Memorial Day for me has been more about the picnics and the pool opening than a time of memorializing or remembering anyone that I knew personally. That changed a year and a half ago with the ambush and death of my cousin’s son, Eric. Stationed in Iraq with the US Army, the danger was high, but still his family assumed that he would return un-harmed. Eric was only 20 years old.
In 2 weeks, my brother’s stepson will be leaving for Marine Boot Camp – 2 days after he graduates from High School. You might remember Bob from a senior portrait session that we photographed earlier this year. We are praying for his safe return.