In many cases, expectant parents dream of the day they will meet their new baby.
The birth of healthy-looking twins was a miracle for Ohio residents Lindsay and Matthew Brentlinger, whom they described as “truly extraordinary.”
During the pregnancy, doctors informed the Brentlingers that their baby, William, had heart problems and was likely to be stillborn.
However, on December 17, 2016, the couple was overjoyed to finally meet their adorable little boy, as well as their daughter, Reagan.
Lindsey and Matthew were ecstatic about becoming parents. However, they were well aware that William’s time in this world would be limited due to his heart problems.
“I was so happy they arrived and that Will was doing well. But I was also worried about the possibility of losing him,” the mother said in one of the interviews.
One of Brentlinger’s friends had an idea to help document the precious time the family spent together. Local photographer Lindsey Brown was contacted by him in hopes of arranging a last-minute photoshoot.
It was close to Christmas, which is why Lindsey Brown Photography was so busy. But given the circumstances, he didn’t hesitate to go to the family’s home and take photos with his camera.
Brown told HuffPost what he thought about it.
“I knew right away that I had to help them. No one with a heart could refuse such a request.”
Brown worked his magic on December 20, creating a beautiful photoshoot for the Brentlinger family.
He photographed the twins snuggled up next to each other, as cute as can be. In some of them, Baby William appears to be fully awake.
The Brentlingers posed with their newborns on the couch and also took individual photos of their children. Each one is a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
For Lindsay and Matthew, this opportunity to hold their son in their arms and share precious moments as a family of four was an incredible gift in their lives.
Unfortunately, baby William passed away a few days later, on December 28, at the age of 11 days.
As sad as it is to lose a child, the Brentlingers made the most of the time they had left as a family, doing everything they could to enjoy each other’s company (and they were grateful for that time).