It’s been almost two years since Cath Hughes lost her husband, Brett, just six weeks after he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
The Victorian couple had three children and were told they would have at least a year together but early in 2015 Brett died, aged 35.
On the same day, the family was booked in to have a professional photo taken. Of course, they didn’t make it.
There is only one photo of the whole Hughes family together and it’s so blurry they’re “practically unrecognisable”.
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“This is the only photo we have of the five of us. Literally the only one. And it’s so out of focus that we’re practically unrecognisable,” Cath wrote when she shared the snap on her blog Words in Wonderland.
“We had been meaning to organise family photos for a few months but kept putting it off because we thought we had time. We didn’t have time. He got sick.”
The photo was taken on an iPhone on the second birthday of their youngest daughter.
When her husband became ill, Cath was working full-time as CEO of a tourism organisation but she stopped to care for her partner of a decade and their three children Lacey, aged seven, Finn, aged five, and Willow, now four.