Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birthday sky-a special guest post

Nearly a month ago my neighbor gave birth to their third daughter. I had been watching their oldest daughter, Madelyn, after school for over a year and she had an extended visit that day.
As the sun began to set we noticed a most beautiful sky. I snapped a few photos. My husband said, "You should paint that." we both thought the same thing at the same time and said "Its a perfect baby gift!"
I painted it and wondered, "Will they get it? Did they see it?"

Here is the story as told by 6 year old Madelyn.

 When Andi was born at 4:13 on November 6th, Daddy left the hospital about an hour later to pick  us up to bring us to the hospital to meet our baby sister. When he walked out he was greeted by this absolutely beautiful sky. We couldn't help but think that our loved ones in heaven were sending a message to Andi that they love her too!
 Look at the heart in the clouds! Is that not amazing or what??? Daddy did NOT capture these pictures although he said that he captured a mental picture that he will have forever. My neighbor, Kerry,  noticed the sky at the same time that we let her know that Andi was born. She was watching me at the time and captured these beautiful photos!

AND Kerry is also a professional artist. She not only surprised us with the amazing photos, but she made this gorgeous canvas for Andi's room! 

It is perfect in her nursery and every time we look at it, we can't help but think that Pop and Great Grandma Betty didn't have something to do with that sky!  She is so talented. Since I spend so much time with her, she has inspired my inner artist too! I love making abstract art now and call it my masterpiece! Thank you, Kerry! Thank you Pop and Great Gram for the message....we love you too!
Love,
Madelyn 
I just love that Steve saw the sky and they totally understood the special meaning I intended with the painting.

10 comments:

My Notting Hill said...

Brilliant in every single way!!! What an impact you've made.

Stacey said...

Awww, this was beautiful and so lovely an action on your part too!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I freakin love this story. Everything about it. :) Thanks for sharing!

Alison Fauls said...

I remember seeing that sky down here in Richmond and wishing that I had taken a picture. What a truly wonderful gift that the family will cherish forever.

Barb said...

What a beautiful story about a beautiful moment. And all captured by you in your painting.What a treasure for the family. I love that you are influencing this articulate, little girl with your art and your kindness!

Laura Madalene said...

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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful and the perfect gift. How amazing that you were able to capture it for them.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

wonderful Kerry! so special and what a wonderful gift you gave them, something they will always have to commemorate that day. Lovely story! xo Nancy

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Beautiful! And such a thoughtful gift.

Cathy Wall said...

What a lovely story and beautiful, personal gift! You are a good friend and neighbor!