Thursday, March 27, 2008

One day we will fly away

The 4x4 is another I did in the bird swap last year. It was drawn with pencil, watercolor pencil, and also colored in with watercolors on a gessoed book page background.

Also pictured are my little birdies that have since flown from the nest. Emily, my oldest dd, is the one sleeping at about age 2 with a couple of little buddies. Didn't she look so sweet?! I'll have to make sure she sees this post, because somewhere along the way in her life she developed a fear of clowns. Holly, the youngest dd, was evidently very thrilled to receive the talking Big Bird. I love how we caught that expression on her face!

They both married in the same year, 2006, within a few months of each other. They both have wonderful young men for husbands, so we are very thrilled, even though the weddings almost killed me, lol! I don't feel sad about them being gone, rather poignant about how time flies and how it seems trite to say but true, that it just sems like yesterday that we took the pictures shown above. I don't really feel like the empty nest is a bad thing. I look forward to me and my dh having some time to rediscover us as a couple again and take some trips in our RV and just have some fun. Not that it wasn't fun, raising my girls. I love them to pieces and am very proud of the wonderful,caring, special people they have become. You never stop being a mother anyway and now I also feel like I am gaining 2 new friends as my dd's have passed the age where their Mom was stupid and not cool to hang out with. At least, I feel that way, and hope they do, too. I guess what I'm saying if you can look at the positive aspects of the littles growing up and leaving, it takes away the sadness of them being gone.


Holly said...

What a sweet post! I love you and the wonderful mother you have always been and still are!

P.S. I feel the same way too :)

Rosalyn-Sue said...

I'm making my way through the list of participants in Karla's party. Absolutely love your 4X4 nest/wings! It sounds like you are an amazing mother -- I hope my "little bird" grows up to love me as much.



Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Love your pets and the watercolor too. Nice visiting your blog. said...

I like the mix of collage and paint, also the sentiment of it. It was hard when my boys left, but I certainly have learned to love the freedom of babysitting a grandchild as opposed to the full time job of raising my boys!

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Jeanie said...

I love the photo and also the 4x4. That's really stunning.

Even though our empty-nesting is part-time (that is, we never had them full-time to begin with), I miss those guys, and also relish the fact that I'm not sitting on cold bleachers in the November rain to watch high school football! And they do pop in as vacations permit!

Just so you as a good grammy knows, I have met the man under the Big Bird (and Oscar) feathers and fur and he is a dear, sweet, and genuine human being who really IS Big Bird.

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