Right Beside Me
5" x 7" watercolor
My two oldest boys are back at school and the house is unusually quiet today. It's just me and my little one and the unlit Christmas tree that still sits in the corner because I'm hesitant to pack it away and say goodbye to all the good times we had together this holiday season.
Maybe that's why I chose to paint this image. A mom and her baby, no matter the species, walking this life together.
It's something that's always on my mind, but especially lately. I'm feeling a little sad about how quickly my children are growing, I'm trying to enjoy every single stage of their life, and hoping that I'm teaching them everything they need to know to grow to be the men God intends them to be.
Becoming a mother has been the greatest joy in my life and I find it interesting that even when I paint subjects other than my own children this theme still pops up in my work. And I imagine that it always will.
I hope you all are having a great week. :) I'll see you Tuesday to announce the winner of my blogoversary print giveaway.
If you happened to miss my earlier post and you'd like a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post.
Huzzah!!! (You knew I had to :)