Saturday, October 31, 2009

Drawing

I had to share this with you ...........this sweet lady in Canada wrote me last week and said her husband was a portrait artist and would like to draw a picture of Harper. And today we got the mail and this was in our mail..................this amazing drawing of Harper. I just love it!
A sweet 16 year old girl name Katelyn drew this for us a few months ago and sent it to us and we are so proud of it also!
We are hanging in there! I slept all day yesterday and have been in bed most of today. I feel SO much better today! I had 102.5 fever yesterday and it finally broke and now I feel like a new woman. Scott is doing so great taking care of Harper! I think he has learned that my job is not as easy as he might have thought! ha! I prayed several times last night for single moms. I want you to know if you are a single mom - you are in my prayers. It would be so hard to do this alone. Please pray for those single moms (or single dads) during these long winter months!

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday. I wish we could be taking our little piggy out for trick or treating tonight but we have MANY more years to do that!

64 comments:

Erin said...

What treasures you have in your drawings. They are precious just like little Harper. Hope you feel better soon. Go Hogs!

Bear Girl said...

I am praying for a quick recovery for you, Kelly and praying for a hedge of protection for Scott and Harper.

Genah in Indiana

burgmom said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. We all had the flu this past week. All 6 of us. Nobody wanted to see us. LOL.

Girl with the Curlz said...

What beautiful drawings. You will cherish those forever. I am glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Happy Halloween to you all.

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Summer said...

What cute portraits of Harper! Ya'll will treasure them for years to come! I;m glad to hear your feeling better! Ya'll can just play dress up in the house with your little piggy and take lots of pics! Praying you recover quickly!
Summer :0)

Amanda said...

Sorry that was me signed in as my husband above! Let me try that again! Glad you are feeling better friend! You need to dress her up anyway for a few pictures.

christim73 said...

Those are beautiful! I love Harper's Halloween costume. I can't wait to see more pics of her in it. You take care of yourself!

God Bless,
Christi :)

Jackie said...

The drawing is amazing ! You will treasure that forever !
So glad to hear you are feeling better ! Keep taking it easy till you're back to 100%.
Praying in Indiana.
Warmly,
Jackie Carl

Jonathan and Gina said...

Beautiful portrait!

absees123s said...

I am so sorry you have the flu, as I have had it this year and it's not fun at all! I pray for your speedy recovery.

Also, thank you so much for what you said about single parents. Even though my son is 22, I was and still am a single mom since day one. It has been the hardest job EVER, lol, but one I wouldn't trade for anything. I also teach K, so there were certainly crazy days, lol. It means the world to me,and I'm sure many others, your kind comments. Thank you!

Claire said...

Oh I am so glad you are feeling better - I hope the trend continues!

Cxx

Todd and Courtney said...

I love those drawings. I wish we were taking Lauren treat or treating too but we are waiting until she's old enough to get it. Glad you're feeling better. And yes, I always pray for single moms. With Todd being gone 4 days a week, it feels like I'm a single mom those days with no family around. I can't imagine 7 days a week!

Angie S said...

Those drawings are AMAZING!

I'm praying that you feel better soon. I was a bit under the weather this week also. I am glad to be feeling better too.

I am very thankful for my husband, and that he helped me with the kids while I was down. I can't imagine being a single mom. I too will say a prayer for them.

Happy Halloween to you and your adorable family.

Staci said...

Glad to hear you're getting better, but still a stinker to be sick on Harper's first halloween :(

Take care!!!

Shari said...

The drawings are beautiful! I apologize for not commenting lately. I am praying for your full recovery.

Lindsay said...

Hope you get better very soon Kelly! I love the drawings - they are wonderful!

Jennifer said...

How awesome! I love those! You will have to frame them for sure!

Get better!! :)

Specks said...

Those portraits are gorgeous! I hope you are feeling back to normal SOON~ we had h1n1 at our house too (my son and then me), and we were back to normal in about 3 days....I don't always comment, but I really enjoy your blog and your perspective as a young southern christian wife and mother~ keep it coming! Love, Kelly in Nashville (mother to ECMO surviving son, Bennett, SEC fan, and lover of Sonic sweet tea :))

Mandi said...

