Wet Nappies (Beaches of Ireland series) - sold
10"x8" oil on gallery wrapped canvas (.75" deep)
"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
- Elizabeth Stone
No, it doesn't matter how old they get. I totally see that now. I'm feeling rather sappy as one of my daughters packs up her stuff to move out this week. We've been helping her prepare, finding things she needs for her apartment; researching insurance so she can make the call & arrange for this. All these changes - it's different from sending them off to college....Now that she's graduated, this seems so much more 'permanent'. I've been thinking about this all summer, back when I watched this mom playing at the beach in Ireland...one of the warmest June days I've ever seen over there. It was such a delight to watch these two play. It certainly brought back lots of fun 'little kid' memories. I knew this summer would hold lots of changes for our family....now they're here, hope I keep my head on straight, now that my heart is hanging around on the 'outside of my body'. whew.