February 2016

Posted by: DBDO | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

From COPE Parent Rose Mary Latanich:

This is a piece of artwork my son, Andrew Latanich did about a year before he died.  He would take pictures with his camera then develop the film.  He would use the negatives from the film to paint his simple pictures. I think this was a picture of some sort of light he captured at night.

After Andrew died I looked at this design and it took my breath away.  I could see a letter C – Andrew’s older brother is Christian, I could see an S – he has a sister named Sarah.  I could also see a lower case r.  Andrew’s two other sisters are Rachel and Rebekah.  If you hold the design a certain way I see a Z for Zoe (his niece was born three years after Andrew’s death).  Turn the Z around and you have an N for Noah (his nephew born a year ago). The lower case r once you flip that around I see a J for Julian – Zoe’s brother born two years ago.   I had this design tattooed on my arm when I turned 60 five years ago.

Thank you for letting me share my story.

Rose Mary Latanich – Andrew’s mom

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