I remember the exact Sunday back in June.
We both knew we needed prayer, knew that the other one needed it too. Sisters are like that. They know what each other needs before it’s even spoken. Kindred mind readers.
I took her hand and we made our way up to the front of the church.
“We want babies.” Spoken in unison.
Heads anointed with oil, hands laid upon us from every direction.
Tears. There were so many tears.
Of unspoken worries.
Fears of the unknown.
(Fears of the KNOWN happening yet again.)
I’ve talked before about what happens when God DOESN’T answer prayer.
But what happens when He DOES?!?
…..You share of His marvelous deeds, of His unfailing love!
Those are OUR babies. A mere FIVE DAYS separating them! FIVE DAYS!!! Strong. Healthy. Perfect.
I remember that exact Sunday back in June.
And I remember, with all of my fears and doubts, putting God in a small box.
And with a bold, grand, sweeping gesture, He exploded out of that box and blessed me (and my sister) with more than I could have ever dreamed.
Psalm 9:1 – “I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.”
Not for my glory but His…Happy Weekend, friends!
Congratulations! This is such an amazing story!
I just got chills – I’m so excited for you both!!! God is good and he’s doing amazing things in your lives. Sending you a hug from across the country! :)
Wow, that gives me chills. that is so amazing and beautiful. they’ll practically be siblings. That would be my dream with Jess, if we are to have kids, have them so close together! XO
Except I’m not going to lie, at first I thought you were announcing twins. Then I had to go back and re-read it!
So, so, so excited for you!!!! I”m not a big commenter, but i have been following your posts and am soooooo happy that you are doubly blessed!! Praying for great health for you AND the babies, and for a wonderful, smooth pregnancy AND delivery!! (hugs)
So amazing! Congrats! <3
What a fantastic answer to prayer! I’m so close to my mom’s sister’s daughter as we are very close in age as well.
Chills. Love you and those babies, and God’s grace.
Ah!!! So happy for both of you! <3
Chills. So happy for you. both. :)
What an amazing experience to get to go through together! Thrilled for you! <3
Speechless, dear friend. God loves to leave us awestruck! Praise Him!
God is good!! :)
Congratulations! That is so wonderful!
When I first saw the title and the photos, I thought you were going to tell us you were having twins! ;)
God is SO good! So happy for you both!
That’s what I thought too Ashley!!
I am SO flippin’ happy for y’all. God is SO good.
Got little goosies on my arm! Incredible. God is good! Congrats to you both!
So incredible. Those cousins are going to be BFFs for sure.
Just SO amazing and beautiful blessings! SO happy for you both! My sister and I were pregnant same time, our boys are 18 days apart! I am so happy for you girls!!!! <3
Congratulations to you and your sister! This post gave me chills! So happy for you both!
I totally thought for a minute you were having twins ;) Congratulations to you both!!!
Wow, I absolutely love this. I have been following your blog for a while and LOVE what God is doing through it! So excited for your family as the Lord continues to show more of who HE IS!!
So happy for you both! God’s blessings!
I got this chills reading this….God is Good!!
That is so fantastic! So, so happy for you :)
How amazing! God is so gracious and SO faithful…what an incredible thing for you two! :D
yippee!!! So very excited for both of you and I will keep you both in my prayers!
this. is. incredible! Love to both of you and your little babies who will undoubtedly grow up to be best friends.
How fun! Congrats to both of you!
What an amazing thing for you two! To get to experience pregnancy together and have cousins literally days apart. God is so good!
OH MY GOSH! this is so amazing!!!!!!!!
no way! oh my gosh i just got goosebumps. GOD IS GOOD! What a blessing!!
How precious! How exciting! How wonderful!!
Those babies are going to be so blessed to be brought into such a beautiful family! They are going to have so much fun and love together!