When San Fransico 49ers player, Marquise Goodwin dropped to his knees following an 83-yard touchdown Sunday night, fans had no idea what was truly behind his "kneeling in the end zone."
Goodwin wasn't just celebrating his touchdown but was also suffering a terrible loss early that day and was turning his attention to the Lord. He later wrote on his Instagram: "I just wanna thank those who’ve genuinely prayed for @morganakamomo & myself through out this pregnancy. Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am."
"Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan. The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please Pray for the Goodwin family."
Morgan wrote on her Instagram page: "This whole week has taken an emotional toll on my husband and I, Struggling to keep our healthy baby safe in my womb. However, God had other plans for us. Today, I had to deliver my precious baby boy early this morning due to preterm labor. Despite our loss, my hubby kept grinding, scored his son a touchdown & got our first “W” of the season. He had a wonderful game today."
She continued,"I appreciate everyone who kept us in their prayers and constantly checked in on us. This was truly and an amazing experience and it was also a tragic experience. But that’s okay because we won’t stop fighting and we won’t give up on what God has in store for us. It’s just important for us to remember that things happen for a reason, even though we may question ourselves “why us.” Our faith is strong. I just ask that you let us mourn in peace and ask that you not try and call/blow our phone up."
The couple who had announced on September 19, that they were expecting a baby. They were overwhelmed with excitement at the opportunity to be parents. So as you can imagine the pain of losing this child is hard on the want-to-be-parents. We are praying for them and hope they are covered with love and prayers in this hard time.