Happy Mother’s Day

GoodFeelings, warm love

This is a young mother, grandmother and baby,  sweet feelings from my heart

Happy Mother’s Day. To me everything in life pales by comparison to being a mama. I  dreamed of having a baby from when I was a little girl. My doll was the only  thing I needed. I made her a bed out of a wooden lettuce crate, she had nice blankets and pillows. It bothered me though that when she was in  my bed at night, her spot never got warm.  Dan and I had two boys, I don’t know how we got such wonderful children but they have been  a blessing and a mother’s dream.  I painted  this picture in 1973, I had lost my mother a year before on Mother’s Day. I put my heart  into it and have feeling for this one~more than any I have ever done. I don’t remember where I got the subject matter,  I saw the room with nice windows in a picture and added the characters from different pictures and ideas. It is a peaceful scene, it is filled with sweet feelings and warm thoughts.(now I need to add several of my puppies and it would be complete). I will add several more Mother’s Day stories to my blog in the next few days. Just today, Dan and Debbie brought a feast for an early Mother’s Day dinner after church. 

Some Sweet Pictures

I pray for Nancy every day, she is beautiful and in good health but suffers from dementia. We have such a sweet history together. Our babies were our greatest bond. We both became great-grand-mothers recently so there are still many wonderful things I wish we could share.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4:6-7
My sweet sister Nancy

My sweet sister Nancy

 

Gavriella, I call her Ella Joy.

Gavriella, I call her Ella Joy.

Ella Joy is three months old now. This is one of my favorite pictures. She lives in Uganda, half a world away but ZZ and John send pictures and videos every day. It is almost like being there! She will be meeting her Texas grandparents for the first time in a few more weeks. She is the first baby in our family since ZZ was born 26 years ago. This makes my heart happy~

Tricia with Molly

Tricia with Molly

Everyone loves Tricia! She is a great part of our lives, she is the lover of the pets, she plays her music at all of our big dinners and is always available when we need someone there to take care of things. What a sweet blessing~

this was Kobi Joe on his first day in his new home. He was hyper and and happy~goodbye to any afternoon naps after work~

this was Kobi Joe on his first day in his new home. He was hyper and and happy~goodbye to any afternoon naps after work~

here is Kobi at about 6 months, he was beautiful, we wondered how he ever ended up in the pound~

here is Kobi at about 6 months, he was beautiful, we wondered how he ever ended up in the pound~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

these are two of the most beautiful dogs ever, they have a good life and make the world a better place, they sure love their mama

these are two of the most beautiful dogs ever, they had a good life and made the world a better place, they sure loved their mama

 

she was the real thing, a full blood bichon frise, absolutely adorable and always a happy girl~

she was the real thing, a full blood bichon frise, absolutely adorable and always a happy girl~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blog would not be complete without pictures of Kobi and Molly. They reigned over their house for 14 years and lit up every single day. I will always remember them driving off in the car, two little white heads bobbing up and down, ready to go back home. Thank you Lord for these treasures~

every friend had a name, some of them were very old, all of them were her friends, she taught them everything she knew~

every friend had a name, some of them were very old, all of them were her friends, she taught them everything she knew~

This is one of the many tea parties at our house. Spook was the number one dog, she lived to be just short of 19 years. ZZ was the most fun I can ever remember. What a blessing to be a grammy.

Bible lesson

Bible lesson

At three months old Ella Joy is listening to her papa read a Bible verse. She really seems interested. This is a precious picture.

 “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Art Lessons

working on his project

this was a mama painting for sure, to keep for myself

In 1963, we had a seven year old in school and a two year old  baby at home. I was painting every day, it helped keep me from being lonesome. (work and projects always make me happy).  PJ wanted to do whatever I was doing, so I let him paint with me. I could give him a brush and a canvas and he liked it. One day I saw a perfect picture of him working in his pajamas and I painted this ‘mama picture’, something to keep for myself.  Both our boys have been the subject in many paintings. They were always available and willing. Being mama is the best of all blessings, and now I am  mama to my little ‘ four legged babies’.