Alan Jackson’s Daughter Mattie Remembers Late Husband On What Would Have Been 30th Birthday
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Alan Jackson’s oldest daughter, Mattie, married her late husband Ben Selecman in October of 2017. Almost a year later, Ben suffered severe injuries after falling while helping a woman onto a boat in Florida and as a result passed away.
Today, August 21, 2020, Mattie remembers the special times they had together as this day marks what would have been his 30th birthday.
“Happy 30th birthday to the man whose whole life was one big adventure. Every day was a new chance for something “phenomenal” to Ben, and life with him was exactly that – a phenomenal adventure. As much as I miss you down here, I smile thinking of you now living the ultimate adventure of all time with Jesus. So today we celebrate you. Happy 30th.”
Ben Selecman served as the Assistant District Attorney for Davidson County. He was 28 years old at the time of his death.
Despite her intense personal pain, Mattie has immersed herself into a business partnership with Brooke Tometich. The two women co-founded the company NaSHEville. The company focuses on apparel and events that celebrate sisterhood as well as giving back to orphans, widows and trafficked women.
Mattie has shared how she’s learned to find “tidbits of joy” in the midst of pain.
Listen to her story in the video below.