Sunday, February 22, 2009
Two years ago for Mother's Day, my hubby got me a wonderful gift. Probably the best gift he has ever given me, besides the kids, and on Friday, I FINALLY received it. It was a portrait of my kids. It could be a pencil sketch, a terra cota sketch an oil painting or a watercolor painting. After a VERY long and "fun" family photo shoot, we, the artist and I, decided on the pose and the medium for my gift. This was back in December of "07. I was hoping to get my painting in January of "08, but......Anyway, as you can see, it was well worth the wait. She managed to capture the kids individual personality in a few "simple" brushstrokes. Max, my big strong and HANDSOME 12 year old! I can 't believe how fast the time has gone! (tearful pause...) Neely, my bit of heaven on earth, so thoughtful and serene. (most of the time...) And Darby, what can I say! The painting says it all! "I know something you don't know....." the glimmer of mischief and the absolutely kissable face! Receiving this put so much of my life in a well needed perspective. My kids are happy, healthy, fun loving, precious nuggets of love! they may drive my crazy, but they are all mine. I love them so much sometimes it hurts to think that they are growing up and making their own life. Im not so sure Im ready. But I now have this treasured piece of time to look at and to keep me humble and grounded.