Thursday, May 14, 2020

I am so lucky

Spring Break Shoreline
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30 inches 
Barbara Muir © 2007

I admit  I was feeling a bit down today.  I'm sick of this virus, and
also so worried that the government will ease restrictions, and
that the virus will spike.  Most people are conscientious, but
some aren't, and they are the source of worry.  Steven
cheered me up, by doing what I often do if he's unhappy --
helping me notice all that's good in my life.  And there is
so much.  I should feel guilty for ever being anything but happy.
-- But wait, let's skip the guilt for now.

This painting is in our front hall -- it's the first thing you see
when you come in the house, and that seems right.  This is
a painting of me with our sons.  It's only fitting for Mother's
Week that I include it.  I love how the boys look -- both
so cool in their own stages of life.  And they mean the
world to me.  I remember the day this highlights, and
being down by the water.  My oldest was home from
university, and we all went to the lake.  Paintings
can hold so much -- memory, feeling -- in this case
the love that fills our world with happiness.  

Our family has grown since that day, and just gets
more and more wonderful.

Have a loving your family day.

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