January 22, 2016 3:02 PM EST

A Phoenix-area pastor experienced a miracle of sorts when she gave birth to her daughter on Jan. 18, which is both her birthday and her mother’s birthday.

Aimee Hernando, who turned 33 that day, told ABC 15 Arizona that she named the newborn (her fourth child) “Miracle Joy.”

Hernando’s mother Tammy Pierce, now 56, called the coincidence a “blessing” in an interview with the news station.




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