1 Year After Heartbreaking Loss, Married At First Sight Couple Make Announcement To Fans
FaithTap Staff 7/26/2017
It isn't too often that love matches made on reality TV shows actually turn into truly blissful and lifelong pairings. But for one couple, the future looked promising.
This couple met at the altar on the reality show Married at First Sight in 2014. They starred in the spinoff series Married at First Sight: The First Year, at which time they truly fell in love, they say. On their second anniversary in July 2016, they shared wonderful news.
They were pregnant. But four months into the pregnancy, the couple left everyone stunned. One year ago, Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner delivered heartbreaking news to fans. They had miscarried.
Jamie delivered their precious baby boy Johnathan at 17 weeks gestation. He was too tiny to survive outside the womb. Still, he made a huge impact in the short amount of time he was with his loving parents.
Jamie shared some of her feelings on her blog:
"I know he is up in heaven and I am sure he is bouncing on clouds, but selfishly I wish he was still bouncing in my belly. I'll never get to see this angel again on earth ... My heart hurts so bad. Losing our baby has been the most terrible experience. I wish no one would ever have to endure this."
Not long after, the young couple vowed not to lose themselves in extended grief after mourning the loss of their bundle of joy. Instead, they would cherish the brief memories they had together.
"He was only here with us for a short time, but he'll always be in our hearts! We will always love you sweet little Johnathan."
The couple chose to celebrate Johnathon's creation by God. As a daily reminder of their little blessing, they planted a tree in their yard.
"Every day we can see it, watch it grow and be reminded of him ... I swore to myself, to my hubby, to God, to my baby boy and to ANYONE who would listen that I'd never let him just be forgotten."
Fortunately, Jamie and Doug soon found themselves disclosing joyful news once again with their fans and followers. Jamie is pregnant again and in August, they will be blessed with a baby girl!
The mom-to-be expressed her feelings online:
"I am so thrilled to shout it from the rooftops! I'm going to be a MOMMY to a precious baby girl!! Get ready for all the Mommy & Me matching outfits and twinning!"
Jamie shared that their angel baby Johnathan Edward will make a wonderful big brother, watching over his new baby sister from above.
She said she and her husband are "stunned, excited, blessed, thankful" to be expecting again. Our prayers go out to the couple and the sweet addition to their family that will be arriving soon.
Sources: Today, Jamie Otis FB Image Credit: Instagram/jamienotis