It's amazing the compassion for others God gives us during our weakest moments. Single moms definitely need understanding, appreciation, and lots of prayer!

I've been praying a lot for ya'll and the other mommies and babies who were at your house the other day. Glad to hear you are feeling better. :)

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Those are truly amazing. I am always in awe of those with that kind of talent!

I am so glad you are feeling today. I'm sure Scott is doing a wonderful job. It will certainly make him appreciate your new job even more, huh?

Happy Halloween!

Rachel said...

So glad you are feeling better quickly! While I'm not a single mom normally, my husband is currently deployed. My only worry about the flu is that my 2 kids and myself will catch it all at the same time. That would be a nightmare!!!

Hope you feel 100% soon and no one else catches it in your house! :D

Laura said...

Gosh, Harper's hair is really growing!! I can see some "blonde."

Erika said...

Beautiful drawings. Single moms do have it SO HARD. Thanks for praying for them! (I was raised by a single mama!)

Feel better! (((hugs))

Beth said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better, Kelly. The portraits are beautiful! What treasures they are!

Kudos to Scott for jumping in there with both feet! What a good guy, hubby and daddy!

Teresa said...

What beautiful pictures you have there! What a lovely treasure you have right there! I hope you feel better soon and back to having lunch with your girlfriends and holding little cutie pie Harper soon!

Thank you for the prayers for Single Moms like myself! I do think when I am sick it makes it so clear that I am doing it alone!

Take care of yourself! You are a true blessing to so many!

Christa said...

LOVE the drawings of Harper! I hope you get better soon! Happy Halloween!

Fabiola said...

What a beautiful work.... They are really talented.

I hope you feel better soon.
My sister had the swine flu back in August. She was really sick. And luckly, nor my 3 years old niece nor my BIL got the flu.

I am praying for you.

Fabiola

Lauren Kelly said...

Those pictures are amazing!!!!! :)

Marianne said...

Love the drawings! And I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better.

The Petty's said...

Let's not forget those single dads. My son is one, and it is hard. God intended for 2 parents, but sometimes, it just isn't. Take care of yourself. Scott is doing great...

panamamama said...

Happy Halloween Harper!
Hope you all get well soon! The kids had it back in July or Aug, wasn't too bad but it kept coming back to another family member like a week after the other would get well.

Jacquie said...

Those drawings are AMAZING!

So glad you're feeling better...that Tamiflu must make a HUGE difference. I've had the flu twice and didn't catch it in time for the Tamiflu (plus I can't take it - alergic or something) and you'll think you're dying with the flu!!

Becca said...

Oh my gosh, I was just thinking the same thing about single moms. My husband was out of town and I was alone with out 3-month old for over a week. It is SO hard! Women who do it all alone every day are my heroes!

Amanda said...

Those pictures are priceless. Glad you're feeling better!

The Crowder Family said...

I am so glad you're feeling better today, bless your heart! I've been praying for you--and that Harper and Scott don't catch it too! Take care and God bless, hon!

Jules said...

Glad you are feeling better. That drawing is amazing.

Nina said...

Oh my gosh those portraits are amazing. I am in awe.

I have some cute food ideas on my blog for your future parties. You'll have to check it out. :)

Mama Blair said...

Those drawings are amazing! I am glad you are feeling better. My little one has been getting sick all day. No fever so I am hoping its not the swine... UGH!

Betsy said...

Poor thing! I am so sorry you're sick!! There is nothing better than a sweet husband, though, who will help you out when you're sick. Stay in bed and get well soon!! :) Love and hugs to you!!

PS--those pictures are really good!

Kate Starr said...

Here's to a quick recovery and maybe some red velvet cake to speed up the healing process, no?

Thanks for sharing!

Brooklynn said...

That is our anniversary too! My husband and I are celebrating our first anniversary! LOVE IT!!!

Stephanie said...

So glad you're feeling better, Kelly! Praying your hubby and little piggy stay healthy!

Heather said...

