Anyone who knows me really well knows I have a really hard time keeping secrets. This is especially true with things I am super excited about. Today I got a birthday present for my husband that I could not wait to give him. Literally I could not wait until Monday to give it to him. He got it today.
In my defense, it’s beautiful and really deserves to be viewed by everyone. Including my husband. I featured an artist in my A is for Art piece a few blog entries ago. Her name is Nissa of NissaWickArt. A while back I asked her to paint a picture of a place that is very special to us. It’s the place I grew up. It is also a place where so much healing and growth took place in us individually and in our marriage. It was time spent living close to family. We learned new things like how to raise chickens, garden, can and remodel houses. It’s the place where we learned to love each other again in a healthy way. We met wonderful people and made amazing friends.
When I look at this painting I am transported back to Pomeroy, IA. I am driving down the road to the farm that I have driven a thousand times. I remember the hard times but am in tears realizing what amazing good things took place in the 5 years we lived there.
This painting will not bring you to tears or move you quite the way it did me but it is an amazing work of art and I am so glad we get to add this piece to our NissaWickArt wall!
A special thank you to Nissa for putting up with my crazy requests!