Friday, November 16, 2018

THE WINTER OF OUR LIVES

PATRIARCH

This is a painting of my husband's eldest living brother who will turn 95 on Thursday.  For an explanation of the process I used to create this painting, you can check out my blog post here "NO BRUSH" PAINTING FINISHED

  The plan was to celebrate this wonderful milestone with a joyous celebration.  His sister's husband of 67 years, who was 92, passed away on Sunday, so we will be saying goodbye to a beloved family member on Thursday and honoring the patriarch of the family on Saturday.  The entire extended family will be together from all over the country which is a blessing.   We need to celebrate all the seasons of our life and acknowledge every milestone along the way.  In the winter of our lives, every day seems more precious.  The truth is no one knows how many days there will be, so share kindness, give joy, express love and appreciation and celebrate each other.

5 comments:

Candy said...

Well-said, Myrna. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. I hope your brother-in-law has a lovely day on Saturday. Yes, acknowledge every milestone along the way.

Meera Rao said...

Wish you a memorable reunion and sorry for your loss. On this thanksgiving season, I am thankful that you are back online and sharing your wisdom and creativity with us all :) Missed your posts and was about to write to you note when I noticed your newest post ! Thank you again and Happy Thanksgiving.

Janet Werdin said...

What you have written is so true, each day with our loved ones is precious. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May your emptiness be filled with happy memories.

RH Carpenter said...

Sorry for you family’s loss but living into the 90’s is a pretty good feat and I hope he was relatively healthy the whole time. This is a wonderful portrait and I know the family will be amazed :).

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you all for your heartfelt comments. The celebration was special as we said goodbye to one family member and made plans for the 100 birthday celebration in 5 years! Being together as a very large family was a rare occurrence and everyone made the most of it.

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