This digital illustration of mine is now available at Fine Art America. This is the first piece in a series I'm doing called "Sleeping Babies". Prints can be chosen as greeting cards, canvas prints and more. It would make great wall decor in a nursery or purchased as a greeting cards and used as baby shower invitations. Inspired by my own children and my life as a stay-at-home mom. Children truly are a precious gift. I have pondered this thought many a time as I watch my children sleeping in my arms.
I get to spend my days with these cuties :) I am so blessed and thankful to be their mommy. It is my #1 occupation. Todd and I really try to put family before work and even our own interests. It's not easy, but we rarely get a babysitter, we do not go on vacations without them - we take them everywhere with us. We say no to a lot of volunteer work, running around, and other things we used to enjoy. It's a lifestyle we have chosen in an effort to focus on building a strong family unit. We strongly desire to enjoy every moment we have with our kids. They are still little now, but someday they won't be so little. Time is so fleeting. As they grow, we will have time again to do those things we enjoyed when we had the free time. Right now we are helping our little ones grow and learn and find out what they enjoy. Some of my favorite moments with my kids have been holding them when they are sleeping. Especially with my son, because, its basically the only time I did get to hold him. He likes to be on the move constantly, ever since he learned how to scoot on his butt at 6 months old. While sleeping he is finally still and I can look at his face and count his little toes. He still takes naps and I try to hold him a little longer sometimes cause I know soon he wont take naps, he won't drink out of sippy cups, he won't watch Back-yard-agains anymore, someday he will be a big boy and then a bigger boy and then an adult. Even when he's screaming for that sippy cup, his sister is tugging on my arm, and I am so tired I have a migraine, I have tried to remember this and endure with a thankful heart that I can be a mommy and watch these children grow. I am by no means a saint, but I have seriously tried to keep that attitude. As fleeting and fast as life is. But, they'll always be my babies :)