Christmas is a time for contemplation and thankfulness for many people; it’s a time to cherish what you have and to remind yourself to be grateful for what you have rather than resentful of what you might not.
As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find the internet, and particularly social media, covered in uplifting posts that focus on families and boldly display the areas of people’s life that they are most proud of.
Personally, I enjoy taking a yearly family portrait in front of the tree with my loved ones. If nothing else, it will serve as a memento for years to come, when I can reflect on it and grin at a history that is getting harder and harder for me to remember clearly.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of well-known people shared details about their holiday celebrations on social media in various posts.
Few, though, were able to make us feel warm within the way Hilary Swank did.
The 48-year-old, well-known actress was beaming with excitement as she expressed her unending gratitude for the unborn children growing inside her.
Swank shared a photo on Instagram of her next to her Christmas tree while wearing festive red and white striped pyjamas.
Hilary captioned her shot, “We couldn’t wish for a more incredible miracle.” “Such gratitude for these two once-in-a-lifetime presents!!”
The Million Dollar Baby star continued by wishing everyone a happy holiday.
“Happy Holidays to everybody! Merry Christmas and many miracles in your personal lives, in whatever shape they may take,” she added.
Swank revealed that she was expecting twins back in October. She and her husband Philip Schneider are both said to have twins, so that part of her announcement wasn’t all that noteworthy.
She was the centre of attention, which was perhaps unfortunate. Swank is over the average age that women can hope to become pregnant at 48, and every time a female celebrity conceives in her 40s, the debate about what age is “acceptable” to stop trying to have children (we know, it’s crazy) tends to resurface.
Swank, however, is understandably thrilled to be expecting. Her due date also coincides with her father’s birthday, which is even more tragic given that he passed away a year ago.
The actress discussed the wonderful coincidence lately on The Drew Barrymore Show.
Barrymore remarked at the time, “You just disclosed that your father passed away a year ago, and this miracle is happening.
Hilary answered, “Yeah, and they are due on his birthday.
Swank added: “This is something I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m going to be a mother.”
The 48-year-old woman said to Extra TV that the issue of her becoming a “older” mom was just a matter of timing.
“Until about four years ago, I was having a career but not the appropriate relationship, and all the factors needed to come together and be right,” she said.
“It’s just something I thought about even as a young girl,” she continued. It’s good to be here and just be pregnant because that’s what was on my mind.
The Oscar winner confessed that she is most excited about the twins’ expected arrival on a day that already has particular significance for her.
It’s lovely, she said. “Everything is falling into place, and my dad was one of my all-time favourite people, so it’s kind of like… this homage of life with them being born on this occasion,” the speaker said.
I’m not sure how you feel, but I’m just incredibly pleased for Hilary Swank. We want her to look her best at all times. Enjoy being a mother!