When Danielle Thrasher and her partner Joseph Odom learned that she was pregnant, they were thrilled. Then the news got even better. Danielle discovered that she didn’t just have one child growing inside of her, but twins. They couldn’t believe their good fortune. Soon Danielle’s belly started to pop. She wasn’t surprised. She was carrying two babies after all. But then she underwent another routine ultrasound. When the technician told her the secret within her belly, Danielle turned white as a ghost.
Before they learned that Danielle was pregnant, Danielle and Joseph had been saving money for their wedding. Because they had been a couple for a long time, they were ready to unite under the law and start a family. But things didn’t happen as they planned.
While working a job in childcare, Danielle was going to school full-time to complete her degree. But she had always dreamed of being a mom.
Joseph suggested they try to a baby. And Danielle thought it was a fantastic idea. And they worked to build the life of their dreams together.
Joseph and Danielle kept trying for a baby for two years. Despite their best efforts, they couldn’t make it work. Danielle was heartbroken. She worried that she wasn’t meant to be a mother. And Joseph was filled with self-loathing for not being able to give his woman what she wanted.
But in March 2017, everything changed. Their prayers for pregnancy had been answered. Everything was working out. They had an apartment. They had just gotten a new SUV. They were ready for this child.
Those expectations were shattered just two weeks after the pregnancy news. Danielle started experiencing abdominal pain. After six weeks, it didn’t go away. Doctors performed an emergency ultrasound scan. And then they got a big surprise.
She was pregnant with twins. Twins ran in both their families so they weren’t surprised.
But multiple births can make pregnancies riskier, and Danielle was overweight, which also boosted the risk. Doctors told her to return in a week for a checkup.
That next week, doctors admitted to Danielle that they had been wrong. She wasn’t expecting twins, but triplets. She has three lives growing inside her.
Danielle and Joseph were unprepared for triplets. But they took the news as good news. But it took Joseph a long time to come to terms with how much his life was going to change when the big day came.
“It took him a good solid month to process all that,” Danielle told Daily Mail Online in September 2017.
Three months into the pregnancy, the ultrasound technician looked confused.
“I asked her what was wrong, and she stated to us, ‘I hate to tell you this, but you are carrying FOUR babies,’” Danielle wrote on GoFundMe. “I turned to Joseph and stammered, ‘How are we going to do this?’ His response was so quick that I felt so reassured. ‘What’s one more baby, honey? We will do this together!’”
Doctors told Danielle she needed to abort a child in a “selective reduction.”
She refused to violate God’s law.
“The nurse questioned me several times, and I didn’t back down,” Thrasher revealed. “We were ready to let God take charge.”
And God came through for them in the end.
In August 2017, Danielle gave birth to four beautiful girls.