I'll begin this post with a gratitude: I am blessed and forever grateful for my life with Keith here in Kansas City. It is a life filled with laughter and friendship and learning and promise. That said, the greatest challenge for me of this life is the distance away from my family. Every time I go to my West Virginia hometown, I leave with a heart so heavy; my hand is literally on my chest as the eyes well up. When I visit Mom in her nursing home, I photograph my Mom fully, when she's in good spirits and laughing. In moments when she's weak, I will just photograph her hand in mine.
I love you, Mom.