In May 2015, the South California-based couple Hadley and Gentry Eddings met with a ʜᴏʀʀɪғɪᴄ car ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ. They were returning home after attending a wedding when a truck crashed into their car. While they survived with minor injuries, they lost their two-year-old son Dobbs. They lost one more soul in the accident – Baby Reed, who was two weeks away from his due date.
Hadley was 38 weeks pregnant when the ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ happened. She was taken to the hospital, where she delivered Baby Reed through an emergency C-section procedure. Sadly, the newborn left for the heavenly abode just two days later.
They found their comfort and peace in their faith that God has a good plan for them.
The toughest part of healing, however, was to forgive the driver, who was responsible for the accident and was charged with 15 months of imprisonment. Eventually, they did pardon him. Gentry, who is a pastor, firmly believes in the power of forgiveness.
God answered their prayers when Hadley gave birth to twin boys on July 10, 2017, just a few weeks after the tragedy struck them two years earlier. The gentlemen announced their arrival by saying, “We praise Jesus for our third and fourth miracles: Isaiah Dobbs Eddings and Amos Reed Eddings. Two healthy and beautiful boys.”
They have named their angels Isaiah Dobbs Eddings and Amos Reed Eddings, their middle names honoring their deceased brothers.
Would you call the birth of twins less than a miracle? Their family friend, Stacey Martin, aptly describes this birth as God’s way of creating beauty from ashes. We couldn’t agree more.
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