My heart is broken that such a beautiful life was taken away today. Laura Reddy Richter lost her battle with cancer this morning and fought it with everything she had, and as many of you may know, she did it with the most positive attitude and amazing strength.
I met Laura and her family a few weeks ago at the Haig Brown House in Campbell River. Laura was receiving treatment and her close friends and family wanted some images of her together with her husband Eliot and their two little ones, 4 year old Jonah and 2 year old Charlotte. Lucky for me, Laura’s close friend is also a dear friend of mine and I jumped at the chance to meet with this amazing family.
The first thing that struck me as I walked up to Laura was her smile and then the love and light she easily emitted. Her eyes were seriously sparkling. We had such a lovely time, the sun was shining, the kids were playing, smelling flowers and just enjoying each other. I am truly grateful for the time we spent together and the connections that I was able to witness. So many smiles and so much laughter. With the help of our friend Rebecca we had the most wonderful afternoon. I will be forever changed, a beautiful soul was taken far too early.
Laura Reddy Richter October 19, 1982 – August 20th, 2013
She will be forever in our hearts.
A special thanks to Sandra from the Haig Brown house, who brought us the most refreshing drinks, so very thoughtful.