My mother-in-law is an amazing artist. For my husband's birthday this past weekend, she presented him with a painted portrait of him with my daughter on our front porch swing.
Isn't it stunning?
Here is the painting that she did of me holding our little one two summers ago:
My favorite part of the pictures is that the faces aren't full on. You definitely can recognize the faces, but they blend in to the scene and tell the story of our love for our daughter. We are so blessed to have such precious reminders of her childhood frozen in time. Thank you, Claire!
After I hung the picture the other day, I had to laugh to myself. Our little one always tells us that she's Mama's baby and Dada's girl. That's exactly what these paintings say to me.
As part of the gift, she had them both professionally framed, and they
look just gorgeous on either side of our dining room windows which was
hard to capture in a photograph. They are destined to be family
treasures for many years to come.
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