Cindy and Jim Bob Haggerton suffered an unimaginable loss when their third child passed away just after birth.
A year later, though, the parents received a call that changed their lives: A baby boy who was just born needed a home. Jim Bob was adopted and wanted to welcome this child into their family.
As fate would have it, Cindy also found out she was pregnant again around the same time.
"They welcomed TWO rainbow babies that year!" Hance told Parents.com. "When we did his newborn session we wanted to do something that would tie the three boys together so we did a rainbow with the two rainbow babies and a butterfly above them to represent their brother that was born the year before."
She adds, "[Cindy] told me she wanted to do something 'rainbow' because they are definitely the rainbow at the end of their storm, so Amanda Gipson (my business partner) and I started to brainstorm some ideas to create an image that would represent all three brothers...a brother lost, a brother adopted, and a brother born. It was a long journey for their family so the image is a reminder of the many blessings that waited for them through their storm and that their sweet baby will never be forgotten."
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Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.