Britt Harris, the wife of a fallen Fort Bragg soldier, Army Specialist Christopher Harris, was six weeks pregnant when she found out she would never see her husband again. He died while deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, less than one year after they wed.
“Chris and I planned to visit our wedding spot every year for our anniversary,” the mother-to-be told Love What Matters of their venue along the French Broad River in Asheville, North Carolina.
“It was going to be our little vacation getaway. October 15, 2017, would have been our one-year anniversary and I spent it at a Gold Star event for a memorial dedicated to fallen soldiers. I still wanted to visit our wedding spot for a special occasion and thought it would be appropriate to take Christian there from now on. I might not have Chris to go with me every year, but I still have a part of him I can take.”
Harris took beautiful maternity photos with her unborn baby girl, Christian, in the same spot she said “I do” to her beloved fallen hero.
“Thank you for not hesitating one second when I said I wanted my maternity pictures to be done four hours away so they could be in the same spot Chris and I were married,” Harris thanked her photographers, Erin and Kendra of Pinehurst Photography, on Facebook. “Being almost 8 months pregnant I rarely feel gorgeous these days, but you made me feel beautiful!”
“It was their happy place,” Pinehurst told Love What Matters. “They were only married about a year ago. I’m told she plans to continue to go back there with the baby and have it be her happy place too.”
Harris’ gender reveal went wildly viral in October 2017 when her late husband’s comrades announced the sex of the baby by shooting pink confetti overseas in Afghanistan.
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