A little over a year ago, Alison lost her husband in an accident and Cooper and Colton lost their Daddy. It has taken some time, but Alison felt she was ready to have this new stage of their lives documented. Even just for an afternoon. I was humbled and more than willing to help her accomplish this bittersweet task in pressing onward with their lives.
I’ve had many opportunities, over the years, in which I walk into repeating to myself, “This is sacred ground Abbey. This is important work. Stay focused.” This was most certainly one of them.
The pounding of little boys’ feet running from room to room, laughter, wrestling and rolling on the floor and the occasional mother’s warning from another room fills the gaps and spaces of this home. Life continues to move forward and sometimes it’s important to stop and let our hearts catch up.
Here are Alison’s words.
“These family photos represent the million small steps we have taken to get to a place with some smiles. I couldn’t begin to put into words the gravity of losing my husband & the impact to my family every minute of every day. I will forever miss being the passenger in life with Phil, but know I can now be the driver on this tumultuous road. With Phil forever in our hearts, the best way we can honor his memory is to live a very different, yet still beautiful life. Through faith, family, friends & my community, the view from our dock is finally becoming peaceful on most days again.”