When terrible things happen in life, it can feel like you’ll never recover. Whether it affects you emotionally or physically, it can seem like you will forever be in a downward spiral, and there are times people never fully recover from such an incident.

You can also choose to do your best to find a silver lining through the heartbreak. It isn’t always easy, and sometimes it feels downright impossible, but if you look hard enough, you’ll see there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Courtney Hill, an Illinois resident and mother of one, recently dealt with the devastating loss of her husband, Bryan. He was a loving father and soldier that served several tours in the Iraq war. He managed to retire unscathed, only to tragically lose his life in a fatal car accident soon after he returned home. Courtney was distraught, as was their young daughter, Reagan. She never thought life would be the same without him. That’s when a routine trip to the doctor’s office gave her some astounding news that pulled her out of the darkness.

Everyone goes through struggles throughout their lives. Sometimes, they can seem impossible to recover from. Whether life’s tragedies affect you emotionally or physically, it can seem a daunting mission to overcome such heartbreak. But, as long as you try, you can usually find some sort of silver lining hidden behind the pain. 

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Courtney Hill, an Illinois resident and mother of one, knows all too well about heartbreak. Her husband, Bryan, was a soldier in the Iraq war who was killed in a fatal car accident soon after he returned home from his duties.

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Bryan and Courtney had a young daughter, Reagan, who was also deeply affected by the loss. It felt as though things would never be the same again. It seemed a near impossible feat to pick up the pieces and continue with life as usual. But, a routine trip to the doctor may just have been what Courtney needed to give her the will to go on.

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While Courtney was making arrangements for Bryan’s funeral, she went to the doctor after she was feeling severe pain in her lower abdomen. She wasn’t sure what was causing it and feared the worst. But, after she was examined, doctors told her that she was pregnant with triplets! Courtney was blown away by the news!

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Courtney was so full of mixed emotions. She was still overwhelmed with grief from Bryan’s death, but she also had a new lease on life now that she was expecting several new additions to their family. She knew that she needed to stay strong for the sake of her children. During Bryan’s funeral, Courtney whispered into her husband’s ear, “We’re going to have a baby.” Even though he had passed, she knew that somewhere he was listening. 

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But, in the 25th week of her pregnancy, doctors delivered shocking news: one of the triplets had died in her womb. This was yet again another blow to Courtney that she had to overcome. Luckily, the remaining two, named Miles and Harper, were born perfectly healthy. Courtney could not have been happier to welcome two beautiful children into her life.

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Courtney still struggles every day to cope with the loss of her husband and unborn child. She has learned to find happiness through the pain, though, and now has three amazing children that give her a reason to get up every morning.

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It takes a strong person to overcome the pain that Courtney experienced, but the will to carry on is more powerful than we could ever imagine.

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