While golden birthdays only happen once, this set of Georgia triplets will undoubtedly have something to remember about their special day for years to come. As WAGA-TV reported, siblings Jill, Ross, and Jake Bieniek turned 22 on February 22, 2022.
“Their Golden Birthday seemed so far away when they were born, and we thought about their unique date in history, but here it is! As they say when raising children, The days are long but the years are short,” the triplet’s father, Stan Bieniek, said.
According to People, to celebrate their golden birthday, all three children came home from college to spend the evening with their father Stan and their mother, Randy, who is an identical twin herself. When the triplets arrived home, they were greeted by a large sign in the yard with their names and the hashtag “22 on 2.22.”
“When they came around the corner and there it was, they’re like, ‘Oh mom, what have you done?’ ” Randy said. “But it was cute.”
Before they were blessed with the triplets in 2000, the siblings’ parents endured multiple pregnancy losses, according to the outlet. As a result, by the time the couple welcomed the three new additions to their family, the parents were in their forties.
“I called them the 10-year baby project,” Randy said. “They can’t quite appreciate what we went through.”
After arriving eight weeks early, the triplets spent two weeks in the NICU before their parents were finally able to bring them home. The babies received a grand welcome in the form of two blue and pink storks in the front yard, a tradition their parents continued this year, according to WAGA-TV.
In addition to it being their golden birthday and the unique date, there is something else that made this celebration special, however. As People reported, this year’s birthday is likely the last one to occur while they’re all living together in Georgia.
As the triplets prepare to graduate college, Jill plans to move on to graduate school, while her two brothers are interviewing for jobs that could take them “anywhere in the country.”
“This summer I’m expecting to move three kids to three different places,” their mother said. “Thank God for FaceTime.”
Still, despite the promise of change, Randy highlighted the family’s exciting birthday plans to honor the birth of their precious children.
“We’re going out to eat tonight — and we bought a bunch of lottery tickets,” she said, saying that by welcoming triplets, they already “hit the jackpot.”
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