Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan Beck, went through the unimaginable on June 9, when their 19-month-old daughter fell into a neighbor’s pool.
As Dearly previously reported, the toddler drowned within seconds of falling into the pool, causing the devastated parents to lose little Emeline Grier in “the blink of an eye.” She was hospitalized and passed away on June 10.
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I wish I could have one more day to hold you, but until that day comes, continue to work through me and give me the strength to bring awareness, my love. I told you as I held you in this moment that you could still change the world, you could still move mountains. Every step we take forward is because of you and Levi. Your footprint will forever be left on this world. I love you, My baby girl.
Morgan was pregnant with a baby boy at the time, and told “Today” that she couldn’t imagine welcoming him during such a devastating time:
“How am I supposed to bring a new baby into this world, after just losing my baby?… Emmy was so excited to be a big sister. She walked around all the time with her baby [doll], and now we get to love that baby not just for ourselves, but for Emmy.”
On Friday, the mourning parents welcomed their baby, just four months after losing Emmy, they confirmed to People.
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We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time.
The baby boy, whose name has not been revealed, was born on October 5 at 1:34 p.m. Lindsey Meehleis, the couple’s midwife, said the successful birth happened in the couple’s home.
She told “Today” that it was an emotional experience for the family:
“Exactly one month before Emmy’s second birthday… the sun rose and they knew this day would be different. An overwhelming feeling of joy started to fill a valley of deep grief and sadness.”
“Morgan’s fingers grasped onto their son, who filled such empty arms. While nothing will ever replace the feeling of aching arms to hold Emmy again, this baby provided something new this day: joy, inspiration and hope.”
Morgan and Bode first announced their pregnancy in April, about two months before they tragically lost their toddler.
The family have not publicly spoken out about the birth of their new bundle of joy.
Watch the video below:
A little light in the darkness for Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan. The couple welcomed a baby boy into their family four months after losing their beloved 19-month-old daughter in a tragic accidental drowning. pic.twitter.com/jvuNZlDgQu
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 8, 2018