December 2015: Without


This is dedicated to a woman I admire for so many reasons.  The only way I can say it here is that she liked me from the get-go & trusted me in a way a woman & a mother trusts another woman.  She completely included me in the family she had made.  I'll never know what she thought entirely, or what it was like to be her, but I know she grew to love me & I loved her because she didn't hide.  She let people in.  And that, I think, is what will resonate.



(Photo Taken In 2004, Wells' House, Mt. Tabor)
-Kodak 400 TX-

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear news of Neeley's death. What an amazing, courageous woman known to me thru you. May she rest in peace now. I am thankful those beautiful family photos were taken a few months ago.

SK said...

I'm also glad to have taken some photos of Neeley during my nanny days when I knew her best. Although I only have a few, they help me remember how present, thoughtful, candid, funny & different she really was.

Katharine Brenton said...

Lovely tribute. Amazing woman -- such a powerful example of courage, gratitude and grace. Thank you for this.

SK said...

Thanks for crying with me dear Kath. Love you!

Steffany said...

So sorry to hear about Neeley. Although I never met her, I imagine myself in her shoes and it's excruciating to think what her family's been through. I'm glad that she had you.

SK said...

Your comment resonates for so many reasons, Steff! I'm also glad Neeley & I collided at the right time & place.