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How Carlos and Alexa PenaVega are Finding Joy After Stillbirth of Daughter

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How Carlos and Alexa PenaVega are Finding Joy After Stillbirth of Daughter

By Movieguide® Contributor

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega share the peace and joy they have found through the Lord in the weeks since the stillbirth of their daughter Indy.

“God has really been meeting us where we’re at, and He’s just been providing us so much peace,” Alexa told the Christian Post. “He’s really been so graceful to us…He’s been the only reason we’ve been able to get through this season.”

“To have gone through the hardest thing we’ve ever gone through, ever, you just realize that the world is just so much bigger than your bubble,” she added.

The couple announced the death of their daughter in the middle of April. As they continue to process their grief, they are thankful they have a solid foundation to lean on.

“It’s hard not to feel that way; I think it’s very easy to kind of fall into like depression and sadness and all this, but the one thing God kept reminding us through our grief was how great He is and how His heart hurts for us to go through this pain,” Alexa said.

“His intention was not for us to feel this pain…He is going to turn this pain around, and He’s going to give us pain with purpose,” she continued. “I feel like if there was a slogan for this season we’re going through, it’s called ‘pain with purpose.’ …When you give your pain to God, He will turn it into purpose.”

While a heartbreaking event like this is never easy, the couple has found solace in God from the start. When they first announced the crushing news, they pointed to Christ, explaining how they still found hope and joy despite their pain.

“There are never the right words to say when it comes to less. After a beautiful and peaceful delivery our daughter ‘Indy’ was born at rest,” the couple wrote in a joint Instagram post released in mid-April. “It has been a painful journey. But in the pain we have found peace. God continues to hold us in His arms.”

“Grief has come to us in waves. Moments of feeling absolutely gutted… then moments of feeling blessed by just getting a moment with her,” they added. “We can’t understand why things like this happen and we may never get those answers.”

The couple experienced an outpouring of love and prayers after sharing their loss.

“Oh wow… thank you so much for this. It’s so encouraging to know you are feeling our prayers and His peace that surpasses understanding. And thank you for that idea of ‘pain with purpose’… so much beauty in hearing of Indy’s incredible impact. And with this video, her life has become a true blessing to us all. ❤️ Holding your family in my prayers, my beautiful friend! 🙏🙏,” the couple’s fellow Great American Family star Danica McKellar wrote under an update from Alexa.

“Such inspiring words. You and your family are in our prayers,” GAF commented.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Actress Alexa PenaVega shared a heartfelt Mother’s Day message following the stillbirth of her daughter last month. 

“Happy Mama’s day to all the beautiful mamas out there,” she posted on her Instagram Story. “Whether you have your little angels in your arms today… or little heavenly angels or both… may you be lovingly celebrated and feel extra blessed to be right where you are!”

PenaVega and her husband, Carlos, shared the devastating news of their daughter, Indy’s, death on April 15.


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