Nothing is promised.

I do not want to get my hopes up.

I’m just going to keep praying.

Maybe, if you’re inclined, you do the same.

Bennett Ryan was born.

(h/t BurghBaby)


  1. Jtown
    September 23, 2009 11:52 am

    That dude looks JUST like Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs.

    Just sayin

  2. Lisa
    September 23, 2009 12:11 pm

    Knowing the background of the story on this birth, I had to just sit here and cry. That they got to hear those first newborn cries is, itself, such a miracle. Thanks, Ginny, for keeping us updated.


  3. Ant_041
    September 23, 2009 12:16 pm

    WOW Very moving. Thought and Prayer are with them.

  4. La Reina
    September 23, 2009 3:38 pm

    God loves this precious child.

  5. mudbugs
    September 23, 2009 6:53 pm

    God bless them. Keep praying.

  6. Megan
    September 23, 2009 7:22 pm

    Amazing, just amazing!

  7. Allison
    September 23, 2009 8:22 pm

    Thank you for posting updates on Bennett. As a mother of three, I count my blessings by the minute. I cannot imagine all the thoughts Kelly must be having these past two days. I pray for God to grace her with more time to spend with Bennett. Those pictures speak a thousand words and it just drove me to tears (at work, nonetheless). my children get extra hugs tonight and every night, that’s for sure.

  8. Julie in NYC
    September 24, 2009 1:10 pm

    Still crying…thank you for sharing. I also did some research on Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, the organization for which the photographer volunteers. What an amazing gift to give to families in such difficult situations.

  9. john
    September 24, 2009 4:41 pm

    As a father, the story gives me the shivers, un imaginable how it would feel. I am sending prayers.

    ( I admire the generosity of photographer although I kinda wish the photographer could have scaled down her .com ad)