another chapter in scarlet’s story | celebration of life

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I first met Scarlet in 2013 when her momma invited me into their home to capture a bit of magic (click HERE for the full post). Over the years, I have had both the privilege and blessing of being able to capture bits and pieces of her story.

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And through it I have witnessed firsthand the power of love, overcoming obstacles and surpassing odds. A little girl without a voice of her own, making a heck of a lot of noise with the help of her parents:

Winning over heart after heart.

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And if it hadn’t already been made clear by life unfolding before me, it was unmistakable as friends and family gathered in her name last week.

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Her parents asked that we all wear red in Scarlet’s honor as we gathered to celebrate the life of this sweet child. Her momma asked if I would bring along my camera.

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And it seemed only fitting to capture this chapter as well.

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Small but mighty, Scarlet has left a lasting mark.

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She has touched countless lives – doctors, nurses, family members, teachers, friends, classmates, parents of classmates, hearts across the world – and I don’t believe her story ends here. Scarlet’s life-changing legacy will remain even as her magical little soul runs free.

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And I stand ready to capture that chapter as well.

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Mark 10:13-14

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