This Gripped My Soul From The First Moment. And It Still Hasn't Let Go...Wow.

DECEMBER 5, 2013  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

When you lose someone you love, your world can feel like it is torn apart. A gaping hole is left in your life where that person used to be. Soulumination, a Washington-based organization, just wants to help families through that grieving process and let them peacefully remember their loved ones - free of charge. They capture the person you love in a timeless photograph, so that when they are gone, you can remember them just the way you want to. (It'll be hard to make it through these without crying.)

Charlotte passed away on September 14, 2010 after battling progressive neural-muscular disease.

Barry and his mother Cindy share one last happy moment, before he died from a rare genetic disease called Fanconi anemia in 2007.

David poses with his wife and two boys.

Corine laughs as she is kissed by her husband Elton.

Evan, only alive for 17 days, was captured in this photo before dying of necrotizing entercolitis and sepsis.

Emmanuel and his wife Veronica spend time appreciating each other before he died of gastric cancer.

Kyle is kissed by his loving wife before he died of a rare form of cancer on May 20, 2011.

Greg tenderly holds his son Blake before he died in 2006 at just five years old.

Georgia is treated as a precious gift by her mother Alison and father Brian, as she suffers from Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia.

Marla and Mark give thanks and spend time with their little Jada, who died just four days after she was born.

Austen and her mother June spend time together, before she passed away from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

According to their website: "Soulumination celebrates the lives of children and parents facing life-threatening conditions by providing professional photographs of these special individuals and their families, free of charge. The life-affirming photographs of Soulumination are an enduring, positive record of the child's life, and provide a loving legacy for the children of parents lost to terminal illness." To see more beautiful, but heart-wrenching, images visit Soulumination.


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