One of the most profoundly transformative events a person can go through is becoming a parent. When they both worked at Target in 2003, the couple’s love affair officially began. Adam proposed to Danielle on Christmas Eve after they had been dating for 2.5 years; they were married six months later. We were so young, man! On their family blog, Danielle described the moment they exchanged vows. Years of stru.ggle later, the couple’s wishes were granted when their daughter Blayke was born.
In an effort to give Blayke a sibling four years later, Danielle got pregnant with not one, but five children. Following a battle with inf.ertility, the five infants, who were delivered on April 8, were conceived using intra.uterine inse.mination. The couple’s doctors encouraged them to ab.ort one or more of the fet.uses, but they chose not to do so due to their religious convictions. Busby admitted that he has read criticism from those who disagree with their choice to keep every baby, but he prefers to pay attention to the supportive remarks. Particularly now, considering all the infants and how lovely they are, he remarked. How could we make a decision?
Even though he said things can get hectic – especially when all five babies are screaming in the middle of the night – Busby said his love for his daughters keeps him focused. Even daughter, Blayke, is eager to help, Busby said. All of this allowed the couple to get into a routine. He said:” Adding Ava to the mix has been an adjustment. It’s crazy what a difference one baby makes. We each fed the four babies like we normally do and we still had one left. We ended up playing rock, paper, and scissors.” In April 2015, the Busby family transformed from a family of three to a family of eight overnight. The Busby quints are the first set of all-girl quintuplets in the US, and the first globally since 1969. Now, this history-making brood is turning a t.errible two!
Though the two have been parents for nearly a decade, one thing has not changed: their relationship with one another comes first. Adam said:” We’ve gotten great advice from mentors. Obviously, mine and her relationship is the most important relationship in the house. And so if that’s not doing well, you know, everything in the house suffers. And we can see it whenever we get in an argument, or you just don’t feel connected. With stress and everything going on, the kids see it and the kids feel it. And it seems like the house just kind of starts spiraling out of control.
So that’s just the most important relationship in the house – ours. And we focus on that and they’re happier for it.” With a house full of young, growing girls, all with varying personalities and opinions, there’s lots of chatter in the Busby home. And for Danielle, maintaining a healthy line of communication with Adam is the most important ingredient of their strong and happy marriage. She said:” Communication is probably the biggest key, and learning to adjust to what’s not working. We enjoy doing stuff together and going on dates, but it can get overshadowed really quickly.”