The loss of a loved one can be deeply overwhelming. We lean on Jesus for his strength and prayers from those around us. It can be especially difficult with the loss of a child. Bode Miller and his Morgan recently experienced this heartbreak, but found peace when they saw their new child’s ultrasound image.
Earlier in 2018, the couple lost their daughter Emma when she accidentally drowned. Morgan was already pregnant with their son and had a hard time not only with her passing, but Emma no longer being a part of what would have been her baby brother’s life.
Morgan went for her checkup just days after the accident to see how the baby inside of her was doing. Emmy was at the last check up and saw her younger sibling to be. This change made her doctors appointment that much more painful.
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When we walked out of the hospital without our Emmy, despair and uncertainty surrounded us. The parting words from the medical staff, in those early hours after we lost our baby Emmy, was to check on the baby in my tummy. So, 5 days after losing her, I reluctantly had the ultrasound tech come check on the baby growing in my belly. To step into my future without my daughter felt like a dagger to my heart. How can life change so quickly? During the last ultrasound, my baby Emmy lay in my arms wondering what she was looking at on the screen. And, now, she was gone. This time, I asked the tech to be quick. She asked if I wanted a 3D image to which I replied, “no.” She swiftly maneuvered the wand around my stomach, checking on all parts. As she viewed the baby’s profile, she told me, “I know you don’t want a 3D image but this is a perfect angle and I feel like I need to do one. I will be quick.” As the screen switched over to 3D imaging, I saw my sweet baby’s face. He looked so much like my other babies: just like Bode with that sweet nose and those full lips. But as quickly as I saw this new baby, my eyes moved to the angel lying to the right of his face, holding him, arms around his neck. Almost as if to say, “It’s okay. I’m here. It’s going to be okay. I love you.” I hold onto this picture as a clear sign that my son knows his sister. That my baby girl Emmy is still with us. And now that our sweet baby boy is here earth side, he now holds her.
She observed the ultrasound image and saw the baby in her tummy.
“He looked so much like my other babies, just like Bode with that sweet nose and those full lips,” she said in a social media post.
As she looked at the image, she saw something else also.
“But as quickly as I saw this new baby, my eyes moved to the angel lying to the right of his face, holding him, arms around his neck. Almost as if to say, ‘It’s okay. I’m here.”’
Morgan feels the image reveals something special.
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“I hold onto this picture as a clear sign that my son knows his sister,” Morgan posted.
“That my baby girl Emmy is still with us. And now that our sweet baby boy is here earth side, he now holds her.”