~~To be honest, this weekend was a bit hard for me. My Grandma (I call her Nana) isn't doing well at all. She lives in another state about 12 hours away. She has a heart condition and she's gotten really bad in the last few weeks. My parents left yesterday morning to make the trip to be with her and also to give my Papa some rest. He's constantly by her side even through the long nights and I think he's exhausted from little rest and lots of worry. We're not really sure what's going on. By her choice she won't go to a doctor, but we're worried that it could be her heart.
~~Yesterday I just felt so tired. I really think it was more of an emotional tired than anything else. By afternoon I felt completely wiped out. Dustin took the girls to the nursing home to visit his Grandma and to give me a little quiet time. He's always so good at knowing what I need. My first thought was to take a nap but I suddenly found myself cleaning. I sorted through the girl's toys and art supplies, throwing out things that were old or broken. I did dishes and folded laundry. I wiped mirrors and organized papers. And somehow the cleaning and sorting calmed my heart and mind. I had been praying about my Nana and some other issues, but it was when I busied my hands that I finally felt my heart let go of the worry. When Dustin came home he was surprised. He said, "The house looks nice but I thought I told you to rest." I just smiled because I felt very rested.
~~On a different note I wanted to thank you all for the sweet comments and emails you've given me lately. I haven't been very good at responding but I appreciate every one. There are some new people stopping by and I just wanted to say "Thanks and Hello!"
~~I feel very calm today. I've been working on a new painting. I'd love to get this one done pretty quickly.
~~I thought I'd share a picture of my littlest one. She's going to turn three next month and I'm just not ready to let go of the baby stage. She's my constant little companion and she really brings so much joy. Savannah is honestly one of the most caring little girls that I've ever known. Every day, throughout the day, she will come up to me, give me a big hug and kiss and say, "Mommy, you my best fwiend!" Aaaaaah. She melts my heart!
I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.