In Loving Memory

March 17, 2010

I met this family a little over three years ago.   They have two fun energetic boys and the love between Mom and Dad was infectious.  I was honored last summer when Mom called to ask me to do a family portrait, but was a little surprised she had called in the summertime.  They usually update their family photo in the fall for the holidays.  She announced that her husband had been diagnosed with Leukemia the February before  and my heart just sank.   She was excited that he was feeling great and was on his way to Tampa for a bone marrow transplant and knew that the months to come would be rough.   They wanted to capture their family before he left.   I was fortunate to hear that the transplant was a success and he was doing great.     As the new year began, it was a coincidence that my daughter and their son turned up on the same soccer team.  I had not seen Ken in months and was thrilled to see that he was doing so great.   He was telling me about going back to work as a teacher at Lake Worth Christian School (where Abby attends) in August.   My heart was full to know that they had possibly beat this!    It was only a month later that I would notice that Ken wasn’t at the soccer field and Mom then told me that the cancer was back…….  Only three short weeks later, Ken, lost his battle last night.   I know in my heart that Ken is in a better place, but I truly grieve with this family at this time.    I wanted to share just one image from our session last summer.

In Loving Memory of Ken –

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