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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another Portrait By Dana

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You may recall this post in which I told you of a beautiful portrait I had done of my daughter by a wonderful artist by the name of Dana. ( Portraits By Dana )

Recently, I emailed Dana and told her that my husband has also passed away and would she be able to piece together a portrait of their reunion?

After discussing the portrait and and sharing photos, Dana was so very kind to me as to offer this for free of charge. Now, I know this is unusual for her and I was rendered almost speechless at this offer. As many of you know, I find it overwhelming to receive so much kindness from strangers because I feel I do not always feel worthy of it. I don't bring this up to brag, but, instead, to show the kindness of Dana's heart.

The portrait arrived today, and so I thought what a good time to start my Mailbox Monday segment!

This photo below is actually the preview she sent to me.



Isn't it wonderful? I highly recommend Dana if you would like a portrait done of your loved one. As I mentioned in the post about my daughter's portrait, she has an eye for detail and she was able to draw my daughter based on not-so-good-quality photos.

Thank you, Dana. Once again, you have touched my heart in a way that I just can not explain. You have used your talent in such a profoundly meaningful way, and there are just no words... just...

THANK YOU.

18 comments:

Emalee said...

This is amazing I LOVE it and she did a beautiful job. I am glad you are able to have this.....

Vickie said...

That is beautiful. What a treasure.

Sarah C. said...

An amazing gift - both her talent and the lovely portrait she created for you. I hope your heart is warmed each time you look at it, Ter. :) ((HUGS))

Monica said...

WOW!! That is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing talent and a lovely gift. Off to check her site out now :)

Teri said...

Wow! What an amazing talent Dana has and a generous heart to go with it! God Bless you, Dana! :)

blueviolet said...

That is so absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful treasure and it touches my heart. :)

DeeDee said...

this pic is beautiful! what a wonderful tribute to the 2 people you love the most. I got into your blog via Laurie A coke and a smile.

I am so sorry for your losses! My heart will be praying for you often.

I have a dear friend who's daughter lost her husband to cancer last summer..Laurie knows her also.

Enjoy your day, stay warm!

Joy, DeeDee

Barbara said...

Hi Ter,

I'm so so sorry for all that you have lost.

I'm amazed at your resilience and good humour and this portrait is utterly beautiful!

xxx

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, that is just priceless and beautiful.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Ter~ what a precious gift. It's beautiful. I'm going to check out Dana's blog...

Jenners said...

Wow. What a kind heart she has -- and lovely talent. And don't feel like your don't deserve things like this -- accept all the grace the world has to give you given all the awfulness you've had to endure.

Yaya said...

Ter,
This is absolutely beautiful. I love it.
Alicia

pam said...

So beautiful. I am sure you will cherish it forever!

xox

Caitlin said...

What a beautiful photo! And your daughter was (and is) gorgeous, Ter! I love the dimple in her little chin!

*Just Jen* said...

Wow, that picture is AMAZING!!! I will definitely have to check her out!

Lana said...

What a beautiful portrait.

AnnaMarie said...

Ter, the portrait is SO BEAUTIFUL! What a treasure.

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter and husband.

Your blog is very lovely and the idea of it being a place to discuss positive things is so important. I look forward to reading more.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Melissa said...

That is so beautiful! What a gift! I'm going to check out her site.