It’s the incredible story of a police family… and the miracle that came after waiting for so many years.
My name is Eric and I’ve been a police officer for the past 13 years.
My wife and I have also been married for 13 years now. We tried to get pregnant for many years… but it just wasn’t happening.
Doctors told us we had a 5% chance of having a baby, and that if we wanted to have children, we were going to have to look at other options.
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We kept trying.
Then one day… everything changed. My world flipped upside down.
I was at work and responding to a hot call when all of sudden my wife calls me with the news.
“I’m pregnant!” she exclaimed.
I’m not 100 percent sure why I answered her phone call, but I’m so glad I did.
I only had seconds with her on the phone before I had to hang up. More good news came in the form of an arrest right after when we nailed our suspect.
After the call, I quickly called her back and had her explain it to me one more time. I was so excited and happy I didn’t know what to do.
Our lives would be changed forever. A miracle had been given to us in the form of a beautiful baby girl.
The day my daughter was born, my wife had to get three epidurals; the doctor missed the first one, and the second didn’t work like she needed it to.
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Finally, after a few hours of waiting patiently and not knowing what to do, my wife was taken into the OR. I was initially told to wait outside, which made me furious. I needed to be there with her.
After a few minutes of prep for the C-section, the doctors came back and brought me inside with her. I kissed my wife on the forehead and she looked at me and said, “our daughter will be here in a few minutes.”
I was comforting her as much as I could while standing next to her. But I was also looking over the divider so much the doctor asked me how I hadn’t passed out yet. I smiled and said, “I’m a cop, I’ve seen worse”. The doctor laughed and after a few moments, she handed me my daughter and I held her for the first time.
Today, she’s about 19 months old and is an amazing edition to our family. My wife and I couldn’t imagine our lives without her.
My mother-in-law passed away after a long battle with cancer, and tragically she never got to meet her, but I know she’s looking down every day and smiling.
Her name is Mila Rose.
I don’t know what I’d do without her.
Story submitted by Officer Eric Marker.