Brandon and I began trying to have our first child in 2001. We struggled for many months and one day in October we recieved some really bad news from our OBGYN regarding our fertility “health”-we were devastated. That same night we went over to Robin and Kevin’s house (Brandon’s brother and his wife) – we, along with Brandon’s parents, were invited over so they could tell us that -SUPRISE- they were having a baby! Robin and Kevin love us dearly and we’re equally crazy about them. They were compassionate and loving to us and while we were hurting. We couldn’t help rejoice in God’s gift to them.
A few short weeks later we would find out we too were expecting a precious baby. Robin and I enjoyed being pregnant together, but I’m sure neither one of us knew what God had in store for us! Emma was born in April and Ella was born in July, three months apart. “Emma and Ella,” it doesn’t get much sweeter than that (well throw in a little Carter and it gets a lot sweeter)! This past weekend, Robin and Kevin and kids traveled down to see us – a sacrifice in and of itself! The relationship that Ella and Emma enjoy is a rare find. They play together like no one else. They don’t fuss or get “tired” of each other. They demonstrate such love for each other and knowing that this was God’s plan all along is sweet confirmation of His love to our families! Carter is three and he is an absolute “cuddle bug”. He loves on his Aunt Angie, even though we only get to see each other a few times a year. I love him… A LOT!
Here are a few pics of these sweet cousins!