Today’s Blaze Best Moment comes from Harold Chatelain, detailing a courageous experience Harold and his wife had with their beautiful conjoined twins.
“My wife and I said hello and goodbye to our 4th and 5th sons. Anders and Brodie were conjoined; sharing one heart. We got to hold them for only a few hours but that was a very precious and priceless few hours. Our two families were all there, as we knew they would most likely live only a short time. Each family member got to hold them and say hello and goodbye to our precious angels.”
He goes on to explain why the couple decided to carry the babies to term instead of having an abortion:
“My wife and I are Christians. We do not believe in abortion thus the decision to carry to term. I have been asked ‘Why would you put yourselves and the babies through the pain of it all?’ My answer is always ‘Because God giveth and God taketh away, and that right is his and his alone.’ Though it tears me up every second of every day to think about them and miss them, I would go through it everyday of my life JUST to get to hold them one more time.”
“My wife is my inspiration, my rock and my true love,” Harold adds. “She has been so strong through this all and I am proud of her. And I know God is proud of her for not taking the easy way out but instead choosing to say hello and goodbye to our sons on the same day.”
“Mommy and daddy miss you Anders and Brodie,” the father writes. “We will see you one day again and we will rock the heavens with playful joy.”
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