September 11, 2006
Bonnie sat for her senior portrait, wearing a new dress and a string of pearls given to her by her parents and a smile given to her by Roger. They were engaged. He was so handsome! As the photographer fussed with his camera, Bonnie waited serenely, looking into the future she and Roger would have together. Children. A home. Happiness. She could not know then that Roger would never graduate, would die, drowned in a lake they had swum in together so many times. They were both lifeguards, but she couldn't save him. After he died, she couldn't save herself.