Following is a poem written by my nephew, Jonathan Burton, of Mossyrock, Washington. In the picture above, left to right: Sisters Emily and Keisha, Mother, Cheryl, Jonathan, and Brother Donovan. Jonathan's other siblings are Jeremiah Williams, Jenna Simek, Michelle Burton, and Andie Burton. A number of relatives in Jonathan's generation are very creative, some writing poetry, others performing music, while others choose photography, modeling, acting, sports, arts & crafts, and it goes on... The Biggest Part of Me I have a special family They are the biggest part of me Living up upon the mount, Making every moment count I have a special family Our family shares and cares together I know I will be loved forever How do we differ from other places Keeping secrets, hiding faces Our family shares and cares together I Have a simple life you see Living with my family All our lives, like mirrors, shatter My family helps , whatever the matter They are, the biggest part of me One line speaks especially to me, because it's the bedrock of a healthy life, no matter who or what or when or why..."I know that I will be loved forever." Powerful words.
Nephew Jeremiah Williams married Madi Makinster on September 27, and I got a few (I promise) of the almost 700 pictures shot by brother David Crook. They were married at Jeremiah's family home in Mossyrock, Washington on a perfect September day. First, here are a few special shots: And following are two slide shows: