The Circle of Life is beautiful thing…but at times it does bring pain. A few months ago my friend, Millie, found out her father had cancer. A few days later , he was gone…luckily Millie and her family had time to say goodbye to a very wonderful man. Then about three months later, Millie was looking at my Blog and said if I ever wanted some “elderly models,” she and her mother were always available. I was reading her message and without even a thought I sent something back asking Millie if I could take some photos of she and her Mother. We set a time and a place and about a week out, Millie told me her sister was going to be in town and could she come along. My answer was, absolutely, of course. Saturday afternoon rolled around and we met on the banks of the Deschutes River on a sunny but chilly day. I had the pleasure of meeting Millie’s Mom, Alice, and her sister, Nancy, and got a feel for what they hoping for in thier pictures. It did not take long for me to capture the love these three had for each other and how close they all were.
After a fun and very loving photo shoot, I asked them for one more thing…if they would head up to the bridge so I could take a few of them from up there. As I was getting my things together, I looked up towards the bridge and all three of the women were huddling next to each other throwing flowers into the water. I looked down stream and it was so beautiful to see the Deschutes River strewn with daises. Once I got up to the bridge we were talking a little more and I asked about the daisies…the answer made my heart warm and brought a smile to my face. You see, Nancy was in town for the weekend spending time with Alice and Millie to give her mother comfort since this was the weekend of her father’s birthday. The flowers they were sending off were in honor of him, and in honor of the love and admiration they had for him and the beautiful family he had created with Alice. You see life can pass us by and things can change in a moments time but the memories we have and the legacy we leave will last forever.
Thank you Millie, Alice and Nancy for allowing me to capture the legacy and love of your family!