If you are unfamiliar with this story, I first met Kelly Frey and her husband Jason when I photographed their maternity session in mid-September. It was a very uncertain time for them as their unborn son, Bennett, was giving a grim prognosis and was not expected to live after birth.
On Tuesday, September 22nd I witnessed a miracle when Bennett Ryan was born not only breathing on his own, but relatively stable.
I visited with Kelly, Jason and Bennett when he was one week old and still in the NICU at Children’s Hospital. I have been unable to visit with Bennett recently because my children were sick and I didn’t want to take any chances at passing any germs to this sweet baby. I was hoping to visit him this week, but I came down with the flu, so it will have to wait.
Last evening my heart leapt with joy when I received an email from Jason, at seven weeks of age, BENNETT IS HOME!! He sent the picture below in his email and stated, “Overall, Bennett’s health is very good, and we will wait to see how he develops.Â We have many more appointments in the upcoming months which will tell more about what we might expect, but it really doesn’t matter as we sit and hold him in his home.”
Praise God for this miracle!!Â Kelly and Jason have been very moved by all of the comments on the blog, so keep ’em coming. I am willing myself to get better as soon as possible so I can spend some time with them. What a thrill.