Monday, December 3, 2012

A favorite

See this picture at the top? This was taken over TEN years ago. It's of Kate and me. I was going to have you guess, but I really doubt few people are reading my blog anymore since I bailed for so long. Anyway I had a student who was such a good drawer that I asked her if she could draw something for me. I really don't remember her doing it, and I know for sure she wasn't even in art, but the second picture is what I was given.

Now granted she didn't really get my nose, chin, or jaw quite right, but she capture Kate to a "T." I look at this picture set I'm at work. It just dawned on me that I have never shared this beautiful piece of art with anyone in my family.

I miss my sweet Kate. She used to be so easy, so amiable, so soft spoken, and so gentle. Kate spends much of her time at home being creative (read making HUGE messes), doing hand stands and back bends (read thumping), and sassing back (read becoming a pre-teen).
But, every night and every morning, she still is the only child who, without fail says to me, "I love you mom."


Melissa said...

Love that picture!

Vicky said...

Yay- welcome back- now don't go away again :) The photo of you and Kate is a cool one to begin with and the artwork shows some serious talent- very cool that you have that!

Erin said...

What a treasure. You're right--none of us in the fam had ever seen this! I love Kate. I know she drives you nuts, but she's got such a great sparkly personality!