Earlier this summer, Carrie Underwood shared the exciting news that she and her husband Mike Fisher are expecting their second child together. Prior to the announcement, Carrie had been laying low as she recovered from a terrible fall outside of her home— and now, she’s opening up about the deeper struggle her family faced for the last two years.
In an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Carrie revealed that she suffered three miscarriages in the last two years. “I’d kind of planned that 2017 was, you know, going to be the year that I work on new music, and I have a baby,” she said. “We got pregnant early 2017, and didn’t work out.”
Carrie says she and Mike leaned heavily on their faith, saying, “In the beginning, it was like, ‘Okay, God, we know this is, just wasn’t Your timing. And that is all right. We will bounce back and figure our way through it.’”
She then suffered another heartbreaking loss in 2017, followed by another in 2018. “I had always been afraid to be angry,” Carrie said. “Because we are so blessed. And my son, Isaiah, is the sweetest thing. And he’s the best thing in the world. And I’m like, ‘If we can never have any other kids, that’s okay, because he’s amazing.’ And I have this amazing life. Like, really, what can I complain about? I can’t. I have an incredible husband, incredible friends, an incredible job, an incredible kid. Can I be mad? No.”
Naturally, she began asking God why this was happening to her. “Why on Earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid?” Carrie remembers asking God. “Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid.”
Then, Carrie received the greatest gift.
“And for the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt,” she said. “That was like a Saturday — and the Monday I went to the doctor to, like, confirm another miscarriage. And they told me everything was great! He heard me.”