In her post, Tori Foles said “an infection of pneumonia in the blood” caused her to go into “sudden labor” on Sunday, approximately 15 weeks into pregnancy. “To fully labor and deliver and even see our baby boy was a pretty devastating process,” she said in her post.
“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,” wrote Tori Foles. “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.”
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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. ❤️
On Twitter, Foles cited a Bible verse: “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.”
The 30-year-old quarterback added that he and his wife were “grateful for all the love, support and prayers.”
The Foles have a daughter, Lily James, who was just seven months old when her father held her as confetti rained down upon them after Super Bowl LII in February 2018. He was named MVP of the game for his work in leading the Philadelphia Eagles past the New England Patriots, 41-33.
Having taken over for injured Eagles starter Carson Wentz that season, Foles found himself in a similar position last season and again performed well. Heading into this offseason, Philadelphia reportedly considered using the franchise tag on Foles, possibly as a precursor to a trade, but instead the team let him leave in free agency. He agreed with Jacksonville in March on a four-year contract that could pay him over $100 million.
Foles is replacing former Jaguars starter Blake Bortles, who was released after five seasons in which he struggled to justify his selection as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Bortles latched on with the Los Angeles Rams as a backup to Jared Goff.
The Jaguars have high hopes that Foles, a third-round pick by the Eagles in 2012 who has yet to play a full season as a starter, can give them a consistent offense to go with their well-regarded defense. The team reportedly liked what it saw from him last week, when he participated in all three scheduled OTAs.
Foles missed the next session, on Tuesday, for what the Jaguars described as “a personal reason,” and the team was off on Wednesday when Tori Foles posted her message. Coach Doug Marrone said at the time that “our thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family.”