Wednesday, May 07, 2008

home coming

home coming
Originally uploaded by valcox
Nine years was too long to be away, I know that now. The years passed so quickly.

My mother-in-law Nell, 90, is a strong woman, widowed in 1960, never remarried, never relocated, independant and not outwardly emotional. When she went for the brief, awkward embrace of Fred, her middle child, I saw tears in her eyes--which she quickly wiped away and laughed off before inviting us inside.

1 comment:

luanne said...

Oh Val,

This photo and your brief description speak so powerfully! It brought tears to my eyes, too.

Good for you & Fred to have made the trip.