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.