Do you have Twins!?!


Question I often get are, “Umm, Are they…twins?” “How far apart are they?” “Wow, do you want me to take you to the parking lot, shoot you and put you out of your misery?” (or a variation of that one). The most recent comments not made directly to me but abut me, “She must have twins or something?” (at my yard sale while looking through clothes) or “She was in her last time I was here.” (at Wal-Mart with my cart full of my 3 blessings).


Yes! I know they are close in age comparatively speaking. No, we’re not the Duggar’s (whom I greatly respect); we only have 3 (right now, hehe). Yes, we know what causes ‘that’. No, we don’t need help because we are not in misery. I can’t wait get triplet questions when J is Izzies’ size next year.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell the story of how God decided to bless us with 3 eternal souls to disciple and bless our lives:

Here’s the story of an OCD lady
With her husband and 8 years of baby plans
All of them were spaced, just like she wanted
The youngest in k’tans

Then that lady had a girl named Maggie
Who was busy for 18 months alone
They were 2 girls waiting for a brother
When Izzie came along

Till the one when the lady told the fellow
And they knew it was much more than a hunch,
That their boy would come just a year later
That’s the way God made us all the baby bunch!
The baby bunch.
That’s the way God made us all the baby bunch!
The baby bunch

Matt and I have always wanted at least 4 children and we also hope to be blessed enough to adopt some day. When engaged, our arrogant plan was to have a baby, wait 2 years, have a baby, wait 4 years, have a baby and wait 2 years to finish off our adorable little, perfectly space family. We had Magdalene in the summer of 2008 and I had a hard time with swelling during the pregnancy so we decided to try for #2 a little early than previously planned. Isabella came in January 2010. When she was just 4 months old, after a family move to a new home, town, and job we were surprised to discover God had decided moving up the time line was what was best for our lives and Benjamin arrived in January 2011, 2 days before Iz turned 1. Crazy, I know! But “The Lord declares” in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV), “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” And what a future He has in store for us!

What game plan did you have where God threw an audible?


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