This blog is touching. This blog is not like any of the others. This blog is truly about life and the heart aches we as human beings go through. It is hard to find the right words. Matt and Ashley are what two very strong people look like. They are kind, generous people. They are remarkable parents who have suffered a loss no parent should have to experience. I was truly honored when they contacted me to do their family pictures.
They have three children, Jackson, Rylie and Benson. Heaven gained an angel on May 15, 2012 when Jackson lost his battle with cancer. He was 6 years old. He touched so many lives in his short time here. He is missed deeply every day by not only his parents and family, but also by the community. The community came together and supported Matt and Ashley as they traveled on this journey, Jackson's Journey. Through Jackson's Journey, we were all able to support them along the way and give prayers...many prayers as they battled this fight with him. Jackson's Journey and Kids R Golden were created to help raise awareness for pediatric cancer.
It was hard for me to hold back the tears as I was reuniting them with Jackson. He had such a smile...such a handsome boy. This reminds not only me, but everyone reading this, to never take life for granted. Be thankful for everything you have. Enjoy your kids and family every second you get. Love life. Cherish the memories you have made.
Matt and Ashley, thank you. Thank you for letting me create these images for you. Thank you for trusting me to do this with you. Jackson, Rylie and Benson are so lucky to have parents like you. You two are an inspiration to so many!