After your life has broken apart, it’s difficult to envisage a bright future. Even in the darkest of circumstances, however, hope can emerge.
Courtney Hill learned this lesson the hard way when her husband Bryan was snatched from her and their children.
Bryan spent several years in the United States Army, including tours in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.
He has put himself in several dangerous situations over the years and has always come out uninjured.
Bryan’s retirement from the Army provided him and Courtney with optimism for a more peaceful, fulfilling life together.
They were, however, oblivious that disaster was just around the corner.
Bryan was killed in a car accident in February of 2016.
Reagan, Courtney’s daughter, also had to say goodbye to her grandfather after his death.
Courtney’s entire existence was soon overtaken by the preparations for the wake.
During this tumultuous period, she learned unexpectedly that she was pregnant.
At Bryan’s funeral, Courtney sat by his side and said, “Sweetheart, you’re going to be a dad again.”
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed”
Courtney’s anguish subsided with time. She tried, to the best of her ability, to settle into her new schedule.
Unfortunately, Courtney’s severe stomach pain complicated matters.
She went to the doctor because she was worried about having a miscarriage.
Then Courtney learned something else that completely changed her life.
The doctors recognized three children during the ultrasound: two boys and a girl.
“My mouth dropped open. “However, I was thrilled to have three more smiles that reminded me of him,” she told CBS Chicago.
The risks of having triplets are significant, and Courtney received devastating news at her second ultrasound.
One of the infants, Brady, had stopped breathing.
Miles and Harper, the other two babies, arrived safely.
Courtney’s joy stems from her sons, Miles and Harper, as well as her daughter, Reagan.
She’s looking forward to being a parent since she believes Bryan would be overjoyed with her offspring.
Courtney is regularly asked if her kids, Miles and Harper, are twins.
“I call them surviving triplets,” she explains, smiling.
Welcome to the world Miles and Harper!💙💗 Miles arrived at 12:59am and weighed 6 lbs 6 oz. His sister, Harper arrived at 1:04am and weighed 5lbs 13 oz. Courtney and the babies are doing great!
Courtney’s family is her source of support while she grieves the loss of her husband and child.
Bryan was a fierce warrior, a mighty man, and a gentle soul. Since her children’s father died before he could meet them, she cherishes every moment she spends with them.
Courtney now values every moment she has with her adorable children because she knows firsthand how quickly joy can be lost.
Her family hasn’t had an easy go of it, but Courtney is optimistic about the future because of the love and support of her friends and family.
Their experience demonstrates that it is not necessary to live to a ripe old age in order to fully appreciate life.
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