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Last summer, in the midst of my own Art renaissance, I learned that I was just beginning my greatest

I was pregnant!

Not that I hadn't been before. I had. Twice, but both resulted, most painfully, in miscarriage. The last, I thought had done me in. God it seems, in His vast wisdom, said I was not.

 My mind shifted automatically from paint, draw, photograph as much as possible to...REST. DOCTOR. EAT HEALTHY. Everything else, even my deep longing to create with a paint brush, oils, or pencils just faded from my mind, as it concentrated (as well as my body) on what I was now creating inside it. My son.

My 43 year old, disabled body, and clinically depressed mind had all they could handle!! I developed gestational diabetes, as well as pre-ecampsia, which wound up leading the Doctors to take him early, by Cesarian Section. Never mind that I had been telling them that I was "done being pregnant. My son was ready to come into the world now" I was right anyways...he was big, beautiful, and perfect. Thank God he is also perfectly healthy. I could almost not believe it. Believe what this older, flawed mind and body had done. But, yet they created the most beautifully astounding work of Art that I will ever do. No matter how long I live, my son will be what sets me apart. He is my "Mona Lisa"


JM Ballard
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
"It's the journey, not the destination"

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miirex Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav
seakee2112 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I've hid the body, what now?
Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Whaaaaat?? lol
seakee2112 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Wow, i posted that comment too 12 people to see what they would say and you're the only one that responded. Thanks!
Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your welcome lol
CrowFairy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves
Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are welcome
BridgeToNeverland Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fav!!
greatly appreciated:huggle:
Redheaded-Belle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Most welcome =)
StarGazerSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thank you so much for the fav! :hug:
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