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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Tears

Christmas came a little early to my house this year.
First, a little background:
My DIL, Jess, is a fantastic artist.
A world class artist.
In my opinion, she could earn a living as an illustrator.
She, however, prefers small jobs and drawing for personal satisfaction.
In this instance, I am totally in agreement.
Because last night, she gave me my Christmas present.
And blew me away.
I had asked her to do a picture of Husby and me some time ago and she just smiled her little smile and said nothing.
This is why . . .
Look carefully. It's Husby, me and all the grandkids. By families. Perfect.
Just looking at it brings tears of joy.
And that is what Christmas is all about.

12 comments:

  1. Made me a little misty too. What a talent.

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  2. No wonder it brought tears to your eyes, it's such a heartfelt gift. I know you will cherish it. Your DIL is amazingly talented.

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    1. The best gift ever! I'm so proud of her!

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  3. So beautiful! Your daughter in law is talented. A gift to treasure for always.

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  4. Sweaty eyeballs here too.
    What an absolutely beautiful gift.

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  5. What a wonderful, thoughtful gift! She IS talented; lucky you :)

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  6. That's quite a Christmas present. Words could not really describe what you would feel getting something like that. Congratulations! Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

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    1. And we who live by words . . .
      Thank you, Georgie! And Merry Christmas to you as well!

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