9.25.2008

Together at last

Sorry it took a while for me to blog. Will it be okay if I use the "I have twins" excuse?

So Liana came home yesterday!! We got her here at 4:30 and then the fun began. We have gone through so many diapers and it only takes 4 feedings for both girls to completely fill up our sink with bottles. It is crazy. 
When I woke up this morning, I walked in to see my two beautiful babies in their cribs. I just kept smiling. I have waited so long for this. God has given me the most wonderful gifts. We prayed so hard for these two girls, as many of you did too, and we have seen God fulfill a promise in our lives. We went from the doctors saying that we might want to consider taking Liana off life support to having her in our house eating like a champ, breathing on her own, and completely normal despite what the doctors say about her brain bleed. Then we prayed hard for Adleigh to have her tummy better and just two weeks ago Adleigh had major tummy surgery and we thought it would be forever before she came home. But God once again showed us how much He loves us and let that be the last hurdle she needed to jump over.We are officially out of the hospital with Adleigh being there 97 days and Liana 98. I just want to say thank you to my heavenly father for holding me during those times that I wasn't sure if I could handle it and impressing on my heart that my girls would be completely fine even when their situations looked bad.  My God is so amazing.

Now I know you want some pics. So here is Liana coming home:Here is our first family shot.
And a close-up of our precious babies.
I had a video but blogspot is sweating me and not letting it post so I will try again later.

38 comments:

M&M said...

Praise the Lord!!! I rejoice with y'all! (:

megan said...

i am so happy for you! what a beautiful example of his faithfulness! congrats!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are allowed to use the "I have twins" excuse..

Those two little girls are so gorgeous, just like their mommy!

~Sarah W.

Shannon said...

Praise the Lord! I have been following your blog since your precious girls arrived, but this is my 1st comment. I found you through my Executive Pastors blog (Freedom Church in Acworth, GA). I have been praying for your family since the day I 1st read about you. Your family is beautiful. God Bless you all!

shannnah said...

I have never posted but just wanted to say I am so happy they are home and you can enjoy them without all the dr's and nurses!
They are beautiful!! they look so much alike (I never read if they are identical or not...sorry if it is in a post in the begining) God bless your family!!
a mommy from Michigan

Sammie said...

WOW! What a lovely family picture!! Words can't express the joy our hearts feel. We will praise God for what he has done and continue to pray for you as you get adjusted to being a family "at home."
Love,
Sammie and Sarah Elizabeth (my 7 year old, 27 weeker)

Danielle said...

Praise God for the gifts he gives us. I just love both of their cheeks. Spoil them with love as I know you already are. I continue to lift all four of you up as you begin to explore the TRUE JOYS of parenthood on your own..GOD IS GOOD!!

Sharlie said...

What a glorious day! The picture of the two of them together is just so sweet!
We love you!
Sharlie, Benjamin, and Pressley

Rose said...

Our God is beyond AWESOME! Wow, what an amazing testimony your beautiful daughters share! Your family is a full picture of the Grace we've been given in Christ... Amazing.

I can't wait to run into you and your sweet girls in Target, Ferris!

In Him,
Rose (Lisa Shea's friend :} )

Baby Leino said...

Great is the Lord & most worthy of praise!! How strong & faithful is He!

Congratulations, Joye family. What a true blessing to see you all together at home at last. :)

Blessings,
Patience

Anonymous said...

I'm in tears! God is sooo great! Congrats to you and Wade. You are a beautiful family!

Jenni Hendrix

Erin said...

Wooo-hooo! Doing a happy dance for the Joye family!

Nicole said...

I am so excited! They are beautiful!!! Praie the Lord!

Marie Marsicano said...

Your faith has been an amazing example to all of us.

God has held you, Wade and the girls close since their birth.

Your girls have shown us all the power of prayer, faith and believing.

May God continue to bless you and your family.

Colleen Corbett said...

Look at them! They are so awesome! I am praying specifically for you and Wade to feel confident in your parenting skills, and that the Lord stays very close to you as He has been all along. I can't wait to see them in person one day!

Kristen said...

