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From TWO to SIX

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21

After a 15-month struggle with infertility, we found out we were pregnant the week of Thanksgiving. Two weeks later we received the surprise/shock of our lives during my first sonogram.

We are having four babies. Four little miracles.



Reid and I feel so humbled that the Lord chose to grow our family in this way. It is clear that this was orchestrated by HIS sovereign hand and we have felt an overwhelming sense of peace from the moment we heard the words, "There are four."

I'm excited to share more in the weeks to come. I want to be as honest as I can about our journey, the emotions we've processed/are processing through, etc.

God is writing an incredible story and we feel so very honored to be part of it.

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  1. I love what the Lord is doing! I can't wait to spoil those babies rotten!!!

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  2. I seriously get goosebumps when I think of these babies. And tears. I have prayed for all four of them for so long and already love them so much! I am so so so excited for yall and can't wait to love on them :) Love you friend!

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  3. How amazing! MARE! Your destiny! Congratulations! What amazing amazing blessings! Love ya girl!

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!! MARE!!! I'm SO happy for y'all and God is indeed writing an incredible story! Can't wait to see it all unfold! Huge congrats to y'all, and you will be in my prayers for sure!! Can't wait to hear the whole story. (P.S. I need to get you in touch with my friend Ashley who had spontaneous triplets when her firstborn was not even 2 yet. She seriously said it would have been easier to have 4 all the same age...I'm sure she could give you lots of advice and tips on surviving with multiples) :) Woo Hoo!! SO exciting!!!!!!!

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  5. Well, well, well...He is good isnt He! Full of surprises and adventure! Congratulations!!! Thanks for letting us journey with you! Much love!!!!...to all SIX of you!

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  6. I'm crying a river down my cheeks! OH MY GOODNESS!!! So absolutely THRILLED for you guys and what a perfectly precious, faithful, WONDERFUL pair of parents those babies will have! Please know that I will REALLY be praying for you through this amazing journey!! So proud of you already!! Huge hugs and squeels of JOY heading your way!!!

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  7. Congratulations!!! What wonderful BLESSINGS! I am looking forward to following your journey into parenthood! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Just traveled over from "A Dollop of my Life"! Absolutely amazing! Congrats! Waited 4 years for my miracle so I'm know you're excited for yours!!!

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  9. Congrats, girl! What an adventure that will be for you and Reid. You guys are going to be great parents!

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  10. MARE!!! I am so excited for you and Reid!! What a wonderful gift you are receiving...but what wonderful parents they are getting as well!! I can't wait to watch your story unfold!! Congrats and Happy New Year!!

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