A few short months ago my sister in law got married. What a joy and privilege it was to capture her day! She has dreamed of this day for a long time. I could not be happier for her and her husband. One of the special parts of this wedding was finding ways to include my mother in law who was in the hospital. It was touching as Sharlie found ways to include Mary in each part of the day. She was on the phone viewing Sharlie getting in her dress. There was not a dry eye in the room when Mary expressed how beautiful she thought Sharlie looked. Sharlie had a photo of both of them as part of her bouquet. Mary had 3 different views via skype for the ceremony, probably having the best view of the wedding. When the last toast had been toasted and last dance was done Sharlie’s first stop was visiting her mom in the hospital. What a precious time it was as they recounted the wedding to Mary. Mary had the biggest smile on her face taking it all in. These important moments that I had the opportunity to observe are etched in my mind. My mother in law lost her battle with cancer 3 short weeks later. I know she longed to see Sharlie on her wedding day and was so utterly proud of her. I am so glad she was apart of seeing them become man and wife. I am also glad we have these images to remember such an important joyous day in our family.