Monday, March 31, 2008

IF "Homage"

In homage to "Motherhood", I honor all women who choose to be mothers among all the alluring career choices today.  I especially honor those who sacrifice so much to be home with them, not only meeting the demanding physical needs, but the emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of little ones.  It's a daunting career at times, but so very worth it.  Now as my children are becoming adults, and parents themselves, I recognize how important my work here has been.  I honor my own mother who continues to love all 7 of us!! 
This illustration is from a book about families I am currently working on.

Monday, March 24, 2008

IF "Pet Peeve"

One of my pet peeves is the overindulgence of some parents! 

Monday, March 17, 2008

IF "Heavy"

This is a fast one, but I like to use IF as an exercise in quick thinking.  
It's fun to work the brain.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

IF "Leap"

Can't pass up a quick illustration on this theme.  I've thought quite a bit lately about the "Leap of Faith" required for a woman to have a child.  No parent receives real training on giving birth, and beyond, (which incidentally can be overwhelming).  Yet, each of my six children have been a welcomed blessing.  There's a wonder that belongs solely to a mother, as the life within her "leaps".