The Story Behind This Beautiful Newborn Photo Will Bring You to Tears

The Story Behind This Beautiful Newborn Photo Will Bring You to Tears

An couple welcomed their newborn baby girl with a beautiful gesture to remind her of the older brother she never got to meet, and keep their family together despite the circumstances.

Steven and Gloria Kimmel, both 30, staged a touching black and white photo featuring their daughter Claire resting between the wing tattoos they got in honor of their son Isaac, who passed away a few months after his first birthday in 2015 from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Isaac passed away in July, 2015, after being diagnosed with SMA, a genetic disease that affects the nervous system, leading to debilitating and often fatal loss of muscle function.

A couple of years ago, Steven and Gloria Kimmel lost their little son, Isaac, to a disease before he even reached a year old. After that, they decided to honor him by getting matching wing tattoos across the tops of their backs.

The couple each got a tattoo of a single wing on their backs that together served as a tribute to their late son, and now, as a way of keeping the whole family together even if Isaac is not physically with them.

Despite the tragedy, the couple have grieved together and got another chance at being parents in June, 2017, when they welcomed their second daughter Claire, and came up with the best way to include Isaac during her newborn photo shoot.

In a photo that went viral, the couple has placed their newborn daughter, Claire, between them, looking as though the wings are hers.

Says Steven: “The tattoo was meant to be his angel wings. He was half of each of us, so we each had one of his wings to hold us. He was the angel that was holding us together when we were so lost without him. The tattoos are a reminder that he is always with us in spirit.”


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