God is present as miracle baby is born.
This mom’s story will melt your heart. Here is a woman who defines beauty (inside and out), strength, courage and pure love. And has been blessed with a beautiful baby in spite of her own physical challenges and battle against cancer. Breast cancer. The greatest symbol woman associate with giving birth…breast feeding. Read her story and be encouraged.
The Bible teaches us and promises us in Isaiah 40: 29-31, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but hose who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”
Diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer is scary enough but to be halfway into your pregnancy is greater still. This mom began chemotherapy – while pregnant. This mom had one breast removed – while pregnant. This baby is a miracle!
At 36 weeks, her delivery was induced in order for this mom to continue and receive more treatments. But her baby boy was strong and determined to meet his mom more than halfway. Once he was born, he latched on to her remaining breast and showed everyone in the room, God was there.
Needless to say, the room was filled with emotions too difficult to spell out. From tears of joy to fear to joy again.
The photographer, Kate Murray, got to know this family and was honored to capture these moments on film for this family.
“Breastfeeding is such a sacred bond, and this one just makes my heart break and swell at the same time. I am beyond blessed to have met and gotten to know this woman and her family, and so honored she asked me to be there to document these precious moments.”
Thank you, Kate, for your beautiful pictures and to this family for sharing their story.
May God continue to heal this mom and protect this family as they grow closer as a family and as they grow closer to God.
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