29 Sep 2018 should have been a very happy day for Jessica Padgett. After this day she was going to marry his beloved Kendall Murphy.
However, her hopes and dreams to spend the rest of my life with Kendall collapsed on 10 November 2017, when the 27-year-old volunteer fireman of the town of Montgomery (Indiana), helping the victim of an accident, was hit by a drunk driver.
Kendall’s death was a shock to many members of the community who remembered him as an incredibly kind person and the one who «gave herself fully to everything it touches». And most of all the tragedy affected his bride Jessica.
After the death of the boy Jessica’s mother asked the photographer if she can do a photo shoot for her daughter that day, when he and Kendall were planning to get married. The woman thought it was a good way to honor the memory of Kendall and to help Jessica recover from the experience.
Photographer Mandi Knepp told FOX59 that she immediately agreed and promised to do everything to help. She photographed Jessica, while the girl wore a wedding dress and makeup. After that, the bride posed with some things to Kendall, including his uniform, helmet and boots.
On the day of the wedding of Kendall and Jessica girl gave a pile of letters with words of support that her best friend was asked to write an entire community.
«Its hard when you miss someone. But, you know, if you miss them you were BLESSED. It means you had someone special in your life, someone worth missing.»
Posted by Loving Life Photography on Friday, October 5, 2018
The next day Jessica went to the 37th annual national memorial weekend in memory of the fallen firefighters in Washington, DC (district of Columbia).
St. Peter «Painting the town Red!» Honoring Fallen Firefighter Kendall Murphy, a Montgomery native, and all Fallen Firefighters.
Posted by St. Peter Catholic Church on Friday, October 5, 2018
«This Foundation is not only honored my Kendall but also took us to the family — posted by Jessica on Sunday, in Facebook. In the end it’s not what we wanted, but at least we know that we’ll never be lonely, we all became one big supportive family.»