These are my three daughters:
A lot of car talk. Men 'oohing' and 'aahing'
over things like engines (boring).
Me on the other hand,
I judge cars on how shiny they are.
"Ooh...Donald, look at that one," said Lisa as she
pointed to a shiny red 1960-something corvette.
Sadly, the Nova drove away empty handed.
(Did I ever mention that it won a trophy
at the last show we entered it in?)
One more thing:
The original hangs on a wall in my mother's house. I can remember being a child and studying this painting. I loved everything about it; the rolling green hills, the trotting horses, the whimsical trees, and a dirt road leading off to a little house where I am sure there must have been a homemade pie baking in the oven.
In all honesty, I felt a twinge of sadness when I saw that this was one of the prints available. It holds a special place in my heart and I wasn't sure I wanted it made public. However, I now realize that it would be a shame to keep this treasure hidden from the world. After all, art is to be shared and enjoyed.
My grandpa was a world traveller. In his art studio there was a map where he drew lines from Los Angeles to every destination that he travelled. It was COVERED in lines. I was inspired. I knew that one day I too would have a map; and I do. Mine only has a few lines of course, but there is time. I imagine that most of my travelling will happen after the girls graduate. Donald and I will spend our golden years exploring the world....with Elisabeth by our side, of course.
But back to my grandfather. Many of his paintings are of his travels. I think that you might really enjoy this one:
Want to see more???
This question immediately had me thinking of my Elisabeth. Her development is severely delayed due to brain damage and we are completely dedicated to helping her reach her fullest potential.
So how have I arranged my home to help enhance her development? Here is my answer:
To my siblings Kristin and David,
and my nephew Matthew ~
Thank you! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to share this experience with you all. Each of you inspire me in your own way and I start this week off feeling motivated to challenge and improve myself.
I am looking forward to next year. Go Cantaloupe!