Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Babies (Our Special Family: Here Comes the Sun)

Did you need something sweet for Valentine's Day? Well don't worry, I didn't forget you!

This is my favorite family from last year; Mommy Stephanie, twins Kellen & Grant, preschooler Lennox and newborn baby Johnna. The children's daddy had to watch Johnna be born from Heaven as he had passed away unexpectedly in his sleep early in Stephanie's pregnancy. Because Daddy was healthy, and had no known health problems at the time, this wasn't something the family planned on or could have anticipated.

I traveled to Utah about a week ago to attend my friend's daughter's baptism and throughout the entire service I could not help but think about these four children. I watched my friend's husband hold his oldest daughter after she lept into his arms out of the water and I just cried; thinking of how different these life experiences would be for some families.

This year, I will be shooting the weddings of four different couples who have all lost a parent, mostly during their childhood or growing up years. They have all expressed to me in one way or another how different their wedding days will be without that parent, or for some, without those parents present.

We all have those people in our lives that really resonate and stay with us, and for me, this family is "those people."

A Memorial Fund was set up in Dad's honor, for the four children's future education and I urge you, to please share the word about this family so they can continue to receive the blessings I know they are supposed to receive.

JPM Kids Memorial Fund (Link)

Happy Valentine's Day.

Johnna wasn't exactly a total fan at first of the whole "naked on a cake plate" idea. Ahem.

I LOVE Lennox! LOL

You can find the link to the JPM Kids Memorial Fund HERE.

If you would prefer, you can also send a contribution the old fashioned way to the family's financial advisor:

Matthew Sheffield, Financial Advisor
Account number WH10988
UBS Financial Services Inc.
601 W Riverside Ave, Ste 1200
Spokane, WA 99201

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Previous Posts:

Stephanie's Maternity Session
Johnna's Birth Announcement
Johnna's Newborn Session

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