Congrats to you all. I have enjoyed reading and praying for you each day with your twins. Us preemies are tough! I am so glad your girls are doing so great! I too was born 3 mos early and that was 30 yrs ago (2 lbs 7oz.)and I am a thriving young professional educator! Best wishes with everything!
Kristen in Greensboro, NC

Mrs. West and Mrs. Collins said...

I have been following the girls progress through Sharlie's up dates at our Masters classes. What a wonderful day it had to be to have both of your precious babies home at last! I look forward to watching their progress. You all will continue to be part of my families daily prayers! Jenni West and family

Emily Jennings said...

WOW! What amazing answers to prayer! I am thrilled for your family!

Stephanie said...

I love the picture of the two of them together! So precious!

eleanor said...

The girls are just so BEAUTIFUL and
I am so glad to see your precious
babies come home. Praise the Lord.

From your distant cousin in Florida

michellelloyd said...

congrats! what a picture of God's promise to us, when we remain faithful. Enjoy and try and get some sleep!
blessings!

Sarah J. said...

I found your blog through Adam Freemans blog about Kayleigh and have checked the girls progress daily but never posted. Today seemed an appropriate day to come out of hiding!
Congratulations on finally bringing your girls home! God is good!!! What a wonderful example of Christs blessing your family is. I will continue to pray that you have peace in your hearts and minds that you CAN and WILL be amazing parents to your little girls. Enjoy your girls!!

Adam and Aimee Freeman said...

Congratulations guys :) Woo Hoo! Aimee and I are so proud of how strong you two are and we are so blessed to have met you. This has certainly been a crazy ride and we are so glad to have seen God work miracles in your little girls. I am beyond excited for the girls to finally be together. They are so precious! We love you and when Kayleigh comes home, we will start planning the play dates :)

God Bless!

Adam & Aimee Freeman :)

Daniel & Candice said...

Amazing..just amazing!!! YAY!

Anonymous said...

Been following your blog and praying for the Joye fam for some time now. God is so good. Congrats on your beautiful little ones. Raise them well.

Now let the fun begin. Enjoy!

...just another CLT pastor

kgclements said...

Praise God! I have been praying for your sweet family. The girls are beautiful! And they already have so much to thank their God for!! Have fun with the twins at home :)

Paige said...

They are beautiful and look so happy to finally be home. Praise the Lord. Have fun.

The Shumards said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am so happy to see that the girls are finally together and out of the hospital. You are such a beautiful family and your faith is so strong. You have been an inspiration to me and I will continue to follow your blog to see how the girls grow. I am so happy for you all and it is such a blessing to see how God has answered all of the prayers!!

Wendy Moody said...

Gorgeous!!!

... and the fun begins! =D

Tasha Via said...

I absolutely LOVE the pictures!! Congrats and PTL=)

JC said...

That is so great! Praise God! I'm so excited you have both the twins home now. Congratulations!

Rhondi said...

You all look wonderful. Praise God for answered prayers.

Sarah Troutman said...

I cannot stop smiling. I couldn't be happier for you two, make that four!! Can't wait to see you all. Love you.

annielauree said...

Some months ago I followed a link to a link to a link and found your blog. I've been following your family ever since. I have prayed and rejoiced and prayed and celebrated with you over time. Now I praise God for His love and care. I'll keep reading and I'll keep praying... how wonderful to have your family together!

Michelle Jamie said...

Soli Deo Gloria

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! How wonderful for your family to be all together!! May your heart overflow with all the blessings those sweet girls will bring forever!!! Being parents is the best thing in the world, I know you will enjoy every second!!

Amy D

lauren said...

we are so happy for you. we have been praying for your little girls for a long time now! you don't know us but my husband is a high school minister near atlanta. we are from clemson/anderson, sc and my mom is best friends with judy wilson. anyway, i feel like i know you and your family. we think about your beautiful little girls all the time and thank God that they are home with you. please let us know if there is anything we can do or pray for. love- lauren :)

What a smile! said...

I am so happy you are all finally home. I know it's been a long road, but you both stayed so strong and such an inspiration. Praise God! We will continue to pray for your family! Congrats! I can't wait for an update to see how things are going.