I didn't know what to do.
Tears sprang to my eyes.
I try so hard not to scare her, or shame her, or force grief upon her.
"Where's Sammy?" I asked quietly.
"Oh....I just drew the people who are alive," she said.
It's inevitable, isn't it? There will be photographs taken without him.
Drawings of our family that don't have Sammy in them.
Events that he doesn't attend....
And then today, I was explaining to Solly and Yael that I was putting a toy away to save for their kids. "My first kid will be named Sam...or Samantha if it's a girl," Yael announced, with a sad smile.
"Cuz that was my brother's name!" Solly replied.
He's etched into our hearts.
|With gratitude to Diamond Event Group Photography|