There is an incredible story behind this touching photo...
The photo was uploaded to Facebook by Sarah Ledford, who photographed the birth of Amanda and Andrew Hanson's son, Karson.
According to the photographer, here's the incredible story behind the photo:
This photo isn't your typical birth photo that we see posted here but I think when you read the back story, you'll find just how captivating this photo is.
10 months ago, I was the birth photographer for the birth of this mom and dad's first child. For unknown and unexpected reasons tragically their son never took his first breath at delivery. It was traumatic to all of us involved. This doctor was their same doc at that time.
This photo is from the birth of their miracle "Rainbow Baby," a 2nd son yesterday. Miracle because it took everyone by shock that they were even pregnant again so soon after. Totally by "accident" (they like to believe their first son had a hand in it) after it had taken them years to conceive their first. Happy and healthy. Dad and doc embraced and cried and it took my breath away. That is still the umbilical cord in the doc's hands to tell you how immediately this happened after delivery.
CONGRATS to that beautiful, happy family! This special moment between the very-relieved doctor and dad is just beautiful!
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My big life changing experience was a motorcycle accident during the Roofsit in Sept '06. It was humbling to have so many listeners praying for me during my 6 operations. I was off the air for 6 weeks and in a wheelchair for about 5-6 months. Since then I have experienced complete kidney failure and have been on dialysis for 2 years. Spring of 2010 I organized TEAM CONRAD for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Our 1st Kidney Walks did over 100K-- WOW! I was blessed in Jan 2011 with a kidney transplant from listener/donor Kristin O'Leary from Grandville. I have so much to be thankful for... but especially for your thoughts & prayers. Please lookup my TEAM CONRAD group page on Facebook.