His Grace

    Coping with Infertility and Loss


    Their struggle with infertility threatened to tear Monica and her husband apart, but the birth of their first baby and the loss of their second brought them together in ways they couldn’t have imagined.

    Several years after trying to conceive a baby, the couple had Max. They call him a miracle, in every sense of the word. A few years later, they tried to have more children and faced disappointment again. With the help of fertility treatment, however, Monica became pregnant with a little girl. Weeks later, at what Monica hoped would be a routine checkup, she and her husband learned that the baby’s heart wasn’t beating.

    “I remember I could hear myself crying loudly, and I heard by husband start to cry,” Monica shares. “In that exact moment… I felt my Savior literally scoop me up in His arms.”

    Monica delivered her baby and the family held an intimate funeral in her honor. Since that day, they have worked together to navigate life after tragedy. Even after her heartbreaking experience, Monica feels peace and gratitude.

    “I am so grateful for a Savior who loves us so much,” she explains. “He allows us to hurt so that He can heal us and put us together better than we were before. I think that is the definition of the Savior’s grace.”

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