Expectant Mom Says Her Late Husband's Spirit Appears in Her Stunning Maternity Photos
5 months ago, 11 Dec 23:58
A Minneosota mom named Kelly Luethe is making national headlines for her maternity shoot which took an unexpected, deeply moving turn. Back in August, Luethe was 18 weeks along with her third child when her husband Jarrett was tragically killed in a car crash. "My heart breaks for our son who will never get to meet his dad," Luethe tells Parents.com. "The week after Jarrett’s accident was when we were supposed to find out the gender, so he never even got to know he was having a boy. I decided to keep the appointment to find out even though it was the day after his funeral. I took my mom and his mom with, and when the ultrasound tech said it was a boy we all screamed and cried with happiness and sadness. It was so bittersweet." Fast-forward to last month when Luethe decided to do a maternity shoot with Wisconsin-based professional photographer Jessica Brandau. Although she didn't have one for either of her first two kids, Luethe decided she'd do it this time around "to have Jarrett photoshopped in and be 'faded,' so that he could be included," she tells Parents.com. As it turned out, Photoshop actually wasn't necessary... According to Brandau, the minute she saw the files on her computer after the shoot, she realized it looked as though Jarrett had been present alongside his widow. "When I first noticed the rainbow during the shoot, I showed Kelly and immediately got goosebumps and teared up when she told me that they had experienced a miscarriage before becoming pregnant with baby Jarrett, making this their 'rainbow baby,'" Brandau tells Parents.com. "It wasn't until I got home that night and uploaded the photos to my computer that I noticed that the rainbow and 'orbs' were in almost every single photo, even though we had moved around quite a bit during the shoot and even switched locations halfway through." Luethe recalls how she felt when Brandau first shared her discovery. "When Jessica mentioned a rainbow showing up, and then showed me, I noticed it was right above my belly," she shares. "This child was our rainbow baby, and I immediately thought of that, and then I thought Jarrett had to have had something to do with it. Instantly gave me chills and made me teary-eyed. I knew he was with me then. I miss him terribly, and he would have moved mountains for me while he was still alive and he’s still taking care of me after he has passed. Our love was something I never dreamed I could have had. He was an amazing father and husband." In the wake of seeing the images, Luethe researched the phenomenon. "I wasn’t too educated on the orbs and just thought how cool that they were green which is my favorite color," she explains. "Looking into it more, I found out that a green orb means a happy spirit is visiting and sending healing energy. I believe that 100%. Jarrett was happy. Saw the positive in everything. And our life was ...
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