Growing up in a small town, it's easy to know everyone you pass by. I've known the Rinn family for some time, as I worked under Jenn during my summer job throughout my college years. There wasn't a day I remember that she didn't wave hello as she drove by, or asked each of my coworkers how they were doing, or simply have a smile on her face. I knew her and her husband had two absolutely adorable little boys, and were soon expecting a little girl on the way.
I will never forget that day of work, asking Jenn about her little bean that would soon be welcomed into the world, the day she told me her name would be, Miranda. Still, now, that makes my heart beat fast.
Miranda Jean Rinn was born on July 1oth, 2011. This gorgeous gift was born without a heartbeat. After the doctor was able to restart her heart, strong little Miranda was able to share 36 hours with her loving parents, and her big brothers, until she returned back home.
I wish to give this family a huge hug, one they can hold onto forever. I can't help but feel a strong bond with each of them, as I know my little brother is watching baby Miranda in Heaven. I can imagine their smiles as they look down at each of us day after day, sending us little reminders here on Earth that we will see them soon.
With many sorrowful hearts, friends continued to ask what they could do to help. This encouraged the Rinn family to start the Miranda Jean Rinn Memorial Fund. The memorial was created to "pay forward" all the support their family received, and still continues to receive. The funds that they earn from donations are gifted to families who are facing mounting financial burdens because of their children's special medical needs. How amazing.
If you are interested in donating to Miranda's memorial, please feel free to do so through Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by sending a check to: Miranda Rinn Memorial c/o Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas, WY 82633
These two boys are now big brothers to their gorgeous little sister, Harper Rinn. Her precious, curly haired, giggling self, helps share this family's smiles, love, and happiness.
I have been so grateful to hear their story. A story that is truly their own. As my gift to the Rinn family, while I wish I could do so much more, I would love to provide my love and support.
Miranda L. Sober Photography will be hosting family mini sessions on June 7th and June 8th in Douglas, Wyoming. All sessions are $250, which includes a 20 minute mini session (up to 5 people), a viewing session, and 5 digital images of your choice.
50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Miranda Jean Rinn Memorial. There is limited availability, so be sure to contact me as soon as possible to ensure a session.
Baby Miranda Photo Credit: Dancing Cloud Photography