If you have followed my work over the years, then you have seen the Smith girls grow up in front of my camera, and you would know the story of my sweet "other" sister. Rachel lost her husband, my adopted brother, to a sudden heart condition while he was serving our country in the Army. Jimmy loved being a dad. He was good at it. He couldn't wait to meet Peyton but, sadly, she never got to see him.
Rachel has provided her children an awesome life, dedicating herself wholly to motherhood and raising some pretty great kids. She grieved and she lived and grieved some more.
And then along came a man much like her. A pretty good man who equally adores HIS children. A man who understands that Jimmy will always have a place in their family too. A man who fell just as in love with those girls as he did their mama-- and she, his boys.
The start of another chapter in a life of ups and downs. I, for one, am so happy they found one another.