, it’s so nice to know I’m not alone. I can’t believe that you are working FT, have twins and MS… twin mamas are already supermamas, but add MS to the mix and it takes us to the next level, and you are managing to work on top of it all. Please look after yourself, I’m learning that I need to do it so much more now. I’m so glad that you messaged, I hope we can stay in touch, I’d like to, you can give me some of your wisdom how you coped with you twins x

  18. Elizabeth Wiese

    I too have MS and push myself to the point of passing out. But would I ever do anything differently? No. And you know what? You are going to keep getting stronger and better because you are a fighter.
    Both my kids are now in their 20’s and they’ve told me how much they admire my strength.
    Your boys are blessed and lucky to have you as their Mom. (If you ever think you are going to pass out PLEASE sit down!)

    • mstwinmama

      Thank you for the encouragement Elisabeth. I promise I will sit down if needed. You have done an excellent job and I hope that you are getting your well deserved rest now. You’ve earned it 😊

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