Isang responsibilidad nga naman ang magkaroon ng sariling pamilya. Ang magkaroon ng isang anak ay malaking responsibilidad na dapat gampanan. Paano pa kaya kung kambal ito? Paniguradong mas mahirap, hindi ba?
Paano pa kaya kung aabot sa pitong bata o
septuplets ang minsanang darating? Paano nga kaya ito?
Unang beses na magkaroon ng septuplets ay ang mga anak ng mag-asawang Bobbi at Kenny McCaughey. Taong 1997, 9 weeks na premature ang mga bata nang maipanganak sa Des Moines, Iowa. Sila ang pinakaunang septuplets na naka survive ng kumpleto.
Sila ay sina Kelsey, Natalie, Nathan, Joel, Alexis, Kenny Jr. Brandon.
Kamusta na ba ngayon ang mga septuplets na ito?
Sa ngayon, may kani kaniyang buhay na ang bawat isa sa kanila at may iba’t ibang karera sa buhay.
“I think that we’re all becoming very independent and finding our different talents and different skill sets. It’s cool to celebrate this different milestone,” sambit ni Kelsey ikaapat na anak.
Nag-aaral naman ang limang anak na sina Kelsey, Natalie, Nathan, Joel at Alexis sa Hannibal-LaGrange University sa Missouri, na naibigay agad na scholarship nang sila aySi Kelsey ay kumuha ng major sa public relations, si Alexis ay early childhood education, si Natalie ay exercise science, at si Joel at Nathan naman ay computer information systems.
Habang si Kenny Jr. ay nakatira kasama ng kanyang pamilya sa Iowa habang pumapasok sa vocational school at si Brandon ay nagtatrabaho bilang U.S. Army.
“Since they were very young they’ve had varied interests. They still have a very close bond to one another, but they also enjoy doing things with their friends and also exploring those different activities and different classes,” kwento naman ng kanilang ina.
Siyempre, naninibago din sila sa kolehiyo.
“It was definitely a culture shock for sure,” Kelsey said about going off to college. Growing up in Iowa for 18 years, we didn’t really know any different. It was a difficult transition to be away from our parents and be outside of Iowa, but I think that we all did welcome it and just really created new friendships and met new people in a new environment,” pahayag ni Kelsey.
Sa kabila nito, nagsalita naman ang mag-asawa kung paano sila naninibago sa paglayo ng kanilang mga anak upang mag aral.
“We don’t have to deal with things like we used to. We have more time for each other,” sambit ni Kenny Sr.
“It’s been very different. In some respects it’s been fun because Kenny and I have been able to do a lot more things, just the two of us, but at the same time I kind of miss the business of having everyone at home. When they are home, it’s really enjoyable and something we look forward to a lot,” saad naman ng ina na si Bobby.
Sobra naman ang pasasalamat ng kanilang mga anak sa kanilang mga magulang lalong lalo na sa Diyos.
“I think it’s such an amazing opportunity that our family has gotten to have. I think the Lord just really put that in my parents’ lives and just really orchestrated that so perfectly,” pahayag ni Kelsey.