Artist: Kelly Pelfrey
Dimensions: 16 x 20 x 1.5"
I had no idea what lay ahead. My first year under the shade of the University of South Carolina was full of long lunches and late nights of light-hearted fun. Loneliness turned into life-long friends.
Fall came again.
This time I was 19.
No, not me.
But he was there. A heartbeat on a screen. My first boy. My first loss.
A girl, learning how to paint.
Learning how to teach.
There was marriage. And a precious daughter, Spring Break, 2002.
The football team actually won. .
Graduation. Baby boy in my belly. So many days ahead..
There’s a book I could write. So many details. So much heartache. But mostly joy. Great joy. And, gratitude. You knew, oh God. You knew the place, the people, the steps. Each day, a gift.
Campus tours... so much unknown. So many steps ahead. Lots of dark. More light. Sure and firm hope.