A North Carolina pastor and his wife have announced they are expecting twins, nearly two years after two of their children died in a car accident.
Gentry Eddings and his wife Hadley made the announcement on the “Prayers for the Eddings Family” Facebook page Sunday.
“Y'all have held us up in prayer and we are so grateful! Now we ask you to add two more Eddings to your prayers! We are expecting twins this summer!” they wrote on the page.
The family was reportedly on their way back home from Gentry’s sister’s wedding in May 2015 when Matthew Deans’ truck reportedluy rear-ended Hadley’s car on Highway 17. The couple’s 2-year-old son, Dobbs, was killed at the scene.
Hadley, who was 37 weeks pregnant at the time, had an emergency C-section to deliver the couple’s son, Reed, but he later died, according to reports.
The couple publicly forgave Deans at a court hearing in September 2015.
Matthew Deans, 28, of Wilmington, was sentenced to one to three years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the wreck.
"The Lord has not left us for one second in our grief of losing our two boys almost 2 years ago. God is a redeemer and a restorer! God blesses us beyond what we deserve or could ever imagine. We are excited that Dobbs and Reed are going to be big brothers to TWINS! We are so thankful for our family and so many friends who have prayed for us and cheered us on our way. We're rejoicing, and thank Jesus for these two precious little ones,” Gentry said in a statement.