Friday, March 26, 2010

Art of the Heart

JJ brought home a picture he had made in art class.


 It is a picture of a penguin family of four. The daddy penguin is on the left. It is the one who is in charge of taking care of the egg. Now that’s a concept isn’t it? The white middle one is the mommy penguin & the one next to it is the child. JJ said “This penguin is Dad, this one is Mom, this one is me & this one is Janessa.” He had pointed to the one that was not colored when referring to Janessa. He told us that the daddy penguin was jumping & he told us that Janessa was flying above us. I find it interesting that he chose to leave “Janessa” transparent.

 
It made me smile that he thought if his sister but it also made my heart so heavy for him. When speaking about her he refers to her as his little sister. He never met his little sister, one of our biggest regrets, but he loves her. He loves her in a form of love that is pure, innocent and abundant. He loves her in the only form of love Janessa will ever know. And I love him even more for that.
 

10 comments:

AKD said...

You just have the two sweetest children on earth - your son for his heart, and your beautiful girl in Heaven. What a sweet little man. Hugs to you all!

Jaime said...

Total sweetness! I'd be laminating that one pretty quickly!

xo

Elizabeth said...

Aren't children amazing? Their perspective of life and death so pure and innocent. Children always amaze me. Your son is a wonderful lil boy who loves his lil sister in a most wonderful way. *hugs*

With Out My Punkin said...

I love how he includes her in his daily life ((HUGS)

Emily said...

What a sweet little guy! The armchair psychologist wants to analyze this, but the mommy in me just wants to hug him. How fortunate you are! ((hugs))

Jessica said...

Your little man is so smart and so wise for his age. Its almost as if he has an understanding that most children don't his age of life and death. What a sweet boy. *Hugs*

klarsen said...

Wow. Kids are amazing, aren't they? I'm so sorry about your daughter. I just found your blog today and wanted to send you some love.

xxx Katy
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Michelle said...

I love it!

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Holly said...

I love the picture he drew and that he thinks of her often.

Lisette said...

Oh I love JJ's family picture. I think that is so sweet. Janessa is always in his heart and in his thoughts. Sometimes we think that because they are young they are going to forget but just like us they never will. ((HUGS))

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