I love drawing pictures that have deeper meanings than just a straight forward view of a smiling face. The smiling face picture is always a nice classic because it preserves the unique beauty of that particular person, but it rarely tells the story behind the story. This particular picture always brings a smile to my face when I see it. For one thing, it reminds me of the particular fishing trip that we had gone on that day. My memory isn't as good as Eldon's, however. He could tell you what lake or creek we were at that day, or how many fish we had or hadn't caught that day. Probably even how much each fish weighed.
Another thing it reminds me of is how Eldon was always so patient with the children when they needed another worm on the hook or had snagged the line in a tree. This picture also reminds me how much Eldon loves Heather and how much Heather adores and idolizes her father. She has said recently that her Daddy is her hero. This picture shows that statement to be true by the smile she has on her face as she's looking at her father.
Life continues to move forward and the past will always be in the past. Sometimes I wish I could turn back the hands of time and relive the hectic days of motherhood. But at least I'll always have my wonderful memories of our three children when they were young and memories of my husband when he was young and strong.
Having my drawings of my families treasured moments in time, is something that I cherish and will be able to pass down from generation to generation.