After losing their two young children in a car accident two years ago, a North Carolina pastor’s wife has given birth to twins this week.
On Monday, Gentry Eddings — the pastor at Forest Hill Church — and his wife Hadley, welcomed twin boys Isaiah Dobbs and Amos Reed.
The twins’ middle names are a tribute to the couple’s deceased sons, Dobbs and Amos.
"We are thrilled for Gentry and Hadley and are continually amazed at how God continues to redeem their story," Stacey Martin, family friend and Director of Communications at Forest Hill Church, told People. "From the tragic loss of their sons, Dobbs and Reed to the remarkable birth of their twins, Isaiah and Amos — God is creating beauty from ashes."
The family was reportedly on their way back home from Gentry’s sister’s wedding in May 2015 when Matthew Deans’ truck 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 died two days later, 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," the family said in a statement earlier this year. "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.”