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Overcoming the Tragedy of Multiple Miscarriages

After three miscarriages within one year, Charmeshia was grief-stricken and desperate when a 700 Club segment on dealing with tragedy led to a healing in her life. Read Transcript


Reporter: AS A NEONATAL

NURSE, SHARNISHA SHARED IN A

MOTHER'S JOY OF HAVING A

HEALTHY BABY.

SHE HAS ALSO FELT THEIR PAIN

WHEN THEIR NEWBORN'S LIFE

HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

I USED TO WORK IN A

HOSPITAL THAT TOOK CARE OFçç

LOW INCOME, HOMELESS, AND

DRUG-ADDICTED BABIES AND

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO IT EVEN MADE ME MORE

APPRECIATE LIFE AND KNOWING

THAT IF A BABY MADE IT, IT

IS BECAUSE GOD HAS A PLAN

FOR THAT BABY'S LIFE.

Reporter: SHARMISHA

KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THAT SOME

DON'T MAKE IT.

IN 2012, HERçç DAUGHTER,

OLIVIA, DIED SHORTLY AFTER

BIRTH.

IT WAS A SHOCK WHEN I

FIRST SAW HER.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE SHE LOOKED

JUST LIKE ME.

I TOLD GOD, I SAID, I DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD

LEAVE ME HERE AND TAKE MY

BABY.

YOU COULD HAVE TAKEN ME AND

LEFT HER HERE.

Reporter: BUT THIS

WASN'T THE FIRST TIME SHEçç

AND HER HUSBAND, CHRIS, FELT

THE PAIN OF LOSING A BABY.

IN FACT, IT HAD HAPPENED

THREE TIMES BEFORE.

SHE REMEMBERS SURPRISING

CHRIS WHEN SHE BECAME

PREGNANT WITH THEIR FIRST

CHILD.

YOU SEE IT SO MANY TIMES

IN THE MOVIES.

THAT'S WHAT I DID, I JUST

SHOWED HIM THIS.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT

WE WERE GOING TO DO WITH THE

GUEST ROOM.çç

Reporter: BEFORE THEY

COULD EVEN PICK OUT A CRIB,

SHE MISCARRIED IN HER FIRST

TRIMESTER.

CHRIS TRIED TO REASSURE

HER.

HE WAS OKAY.

HE SAID, OKAY, WE'LL JUST

TRY AGAIN.

Reporter: THEY DID AND

WERE EXPECTING TWIN BOYS.

THEY LOST BOTH OF THEM.

THE TWINSç WASç VERY TOUGH

BECAUSE WE CAME UP WITH THE

NAMES.

JOSHUA, CALEB.

CALEB CAME OUT, AND HE WAS

ACTUALLY ALIVE.

AND SO THEY GAVE ME CALEB,

AND I HELD ON TO HIM, AND HE

WAS MOVING AROUND IN MY

ARMS.

I FELT HIS HEART BEATING,

AND THEN YOU SEE THE

HEARTBEAT GOING SLOWER AND

SLOWER AND SLOWER UNTIL HEçE(QU11e PASSED.

CHRIS AND I GRIEVED, AND

WE GRIEVED TOGETHER.

WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE GETTING

PREGNANT AGAIN.

IT JUST HAPPENED.

TWO MONTHS LATER, ACTUALLY,

WE WERE PREGNANT AGAIN.

Reporter: THEY NAMED

THEIR DAUGHTER OLIVIA, AND

HOPED THIS TIME WOULD BE

DIFFERENT.

BUT DOCTORS WARNED THEM

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

THE HOSPITAL HAD PREPARED

US BECAUSE L)ç KIDNEYS

DIDN'T FORM AND HER HEART

WAS SO, UM, BADLY DEFORMED.

Reporter: THE SAME

THING HAPPENED WITH CALEB

AND JOSHUA.

WHAT THEY HAD WAS A

SYNDROME.

