Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day....



My husband ask me why I was sad today,he said its mothers day,you should be happy. I told him I wasnt sad at least I didnt think I was. I continued with my morning and decided to sketch alittle,there was a great picture in a magazine of a lady holding an umbrella that I loved and have been wanting to sketch so after a couple of hours sketching,I started painting her and these two figures in the background,a mommy and her daughter. As I was working on it,I couldnt help but think about what my husband said "that I was sad" was I ??? I came to the conclusion that yes I was alittle sad, I wonder why? After I finished the painting,I was staring at it and I thought thats me with the umbrella all by myself and in the background,those two figures well they represent my own children(even though I have three,one still is at home) and thats why I'm alittle sad. My children are all grown up and I miss them being little sooooo much,I miss being their mommy! I know its silly, I should be happy that they grew up to be such beautiful,caring,happy,loving, individuals,not to mention that I'm blessed with being a memaw(another name for grandmom). But I can't help but to take this day and remember them being so little and to cherish and be thankful for those precious memories of them being so small,when I was their mommy! Happy Mothers Day!

12 comments:

Emelie said...

Right now thinking of you as you think about how fast life goes and family grows up. You have some lovely art work here, I must not have been here since Gracie was born.

Hope your day had things to make you smile.

jgr said...

Buffy, congrats on having such a wonderful family. I hope your day was lovely. Your painting is great, too!

Mary said...

Buffy I have moments like that, little catches in my heart of remembering spontaneous hugs and hearing "Mommy".

My daughter sent me a card she made and it was addressed Mommy. That alone was enough! (this was her first time not here for Mother's Day)

Hugs to you dear sweet Mommy that you are.

Diane said...

But remember, no matter how old they are--they'll always know where to go to get comfort, and always feel comfortable with you because they know that you love them unconditionaly.
I was just thinking this yesterday--my youngest is now 24! How the heck did that happen????
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.
P.S. Love the looseness of this painting.

Manon Doyle said...

Awe... I can relate to you, Buffy. My daughter is turning 20 this month and she still needs me a little but not that much...lol. I like what Diane said!!
Love the art....btw!!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

I totally understand. I already feel that way and mine are both still at home. I want to hold on tight to my kiddos. Beautiful painting Buffy! Thank you so much for visiting me:)
♥Jenny

Martha Lever said...

Hi Buffy! This painting is absolutely lovely! And yes, the nostalgia of raising our kids is rather bittersweet sometimes. But I wouldn't want to go back and do it again!

Marilyn Rock said...

I love your expressive painting here. It says it all. I fully understand your feelings on motherhood. The time goes so quickly and my son is now 34 years old with a child of his own - yikes! Through my grand daughter I can relive some of those time I had with my "little" son; that's kind of neat. But - I do miss the times with him. I see him a lot; as we live close by but those memories of him being so little are always with me.

Have a great rest of your week and thank you for a beautiful and meaningful post. xxoo

wanda miller said...

aaaahh...i say, what a beautiful sad painting, it's a good painting that came from your heart. a BEAUTIFUL PAINTING and it's not silly, we mama's have those tugs periodiacally. it's only natural, sweet buffy! xo

Martha Lever said...

Hi Buffy! Thanks for your comment. I do so love this painting. You should frame it. It looks very Rembrant-ish.

Odd Chick said...

that is a beautiful painting!! your work always has a little bit of mystery or haunting quality to it- i love that your are able to paint imagery that is actually your mind working out sadness or angels or dancing. I know what you mean about the bittersweet thoughts of your children grown and gone...

Martha Lever said...

Hi Buffy,
Thanks for you comment! It's always nice to see you when you visit me!!!