Thursday, January 27, 2011

"God Twins"

At Kelly's Korner she is featuring a blog hop of "Show Us Your- Life- Tell Us your Adoption Story."

Well here goes, God has blessed us with a very interesting adoption story. My husband and I tried to conceive for 2 years and nothing happened. We decided to start fertility. After many tries of IUI's nothing worked. We started to look into adoption and put the word out that we would be interested in adopting.

We prayed that God would bless us with a child and there was a lot of heartache. It was definitely the hardest point of my life. We decided to try IVF. At first I thought I was not pregnant, but after the blood test it showed I was pregnant. The nurse had called my cell while I was teaching, to tell me that I was pregnant. I didn't want to answer the phone during school hours and be sad to find out that I wasn't pregnant. The nurse couldn't get a hold of me so she called my husband and told him that I was pregnant. He drove to school and told me with tears in his eyes that I was pregnant! We were due Oct. 13th.

Three months had gone by and we were so excited to be expecting and praised God continuously. Around Easter weekend we received a call from my husband's aunt about a mother who wanted to put her baby up for adoption. The birth mother didn't know exactly when she was due, but she thought around Sept. My husband and I prayed about it and then I made the call back to her. The birth mother and I became good friends.

The birth mother went to the doctors and he gave her a due date of Oct. 15th! These two babies were only 2 days apart!

We continued to build a relationship with the birth mother. We flew her up to our town and she stayed with us for a long weekend. It was fun to walk around being two pregnant ladies. I remember one time my husband was out to dinner with myself and the birth mother and a waitress jokingly asked if my husband was responsible for both of the babies. He said, "Well actually yes!" The waitress was very puzzled.

At 5 months we found out that we were having a boy and then a few weeks later we found out that we were adopting a little girl. We were so excited to have both a boy and a girl!

About a week and a half before both babies were due. I flew almost 40 weeks pregnant to FL. My husband dropped me off at the airport and he drove down to FL with our car. My husband's grandparents live in Florida and we stayed with them. During our time of waiting we spent time with the birth mother. Our daughter was induced on Oct. 10th and we were there for her delivery. I was the first one to hold her and my husband came in after the birth and cut the cord. It was a beautiful birth, but after our daughter Avielle Joann was born there were a lot of tears. As we all knew this was not going to be easy. Avielle had three days with her birth mother in the hospital.

The last day at the hospital her birth parents allowed us to be her parents!!!!!!! It was one of the best days of my life! My husband was at the hosptial after the signing. I stayed with my husband's grandparents and family and just prayed that she would be ours.

After the papers were signed my husband was wheeled out of the hospital with our daughter and he brought her home to me! Avielle's name means "My Lord My God is Gracious."

5 days later I went into labor with our son, Anderson Dale.

God has given them such a beautiful story. I'm excited to see what God has in store for them in the future. I call these two little miracles our "God Twins." Only God could put these 2 five days apart!

When my "God Twins" were 10 months old I became pregnant with our daughter Ellie. I know that God does have a sense of humor. When Ellie was born the two oldest were only 19 1/2 months old!!!!

God hears our cries and He is listening. He knows our hearts desire and He is writing your story.


  1. Wow, that really IS an awesome story! :D

  2. What an encouraging story!!! I have tears in my eyes! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  3. What a precious story. I'm sure your home is load, chaotic and WONDERFUL. I love how God makes families in so many ways!

  4. Love the story of your God Twins! I have 3 within 14 months through adoption and birth, so I know the joys and struggles! =) Your kids are all such cuties! Blessings,

  5. God twins..I love it! You have a beautiful family!

  6. Thank you for sharing your story! I have twins, adopted through Foster Care. Your story is interesting and fun. And yes - God does have a sense of humor. :)

  7. Found your blog through Kelly's blog... what an awesome story you have! We serve a wonderful God!

  8. God is so good. Love your story.

  9. And I thought 4 1/2 months apart was hard! What a neat story! I LOVE that God gave you God twins!! Praise Him for the blessings of children!

  10. I have heard this story before because Ryan has told it to me at one of Trinity's Homecoming games. But you wrote it so eloquently, it made me cry. My kids are 19 months apart, and I only have 2 right now. I can't imagine having 3 kids 19 1/2 months apart. Such an amazing story. God is so AWESOME!