Tori Foles, the wife of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, is bravely opening up about the miscarriage they endured on May 26.
Tori, a health coach and lifestyle blogger, was roughly 15 weeks pregnant with her and Nick’s second child, something only those closest to them knew.
The mom and wife wrote on Instagram:
So thankful for this family right here and miss having them right down the street!
Our weekend together was not quite as planned, but blessed by their presence and the help they provided us with an unexpected set of circumstances that nick and I suddenly found ourselves in. As several of you knew, we were about 15 weeks pregnant with our 2nd baby.
According to Tori, prior to experiencing symptoms of early labor, she had a “rough couple of days fighting a ‘virus’ of some sort.” Then in the early morning hours of May 26, Tori “went into sudden labor.” She admitted knowing something was wrong:
Not long after we learned we had miscarried our baby boy. To fully labor and deliver and even see our baby boy was a pretty devastating process. Come to find that I had contracted an infection of pneumonia in the blood. The emotions go back and forth from immense and overwhelming sadness, confusion and anger to a firm belief that God has this fully in his hands and will use this for good. We cannot always understand or explain, but we know that is true.
We’ve endured some unique challenges as a couple so far, but never quite knew what something like this felt like and now we do. We have so much compassion and sensitivity to those who have gone through a miscarriage at any point and in any circumstance. We know they all happen very differently.
We are finally home from the hospital and recovering physically from the infection with antibiotics (already much better) as well as emotionally from this traumatic loss. This will take time. So many thanks to everyone who has reached out to us and who has been praying for us.
Tori then thanked the hospital staff who cared for her and their family who was in town to visit them:
A heartfelt thank you to Baptist Beaches hospital staff in maternity. What an incredible team of doctors and nurses that took care of us the last 4 days. Thank you Taylor family for being here this weekend. We had a pretty fun weekend planned, and it was turned upside down, but God knew we needed you.
Hundreds of people, from those who work in the sports industry to complete strangers, have reached out to Tori and Nick to offer encouraging words and to share their own experiences as well.
One commenter wrote:
I don’t know you, but I know the pain of miscarriages. The dreams, the hopes and the emptiness. God will provide, he always does as I am the proud mom to my son; although from another mother.. he is every bit my heart. May you two lean on each other and the people HE provides for you to help you heal. My prayers for peace as you grieve your unimaginable loss and hope for the future that the great I Am has in store for your family.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, miscarriages are common, with most often happening during the first 13 weeks, but not all miscarriages are the same.