A country music wife gets candid about her struggle to have a baby  Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

If you don’t believe that miracles happen every day, then you’ve never spoken with a couple going through the pains of infertility. They can attest to the fact that everything from conception to delivering a healthy baby is nothing less than miraculous. Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie have been very open about their struggles to conceive before son Ward was born in February of 2016, but Cassie recently had an opportunity to address it again on social media.

It began when actress Lena Dunham shared a post on Twitter regarding the news that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is thought to be expecting. Lena tweeted, “A solid 10 friends texted me triggered by Kylie pregnancy. I’m like. ‘Ladies she’s 20. We were all [very] fertile then, we were just broke.”

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Cassie responded to the tweet in agreement, but she also offered some spiritual enlightenment.

“Trying to have a baby is hard. It’s easy to feel triggered, but the truth is this: the creation of life isn’t within our control (ugh I know),” she wrote.

The beautiful founder of the popular website “Womanista” continued to share her thoughts in a series of heartbreakingly honest tweets that culminated with her saying, “The truth is, every life becomes a life when God brings it to life. That’s the hardest lesson I ever laid my head down and listened to.”

Fortunately, the couple’s persistence paid off when Charles and Cassie welcomed son Ward into the family last year.

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Charles’ Lady Antebellum bandmate, Hillary Scott, also faced her own struggles with infertility and a miscarriage, but recently shared the news that she and husband Chris Terrell are expecting twin girls next spring. And the third in Lady Antebellum, Dave Haywood, and his wife Kelli are also expecting a little girl in December.


We continue to applaud Cassie and Hillary for speaking up about women’s issues, along with Kacey Musgraves who shared her struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on social media. Sometimes just knowing you aren’t alone makes the pain a little easier to bear.

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Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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