Meet Moira and Jeremiah. I met them last year volunteering for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep during a beautiful but difficult time in their lives. They joyously welcomed their first son, Ronan, in to this world but he was only able to stay for a few weeks. I remember thinking when I met them the first time, how happy they were to be together with Ronan for even the shortest time they were given. After the hospital, Ronan (aka little fighter) was able to go home on hospice until he passed away. I was truly honored that Moira called and asked me to take his newborn photos. So when Moira posted that they were expecting their second son this year, I knew I wanted to take these photos for them. No matter the time we have with each other on earth, photos are so important. They are all that we are left with.
We included memories of Ronan throughout the maternity and newborn photos and also to celebrate this new life - his little brother. A rainbow baby as they are called. "After every storm, there is a rainbow." And as the little shirt says, Hand picked for earth by my brother in heaven.
See their rainbow baby, Milo, here.