Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Nick and Tori Foles trusting in God after miscarriage announcement

Tori Foles, the wife of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, announced on Instagram that she suffered a miscarriage this past weekend. She said they were about 15 weeks pregnant with their second baby, but she went into sudden labor and soon learned they had miscarried their baby boy.

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Read below for full story. 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. Early Sunday morning after a rough couple days fighting a “virus” of some sort, I went into sudden labor and knew 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. Also 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. ❤️

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“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,” Tori wrote. “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.”

Nick posted Tori’s Instagram post on Twitter and stated they are “grateful for all the love, support and prayers.”

In the post, Nick referenced 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads, “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Nick missed the team’s OTAs on Tuesday, and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone explained it was “a personal situation.” Nick and Tori were at Baptist Beaches hospital in Jacksonville for four days.

“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,” Tori wrote. “This will take time. So many thanks to everyone who has reached out to us and who has been praying for us.”

Foles, the Super Bowl LII MVP with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017, signed with the Jaguars this past March, agreeing to a four-year, $91 million contract.

NFL players Benjamin Watson and Russell Wilson were among the many to share their prayers for Nick and Tori on Twitter.

Please join us in praying for Nick and Tori and their family. May God bring them comfort and peace during this difficult time.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” — Psalm 34:18

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