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Me:

Me:

Wednesday, June 3

Dear Corbin:

Dear Corbin,

I haven't stopped thinking about you all week. The one rainy morning less than a month ago I got to spend with you will likely stay with me the rest of my life. You were so brave. So strong. So patient with your sweet parents who just wanted one more photo... Just one more.

It would have been so easy to postpone that session. The rain... your exhaustion. So many reasons to do it another day.

But we would have likely never gotten another chance.

So. Thank you for the time I got with you.

I am so grateful you are now in a body that runs and leaps and moves like the wind. I am so grateful to have seen you smile. I am so grateful families are forever. Your family misses you so much that they don't know how they'll get through... But they also know that families are forever, and they will see you again.

Please look out for them until then. They're going to need it.

Thank you... for changing me. For blessing me with that rainy morning.

I wish for you and for your sweet family peace,

Emily

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Em. Beautiful.

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  2. just beautiful. You captured treasured memories here. Prayers and heartfelt thoughts to his family.

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  3. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Tears here...of sadness on the passing of this family's sweet son; and happiness that you are able to give them the gift of these precious photos. TFS and God Bless you and this family.

    Marilyn (guzismom on two peas; I can't remember my blogger password)

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  4. Thank you again for sharing this poignant experience...even now, reading about it all over again, has brought tears to my eyes. As it says in the New Testament, though - "The truth shall set you free." I can only think of the peace and the spiritual and emotional freedom that the truth and knowledge of the gospel has brought this family and all who have come to know them.

    Thank you for this snapshot of the beauty of eternity.

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  5. thoughts and prayers to the family... and bless you for giving them something that they can treasure forever.

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  6. Judie4:20 PM

    They look like a beautiful family who was blessed, albeit for too short of time, with their little boy. I'm certain he's an angel now. Such a nice tribute.

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  7. oh what a sweet post, it brought tears to my eyes. Such great memories you got to capture. HUGS and prayers to this family!!

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  8. That was so well said and so poetic. You brought me to tears...you were the right person for this job.

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  9. thinking about you friend. i know this is hard.

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  10. Beautiful! It's so comforting to know that families can be together forever! Thank you for sharing this and thanks to the family for sharing also.
    Shantel7 from 2peas

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  11. Em,
    You say it all so well, in words and pictures. What a gift you've given the family.

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  12. so wonderful but so bittersweet. my thoughts and prayers are with Corbin's family.

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  13. As tired as he may have been, your photos have made sweet Corbin live on longer thru us. I think that is always important to a family after a loss-that their loved one is not forgotten. And that family photo is just too beautiful. What a beautiful family. I'm so sorry for their loss though.

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  14. I'm Laulley on 2Peas and your blog has been on my reader list for awhile. I was so shocked to see today's post. Joe is my cousin and today I attended Corbin's funeral in Utah.

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you.
    Laurie

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  15. wow, this is so incredibly touching. You brought me to tears and I can tell how much this shoot means to you and espeically to the family.

    You're amazing!

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  16. Bittersweet is right. Wow. I couldn't look at these/your words very closely; I knew if I let myself I'd be weeping all night. But someday I'll go back and spend a lot of time on this page.

    I don't know how you do it, Emily, but this is WONDERFUL.

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  17. What a blessing it has been to know this family. You said everything perfectly and what beautiful photos.

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  18. So beautiful. And now I've started moving day off with some tears. Sweet family, I'll be thinking of them as well.

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  19. These are so beautiful and I know his family will cherish them forever. I am so glad Corbin got to come into your life and you could share him with us.

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  20. Thank you for sharing, and for giving that extra bit to create this blessed memory.

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  21. Great pictures Emily. I know Corbin loves the sweet gift you have given his family :)

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  22. I am so sad. What a strong family. I am sure that this moment will stay forever with them as well. I wish I could have been there to support all of them right now.

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  23. mel said it perfectly - BEAUTIFUL. all of it.

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  24. That was amazing. Your comments were so perfect. What a blessing for his family to get to be together here on earth. I'm sure they went through a lot together, and this has made their family stronger. Thanks, Emily.

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  25. Oh, you have captured my heart. What beautiful pictures. And what a beautiful family--both inside and out. It takes someone with a beautiful heart to be able to capture that loving feeling in pictures! Congrats.

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  26. Oh Em! You brought tears to my eyes again. Continued prayers for the family.

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  27. Emily,

    That was amazing. As a mom who has lost my own sweet precious son, I can say that the pictures that we have of him are the greatest gift ever. Corbin and his family will be in my heart and prayers.

    Blessings,
    Kim

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