Doesn't it feel like time just rushes past us? As I am writing this post, we are about to replace this year's calendar overflowing with appointments, reminders and memories and replace it with a fresh one that has yet to be filled. Year after year we rush head first into the new year with more appointments and schedules for ourselves and our kids. We have all experienced times when we wanted to rush on to the next phase of our lives, maybe one that didn't require us to be up all night with a newborn or one that didn't require us to be in the sun for hours as our toddler went down the same slide more times than we could count. As we start looking toward the end of a phase, we almost wish we could go back. As life tries it's best to push onward, use this post as a little reminder... preserve the moments that are flying by.
This painting is one that Connie was commissioned to do as a gift for this man from his daughter for his 94th birthday. The scene is their farm where his daughter grew up and the barn in the background , after so many years of being a landmark on the farm, was about to be torn down. This painting was a wonderful way to preserve a moment in the life of a man, his daughter and his grandson.