handsome karson- age 2. our last photoshoot before he was unable to come off his bi-pap (breathing machine)
karson's funeral 1/18
i just wanted to check in and say sorry if you've tried to get a hold of me this week and i've not returned your call or e-mail, everything has kinda been on hold.
our sweet little buddy karson returned to live with our heavenly father last thursday after a tough battle with spinal muscular atrophy type one. we loved every second if the 2 years and 8 months we spent with this guy and will miss him every second we're apart from him. however, i have know that karson is free- no doubt running, jumping and breathing DEEP. and for that, i am happy, thankful, and at peace.
karson's parents are some of our very best friends (really, FAMILY) so this has obviously been a very emotional and busy week, preparing for his beautiful funeral and saying our last goodbyes to this very special little man.
there are a million things i want and need to say about karson, mostly about his life, but also a few sweet things about his passing. he was an increadible little boy... i will be going into more detail on my family blog.
also, can i just say that i have NEVER been more grateful for the power of photographs than i have been this week? NEVER. it made me so happy to see photographs EVERYWHERE at his funeral and putting together his slideshow brought me so much joy- we had a loooot of photoshoots together, karson and i, and now we treasure each and every photo of him. i photographed his funeral as well and i'll never forget the words of one of our friends- "well, you've documented his entire life. i guess it only makes sense to do it for him today too." karson, it was an honor.
and also, can i ask of you just one small favor?
please say a few extra prayers for our dear friends Darren, Jody and Hadley that they can have peace during this time. because no matter how much you know that it was his time and that he's where he should be, losing your two year old son and brother is something i can't even fathom. if my own heart is broken, how must they feel?
Karson's blog HERE.
My previous posts about our buddy HERE and HERE.