Kelly Preston pays tribute to late son Jett with husband John Travolta: 'You are in our hearts forever'

Kelly Preston is paying tribute to her late son.

Over the weekend, the 56-year-old actress took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of herself with her husband, John Travolta, and their son, Jett.

The couple's eldest child died in 2009 at age 16 after hitting his head on a bathtub while suffering a seizure during a family trip to the Bahamas. The teen had autism and had previously suffered from seizures.

"To my sweet love, Jett... you are in our hearts forever," Kelly wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of her and John kissing Jett on a bed. "I send love to all of the beautiful autistic children and the wonderful people who love them. May we all shine and grant love and respect to children with special needs💕 #autismawareness #autism"

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Jett Travolta before his passing
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To my sweet love, Jett... you are in our hearts forever. I send love to all of the beautiful autistic children and the wonderful people who love them. May we all shine and grant love and respect to children with special needs💕 #autismawareness #autism
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 20: John Travolta and son Jett Travolta attending 'Phenomenon' premiere in LA, 1996 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from Rogers and Cowan, Kelly Preston (C) and their children Jett (R) and Ella pose in this undated picture. Jett Travolta, 16, was reportedly found dead on January 1, at a family home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island during a family. (Photo by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from Rogers and Cowan, Jett Travolta (L) is seen with his father, actor John Travolta in this undated picture. Jett Travolta, 16, was reportedly found dead on January 1, at a family home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island during a family. (Photo by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from Rogers and Cowan, Jett Travolta (L) is seen with his father, actor John Travolta in this undated picture. Jett Travolta, 16, was reportedly found dead on January 1, at a family home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island during a family. (Photo by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from Rogers and Cowan, John Travolta (2nd L), his wife Kelly Preston (R) and their children Jett (2nd R) and Ella pose in this undated picture. Jett Travolta, 16, was reportedly found dead on January 1, at a family home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island during a family. (Photo by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from Rogers and Cowan, Jett Travolta, son of actor John Travolta and Kelly Preston, is seen in this undated picture. Jett Travolta was reportedly found dead on January 1, at a family home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island during a family. (Photo by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images)
UNDATED: In this handout from Rogers and Cowan, Jett Travolta (L) is seen with his father, actor John Travolta, in this undated picture. Jett Travolta, 16, was reportedly found dead on January 1, at a family home at the Old Bahama Bay resort on Grand Bahama Island during a family. (Photo by Rogers and Cowan via Getty Images)
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The sweet post came during Autism Awareness Month and just ahead of Jett's 27th birthday. John, 65, commented on his wife's post with a heart emoji.

Kelly and John also share Ella, 19, and Benjamin, 8. Back in 2016, John opened up to Good Morning America about how welcoming Benjamin five years after Jett's death helped their family come together.

"We certainly have bonded together," he said at the time. "And certainly, having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to rebond after tremendous loss."

PHOTOS: John Travolta and Kelly Preston's daughter Ella

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Ella Travolta through the years
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John Travolta, with wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu, at a press conference to announce that he will become 'Ambassador-At-Large' for Qantas Airlines. Travolta will pilot his own ex-Qantas Boeing 707 on the 'Spirit of Friendship' global tour to visit 13 cities in 10 countries in July and August. Held at LAX, Los Angeles, Ca. Monday, June 24, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu at a press conference to announce that John Travolta will become 'Ambassador-At-Large' for Qantas Airlines. Travolta will pilot his own ex-Qantas Boeing 707 on the 'Spirit of Friendship' global tour to visit 13 cities in 10 countries in July and August. Held at LAX, Los Angeles, Ca. Monday, June 24, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta and John Travolta (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta and John Travolta (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
John Travolta, daughter Ella and Kelly Preston and guest (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Ella Bleu Travolta, John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at 'Old Dogs' World Premiere at the El Capitan Theater on November 9, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Ella Bleu Travolta, John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at 'Old Dogs' World Premiere at the El Capitan Theater on November 9, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO NO SPAIN/NO ITALY Rio de Janeiro, Jun 16 2010 JOHN TRAVOLTA, KELLY PRESTON and daughter Ella, get swarmed by fans and paparazzi while leaving Rio's airport. The legendary actor took home a Brazilian Jersey. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: (R) Ella Bleue Travolta is seen leaving the 'Pizza Pino' restaurant on September 12, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Ella Bleu Travolta poses backstage at the hit musical 'The Addams Family' on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theater on April 9, 2011 in New York City. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta attend the Oscars Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: Kelly Preston,John Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta attend the Ambi Gala In Honor of the Movie 'Trading Paint' on September 1, 2017 at an unspecified location in the United States. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ambi)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (L-R) Kelly Preston, John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta attend a party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Ella Bleu Travolta and her brother Benjamin Travolta and mother Kelly Preston during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, daughter Ella Blue Travolta (R) and son Benjamin Travolta during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta (C) during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
First day of shooting with my daughter Ella Bleu for the film Poison Rose. #EllaTravolta
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