Today I’m going to brag just a tiny bit about how amazing my extended family is. About once a month we try to get together, and our monthly outing happened to be last night. As we were enjoying each others’ company, laughing and just having a fun night out like always, I came to the realization of how lucky I am to be born into such a remarkable family.
With these very special people there is no jealousy and no judgement. We just enjoy each other for who we are. It's natural, simple and the purest kind of love. As I lied in bed last night feeling perfectly content, I reflected back on all of the times these folks have been there to support me and hold me up, if you will. When I decided to pursue my endeavors as an artist, which I’m sure most people would find to be a little crazy in my late thirties, I felt nothing but love and encouragement from these dear folks.
When my parents moved out of state my extended family, without a second thought, invited me into their homes for all of the major holidays so I wouldn’t feel alone. This artwork pays tribute to the incredible people whom, simply by chance, I’ve had the pleasure of being surrounded by. Thank you for reaching out to hold my hand when I needed you, and thank you for bringing so much laughter into my life.
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