A few weeks ago I had to say goodbye to my brother Matthew and help him move into a dorm at his college. I’d had my turn away, but moved back home after college and got a job locally. Now it was his turn, and we were all going to miss him. On one of the last mornings before he left, he and I were walking around our front yard barefoot, talking, with our littlest sister Katie tagging along. It was a bit of a melancholy morning, and we stopped to lean back on the side of my car, parked by the curb. Katie got a big smile on her face and then placed her little feet on the curb and leaned way back until she was leaning on the car too, her little blond head in between two of her beloved older brothers. The sight was just too cute, I had to take the shot. I’m blessed to have such a close-knit family, even though it does make it harder to say goodbyes, we all know we’ll always have our sisters and brothers and parents to welcome us home, whenever we make it back.
Shot on iPhone 5, cropped and adjusted (contrast and saturation, and a bit of clarity) in Lightroom 5.
A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.
— Proverbs 17:17 (NKJV)