What special drawings! Hope you keep feeling better. Happy Halloween, friend! Right now we are watching the Hogs on DVR b/c we were out trick or treating...hope we keep winning! :)

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly the drawings are amazing. What beautiful and heartfelt gifts to cherish. They are priceless.

I'm you feel better and are recovering well.

Katy said...

Be careful..I had it and the fever broke and came back for about 4 days before it was finally gone! I woke up the 2nd morning feeling amazing and by that afternoon, I was feeling worse than I had at all! Hope you're on the mend soon!

Rikki said...

I say all of the time how hard it would be to be a single mom!!!! Illness has hit our home too....hope you feel better soon!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What beautiful drawings and I am glad that you are feeling a bit better. Like you said, there will be many more years to Trick or Treat. Take care. Love & blessings from NC!

Paige said...

What beautiful drawings! Hope you get over the swine flu soon!

SayRah said...

Glad you are feeling much better, Kelly, and am praying for a speedy recovery! And yes, many more years to come of trick-or-treating! And ones she will remember, at that ;)
((hugs & blessings))
p.s.-great drawings! :)

bethany said...

Beautiful portraits of Harper! My mom had one of me at about her age and we sadly cannot find it now....treasure them because you'll look at it 30 years from now and wonder where the time went!
Praying for a swift recovery for you and strength and protection from sickness for Scott and Harper.

Lynn said...

Kelly, so glad to hear you're feeling better and fever free!! PTL!! Take it easy, girl! Those are beautiful portraits of Harper and treasures to keep!

Will continue praying for a full recovery for you and that no one else in your household gets sick!

Sonya said...

glad that you are feeling better. I wish you a speedy recovery!

Kelley said...

SO glad you are feeling better! This swine flu is bad stuff.

Pat said...

Beautiful portraits. Holding you and your family in prayer for healing and no more sickness!

Allyson said...

What beautiful drawings of Harper!!

Patty said...

Thank you from a single mom. :)

It is hard being a single mom, a road I wished that I didn't have to travel but my husband walked out on the three of us, BUT I can praise God and thank Him for being with us and caring for us and giving me the strength and wisdom as I parented my two sons. God never left us and He was faithful to us and provided for ALL of our needs!

My sons are young adults now and my heart is tender to young , single moms. This is true, We can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength!

Blessings,
Patty

I am glad you are feeling better and I am praying for you and your upcoming mission trip!

Nancy said...

Next year you'll be able to run around after her as she trick or treats! Praying that you are feeling better - your blog makes all of us feel better!!

Katie said...

Those drawings are beautiful! And how SPECIAL! I remember my ex-boyfriend's momma (are we allowed to talk about exes - haha!) anyhoo, she had a drawing done of all of her sons, and I used to think that was one of my favorite things in her home. I would LOVE to have drawings of Amelia Kate and Jack.

Three Against One said...

That portrait of Harper is amazing!! Sorry to hear you are sick, feel better soon!!

KK said...

Absolutely incredible drawings. I'm sure they will be treasured forever.
Praying you feel MUCH better very soon.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

A Dusty Frame said...

Thanks for your single mom mention;)
Just imagine though it's not just when we're sick we don't have help. It's all day every day with everything--creepy crawlies, discipline, home repairs, income, the list goes ON!

I wrote a couple posts about how to help a single mom.
http://adustyframe.com/page/3/?s=how+to+help+a+single+mom

Just some ideas people don't even realize are helpful.

Hope you're better soon.
Lizzie

A Dusty Frame said...

Thanks for your single mom mention;)
Just imagine though it's not just when we're sick we don't have help. It's all day every day with everything--creepy crawlies, discipline, home repairs, income, the list goes ON!

I wrote a couple posts about how to help a single mom.
http://adustyframe.com/page/3/?s=how+to+help+a+single+mom

Just some ideas people don't even realize are helpful.

Hope you're better soon.
Lizzie

Jin---'Wifey, Mama Mimi, Crazy' said...

Your daughter is beautiful.

I think sometimes moms get sick just so dads can appreciate us more.