Wednesday, March 4, 2015

So Many Similarities

I have been meaning to share this for a long time. It's one of those crazy "coincidence" stories, except with God, I know there are no coincidences. Things like this always seem to happen to me.

In January 2010, when I was seven months pregnant with Lily, someone reached out to me on Facebook because we have the exact same name, Hannah Rose Allen. Right away we became friends because of our name.

Not only do we share the same name, but we also were born only three weeks apart!

And we both live in North Carolina, just a couple hours away from each other. We are hoping to meet in person for the first time this year.

Hannah told me about her daughter, Savannah, when we first connected, because she saw I was pregnant with my own daughter at the time. For many years, I had wanted to have a daughter named Savannah Grace. Hannah told me she had initially wanted the middle name Grace as well.

Savannah was born three months early and passed away at two months old. When Hannah first told me this, I told her, "Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how tough that must be." Little did I know that in just a couple months, I would be losing my little girl too.

Hannah wrote, "I'm sorry, but I thought that I had freaked you out by telling you that the baby had passed because we have so much in common." And I responded, "No way, I'm not weirdly superstitious or anything."

I wrote Hannah on March 17th, saying "I thought I'd let you know that we have yet another thing in common. One that I wish weren't so..."

Lily was born on March 16th and Savannah was born on March 18th, just two days apart and separated by a year (2009 and 2010).

Also, I was due with Lily on the 14th and if I had not gone into labor by the 18th, I would have been induced on Savannah's birthday.

Both of our daughters brought us to Jesus through unplanned pregnancies and have taught other people that abortion is wrong.

We have the same name, live in the same state, were born less than a month apart, our daughters birthdays are a couple days apart, and are both with Jesus, and we both like the name Savannah Grace. Aren't all those similarities crazy?!

It has been really special to encourage one another in the loss of our daughters over the past five years. I know God brought us together in friendship. :)

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1 comment:

  1. What an amazing story.....there are only Godincidences and he wanted you two to definitely meet. Wish the circumstances were different but we must trust in God's plan for us.

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