AND I WAS TOLD BY MY O.B.,

SOMETIMES THIS HAPPENS.

BUT YOU HAVE -- WHAT DIDç SHEç

SAY -- A ONE IN A MILLION

CHANCE OF THIS HAPPENING

AGAIN.

AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN.

Reporter: SHE CARRIED

OLIVIA FULL TERM, BUT THE

BABY LIVED ONLY 20 MINUTES.

SHE FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION, AND ANY GRIP SHE

HAD LEFT ON HER FAITH WAS

SLIPPING.

IT WAS A DARK PLACE.

I FELT LOST.

I WOULD TRY TO PRAY, READ MY

BIBLE.

I WAS SOçç SAD.

I WAS VERY ANGRY FOR A WHILE

THERE.

BASICALLY SHE DIDN'T WANT

TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT GOD.

Reporter: SHE DIDN'T

WANT TO LIVE, EITHER.

I CAME HOME FROM WORK ONE

DAY AND SHE TOLD ME THAT,

YOU KNOW, SHE WAS THINKING

ABOUT WRITING ME A LETTER,

ENDING HER LIFE.

Reporter: THEY MANAGED

TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY.çç

THE NEXT MORNING CHRIS

HESITATED TO LEAVE HIS WIFE

ALONE.

I FELT A PEACE THAT IT

WAS GOING TO ULTIMATELY BE

OKAY.

Reporter: AFTER CHRIS

LEFT, SHE STARTED WATCHING

TELEVISION.

SHE CAME ACROSS "THE 700

CLUB."

PAT ROBERTSON WAS TALKING

ABOUT GRIEF.

Pat: IF YOU'VE LOST A

LOVED ONE, THE GRIEF CAN BE

UNIMAGINABLE.

BUT JUST REMEMBER, IF THAT

LOVEDç ONEIS WITH JESUS, HE

OR SHE IS HAPPIER THAN

ANYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY

DREAM, AND THERE WILL BE

GREAT REUNIONS IN HEAVEN.

Reporter: THEN HE

PRAYED.

Pat: FATHER, IN THIS

AUDIENCE THERE ARE PEOPLE

WHO ARE SUFFERING GRIEF.

THEY HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE.

THEY'VE LOST A CHILD.

AND THEY HURT.

RECEIVE AN ANSWER TO YOUR

PRAYER.

MAY THE PEACE OF GOD FLOOD

YOUç NOW.ç

MY PEACE I GIVE UNTO YOU,

NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES YOU,

HE SAID, BUT I GIVE YOU MY

PEACE.

THE PEACE THAT SURPASSES

UNDERSTANDING SHALL KEEP

YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN

CHRIST JESUS.

AND I GAVE GOD PRAISE.

THE HEAVINESS WAS LIFTED OFFç

CHRIS CAME HOME, AND I WAS

SMILING.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, WOW.

I COULD TELL YOU HAD A

REALLY GOOD DAY, DIDN'T

YOU?

YEAH, I DID, AND I TOLD

HIM ABOUT "THE 700 CLUB."

A WEEK OR SO WENT BY, AND I

WANTED TO GO TO CHURCH.

AND HE WAS, LIKE, YOU WANT

TO GO TO CHURCH?

AND I'M, LIKE, I'M READY.

Reporter: AND SHE WAS

ALSO READY TO LET GO OF HERçç

ANGER TOWARDS GOD.

IN TIME, SHE DID.

ONCE I BEGAN TO REALLY

WORSHIP GOD AND REALLY SEEK

HIS FACE, HE GAVE ME HIS

PRESENCE.

HE JUST GAVE ME A PEACE.

Reporter: SHARMISHA

SAID GOD DOES MUCH MORE THAN

JUST HAVE YOU COPE WITH YOUR

PAIN.

JESUS SAID HE'LL WIPE

AWAY EVERY TEAR.

MgS HEALED.ç

I'M MADE WHOLE AGAIN.

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