Photos Capture Dad's Emotional Response To Birth Of Rainbow Baby
Meet Hunter and Hope Madden, the proud parents of Evelyn, their newborn daughter. The journey to this moment has been long and challenging as the couple experienced three miscarriages.
"Losing our son was very hard on both of us. It was just such a gut punch. I think one of the worst things to come from losing Owen, other than his loss, was the way I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop with our daughter. We were very much prepared for the worst." Hunter said
The Maddens gave birth to Evelyn on March 11th, her name means "longed for."
Leilani Rogers, the photographer for the beautiful photos, noted,
"Birth stories aren't just about laboring mothers, or brand new babies. They are about becoming a family."
Hunter stated, "I could not believe I was allowed to hold something so perfect. And I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving for finally getting to be a father. My tattoo is a tree that turns into an anchor at the bottom. The tree represents my family tree and the anchor represents God's promise of love for us. I will never forget catching her as she was being born and the immediate, unconditional love I felt for her. That's what you're seeing in those pictures, my love for Hope and our daughter."
Credits : Leilani Rogers, Photographer
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