The photo on the left is the very first photo taken of me right after Genesis died. It was about a month or so after. The photo on the right was taken today. 7 years and 6 odd months passed between these photos. But one thing is constant. There is still a piece of my heart missing. That sadness is never too far from the surface. And though there is so much to smile about the pain is always behind those eyes. Don't automatically label me as depressed or anything like that. But I carry it with me always as a reminder. The price we pay to love is to mourn.