Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Monday, July 14, 2008


I am still working on my shadow boxes, which I hope to show you soon. But, today, I thought that I'd introduce you to Robert. I have said many things about my Sarah on my blog, but I also have a precious son.

Doesn't he have a nice face? It matches his soul, believe me.

Robert was born the day Princess Diana died, almost 11 years ago. I think of this, because when I went out to the livingroom, after midnight on August 31, 1997, to tell my husband that I was having contractions, he turned around and said, "Princess Diana is dead." I remember having such mixed feelings - absolute shock about Princess Diana and total excitedment over having my son...He was born at 3:37 p.m. that day, after a bit of a struggle. His little soul felt peaceful and sweet, as he nestled in my arms. We knew he would be someone very special.

Robert has always been a wonderful combination of physically strong and emotionally sensitive. He has always had the build of a little linebacker and loves using his physicality, but this is balanced by his gentle spirit and his unique ability to perceive the emotional landscape of those around him. He has often surprised me with his observations about friends and love ones, even myself, at times. Also, sometimes when I think he isn't listening to something at all, he will later tell me that he was "quite touched" by the very thing I thought he was ignoring.

Robert always yearns to do what is right. He has mischevious ways of pushing the line at home, but deep in side he wants to do what is right and good with people. I admire his values and his strong sense of right and wrong.

Robert says that when he grows up he wants to be three things: a professional football player, a singer/songwriter and a chef. He plays football and the guitar and loves to cook. Yesterday afternoon, he asked me if he could make me lunch, so he cooked me up a veggie burger and put everything on it the way I like it and set me a place at the table. It was very sweet and very yummy!

Well, there you have it!

Tomorrow, I will show you some more shadow boxes.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I enjoyed learning about your precious son.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Elizabeth, he looks like such a sweetie!! He's just a little bit older that my Noah. Noah's birthday is Dec. 30, 1997. I'm sure they would have great fun playing together! I'll visit in a bit when you have your shadowbox photo uploaded ~ tell sweet Sarah I said Hello! xxoo, Dawn

Alexandra said...

What a great post. :) It was nice to meet Robert.