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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss Rachel, Nathan, and family. 🙁 You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Rachel, Nathan and the whole family. I am so sorry! The whole family are in my thoughts and prayers <3

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I loved that last picture the first time I saw it and love it even more now.

  4. Wishing I could be there to hug you in person. I’m so sorry for your loss. Please let Nathan and the rest of your family know that I’m thinking of them and praying for peace and comfort.


  5. So sorry to see this. I love that middle photo. What a great smile he had. My mom is currently battling stage IV lymphoma and kidney cancer, so this makes my heart hurt. Prayers for the family.

  6. So glad y’all got to spend time with him the last couple of months and at the very end. I know you know what an honor it is to be with someone at the end of their life. So much love coming to all of your family.

  7. I am so very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  8. Sorry for your loss. It’s so hard. My father in law lost his battle yesterday. travelling now for funeral on Sat. #cancersucks

  9. For whatever it’s worth I can say that I have been there…in the hospital….trying to find those last words, trying to imprint the feeling of his still-warm hand into my permanent memory. Grabbing at his hair brush (why he had that I have no idea – he had no hair by then!) so I don’t forget his smell. Trying to hold onto whatever I could – even though I knew he was going, then gone. Then a huge gaping hole in my heart that felt like it was tearing my chest apart.

    But somehow we survive even that deepest pain. I remember feeling a bit of relief that I didn’t have to worry about the worst happening – because it had just happened. I no longer had to be sick with worry. I just had to mourn. And 8 years later (it will be 8 years in just a few weeks) I can look at photos and share stories without crying…most of the time. But I remember being right where you are. So know that you aren’t alone.

  10. My heart aches for you, your husband, and your families. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you all have peace and you all feel God’s comfort in the days, weeks, and years ahead.

  11. So very sorry for your loss. This pictures were a beautiful before and I can only imagine how much of a treasure they will be and what love they will show everyone in the future. God Bless

  12. I am so so sorry! Please know I am praying for your family during this most difficult heart wrenching time.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. That picture of him and your r (Right??) is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen-peace and love to you all.

  14. I am so sorry for you Rachel. Your and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, LAURA

  15. Rachel honey, i don’t really know you other than from brief tweets on twitter – but i am so, so sorry for your loss; i was in Atlanta until today and just wanted you to know that i’m thinking about and praying for you and your family . . . (((hugs)))

  16. Oh my I am so sorry! I remember reading your post awhile back when you let us know about his cancer battle. That photo of your mother in law holding him in her arms with his head on her chest just gets me everytime. That’s beautiful love right there. I’m so sorry he is gone, but I’m sure you are also so glad to have had him. I pray for you and your family during this time and that in time your broken heart heals. Oh and I love that second to last photo of the two of them in red. Why must we lose those we love? Praying for you!

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