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Teske Drake is a Mommy with Hope to three babies in heaven, mom to two on earth, and wife to her one and only. Above all, she's a daughter of the King!

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  1. Sweet and touching Teske, thank you for sharing your beautiful girl with us. Hope is contagious… and you will touch many with this story.

  2. I have goosebumps from head to toe, especially when I read the song you all listened to. Precious precious story. Praise the God of all comfort for cradling you when you needed him most!

  3. What the evil one intended to be destructive to your spirits, you allowed the Holy One to turn into true Beauty. Out of your spirit of gratitude, the waves ripple into eternity. Thank you for being a living testimony to our precious Abba, who works ALL things together for good for those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. You have blessed me today.

  4. Teske; You truly are a inspiration to other Mommies with hope. You have taken the darkest and hardest times in your life, and turned it into such a blessing to yourself and your husband and family, not to mention, all the people you have sincerely touch with your story of Chloe. Baby Chloe in her sweet tiny little self has shown all of us just how precious life really is and the importance of having Jesus in your life to show you the way, with his strength and total abiding love for each and everyone of us. I as your Mother am so proud of how God has made you into such a remarkable woman, a wonderful speaker and witness in your journey. Your strength and courage is just a tiny little bit of who you are. I am very proud to say Dr. Teske R. Drake, you are my inspiration and I love you so very much and can only applaud you for the worrier you have become for in Jesus’s name. Mom

  5. Teske, oh, my heart aches with yours this morning…and hopes too. We also have a little one in heaven. I know what it feels like to say good-bye too soon and to wait in anticipation of that forever hello. Thanks for this beautiful, honest, faith-in-the-storms-post. Praying your heart continues to heal (and mine too).

  6. What an amazing story, put so eloquently into words in your post. How amazing that the particular experience made you better and not bitter. You became stronger in the Lord- you are a testament to His grace and your faith! You will help many others along your path with what you have been through. God bless your ministries to other mommies with, and without, hope.

  7. Thank you for sharing your story. I too have lost an infant too soon. Michael was 5 months old and taken while he slept. I struggled with this so much, but God has given me rest, peace and hope which all pass understanding.

    I am thankful for the Father in Heaven who knows our pain and holds our precious ones close until we can again!
    I can’t wait to meet my son in Heaven, and see what a wonderful new creature he has become. There isn’t a day that I don’t think of him, nor a day in which I was thankful to know him.

    Casting Crowns has a song that I’ve loved since it came out, “Praise you in this storm”
    When I first heard it, I told God I wanted to be able to truly praise him, no matter what. Now, I know I am able, through Him to raise my wary arms to Him and give thanks and praise for the knowledge of who he is!

    Thank you for sharing this precious girl with us.
    You are added to my prayers.


  8. What a wonderful example of God’s Grace in the deepest of pain. I have been there too. Our Aidan would be 11 now, and his 4 month life changed us profoundly. Thank you for sharing your little girl with us…hugs to you.

  9. Teske,
    Im so glad you posted your personal experience with all of us strangers who care for you and love your little Chloe Marie. I have just learned two weeks ago that I am carrying a child who has trisomy 13. I was 18 weeks when we found out and we entirely plan on keeping him full term (God willing) just as you made that same decision.
    Thank you for sharing you Hope, Courage and Love for your Daughter.
    May God bless you with many children to share your love with.
    Here is our story:
    with Much love,

    • Oh, Lisa…I’ve read your story and visited your blog and my heart goes out to you as you sift through all the news and information. I look back to those days and it’s a miracle I’m even standing. But God. Stand firm in Him, my friend. Please know that we at Mommies with Hope are praying for you! Beautiful song that may be an encouragement to you…”I will Carry You” by Selah. There is a youtube video of it at the bottom of the Mommies with Hope blog.

  10. You all are making me cry with your sweet words of encouragement! I can’t tell you what a joy it is to be able to share Chloe’s life with you all. She is a treasure and I am one proud mamma!

  11. Such an inspiring story Teske. Such a hard situation to be in and yet you clearly show the grace that you found there. Much love and every continued success with Mommy With Hope. May all the Mommies that need the Lord’s grace and hope find it through you.


  12. I am also a mama who also has a baby in Heaven. Thank you for sharing and giving us a peek into Chloe’s story. How fitting that I read this on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance day. Thinking of Chloe, Ethan, and all the little ones who have made our lives sweeter. Oh how I look forward to the day when we see them in Heaven!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your story of Chloe. She is in Heaven with her “Spiritual” Daddy.

    My daughter is trying to fall pregnant and has had 2 failed IVF’s so far. I have handed it over to God and know that He has it in His hands.

    Thank you.

  14. My heart aches for your loss but also for your hope in a Christ to see your baby again. Love,

  15. dear sister,
    this truly moved me to tears. praise God and thank you for sharing your testimony so beautifully. its a blessing to one and all who read it.
    may the Love of Christ comfort you as you heal and lead you into all that He has for you in future.

  16. Your story is beautiful! We share a bond…….we also have a baby girl in heaven. She would be 17 on May 7. My heart still misses her, but we look forward to meeting her in heaven. We are blessed with two more children….love being a mother!