The beautiful Erin Jones with daughters Marley (4) and Harper (2), she is also step mom to girls 7 and 9. Erin had healthy pregnancies and deliveries but spent her entire 9 months very sick, throwing up every day. Both children were born in hospital with midwives. She pumped exclusively for Marley until she went back to work because she was not comfortable with breastfeeding but after being alone with the 3 older girls and trying to pump for Harper, was able to finally nurse.
Update: July 10, 2015 - 4TBP community: I am grasping with where to even begin with this update. Sadly, in the two years and nearly 1,000 women who have participated in this movement this is not the first time our community has suffered a loss. The tragedy and abruptness of this loss, however, is something we've yet to encounter.
We've recently received word that yesterday, one of our phenomenal participants, Erin Jones, was brutally murdered by the father of her children before he claimed his own life. She leaves behind their beautiful daughters Marley and Harper who are being cared for by family members currently. We ask that you please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers and send love and light their way as they navigate the devastating loss of this beautiful, strong, remarkable woman.
We had the privilege of meeting and shooting with Erin in Atlanta last year and I distinctly remember chatting with her about her roll as mother and her work as a 911 dispatcher. We discussed at length just how passionate and protective she was of helping others. Her tenderness and devotion to her girls was apparent and her tender disposition is one I will never forget.
We have reached out to the family via a friend to ask if there is anything tangible we can do to support them through this difficult time and we will keep you all posted as we hear more. Thank you immensely for your love, support and compassion of this community, particularly in the darkest of times.
In memory of the amazing Erin Jones.