Remember

Today my heart is heavy.

Today I don't even want to think about my camera, let alone pick it up.

Today I want to cave in on myself and sink into the abyss of misery that comes with heartache.

But I won't.

I will walk past the photographs sitting in my living room taken at a long ago party and various get-togethers. He always wore a smile that could melt butter or make you wonder what he was up to.

I will stop as it catches my eye, pick it up, and when the questions begin to well up inside my heart I will set it down, turn and go get my camera, load up the kids and go to the lake to see what beauty awaits us.

I will remember that day before he died. Those were the best photos I had taken at that point in my life.

I will remember promises of the month prior to the accident of getting our kids together to play.

I will remember that last beer we drank and I will wish that time could have stood still.

I will not regret. But I will remember with laughter, and thank God every day for the time we had, even if for a short while.

My memories are my photographs, my heart is the album. And in each one he is smiling.

Rest in peace, friend, rest well.

Photo credits: Brett Jorgensen, Hospitalera, Jorgosphotos, Melina Kellam.

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Taylorgracephotography

Thank you!
And yes, he did make the world a better place. He touched the lives of not only the people who knew him but also of so many he never met. He would be amazed at the impact he's had. When his children are grown, I hope that they are aware of how great he was.

Noodles73

Very nice words and I virtually stnd close to you today. Greg is setting an example for everyone and I like to think that positive people better the World...

Taylorgracephotography

Amen to that.
It made me want to make a lot of things right in my life. You never think at 27 years old that something could happen. I never gave a second thought to signing the back of my Driver's License until a year ago.

Joezachs

Hats off to Greg for what he could do even after his death.
Hope more people would follow the same.

Taylorgracephotography

Thank you all for your kind words.
I can't begin to express the impact of Greg's passing had on my life. I could never do him justice in trying to describe him. He was a one of a kind person, never had an enemy, and always had a smile. To know him and be able to call him my friend is an honor I will carry with me the rest of my life. He lived the all-American dream, had a job he loved and came home to a wife and two small children ages 3 and 1 1/2 every night. Life was perfect, and in an instant things were changed. The one thing that came from Greg's passing was that he was an organ and tissue donor. Due to the severity of his injuries sustained during the 4-wheeler accident his organs weren't salvageable but his tissue was. Greg's tissues went on to save over 70 lives.
70 lives, for one. That, friends, is something amazing. He does live on. He gave the gift of life to many, in more ways than one.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this, I appreciate it and all of the kind words have helped us get through the day.

Laurasinelle

He will live always in your heart, I´m sorry for your loss.

Elianehaykal

I'm sorry about your loss, lovely words. May he rest in peace...

lzf

nice images

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