Ann and Andrew (my daughter-in-law and grandson) have this special bond. I think it’s because Ann is shorter (children see her as one of them) and still remembers what it’s like to see the world with wonder and a sense of adventure. She has this “Pied Piper” air about her that attracts children of all ages. The first time the kids met her, Andrew’s sister, Rachia, came running up to her and threw herself into her arms. The children all call her “Auntie Annie”, but with Andrew it sounds more like “Annie Annie”.
Today I am thankful for the fact that my family are so close that they are best friends. They have been so caring and supportive during this difficult time. Ann has been a special help to all of us and we are privileged to have her in our family.
I took this photo on our last camping trips at Great Northern Flats (located on the western border of Glacier National Park, Montana, USA), October, 2011, with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. I converted it to black and white in Photoshop CS because I felt that the bright Fall colors detracted from the essence of this photo.