When I look at this image, I think of my sister Christine. She was only 38 when she was taken from us. Her story is a sad one. She was a very troubled young woman and didn't cope well with life's issues. She was reported missing in September of 2003 and found in April of 2004. The crime was never solved and never will be. Cases like hers fall through the cracks.
Sometimes I see Christine in my daughter Rachel. A certain smile, a tilt of the head. The recent portrait I posted of Rachel is one such moment. Sometimes, I have called Rachel by my sister's name.
Today (January 4th), Christine would be 46. She is my little sister and I miss her very much. ♥
Thanks so very much to everyone for your wonderful comments. This image means a lot to me. I hope everyone sees inspiration in this image ... like I do!