The nausea was excruciating and my wife was losing a lot of weight. Even though I knew she was pregnant, there was something different about this pregnancy. When people asked us if we planned the pregnancy, at first we were hesitant to respond. The reason for this was because our oldest daughter was just a little over a 9 months old. To be pregnant again so soon was a shock to us. However in retrospect, God had a plan.
God has serious plans for every child that is born on the face of the earth. So to answer the question of whether the pregnancy was planned, my answer is an emphatic “Yes.” God not only planned the pregnancy but ordained it for that particular time.
“Are you sure you are not having twins?” I asked jokingly. My wife lifted up her face from the toilet bowl and with a look that said “Are you kidding?” shook her heard. That was the routine in the first trimester; however the time came for the ultrasound to be performed and my “joke” was confirmed.
“Congratulations, you are having twins,” wait a minute, hold up a second. Time froze for what seemed to be an eternity, my wife began to cry. Till this day, I don’t know if it was tears of joy or tears of an overwhelming sense of uncertainty. I was still in my frozen state when I saw my wife tears turn into an uncontrollable smile. The smile began to thaw me out as I wondered what we had done to deserve such a blessing. I was the last person on the face of the planet that I thought would have twins. Granted I come from a family of twins, however I always thought that the twins’ gene came from the mother’s side. I was not aware that any such link to twins existed in my wife’s family.
We took the news humbly and began to plan. Later we discovered that we would be having twin girls. I was now going to be a father of three girls. We never expected it but I know that God had a plan. We knew that we would need a lot of wisdom and grace from God and we were very sensitive to God for His directions. God instructed us to name them what we needed at that time.
We called the first baby Sophia (meaning Wisdom) and the second we called Hannah (Which means Grace). They were 13 minutes apart signifying that Gods grace is not too far behind the wisdom He gives to us to apply. We received from God two gifts exactly what we needed for that time and for that we will be eternally grateful.
That was two years ago today to be exact. I want to use this write up to salute my princesses on their birthday and I am hoping that someday when they grow up they would be able to read this as a testament to how much we love them. These are my words to my girls, my dear angels whose smiles melt my heart when I walk through the door from work. To my girls that ask for their daddy first thing in the morning. To my girls that love me to tickle them and carry them. I enjoy our “Dancing with the stars” moments when we dance and shake what “our mama gave us.” I can’t wait to have real conversations with you guys, to be there for you when you need someone to talk to, to spend time with you when you need me. I know sometimes you are naughty and I have to be strict but always know that my heart loves you and as long as God gives me life, you will never have to feel alone or neglected.
That’s my promise to you and may God help me keep it. So as you celebrate your second birthday today, may God bless and keep you. I am honored to be your daddy and I am so glad we met. Peace to you my angels, love you and Happy birthday SOPHIA and HANNAH.