Father Says Heartbreaking Goodbye to Conjoined Twins Who Shared One Heart

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 6, 2014   |   12:30PM   |   Washington, DC

There is a special place in the hearts of many for conjoined twins. LifeNews readers rejoiced at our story recently about Tatiana and Christa, who can see through each other’s eyes and support each other physically and emotionally.

conjoinedtwins4Because they share brain tissue, and because Krista is partially dependent upon Tatiana’s heart for adequate blood supply, they cannot be surgically separated.

The same was true for these little tots, who shared a heart until they passed away recently.

Now, their father is sharing his heartfelt goodbye with The Blaze:

“My wife and I said hello and goodbye to our 4th and 5th sons. Anders and Brodie were conjoined; sharing one heart. We got to hold them for only a few hours but that was a very precious and priceless few hours. Our two families were all there, as we knew they would most likely live only a short time. Each family member got to hold them and say hello and goodbye to our precious angels.

My wife and I are Christians. We do not believe in abortion thus the decision to carry to term. I have been asked ‘Why would you put yourselves and the babies through the pain of it all?’ My answer is always ‘Because God giveth and God taketh away, and that right is his and his alone.’ Though it tears me up every second of every day to think about them and miss them, I would go through it everyday of my life JUST to get to hold them one more time.

My wife is my inspiration, my rock and my true love. She has been so strong through this all and I am proud of her. And I know God is proud of her for not taking the easy way out but instead choosing to say hello and goodbye to our sons on the same day. Mommy and daddy miss you Anders and Brodie. We will see you one day again and we will rock the heavens with playful joy.”

There truly is beauty in life and God’s creation, as people who have commented on the story said — especially noting that abortion would have denied these little ones any chance at life.

“As an infant bereavement photographer, I know how precious those few hours or even minutes are to the family. Every time I hear that someone has chosen to abort a child because it wasn’t expected to survive, my heart breaks for them, knowing they will never get to see that precious person, kiss that tiny face,” one person said.



Another added: “How could anyone think being sliced apart piece by piece is a better death than being surround by family, cherished, swaddled, held in loving arms and passing? Praise the Lord for the testimony of these parents. May His grace surround them as they grieve.”