Passing the Torch
A dear friend of mine, Michelle, passed away last week. Always eating life with a big spoon, she never stopped spreading laughter and love during her many years battling breast cancer. Our families have been close for decades, so I felt blessed to get the opportunity to photograph Michelle and her beautiful family back in 2008.
This past weekend I attended Michelle's memorial celebration where hundreds of friends and loved ones gathered to honor Michelle's life. Michelle asked that we not wear black, so the room was filled with color and life. After the celebration, balloons were handed out to be released. Michelle's son Reid attached a note to his balloon and released his balloon with Michelle's mother LaWann.
Michelle made us smile, laugh, love, and reminded us to make the most of each day. We will never forget you Michelle.