Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Circle Game

Very first photo of me painting...I was 3. I wonder how many of those 3x5 cards I filled up that day!!
My little Ninja...already developing his 'Endpoint' character in his head...

There have been a few most memorable moments with Edward these past couple of years. He'll be 22 years old this month, quite grown up in ways. Appreciative, he's very very appreciative, and that's big. But, it was what he said to me a couple of days ago which warmed the cockles of my heart. Mom, he said, I was looking at your blog, and you know those drawings that you do (here it comes...). With a grin on his face which could only be described as pride, and a glimmer in his eyes, he said, (lo and behold), you have quite an imagination...what's going on in that little head of yours???? I smiled, inside and out. All I can say is, as parents, we live for these moments. My dear friend, Yo Mama tells me that on the other side of 26, they come around alot more often. Right now, I am still basking in the afterglow.

In the circle game.'

Joni Mitchell, 'The Circle Game'

6 comments:

Secondary Roads said...

How true it is. Your story brings to mind parallels from my own life. Thanks for making this day special.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

AWWWWW...the universal parallels of parenthood...so glad we could bring a smile to your face...have a MOST EXCELLENT day...:))))

Yo Mama For Obama said...

The "Circle Game" is one of my most favorite songs.

"So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There'll be new dreams maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through."

Happy Birthday Edward and kudos to you, Amy, and Jimmy for taking the time and effort to raise a decent human being for the whole world's benefit.

Much love,
Yo Mama

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Yo Mama,as always for your love and support...and for taking the time to leave a comment...love love love....

Azure Islands Designs said...

Hey there you...what a great story Amy!!! Isn't it wonderful when our children appreciate what we do! Both my children are huge supporters of what I do and it always makes me feel great.

Enjoy Edwards words Amy...I know they come with love...from the heart! You and Jimmy have raised a wonderful child who has grown into a kind caring adult!

Love is all we need...
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Heather...so glad that you had a minute to have a look/see....Edward is great...most definitely, like the rest of us, a work in progress...however, he has come a mighty long way...very proud of him...this is a story that I LOVE!!! Wonderful that your kids are so supportive...a full circle indeed!!