I strongly believe what Psalm 139 has to say:
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful”.
So, I want to share the moving story behind the twins holding hands picture, and the twins wrapped in the heart picture in my galleries. Here is the story as told by their mom:
“God answers prayers. In September 2017, I found out that I was pregnant with baby #3. Six weeks into the pregnancy, I started experiencing some symptoms that I never had while pregnant with C and M. I prayed that whatever was different this time around was that I was having twins. For some reason, I felt like I needed to pray. Symptoms stopped but returned at eight weeks. This time it was worse. I continued to pray that all was ok and that we were having twins.
However, I was having a miscarriage. Deep down, I knew something was wrong, but I knew God was and is always in control. It was very rough going through that at home and taking care of the kids at the same time. My emotions were all over the place; extreme sadness, guilt, wanting to be strong and happy for my kids. But having friends talk me through it and pray for me, and God telling me that Baby #3 is in Heaven, and that He has a plan and purpose for me and my kids was a huge comfort.
A few weeks later, we were changing the kids’ beds so they could share a room and my husband mentioned selling C’s baby bed. Jokingly, I said, “no we should keep it, we might have twins”. A month later in December, the week of our 10th anniversary, I found out I was pregnant again! In January, I found out we were having twins. God answers prayers, in His timing. He gave us healthy twins. We prayed throughout the pregnancy that they would be healthy and come close to their 38 week due date.
Also, when I was pregnant with M, she had a cyst on her brain, and questionable dark spots on her stomach and right kidney during an ultrasound. He made her healthy when we thought she wasn’t. He has answered countless prayers. I hope I never forget that.
I don’t know why I went through a miscarriage, but I know that God has an amazing plan for these sweet girls. I also know that I can help a friend who goes through one. L’s middle name Mae is in honor of Baby #3 who was due in May. We’ll see Baby #3 one day! In the meantime, I’ll try to be the best mom I can be to the four kids God has given me.
This picture is one of my favorites of my rainbow babies. I wasn’t able to get pictures of them together in the hospital, because one twin was in the NICU for eight days. I am incredibly grateful that Ellen was able to capture these beautiful, sleepy newborn moments for me. I will treasure them forever.”