Marquise Goodwin and wife have a daughter, after years of heartache

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No matter what else happens, this has been the best offseason ever for Marquise Goodwin.

Via NBCSportsBayArea.com, the 49ers wide receiver announced on social media that he and his wife Morgan had welcomed a daughter into the world on Feb. 19, after years of struggling to start a family.

“I’m a #GirlDad,’ Goodwin wrote on social media, and those words were poignant because of everything their family has been through in recent years.

In 2017, he played a game shortly after they delivered a stillborn son, and in 2018, he missed some time after Morgan had a miscarriage while carrying twin boys. Playing through the emotions of those tragedies was difficult for Goodwin, who said after the 2017 game that his wife insisted he play.

“Morgan and I appreciate all the love we’ve gotten,” Goodwin said then. “We do have a lot of people that are following us through our journey, so we can maybe help people who’ve dealt with similar things that we have gone through or learn things from people who’ve been through our situation.”

The veteran wide receiver finished last season on injured reserve, and could be released because of salary cap concerns this offseason. But he and his wife now have the blessing they’ve so long sought, which makes football pale in comparison.

8 responses to “Marquise Goodwin and wife have a daughter, after years of heartache

  1. “We do have a lot of people that are following us through our journey, so we can maybe help people who’ve dealt with similar things that we have gone through or learn things from people who’ve been through our situation.”

    That’s a man right there and wise one at that.

  2. No offense to Goodwin because I understand why this story, on this particular site, is centered around him but the real hero in all of this is his wife. Can you even begin to imagine delivering a stillborn baby, then having a miscarriage while carrying twins and then have the guts to try to have another baby. That is insane. To go through that much and still be able to even want to become pregnant again, let alone trying to deliver a baby, is unbelievable. Personally, I gained a lot more respect for women after watching my son’s mother go through 8 hours of labor to deliver our son. It was probably the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen anyone do. I never realized how strong mentally you have to be to first become pregnant, then carry a baby for 9 months and then on top of that go through labor. Sorry but us men don’t come anywhere close to women when it comes to pain tolerance and determination. Again I know why the story is about Goodwin and what he had to deal with but I hope people don’t forget what his wife had to go through also. That is one insanely strong woman.

  3. Remember this: 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage. 1 in 4. Miscarriage isn’t something people put on their linkedin profile, so typically even some of their closest friends never know.

    Now, the other side of this: The ones that share their stories are the heroes. They are the ones that give those suffering in silence strength.

    God bless the Goodwins and their daughter.

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