Our Journey with Conjoined Twins
Abby & Erin
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Well, it is official. The girls will be having their first surgery on the 25th which is in 1 week. This surgery won't "fully" separate the girls, but it will begin the process. Their next surgery will be the one that does that (God willing).
The main question everyone keeps asking me is "how are you doing?" And to be 100% honest that is an incredibly loaded question. If I were to tell you everything I was feeling about what is about to happen I could go on for hours. It is the most terrifying and yet exciting thing. It is also incredibly bittersweet because there is such risk involved. The thought of my girls going into the OR and the possibility of only one or none coming out is completely and totally terrifying. What they are about to do is not little. It is something that as adults we most likely would not be able to handle it. Physically our bodies would not be able to handle it. But these little ones are so incredibly resilient.
The one thing I can tell you is that I am feeling humbled. Yes, it is scary but it is also amazing. I am so humbled that God has chosen my husband and I to be parents to these two sweet girls. They are little miracles. And as this journey continues I believe that they will be a testament to the miracle working power of God. I believe wholeheartedly that He is going to use these surgeons to do something miraculous. Something that has never been done before, and that my little girls will be living miracles. And I am completely humbled by the fact that I get to love them, and be part of their journey. It is not an easy journey, but God, in all His wisdom, knew that these girls would be up for the challenge.
Please keep us in prayer as we go into the next 7 days. We will be getting lots of information and speaking with lots of people. We need to make the right decisions and also enjoy every minute we can with our girls since things will be different after surgery. We have a simulation surgery, meetings, interviews, and procedures to get through before the 25th. It's a lot but we know that God is in the midst orchestrating every move. And we have peace in that knowledge. So please pray that our minds will keep that peace and we will go into all of this confident that "He who began a good work, will be faithful to complete it". I will be updating on the girls as things progress so please stay tuned! We are so grateful for each and every one of you who has prayed for, supported, and encouraged us through this time. We aren't even halfway there yet, but things are moving forward! We feel like we have a huge extended family showing our little girls so much love!
My name is Heather Delaney. I married the love of my life Riley on 10/02/15 and we now have two beautiful girls Abby & Erin, who are conjoined twins, that were born 07/24/16. We are trusting that God is going to work all this out for his good!