Weekly Photo Challenge: {Close}

Nothing compares to family. They are the closest thing you have in this world. So it’s heartbreaking when families are apart….

Saying Goodbye to a Father at the San Quentin Prison Photo By REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

At the close of day, these families have to say goodbye to each other. This is no ordinary day, it is the annual Father’s Day event, “Get on The Bus” which brings children in California to visit their fathers in the San Quentin State Prison.

Troy holding his grandson for the first time. Photo By REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

It’s a day for first meetings and lasting memories for these families.

Troyanna meeting her father for the first time poses with the backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo By REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Saying goodbye…

Fathers say goodbye to their children after their visit. Photo By REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The long  journey home for this children…memories are built at the close of day.

Gregory, 6, sleeps on the bus back to Los Angeles, after visiting his father at San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California June 8, 2012. Photo By REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: {Close}

  1. sad story …

  2. Very touching post and photos – thanks!

  3. Nice moment. You are very close to your family.

  4. Such a heart warming, moving, touching post. Makes us all realize to never , ever take for granted our love ones.We should celebrate our families, making sure they are loved and appreciated. This thoughts I remembered, “The long journey home for this children…memories are built at the close of day.” Thanks for sharing a post with a heart .

    • I was moved to write about this after seeing these wonderful photos. I never knew of such a program that lets these kids see their father at Father’s day. It made me sad to think that these families will never be whole because of one mistake that a person has done. I am praying that these kids will grow up learning from what their Dads had gone through and will not go the same path.

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