From the BlogSubscribe Now

Archives for December 2013

Rest In Peace, Cuz’

11_71_Buffalo_Janie&Leslie_288My cousin Janetha has lost her battle with lung cancer. She gave it the good fight, hung on far longer than the original prognosis. She was four years older than me and always beautiful. She married a tall young man, John, when they were both right out of high school. They had two great kids, Leslie and Clay, both of whom graduated Texas A&M.

I snapped photos of Janie and her family as time would allow (Janie and daughter Leslie are pictured above in a snap from the 70’s, Janie and John below in ’04) but I never set up a formal portrait shoot and tonight I am reminded of how the days and years fly by. I am saddened by my cousin’s death, of course, but I feel the loss even more knowing that I’ll never get that family photo I had envisioned. For a photographer, procrastination has real consequences. That’s a lesson I seem to keep learning.