Carrie Underwood has learned that life doesn’t always go according to plan.
After she and husband Mike Fisher welcomed son Isaiah Michael in February 2015, they endured a lot of struggle and heartache along the road to second-time parenthood.
“We initially in our lives kind of wanted our kids a little closer in age,” the country singer and CALIA creator, 36, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, out Friday. “That didn’t happen, because God has a different plan sometimes.”
Underwood and Fisher, 39, conceived in early 2017, but she suffered a miscarriage. She then went on to have another loss in 2017 and a third in 2018, before their son Jacob Bryan finally joined the family this past January.