Rory was my back bone. Anyone who knew knew. But now he's gone and his son is grown. I beat myself up cause a player makes sure his guys family is straight and when Rory passed I was just coming home and I didn't have it to make sure his granddaughter was good. I always feel like I should have done more. Tonight Deon saw me in the club and hung out with me, he walked me to my car and I thought about when he was in high school. I thought about when my friend was here. God no bodies knows how much I miss him. For the highs to celebrate, for the middle to negotiate and the lows to learn a lesson. He was there for it all. But even with the hurt I can be happy that he raised a man. Even if he's not here he left a legacy, a family, a gentlemen. I know I have an angel. And I know his power lives on in his son. #love#grace#power#kingofthechi#rip#riprory#legacy#dream#focused#fathers#goodguys#afewgoodmen#legacybrand#myheart#smiles#smiths#rorysmith
This is my favorite photo ever. Hands down. Such love flows from this picture to my heart! Long before I took up photography, I snapped this pic with a small Nikon coolpix in 2009, when I was in a small fishing village outside of Hanoi Vietnam on a Habitat For Humanity build. These girls were inseparable and always giggling and smiling at the strange looking Americans and New Zealanders who invaded their turf! They loved practicing their English on us. They will forever have a piece of my heart and I think about them often.
Smiles are so beautiful and such a genuine confirmation that life is good!