I just finished! I think it's sweet as heck, and I hope the family will like it. No, I hope the family will love it.
My youngest nephew just turned 19 so we're going to my sister's house and celebrating tonight. I had my daughter with a home birth, and my sister birthed her three children at home. I was privileged to get to "catch" Jake, as I caught his older brother, Lyle. Lyle has just headed off to California for his first tour as the drummer for a heavy metal rock band. They're going to over 50 cities in the span of two months! Jake is working through the summer and starting college in the fall. Time flies, my friends.
My daughter is 26 and she has the intellectual age of 9 or 10 due to a reaction at age one to her immunization. So I haven't had to go through the "letting go" that most moms go through. Mo is happily and intently focused on Hannah Montana and her cohorts. She calls me when she reaches her friend's house two blocks away to let me know she got there safely. She can't wait to see Kung Fu Panda when it comes out. She holds my hand or arm when we're out shopping. We're getting to enjoy a very prolonged pre-adolescence. Not such a bad thing, yes?
Well, I'm not sure all that belongs in my "Art Journal" but I'm an artist the whole time I'm being a mom, and a mom the whole time I'm an artist. One informs the other, one impacts the other. Don't you think?
Have a wonderful Saturday evening!
June 14, 2008
by Susan Carlin on 6/14/2008