Wednesday, August 20, 2008

art mirrors life


my friend andie painted this from an old pic of casey and i. isn't it lovely? what is extra special to me is this was a self portrait i took in those sleepless, almost hopeless, hours with a colicky baby. my heart shattered daily in these days.  for her, so discontent. for her little brother who was so terrified by her he stopped eating.  for my husband and i who were merely surviving it all. the only time she wasn't screaming was when she passed out from pure exhaustion. and i didn't dare move for fear of waking her. doesn't she look peaceful? hard hard months, but we came through and now she is the silliest loudest wildest thing going.

what a beautiful honor.
and somehow this softens one of the most difficult stages of my life, thank you andie,

3 comments:

meredithwinn said...

oh my goodness. i'm speechless, this is remarkable, and what a beauty to share. and the moment you took the photo, and to now see it captured by such beautiful artwork, it's so very special.

jfrancis said...

'art mirrors life.'
life is warm
and cuddly.

andie said...

I love reading your words ...hearing your story. I too had a colicky one(my oldest didn't stop eating but started to stutter during that time).

Sigh, I love making these connections. You my friend are more than welcome. If you have any more pics you want to share, you know my email!

Hugs,
a.