A busy and tiring Monday was forgotten about when I came home this evening and found a package waiting for me. Inside the box, a very special gift from Tina from the blog One Wild Swan who so thoughtfully and without my knowing, painted a portrait of our beloved Tanner who left us in March. I've been following Tina's blog for some time and each time she posts one of her portraits, I am in awe of her talent and how each piece she creates is brought to life. I think this is what she did in her painting of Tanner; she captured his sweet spirit and kind soul. I have found myself drawn to Tanner's eyes in the portrait and remembering how gentle they were...I am so touched by Tina's thoughtfulness for a gift that has become a treasure. Thank-you again Tina for your beautiful gift that has truly touched my heart and soul.
Tina's gift reminds me of how blessed I am to have her friendship and yours. Even though I've never met any of you, I feel like I have because of your blogs. You have given me a glimpse into your lives, told me about places I'll never get to visit, and shown kindness that I'll always be grateful for--Thank-you for that!
If you'd like to visit Tina's blog, here's the link: