Art Therapy

As my family tries to get back to whatever “normal” is today, I wanted to share a piece of art my 7 year old created, all on her own, for her cousin’s Memorial events last week. Natalie loves art and truly enjoys creating art much more than coloring in pre-drawn pictures in coloring books. Natalie will create several pictures a day, and, although I am obviously biased, she is an incredible artist.

When Natalie handed me this piece of art last week, I was still very raw from losing my niece Delaney. I burst into tears out of sadness… and pride. I am so proud of my daughter for how mature & genuine she has been dealing with this very difficult situation.

Sometimes a little art therapy goes a long way, touching many hearts along the way…

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 23, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, that is so sweet and beautiful it makes me want to cry. šŸ™ Continued hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  2. Posted January 23, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I just love this. Delaney is in so, so many hearts.

  3. Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    That is so sweet, I tried to comment on your post about your niece and kept getting error messages but I wanted you to know how so sorry I am to hear about Delaney. You wrote about her life so beautifully, I was genuinely inspired. Your daughter has a beautiful heart!

  4. Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. How wonderful you daughter has an outlet for her grief.

  5. Posted January 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    O. M. G. That girl is amazing. She obviously understands the situation more perfectly than most adults ever will. What a tender heart Natalie has.

  6. Posted January 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much, friends. Kids are pretty amazing. Not just mine, I think most kids can tolerate quite a bit. We’re just honest with our kids, without scaring them with too much info.

  7. Posted January 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    My daughter Diana was five when her little brother Paul died at 22 months. She was the strong one, comforting and consoling us. “It’ll be alright, daddy,” she assured me at his funeral. “He’s with God now. We get to see him again someday.” Which, of course, brought the tears of sadness, and surprise at how wise she was at five.

  8. Posted January 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed getting to know you a bit over dinner Friday night! I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. This is a beautiful tribute your daughter created.

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