So for my hundredth post I wrote a list of things I wanted to do before I die. I have an update on that list, because I have some things to cross off! :)
First one I can cross off this year is #30. I had my portrait painted!
A friend of mine is a casual artist (she doesn't even call herself an artist, she paints just for the enjoyment). She honored me earlier this year by putting a photo of my son and I onto canvas. The original photo was taken in 2003 just after I brought my son (turning 8 in a few days!). It was taken late at night by my dad. I was just a new mother trying to figure things out. The only instructions I think we're ever given by the divine for parenting is simply to love them. Standing there holding him at that moment, that was all I knew how to do.
Anyway, here is that portrait and one of the things I can cross off my list!