It was on August 19th that they were scheduled for their first sonogram. She called me the same day--shortly after the appointment. The sonogram revealed that they were having TWINS--I screamed with joy into the phone when I heard the news. But that wasn't all she had to share. Vanessa went on to explain...
"But Trish...." She added. "....they are conjoined."
I paused. In shock. I couldn't believe my ears.
So I repeated,
"Vanessa, Did you say they are conjoined?"
"Yes" She answered. I paused again. And didn't know what to say. I hadn't met anyone my entire life that even knew of anyone with conjoined twins. All sorts of thoughts ran through my mind. But at that moment, I knew that God wanted to use this dreadful providence to receive glory.
She explained what happened when the doctor told her the news, "I started crying for a few minutes and then the Lord just comforted me I remember saying, 'Well, these are our babies and we are going to take care of them and love them no matter what.' I also remember saying, "I am so thankful that God gave us these babies and not someone who wouldn't take care of them."
The endurance that they have shown the past couple weeks is an endurance that can ONLY come from God. They are a testimony to me and have blessed my heart beyond measure. You can visit their blog and read more HERE. Below is a word from my husband.
"As a pastor, it has been my deep privilege to know these two saints of God, to watch them hold up God as being absolutely good and sovereign in the midst of unbearable circumstances. Jason and Vanessa Delgado have served Christ with a selfless heart, looking only to God to please, and never complaining about one thing--their example has been Christ like. Jason has served us at Sovereign Joy Community Church (SJCC) in endless ways. Vanessa's invincible love for children has made the nature of this trial particularly vexing and hard. Vanessa has been serving in children's ministry from the moment they came to Sovereign Joy. The prayers and the hearts of the SJCC members are united behind this family, we are praying that God would work His will, that He would do miracles, that He would receive utmost glory, and that we would humble ourselves beneath His sovereign hand." Emilio Ramos (Pastor for preaching, Sovereign Joy Community Church)