our dear matt

passed away today.
he was one of the only 3 hill cousins near my age and i so love him.
we loved to talk theatre,
movies, and other silly things. .. he does, after all, know everything.

he sang a mean "benjamin calypso" and kept his humor thru his brief struggle with testicular cancer (his blog was brilliantly named,
"matt's spectacular testacular cancer blog"

he is an inspiration.
he is missed.

matt and his beautiful wife, liz on her baptism day.

i love you, matt.
i love you, liz.
i love you, hill cousins.

so grateful for what we know.
we will see you soon, hombre.


abby said...

this was so touching. thanks for sharing.

Adam and Andrea Daveline said...

Much love and prayers for you and your family. May God bless you and Matt's family!

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

I am so greatful for what we know I dont know how you could live without the gospel in our lives. I know that there were some pretty awesome people before Matt to great him. He was so loved and will be greatly missed. Thanks Nat for this beautiful tribute.

Josh and Kandice said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I agree, it's such a blessing and a great comfort to have the gospel.

malia said...

i am so sorry to hear about this natalie. i hope that you and your family will be able to find some peace...much love to you.

Melanie said...

thanks Natalie, I love you too!

Kika+Trevor said...

I am speechless! I took a couple classes with Matt at BYU and, as you said, he is an amazing person! So intelligent, so INSPIRING!!!

God be with him till we meet again!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

What a loss. May the Lord comfort your family at this time.

BTMIN said...

Oh my goodness! I'm SO sorry to hear about Matt. He was great! I met him thru your dad, but worked with him a bit with PTC... What a great loss, but what a reunion to come! Our love and prayers are with the Hill family.

Kate and Clark said...

Thank you for that natalie!
(this is katie richardson, tracy hill"s daughter)

Bethany said...

I was so sad to learn of this, Natalie! I love to see your family's example of faith and love.

My thoughts are with you. xo

nicole hill gerulat said...


do you know where the donation site is? one of my readers is in AZ and said there is one.

ellen said...

I'm one of your blog followers (not stalkers!) and I just put two-and-two together. Your cousins are friends of ours from years ago in Van Nuys, California. So sorry to hear about Matt. It's a small sad world this week.