An Indiana woman is a new mom at the age of 60 after giving birth to twins this week and defying predictions by doctors who said motherhood would never be in the cards for her. Claudette Cook gave birth to fraternal twin boys Isaac and Isaiah on Sunday, a month before her due date. Each new bundle of joy weighed in at five pounds and mom and twins are healthy and doing well.
Cook and her husband Ross married 10 years ago. Neither had ever had any children, but both had always dreamed of starting a family. They began trying, but nine years ago doctors told the couple that it would be impossible for Cook to conceive. What happened in the intervening years is not entirely clear, but at some point Cook saw an IVF specialist and then learned earlier this year they were expecting twins.
But Cook gives the real credit for the mama miracle to divine intervention. “Doors started opening up and … bam!” Cook said. “Age is not a number with God,” she proclaimed, extolling the power of her and her husband’s many prayers. In an interview with a local TV station, Cook became choked up when talking about how precious little Isaac and Isaiah are to them, and how she looked to God to see her through the tough times. “No matter how hard it was, He brought me through it all, so, awesome God.” Watch her full interview below.
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