After years of trying to have kids, Lyndsay and Matthew Brentlinger of Ohio finally got their blessing.
On December 17th, 2016, their dream came true as the7 welcomed twin William (a boy) and Reagan (a girl) to theworld.
However, their celebration would be short-lived.
William was immediately diagnosed with birth defects and abnormalities.
Only the right side of his heart was properly functioning, and doctors didn’t expect him to live long.
Initially, the parents were told William would be stillborn.
But William, being a fighter, survived the birth and blessed the family with his life for elevendays.
Matthew, the dad, said, “Those were the happiest 11 days of my life.”
Knowing they didn’t have much time with their ailing son, the mom and dad decided to commemorate their time together, however brief it was.
They contact a family friend, Lindsey Brown, who is a professional photographer.
They wanted to create tangible reminders of the brief time they spent together.
Said Brown, Pictures are just memories. I know how much people cherish them, so I was really glad I was able to do that for them.
Said the mom, I cried the first time I looked at them. I still cry sometimes.”
They are beautiful and he is beautiful. In some of them, you can see he is wide awake with his big beautiful eyes. Its something we will definitely cherish.
It’s not a fairytale ending for this family, but they are able to enjoy and look back fondly on the time they got to spend with young William.
Hopefully, these photos will serve as joyous reminders for the rest of their lives.
Via: Bored Panda
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Knowing They Didn’t Have Much Time Left, This Mother Joined Her Twins For a Beautiful Photo Shoot