When her Husband passed away, this pregnant woman chose a wonderful gesture to keep him alive in memories!

Nicole Bennett, hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, had it all- a beautiful home, a loving husband, an adorable son and another child on the way. But everything slipped away from her fingers all of a sudden when her husband Deonta passed away unexpectedly on January 5th. This is the worst thing to happen to a woman, especially when she is pregnant but she chose to stay strong for her four year old son Landen, and her baby girl who was about to be born on March 25th and would never meet her father.


1 What Nicole Wanted To Do?

Nicole wanted to do something special for Deonta and that’s when the idea of the maternity shoot struck her. It was Deonta’s idea to have a maternity shoot when they found out that she’s pregnant. Now that he was no more, she had initially planned on cancelling the shoot. But, this amazing pregnant woman just didn’t wither away in grief and instead chose to do something really beautiful!

What Nicole Wanted To Do?

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2 The Beauty Of A Small Effort

Had Nicole been like any other woman, she would have withered away in grief, instead she chose to do something so beautiful that it will touch millions of hearts across the world. She decided to include her late husband in the maternity pictures.

Nicole spoke to Sidney Conley – her photographer – and Conley was certainly on-board with this idea. Nicole had one condition that Deonta be included in all the pictures Conley clicked. Nicole wanted the pictures to reflect how loving Deonta was as a husband and a father. She wanted her son to remember ‘daddy’ as he was- always making everyone laugh. She also wanted this photo shoot so that her daughter would always know how much she would have been loved if her daddy was alive.

The Beauty Of A Small Effort

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3 The Magical Photo-shoot!

The photo shoot took place during late February in a park complete with winding paths and a lovely bridge over a pond. A fully pregnant Nicole and Landen were dressed beautifully in white. The pictures were clicked in such a way that Conley could Photoshop Deonta’s photos into them later. Conley spoke about how he wanted to make Nicole happy. In the end, his picture made not only her, but millions of people around the world happy.

The Magical Photo-shoot!

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4 Why The Story Inspires Us?

Nicole talks about how the pictures made her teary-eyed as they seemed so real. When an amused Landen asked her how daddy managed to get into those pictures, Nicole explained to him how daddy is an angel now and that’s how. The pictures went viral after Conley posted them on his Facebook Page and have been shared more than 100,000 times already.

 Why The Story Inspires Us?

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It is no surprise, as these pictures symbolize hope and happiness even in the face of immense grief. They prove how love can last even after the death of a loved one and how memories can keep our loved ones alive forever. Nicole’s story and her tale of being pregnant, sends a strong message to all of us to stay strong and to love endlessly.


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