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