After Heartbreaking Loss, A Family Of 7 (!) Finds Joy

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
02/06/17

Photographed by Tarin Frantz

We know we’re not the only ones who have been following along with the heartbreaking and uplifting story of Sara Brawner and her husband Billy Jack. The Texas-based couple has undergone unimaginable pain (three miscarriages, one stillbirth) before stumbling upon immense joy when adopting four children, right around the same time they discovered they were expecting another biological child (a boy they named Jones). Yep, that’s right—they went from zero kids under their roof to five children, all within a single year!

Along with chronicling their ups and downs via Instagram, the creative duo has also given glimpses of their incredibly chic homes that Billy and his father craft in painstakingly perfect detail. Here, they give us the grand tour of their latest residence—while outfitted in Old Navy‘s latest duds (lots of cheerful, sun-washed brights ahead!)—while we go in depth on Sara’s hard-earned journey to motherhood. Overall, it’s a story of hope, strength, and love—all things we could use a little more of these days.

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14 comments

Sarah

This is THE best. I was moved to tears by the beauty of Sara’s words. I’ve been praying for her and her beautiful, fast growing family for so long now and love seeing her this happy. Thank you!

Evelyn

This is so lovely and truly inspiring one of my cousins is dealing with the loss of her unborn child and hasn’t really been able to fully recover or open up about it to the people that love het

Laura

I came across Sara’s story sometime ago and always wondered how she was doing. I was so glad to get another peek inside this lovely family. Wishing her all the best!

Liz

I’m disheartened by the words you chose to tell their story… “their first biological child”?! Please honor Willa’s life and acknowledge her as a person, not just a stop birth.

Geraldine

Hi
Where’s the interview ? I see a couple of paragraphs followed by photos only .
Thanks

jess

Oh this was just so lovely…..tears in my eyes at work reading this in Australia.
So so very lovely, thank you.

caitlin

please feature more muslim, buddhist, animist, atheist mothers. as well as more low-income families. thank you.

Katie

Again, such beautiful photographs! So simple and lovely!

Dana

Grate read. I see there links to there Instogram, but his doesn’t not exist and Sara’s seems to be on private private. How do follow them? I’m knew to Instagram.

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