In a ᴛʀᴀꜰꜰɪᴄ ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ, a couple ʟᴏsᴛ their three children. After a while, a miracle happened to them. A story full of emotion.
On May 4, 2007, Lori Coble decided to go with her mother and three young children to a shopping center in the United States to celebrate the fifth birthday of a boy, Kyle. When it was time to leave, Lori loaded the children into the car and began driving.
On the way, a truck rammed into the family’s car, turning the rear of the car into a jumble of iron. Lori and her mother, as well as the two girls and the boy, had to be divided among three hospitals.
Chris Coble, Lori’s husband, was at work when he received the ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ call. As soon as he arrived at the hospital where Lori, his wife, was, they told him that Katie and Emma had ᴅɪᴇᴅ. Chris ran to the hospital where his son Kyle was, but the boy’s ʙʀᴀɪɴ was not receiving oxygen, and they had to disconnect him from the machines.
“I put my hand on his chest until his heart stopped beating,” said the children’s father.
Two days after the accident, Lori and Chris had to bury their children, but the hardest part was getting back home. The stillness of their house tormented them. They lived locked up and used to go to the back of their house so they wouldn’t have to listen to the neighborhood children playing in the front.
Lori and Chris made a pact; they could not be overcome by sadness, and they had to be strong for each other.
Six months after the ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ, the couple decided to try to have more children. They received very special news: Lori was pregnant with triplets. Two girls and a boy, just like the children they had ʟᴏsᴛ a few months before. “We are convinced that Kyle, Emma and Katie played a part in this. We feel they are protecting us,” the couple tells Little Things.
The Coble triplets were born almost exactly one year after the ᴛʀᴀꜰꜰɪᴄ ᴀᴄᴄɪᴅᴇɴᴛ: Ashley, Ellie and Jake, as they were named.
“No matter how big or devastating a ᴛʀᴀɢᴇᴅʏ is, there will always be hope that things will get better. Even if everything seems ʟᴏsᴛ, you must not give up. Live the ᴘᴀɪɴ of sorrows, without allowing it to dim the brightness of the alegrias is the important thing,” said Lori.
And Chris added, “The triplets have not replaced our ʟᴏsᴛ children. It has taken us years to get over the ᴘᴀɪɴ. But they are three blessings from heaven. God leaves no one alone.”