Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Surprise

Do you remember the poem that I posted on Mother's Day

I first read that poem over at this blog, and I immediately felt that it echoed my thoughts on motherhood.  It is no secret that my pregnancy with Ada was a big surprise that brought some major and immediate changes to our life, most obviously the deletion of my income.  As a result, I am certainly not traveling across the sea to foreign lands or buying "fancy" jewelry, but I am rich indeed.  These children are worth so much more than "all of that."

Well, knowing that I love that poem, and knowing that I love my New Orleans artist/ little sister Sarah's art work, Scott had this done for me.

I love it.

We are up to our elbows in practical around here, so it was especially nice to receive something that is pretty, not practical.  Thanks for being so thoughtful, Scott, and thank you, Sarah, for doing the work.

And now I strongly suggest that you head over to Sarah's blog to learn more about her life as a "starving artist" in New Orleans, and perhaps you can buy some artwork of your own.


Rachel said...

This is AWESOME! What a sweet, sweet husband!

ESS the MESS said...

What a beautiful poem and lovely piece of art. Way to go Scott!!!

Lindsay said...

Props to Scott! And your sister...that is soo cool!

Rose said...

what a nice gift. enjoy. rose

rhodes1 said...

I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the shout out :) Starving artist is a very accurate description.

shannon said...

love the birthday surprise! And my blog about LGN should have come with a warning - it's pretty addicting. What do you think it would be like to live in NYC with 3 little ones? insane?!?!