Had it really been that many years?. Standing at the graveside now, it was hard to believe so many years had passed since they had been laid to rest. He bowed his head, letting the thick shock of black bangs fall into his eyes as he whispered a prayer for those long gone. As he finished he stepped forward, touching each name as if he could touch those who rested beneath the stones with the contact.
Danijela Kovac...Beloved Wife and Mother...born 1968...died 1991
Jasna Kovac...Beloved Daughter and big Sister...born 1986...died 1991
Marko Kovac...Beloved Son and Brother...born 1989...died 1991
Lives lost before they had even had a chance to begin living. How many times had he heard their story while he was growing up, seen the small picture of the woman and young girl who held his father's heart captive.
"I've brought him back to you." Joe Kovac wiped the tears from his face as he spoke the words aloud, then stepped forward to touch the newest marker.
Luka Kovac...Beloved Husband and Father...born 1966...died 2041
"Back where he belongs."