On the 15th of May 2016 Janette was delivered the devastating news that her husband and father of her children had passed away in a freak accident. Four days later she had to deliver their son.
Janette shared her loss Facebook –
On Sunday morning, Austin went out for an early morning hike and a fly and he never came home. Evelyn and I have tragically lost our beautiful, loving, dedicated and extremely adoring father and husband. Of course, we are still in shock.
Everyone loved Austin. He had so much energy, spirit and so much love. I really appreciate the outpouring of love and offers of support from all corners of life. Thank you. Please, I know it’s hard for you to know what to say or how to react.
It is just as hard for me to know how to respond, especially while trying to cope with my own grief. I am feeling overwhelmed and trying to stay in one piece for our daughter. This is really hard.
As many may know, I am also pregnant to full-term. Austin was going for one flight and coming straight home in case our son was born over the weekend. I have some beautiful support to get me through this without him, but it isn’t going to be easy, especially in the coming months.
We are in the process of planning a memorial service. Please see the link on Facebook for updates and contact those who may not use this to communicate. Dates may change if our baby chooses to be born then.
Today is the beginning of Day 3. That is how we take it, one day at a time. If I can ask anything of our friends, it is to please not give up on us. Please don’t disappear from our lives, too. Right now, this is overwhelming. In two months, six months or a year from now, I think the emptiness and harsh reality of losing my best friend, protector and rock scares me. That is when I’ll really need your help.
Evelyn knows that her daddy is flying. She knows he is blowing and stopping the wind. And while he flies, he is painting the clouds up in the sky. Sometimes they’re smooth and sometimes he blows bubbles. We blow kisses up at the sky and say hello.
That’s all I can say for now.
Janette, Evelyn and Baby Desi
Just days later her birth photographer Naturally Creative Photography shared these stunning, but heartbreaking, images.
There is a mycause page set up to support Janette and the children.
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