The Hinman Family has already sacrificed so much for so many. Brandon, a U.S. Army Sergeant, has and continues to serve our country selflessly. He has spent countless months away from his family, away from his Jenna, to serve and protect all of us. He has gone to war to protect. As an Army wife, Jenna made sacrifices most of will never have to make. She gave us her soldier. She waited home for him to return from war, and I can only imagine the worry she felt each day, each night while he was gone. Jenna and Brandon were willing to make those sacrifices for love. Love for their country, love for each other and love for all of us, their fellow Americans.
And now, Jenna has made the ultimate sacrifice for love. She sacrificed her health and her life to bring her twin daughters into this world healthy and strong. A mother loves her unborn child with everything she is while she nurtures and grows her baby from the inside, and Jenna was no exception. She was able to carry her baby girls for 30 weeks and give them a strong start at life. Azlynn and Kinleigh will always know that love, the love of their mama, with every breath they take. This image was supposed to represent Jenna’s love and Brandon’s heroic service for this country, the foundation upon which Jenna and Brandon were starting their family. I won’t lie, I squealed a little when this setup came together because when we started it, I wasn’t sure it would. It was a part of the hope we all felt as Jenna was slowly but surely gaining strength.
Since Monday, however, this image has become symbolic of all of the sacrifices for love than Jenna and Brandon have made. And it represents everything Jenna held closest to her heart – her country, her family, her Soldier, and her precious baby girls.
And so I share this image again with this message. Celebrate Jenna’s life with love. Love your children, your significant other, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your fellow Americans. Love them fiercely and closely. Honor Jenna’s sacrifice by continuing to hold her family close in your hearts and give them the support they need to learn to live without their mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Honor Jenna by spreading awareness of this practically unheard of cancer, choriocarcinoma. A cancer so cruel that it tries to destroy the life of a woman in the process of creating life.
Learn more about the Hinmans and show your love on Prayers for Jenna. You can also support the family and remember Jenna through their current t-shirt booster, proceeds of which will go towards Azlynn and Kinleigh’s future: https://www.booster.com/prayersforjenna